Up & Out: Hoboken Blow Dry Bar {Gets a Visit}

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If you haven’t tried out Up & Out’s Hoboken Blow Dry Bar, it’s time to give it a whirl {even the local celebs get their ‘dos done here}. This adorable little shop has two locations: one at the corner of 4th and Bloomfield – across from Empire Coffee & Tea — and another at 1106 Washington Street!



On any given day when you walk into Up & Out —  you’ll find white countertops {a bar, if you will}, music playing, and a welcoming staff. Who doesn’t want to sit at a “bar” {albeit the height of the bar is a little high but it fits your purse and the blowdryer underneath} while getting a blowout? It’s super cute:





There are two shampooing chairs with an air massage capacity – super relaxing for the shampoo/conditioner process. One of the stylists, Michelle does a great job not getting water in your ears {pet peeve}, and the water was a good temp. If you want a 10 minute head massage during this part, just add $10: similar to a pedicure 10 min massage.

Once your shampoo/conditioner is done, you’ll get a mimosa. YES, please. There is also coffee and water, and if you’d like to BYO you can do that too.

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The owner, Niki, is the sweetest — and is brilliant at her craft {follow her on Insta @idohairdo}. She specializes in updos for weddings, and she actually had just come in to the salon from attending a class of “cutting edge” updos {think fishtail braids and other edgy ‘dos}. KUDOS to her for continuing to grow and learn.

Another major plus: U&O takes early AM appointments; usually, they open at 7am — but Niki said that sometimes she has come in as early as 6 to get someone’s blowout in. That’s dedication. Updos by an updo specialist {such as Niki} start at $65, FYI. Blowouts start at $38 – you can also buy packs of them and save a bit of $ {$111 for 3, etc}.

So how did the blowout turn out? Well, I opted for a casual blowout {nothing too curly, just a bit of wave at the end}. I’ll let the pics do the talking:

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Michelle did an excellent job if I do say so myself {and ONLY used a blowdryer, no other hot tools} — can you say impressed?  This adorable little spot is just what Hoboken needed {YES, we have a ton of hair salons, but there are no blow dry bars specifically geared towards just blow drying}.


Have you ever been to Up & Out? What did you think?

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.