Salon of the Year

Salon of Distinction: The Hoboken Man, The Barbershop at Maxwell Place

July 10, 2011 | 2:38 PM
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The Hoboken Man, the Barbershop at Maxwell Place Hoboken, New Jersey Website: Owners: Dan Hood, Steven Holm, Emily Gonce, Erik and Jenn Connaughton Salon established: December 1, 2009 Salon style: modern day barbershop Square footage: 1,500 Number of styling stations: 10 Number of spa treatment rooms: 1 Equipment: Takara Belmont Furniture: Takara Belmont Total design investment: $350,000 Top retail lines (hair care): Redken for Men, Label M, Nioxin Top retail lines (color care): Lakme Design by: Takara Belmont Architect: Jensen Vasil
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“Eight flat-screen TVs are embedded in the richly stained wood paneled walls or are hung from optimal viewing locations. Authentic, reclining barber chairs ensure the comfort of clients of larger stature. Designing a unique space was central to our vision, and to the success in Hoboken—a town with over 50 salons, just none designed specifically for the distinguished man.”
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Judges’ comments: “Very well done—the colors, the equipment, the materials, the TV—everything is inviting to men.” —Conti “I’m booking my ticket now! I want to relax with some Jameson on the rocks and the Patriots game, all while I get a shave.”—Faries
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