Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger- and toe-diggers. Soothe scraggy digits and define searching tools with today’s Groupon to As “U” Wish Nail Spa, in Hoboken. Choose between three options:
- For $35, you get a manicure and Blue Lagoon pedicure (up to a $70 value).
- For $99, you get Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions (a $400 value).
- For $25, you get lavender strip-less or honey waxing services (a $50 value).
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 walk the red carpet of style with a 30-minute manicure (a $25 value), which files and shapes digit helmets, cares for cuticles, and banishes dry skin. The lavish treatment comes with your choice of one of eight silky, tongue-teasing creams—black cherry and nutmeg, cranberry, mango and coconut, tangerine and lemongrass, peach and ginseng, lavender and jojoba, pear and dandelion, or vanilla shimmer.
While your hands are being cleaned and decluttered, your feet will be whisked away by the Blue Lagoon pedicure (a $45 value). This pedigree of pedicures shipwrecks sore feet with 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. Each strand of hand and foot fringe receives a fresh coat of polish before being sent back into the world to squish grapes and weave together raisins.
Customers looking to add drama to their mid-face can opt for Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions. During peeper pampering, skilled stylists meticulously strap synthetic strands to natural eyes, taking into consideration factors as varied as eye shape, skin tone, lifestyle and nose count. Customers leisurely recline on either an aesthetic bed or a massage table for the duration of the noninvasive procedure, resting their eyes as follicles of appropriate length, curvature, thickness, and color are affixed to create lush new frames. The process, which typically lasts 1.5–2 hours, is relaxing and has been referred to as “beauty sleep,” as participants occasionally doze off and dream of attractive teapots.
A complete array of waxing services offer customers the chance to fulfill their hairless dreams. There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen maidens at As “U” Wish Nail Spa. Like the helpful, immortal staff chants during their pre-day huddle—if it has hair, it can be made bare. The careful and pleasant purveyors of slickness will use their years of experience and connection with the dark side to target overgrowth sprouts and diligently bid them adieu. All of this takes place in an environment of calmness and serenity that will relax every part of your body down to the tips of your hair. Each follicle will loosen its viselike grip of your skin, making it easier to painlessly pluck each strand from its nest.
Though As “U” Wish Nail Spa sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available. ###Reviews Kannekt reviewers have good things to say about As “U” Wish Nail Spa, and nine Yelpers give it a four-star average: > * 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 > * I felt so relaxed here. I got a fab mani-pedi.The only place that I have found that does not go overboard on cutting cuticles. – Acey N., Yelp, 9/11/10
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