Hoboken Man set the trend for upscale barbershops
Five years ago, The Hoboken Man at Maxwell Place was the first “Upscale Barbershop 2.0″ to land in the Mile Square. Previous to them you either had “hair salons” which were dominated mostly by women, and traditional barbershops. By breaking the trend and finding great success – of course many had to follow. But The Hoboken Man still stands out as the flagship of them all.
The Hoboken Man Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary
Known throughout Hoboken and the surrounding towns as modern day barbershop, men visit to enjoy exceptional services in a relaxed and professional environment. Services include haircuts, shaves, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Five years ago, owners Dan Hood, Emily Gonce, Steven Holm and Erik and Jenn Connaughton had a vision to create a unique Hoboken business, and fill a void in the marketplace. They achieved that in The Hoboken Man. After 2 years of building the Barbershop from scratch, its doors opened in October 2009. Hood, Gonce and Holm are all Hoboken residents.
“Owning the Barbershop and experiencing its growth has been incredibly rewarding.” says Dan Hood. “We look forward to the next 5 years.”
Five of the Barbershop’s original employees remain today, a testament to a well-run business and dedication to loyal clientele.
“I remember sitting around Emily and Steve’s kitchen table drawing the layout of what we wanted the Shop to look like and the types of chairs and floor we wanted,” says Assistant Manager Krystina Deleon. “It was a unique experience as a young stylist to be asked for my opinion about the environment in which I wanted to work.”
In addition to Ms. Deleon, Sandy Avila, Lauren Hainsworth, Bettyann Sidoti and Kathy Balsamo all celebrate their 5 year anniversaries in October.
The Hoboken Man will have various special events occurring in October to thank its loyal clients and welcome new ones.
“I’ve been coming to the Hoboken Man since it opened,” says Hoboken resident Ken Eagle. “The service is excellent; environment relaxing; and I like to know I’m supporting a local business.”
In its 5 years, The Hoboken Man has added value to the community, often contributing to local charities and participating in local events. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to see the staff at Hoboken restaurants and bars raffling off free haircuts and other services, or at the PATH or Ferry terminals handing out other goodies.
In 2010, The Hoboken Man was recognized by Salon Today Magazine as the 2010 Salon of Distinction.