Sparkle Salon – New!

6/2/2009 Update:

Sparkle-icious?

Back in March, Hoboken411 told you that this location on the corner of First and Willow would be a hair salon – and lo behold – it’s a hair salon called “Sparkle Salon!”

I’m not sure if they teach marketing, branding, and overall retail concepts in Beauty School – but if I wasn’t paying attention, a quick glance at this shop would lead me to believe they sell signs, type-faces and party favors. No offense, but some of the most successful hair salons in Hoboken just have one single sign with their name, and let their street-cred do the rest of the work. Why the need for such verbiage? Is competition that fierce?

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Description: Hair Salon offering a plethora of beauty services
Address: 301 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-683-9585
Web:www.mysparklesalon.com

3/18/2009:

More people = more hair salons

Unless everyone’s hair falls off simultaneously (and permanently) – the need for barbers and hair salons will always be there.

Spoke with a worker last week – and asked “when is it going to be ready? A couple months?” He replied – “no, I think in a couple weeks.”

Either he doesn’t know Hoboken – or these types of businesses are a snap to build!

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22 Responses

  1. blaueaugen says:

    HAIR TODAY…GONE TOMORROW yuck yuck yuck :mrgreen:

  2. 9 says:

    That space has been empty forever.

  3. prag says:

    God knows that the winos who hang out on that corner because of the sleazy liquor store could use some grooming…

  4. 9 says:

    [quote comment=”143821″]God knows that the winos who hang out on that corner because of the sleazy liquor store could use some grooming…[/quote]

    Yeah, those are some UGLY sumbitches.

  5. plaintruthiness says:

    Dang, and I was hoping for a nail salon closer to my place. :mrgreen:

  6. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”143821″]God knows that the winos who hang out on that corner because of the sleazy liquor store could use some grooming…[/quote]

    That liquor store is a drug front.

    They have no inventory, you see all these shady characters going in and out at all hours. Half the people that go in there come out without buying a bottle or a 6-pack.

    Come on, I am not the only one who noticed am I?

    Well it’s closed today, maybe he finally got busted for something.

  7. 9 says:

    I’ve bought beer from there before. But there are some sketchy and shady characters who hang out around there. I probably wouldn’t have gone in if I wasn’t hammered. :roll:

  8. Stpaddygirl says:

    I never see sketchy people hanging out there or maybe I see them disbursed more around downtown and not just in one spot. Does drunk = sketchy?

  9. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”143873″]I never see sketchy people hanging out there or maybe I see them disbursed more around downtown and not just in one spot. Does drunk = sketchy?[/quote]

    Try stopping by on a Friday or Saturday night late. Then you wonder why people *drive* into Hoboken to pick up their “booze” at THAT store, when it has little selection, little inventory and isn’t even cheap. There are cars parked out there all night long. Now you tell me what makes it so special if it’s not a drug spot.

  10. Furey says:

    [quote comment=”143847″][quote comment=”143821″]God knows that the winos who hang out on that corner because of the sleazy liquor store could use some grooming…[/quote]

    That liquor store is a drug front.

    They have no inventory, you see all these shady characters going in and out at all hours. Half the people that go in there come out without buying a bottle or a 6-pack.

    Come on, I am not the only one who noticed am I?

    Well it’s closed today, maybe he finally got busted for something.[/quote]

    Yea I live right there and I always thought the same thing. I would not be shocked to hear if that was correct. I have even tried going in during “normal hours” only to find the door locked. Very strange operation.

  11. Stpaddygirl says:

    Wow..never realized that but have bought liquor in their a few times…hmm..guess I must look sketchy enough to get in..

  12. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”143879″]Wow..never realized that but have bought liquor in their a few times…hmm..guess I must look sketchy enough to get in..[/quote]

    They aren’t very particular who “gets” in.

    I’d be happy if it closed down, no more bottles and crap on the steps and no more scumbags creeping around.

  13. mooshu says:

    Sparkle-licious: LOL.

    Well, I’d accept it as a sparkly establishment if, you know, rhinestones and glitter were somehow incorporated into their verbiage.

    But. It’s not.

    Sparkle Salon is a good name for a pre-teen hairstyling zone in which girls can get their hair all decked out in unique or colorful or sparkly stuff, though. Not that I would do that if I were a pre-teen, again. But kids I’ve cared for do– they go from black to purple stripes for hair, sometimes!

  14. jassi says:

    Hi every One The Place Sparkle Salon is a new place every thing is new in side liquor store and Sparkle Salon is owned by two different person. The Sparkle Salon has very good people working in side they have very good service They have very good price for Hoboken people. I can say we got very nice business in that corner.

    • strand tramp says:

      welcome to the US.

      In response to jassi who said:

      Hi every One The Place Sparkle Salon is a new place every thing is new in side liquor store and Sparkle Salon is owned by two different person. The Sparkle Salon has very good people working in side they have very good service They have very good price for Hoboken people. I can say we got very nice business in that corner.

  15. eplur says:

    One of the ugliest hair salon in Hoboken — well from the outside. With all the flags and hand written window signs, this place looks like a taco stand/used car dealership. There has to be a city ordinance against those flags. Maybe I should not judge a book by it’s cover, but I do, and I am not going in to this dirty place to find out how it is inside.

  16. soniajaan says:

    Hi Every One i read all comment about sparkle salon and i am not happy all people who gave comments about this salon they are wrong i went in to this salon cause some one gave me a flyer. I was so happy with the service and the price. I think this the salon where we can save some money and great service. I was paying $15 for eyebrow threading and more then 35 for pedicure & Manicure but they charge only $8.00 for eyebrow and $25 for pedicure and manicure. I am so happy and ask you to try this place. Do not put any comment without trying this place.

  17. LifeonAdams says:

    Wow, that sounded like a really customer too! C’mon man!!!!

  18. LifeonAdams says:

    Wow, that sounded like a real customer too! C’mon man!!!!

  19. shootyz23 says:

    Please take down your handmade signs and stop turning ouf neighborhood into a 3rd world country,

  20. sms says:

    Has anyone been inside? It would be nice to have a manicure place close to home, but I’m a little scared to see what it’s like inside. $25 manicure and pedicure special and the exterior has me afraid.

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