Minsky’s Takes Holiday Decorating to New Level

During this holiday season, Tenleytown shines a little brighter as residents hang garland and twinkling lights and businesses decorate their windows with seasonal displays. The festive adornments add joy on otherwise grey wintry days – now that winter has officially arrived after a string of spring-like days.

And if the sudden shift in the weather has caused a similar shift in your mood, look no further than Minsky’s Hair Emporium for a delightful dose of cheer. Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to local resident and filmmaker Mark Kokkoros, Tenleytown, D.C. has discovered that behind the doors of Minsky’s Hair Emporium at 4801 Wisconsin Avenue lies a whimsical array of Hanukkah and Christmas decorations lovingly collected over many years by salon owner Jack Bubis.

From Marilyn Monroe to Santa’s elves and everything in between, the salon is brimming with an eclectic mix of modern and traditional holiday decor with each piece tied to memories of family and friends. Enjoy this short film for a peek at the many and varied ornaments, figures, and displays that fill Bubis’ business.

film by Mark Kokkoros


  • A delight. Bravo Jack!

  • I think the article is wonderful. I am Jacks sister-in-law and the video truly represents him and all that he does not only on the holidays but the whole year through and thats why he is so loved.

  • That is my brother. He is a wonderful human being. Loved by all his family and friends. He really goes out of his way to create a Chanukah and Christmas wonderland. His heart and soul goes into his elaborate decorations. Am amazing creation. I am so very proud of him.

  • My big bro is as unique as the come and you can see that in all his efforts in making his salon as unique as can be.