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Nail Salons Strictly Following Covid-19 Protocols, According to Locals

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It can be difficult deciding whether to get pampered during a pandemic. Everyone wants to be as safe as possible and to trust that their salon follows proper safety protocols. We’ve all had a hard year, and deserve to pamper ourselves with a mani or pedi once in a while, but we still want to be cautious. To give locals some peace of mind, Hoboken Girl has compiled a list of nail salons in the area that go above and beyond following COVID-19 safety protocols, according to locals. 

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Hoboken

718 Beauty Bar {718 Washington Street}

718 Beauty Bar makes its clients feel very safe and at ease at all times. The salon follows all of the safety protocols, and the sanitation procedures are very thorough.

What Locals Say: “They did a PHENOMENAL job! I was nervous about getting my nails done in the new COVID world, but they were absolutely great with check-in questions and sanitation throughout the entire process. Great gel pedi as well as gel mani, will definitely come back.” – Morgan S

Bloom Spa {402 Washington Street}

Bloom Spa Bloom spa on 4th and Washington is always clean and inviting, and even before the pandemic, the staff would go above and beyond with sanitation measures. Such measures include liners for pedicures, new packs of tools for each client, and now the salon upped its game even more.

What Locals Say: “They were meticulous before this so not much has changed. They take your temperature and have plexiglass and phone sanitizers. – Lauren P

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Modern Nails {728 Washington Street A}

Locals are sure to feel safe when getting pampered at Modern Nails. The salon only allows half capacity {so essentially, every other chair}, temperatures are taken, clients must wash hands, no food or drinks are allowed, masks must be worn at all times, gloves are worn, and there is plexiglass all around for extra caution. 

What Locals Say: “They even expanded their downstairs space to give guests more space to distance.” – Elizabeth D

Nail Atelier {168 1st Street}

Nail Atelier follows all of the protocols and more, and have been taking many sanitation measures even prior to the pandemic. There are temperature checks, hand sanitizer, contact tracing forms, plexiglass, and masks are always worn. 

What Locals Say: “There is also space to spread out and they’ve been using liners at the pedicure stations pre-COVID.” –Susan Silvestri

The Nail Bar {501 9th Street # B}

Many locals pride The Nail Bar on its superior cleanliness. The staff is professional, hygienic, and locals are sure to feel safe when getting pampered at this uptown salon.

What Locals Say: “The Nail Bar in Hoboken! I’ve been going for years and have felt very safe and clean during COVID bc of all the protocols they’re taking — taking temps at the door, asking guests to wash their hands immediately upon entering the salon, installing plexiglass and plastic curtains between all pedicure and manicure stations, employees diligently wearing masks and washing hands. Plus they always do a phenomenal job and are so friendly! –Devin McGurgan

Sarai’s {1201 Adams Street}

Sarai’s on 12th and Adam’s is a hidden gem in uptown Hoboken. This quaint salon has rave Google reviews that all seem to say the same things. The salon is clean, the staff is friendly, professional, and consistent.

What Locals Say: “Very small and super safe salon. Ssshhh…it’s a Hoboken hidden gem.” – Gina A

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The Nail Story II {101 Clinton Street}

The Nail Story II offers excellent service and takes the health and safety of the clients very seriously. Appointments are required, masks must be worn, and both client and staff temperatures are taken. 

What Locals Say: “This was by far the best experience I have ever had getting my nails done! I was so impressed with everything, including their health and safety standards. I will certainly be coming here from now on for all of my nail needs!” – Amanda M

Jersey City

Cuteticles {209 West Side Avenue, 410 Central Avenue, and 389 Central Ave, 2nd Floor}

Cuteticles in Jersey City is a local favorite for many reasons, one being its attention to cleanliness. Clients are sure to feel safe at any of the Cuteticles locations in Jersey City. 

What Locals Say: “They check your temperature when you enter, disinfectant for your hands, I was happy to see that almost everything they used was thrown away, when someone finished their service immediately the cleaning staff disinfected the area and where you put your feet is covered with disposable plastic, very clean. That was my first time in that place and definitely not the last.” – Masiel M

Lady Bird {187 Warren Street}

Locals pride Lady Bird in Jersey City on their friendly staff, excellent service, and most importantly, outstanding cleanliness. This Paulus Hook gem is definitely one to check out. 

What Locals Say: “Great place – love the choices they have for nail polish – and more importantly they do a good job with the COVID rules” – Svetlana A

Nails By Jenny {860 Bergen Avenue}

For clients needing acrylics, Nails by Jenny is the place to go. She is a solo nail artist so she only takes one client at a time. She follows all safety protocols including temperature checks, and masks are enforced at all times.

What Locals Say: “Nails by Jenny 100%. She’s a stand-alone acrylic salon so it’s just her and it’s super clean and she follows all protocols!!!” –Lindsay F

Have an addition to this list? Email us with your experience at hello@hobokengirl.com!

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.


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