Your Guide to Halloween Nails {And the Best Nail Artists in Hoboken}

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If there’s one thing that us busy city-slickers deserve, it’s a relaxing day of pampering. With constant scheduling conflicts, noisy streets and crammed spaces, the odds are against us Hoboken-ers to having an enjoyable spa-like experience at the nail salon. To add to that, with an abundance of reputable nail salons in town, sometimes it’s just not easy to find a go-to spot for your liking – especially for those of you wanting something fancy on your fingertips.


If you’re like us, you’ve worked hard to find your mani/pedi routine by testing out multiple highly-rated yelp {and HG Mani Monday} favorites, but after a few years {yes, years} exploring plus a handful of less-than-perfect outcomes and many ambitious color combinations – we’ve decided to let you in on a few fun secrets in time for your Halloween preparations… including the below detailed design ideas AND the local nail artists that have the serious skillZ to create your mani-masterpiece!

8 Halloween Nail Design Ideas

It’s finally October, where blood and guts seem to be an unforgiving theme – do you have the stomach for these gooey fangs?



For more G-rated fingertip fun, try this subtle scarecrow design:



Ghosts, ghouls and goblins, oh my! Keep your eyes out…



It wouldn’t be Halloween without a few {or two} black cats!

This simple design is purr-fect for a little extra edge.



Hoboken Girl in Wonderland? These nails are fit for a Queen {of hearts}



Spooky skeletons, oh my!



Can’t commit to seriously spooky?

Keep it clean with a peek of black ombre to calm your day-job woes.


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We can’t get enough of this colorful take on an eye-ball themed upside-down french mani {say that five times fast!}



A little something more dull, but don’t take that as boring, matte is the new sparkle.

This might be the only time duller is better.



So now where can you go for the Best Hoboken Nail Artists for Halloween Nail Art?

As promised, our highly-recommended go-to gals, for all of your nail needs this season {and every season, amiright?}:

All four are well-established nail artists, highly-approved and acknowledged for their serious finger artwork. Both salons are a little bit off-the-beaten path – aka Washington Street – but good things come to those who put in the extra steps… c’mon your FitBit would be proud.

Share your nail-art with us by tagging {@HobokenGirlBlog} on social media and hashtagging #HGManiMonday. We double-dog dare you.



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Genna moved to Hoboken upon graduating from the University of Tennessee to start her Marketing career at HGTV, and is most currently at The Knot in downtown Manhattan. To Genna, there's nothing better than cheering on UT football, soaking in warm sunny weather on her balcony, and watching starry-skied movies on Pier 13. You may have spotted Genna as a customer associate at Anthropologie ...that is, when she's not doing Hot Yoga or punching bags at CKO! Most days, you can find Genna circling the Mile Square on an early morning run or attempting to justify her shopping habits along Washington Street.