HUDSON -- Hudson Barber Shop keeps the name simple to let people know just what it is, a traditional barber shop that belongs to the Hudson community.
Randy Coon opened the shop at 619 Second St. last month with fellow barber Aaron Christian.
“The community can feel like it’s their own,” Christian said.
Coon had a shop in Stillwater for 10 years. Christian joined him about a year ago. When the lease ended, they thought Hudson would be a good place to go. The Hudson community embraces its downtown businesses, Christian said.
Coon has been cutting hair for more than 30 years. His father was a barber and his grandfather, so the path was a natural one for him.
“I have done other things, but I always come back to this,” Coon said.
The history is the same for Christian, who’s father and grandfather also worked as barbers. Together, the partners have a combined 50 years of experience.
The two are focused on providing the traditional barber shop experience. They do men and boys cuts and shaves, Coon said. They offer the hot lather neck shaves and straight razor face shaves.
Coon said they focus a lot on retirees, providing a place for a cut outside of chain salon. Still, Christian said, they’re up to date on the latest trends, offering more than just buzzcuts.
The barber shop is meant to be a fun and comfortable environment for customers. Coon said his favorite part of the business is the people.
“I’m a people person,” he said. “You meet all kinds.”
Since the recent opening the two have been staying busy. Many of their Stillwater customers have come across the river, and they’re meeting new customers from Hudson as well, Coon said.
They said they are looking forward to getting to be a part of the community.