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Best Places For Men’s Haircuts In San Francisco

January 8, 2013 5:00 AM

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Whether it is blending in the grey or getting a barber cut, men are increasingly looking for a gender-appropriate place in which they too can have a pleasant experience getting a haircut. Read about some of the locations below to find out what San Francisco’s best stylists and professionals have to offer.


The Barber Lounge 

854 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 934-0411
www.barberlounge.com

Just south of Market Street in the SoMa area in San Francisco, lies a 5,400-square-foot, apartment-like loft offering the comforts of a traditional barbershop in a modern salon and spa environment. Only three blocks from the BART station at Powell and Market streets, this lounge has many advantages for today’s men who want to look sharp. Here, men have a menu of choices: a barber cut, a straight razor shave, a salon cut and head to toe spa and salon services such as massage and waxing. Sip some coffee surrounded by a collection featuring local artists and get onto this hip barbershop’s guest list for the bi-annual art show. Open seven days a week, this spacious lounge features a homey atmosphere with wood decor, comfy couches and a projection screen. If it has been a while since you have experienced a decent haircut, complete with a straight razor shave and a hot towel on your face in an old-fashioned barber chair, you may just want to check this place out.

 Best Places For Mens Haircuts In San Francisco

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Grasshopper Salon
28 S. Park
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 495-0424
www.grasshopper-salon.com

Located in SoMa, this two-year-old salon has a loyal clientele of businessmen working at start-ups looking for a place to chill out after a 12-hour day and get a haircut done right. The Grasshopper consults clients about their professions, the clothes they wear and the daily stresses they face in order to create a haircut the client can feel confident about. Here, clippers are a no-no. Scissors are used to create a more personalized cut designed for an individual’s head shape and natural hair growth pattern. If you are looking for a haircut that matches your personality and interprets your style, this may be the place for you.

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 Best Places For Mens Haircuts In San Francisco

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Code Salon 
370 4th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 624-8340
www.codesalonsf.com

At Code, the central vision has been one of diversity. This two-year-old business is armed with an A-team of close-knit, talented professionals and stylists who have their thumbs on the pulse of style and who recognize that men want to look as good as they can—just as much as women do. While some men seek changes in texture to make their hair more manageable, others want brow shaping and body waxing. All of these and more are delivered by a staff trained to offer gender-appropriate services and to understand the aesthetics of diversity. When you walk in, you will feel comfortable in an open, sunlit space designed with contrasting concrete and wood imitating the much sought-after look known as “hillbilly chic” or “intentional clash.”

Oxenrose Salon
448 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9723
www.oxenrosesalon.com

This 18-year-old salon is tried and true. Located between Gough and Octavia streets, this red brick building is both centrally located and tucked away among boutiques and shops. The Oxenrose is housed in the shell of an old firehouse and stable, but the staff within knows what is happening in the stylish world of San Francisco. Before this full-service salon places you in its hour-long therapy session, which attracts many clients from the central coast and North Bay, you should take the opportunity to check out the upper loft, sit on a couch and enjoy the coffee bar. The business sees about 140 customers per day so appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.

Zip Zap Hair
245 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 621-1671
www.zipzaphair.com

Located in the Lower Haight area of San Francisco, Zip Zap hair exudes a golden glow that promises a personal treasure within. Zip Zap takes pride in quality cuts that make you feel better and help you maintain your appearance. This location offers fashionable looks. You can book an appointment online or phone in; walk-ins are also welcome.

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Kristina Ruiz-Healy is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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