Finding beauty salons for haircuts is not a problem in San Francisco, as the city has many options. In fact, residents might find themselves with the opposite problem: searching through the hundreds of choices available can be daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top six finds for high quality cuts at affordable price points. All you have to do now is find your personality within the list. Decide whether you want sleek and modern, a vintage vibe or some personal touches, and then check out the list below.
The Barber Lounge
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 a.m – 8 p.m.; Sat – Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Haircuts from $65+
The Barber Lounge is a modern-day barbershop catering to women and men in a relaxed and trendy (very San Francisco) environment. Opened in 2007 by hairstylist Greg Griffin and staffed by some of the best stylists in the Bay Area, The Barber Lounge offers quality at a great price. Whether you know what you want or need the eye of a true hair artisan, this is the place to head. Additionally, every stylist cut includes a pampering, stress-relieving scalp treatment, shampoo and dry.
Hours: Tues 11 a.m – 5 p.m.; Weds 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thurs – Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: Haircuts from $55-$90
At Shear Bliss, you will find Aveda trained stylists and a salon dedicated to sustaining an eco-friendly environment. All haircuts include a consultation, a complimentary Aveda ritual, blow dry and style. The salon offers friendly service and great results.
Rubio & Raven
Price: Haircuts from $55 to $70, top stylists $75-$85
Rubio & Raven is a stylish and elegant salon located in the Lower Haight district of San Francisco. Come here to get the latest hair trend advice and haircuts to suit your face shape. Staff here is not only knowledgeable about hair trends and styling products, but also look after each customer from beginning to end. Call for an appointment and hours.
Dreamers and Make Believers
Price: Haircuts from $60+
A true gem of a beauty salon, Dreamers and Make Believers is authentic San Francisco at its best. A low-key Bohemian vibe surrounds this salon where customers can expect to find friendly stylists and a cozy relaxed atmosphere. Bringing together artistic talent and technical training means stylists are well equipped to find a style to suit your face shape and hair. Contact the salon for an appointment and hours of operation.
Hours: Tues 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Weds – Fri 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat – Sun 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Price: Women’s haircuts from $75+
If you are after a clean environment and top stylists then check out Salon Alta, as they have some of the most knowledgeable staff in the business. Cirrus, the owner and head stylist, has over 20 years experience and has been named as one of the top 25 colorists by Allure magazine. Stylists have been trained at Paul Mitchell, Redken, L’Oreal, Toni & Guy and Aveda.
Hours: Tues – Sun 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: Haircuts from $50-$75, Junior Stylists $40
A true girly haven for haircuts, the pink Glama-Rama salon currently has fifteen stylists who specialize in cuts for all types of hair, whether it be poker straight, curly ringlets or the many in-between looks. Find services for fabulous prices and lots of fun at this salon.
Parmeeta Ghoman, a freelance writer specializes in style and lives in California. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.