Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger- and toe-diggers. The bivalves of the coast will plotz in their shells when they hear tales of your perfectly pampered keratin. Today's Groupon soothes such scraggy digits: for $35, you get a manicure and pedicure at As "U" Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken (a $70 value).
As "U" Wish's 30-minute manicure ($25) ensures that all your digits’ helmets will be filed and shaped, cuticles will be cared for, and bad skin will be banished in a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Each mani comes with your choice of one of eight aromatic silky creams—black cherry-nutmeg, cranberry, mango-coconut, tangerine-lemongrass, peach-ginseng, lavender-jojoba, pear-dandelion, or vanilla shimmer—with each scent capable of evicting hand odors left by an afternoon of cleaning out Grandma's rotten-egg collection. While your hands are being cleaned and de-cluttered, your feet will be whisked away by the Blue Lagoon pedicure ($45). This pedigree of pedicures shipwrecks sore feet in an intoxicating brew of lavender water and cool peppermint, followed by a drop of soothing eucalyptus oil and a moisturizing peppermint shea-butter sugar cream scrub. Using diligently sanitized tools, As "U" Wish's nail technicians will then form-fit your nails to fully complement all 11 of your phalanges.
As "U" Wish Nail Spa is owned by Skyy Hadley, a professional manicurist who has worked in premiere salons in New York City and tended to celebrities including Liv Tyler, Uma Thurman, and Faith Evans. Let your hands and feet walk the red carpet of style and skilled care with a visit to As "U" Wish Nail Spa.
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- My nails were in BAD shape when I walked in. 30 wonderful minutes later I emerged with new hands and plans to go back soon. I have had manicures all over Hoboken and NYC and I can say this place is top notch. – 2010-01-14, kannekt
- Their new salon on Hudson is a comfortable and chic oasis which allows for full-on pampering. I specifically go for mani's, pedi's and the lavendar [sic] waxing - all of which I feel last longer than any place I've been to before. – Jennie B., Yelp
As U Wish Nail Spa
When Skyy Hadley is finished painting, her artwork doesn’t hang on a museum wall—it beautifies the hands of stars such as P. Diddy, Faith Evans, Uma Thurman, and Liv Tyler. The celebrity manicurist was once just another young woman who moved from the Midwest to NYC while chasing a dream, but unlike many stories, hers ended in success. With talent and hard work, she landed herself in the pages of Cosmo and Us Weekly and gathered a star-studded client list. After this success, Skyy decided to realize another dream: opening her own spa.
As well as taking its name from a genie’s obsequious words, As U Wish Nail Spa evokes the Arabian nights with an interior of tassled cushions, purple and yellow silk draperies, and light from a crystal chandelier. After walking past a crackling wooden fireplace, guests sink into massive, overstuffed chairs and dip their feet into pedicure baths of milk and honey or ylan-jasmine and violet oils. Then, scrubs with shea butter, mango, and sea salt or wraps made with Baltic mud and peach paraffin wax soothe soles weary from walking in high heels or from running while stuck in bear traps. During manicures or pedicures, toluene- and formaldehyde-free Zoya nail polish brightens appendages while guarding health, and the spa’s aestheticians also evict unwanted facial and body hair with honey or lavender wax.
104 Hudson St.
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030Get Directions