Hoboken Man Salon recognized in Salon Today
The Hoboken Man Salon (“The Barbershop at Maxwell Place”) received props for their interior design from an industry trade mag recently:
Hoboken biz receives positive marks
The Hoboken Man, the Barbershop at Maxwell Place in Hoboken, New Jersey, has been named as a Salon of Distinction in the nationally acclaimed “Salons of the Year” interior design competition sponsored by SALON TODAY, the leading business publication for the professional salon industry.
The salon, owned by Dan Hood, Steven Holm, Emily Gonce and Erik & Jenn Connaughton, distinguished itself among approximately 100 entries and is featured in the June 2010 issue of SALON TODAY magazine.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the number of qualified applications we received, despite the tough economy,” says Stacey Soble, editor in chief of SALON TODAY. “But, we did note a conservative trend in salon design toward clean spaces that focused on efficiency and comfort.”
Salons competing in the annual “Salons of the Year” competition were either newly constructed or remodeled salons that opened between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009. A grand-prize winner and three runners-up were chosen, and the remaining 16 salons were named “Salons of Distinction.”
“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,” says Emily Gonce, co-owner of The Hoboken Man.
Salons were judged in six design categories: Use of Color, Lighting, Flooring, Efficient Use of Space, Consistency of Design and Overall Aesthetics. This year’s panel of judges included Luda Conti owner of Avanti Day Resort in Manalapan, New Jersey, and last year’s grand-prize winner; Nancy Nemer, owner of the design firm Red Cashew in Southern California; Susan Brunstrum, owner of the Chicago-based sweetpeadesign; Ann Higby, founder of Hatch PR, a beauty-based public relations firm; Sean Faries, entertainment entrepreneur and founder of Battle of the Salons; and Laurel Nelson, editor in chief of MODERN SALON Magazine.