Best Hair Salons in
San Francisco

Why These Hair Salons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored hair salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best hair salons in San Francisco, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Addiction Salon

Addiction Salon was founded by European-trained stylist Ilona and describes itself as "a hedonistic hideaway" located in the Mission District. The salon offers basic hair cutting and styling options in addition to more advanced techniques like Brazilian blowouts, keratin treatments, hair loss control, and extensions. A variety of hair styling and treatment products are also available for purchase.

San Francisco, CA(415) 552-2190


Alex Talon

Alex Talon is a hair stylist and colorist based in San Francisco who opened his own salon in 2009. His roster of services for both men and women include classic cuts, styles, and colors, as well as advanced treatments like the Coppola Express Blowout and thermal styling techniques. Talon is especially experienced in coloring to cover up gray hairs and offers discounts to clients in exchange for referrals.

San Francisco, CA(415) 215-2413


Archer Salon

Archer Salon is a luxury hair salon located in downtown San Francisco that caters to professional and celebrity clients. Established on Grant Avenue in 2013, the salon provides a full range of haircuts and styling services. The salon's stylists are internationally trained and have worked at luxury salons across the country before coming to Archer.

San Francisco, CA(415) 433-3334


B Parlor

B Parlor, formerly Wak Shack, has been cutting hair in the lower Haight district for nearly 20 years. The salon offers a variety of hair, face, and body services for both men and women. All standard hair cutting and styling options are available in addition to a few rarer specialties like thermal straightening, keratin smoothing, and cellophane treatment. Retro styles are also available.

San Francisco, CA(415) 255-8554


Bibbo Salon & Spa

Bibbo Salon & Spa has been providing cutting-edge styling services in the heart of San Francisco for more than 30 years. A full range of hair, face, and body treatments are available, including massages, makeup, nails, and bridal services. Specialty hair services include keratin treatments, relaxers, scalp treatments, and hair extensions. The salon uses a variety of luxury hair products like Kerastase, Moroccanoil, and Aquage.

San Francisco, CA(415) 421-2426


Bladerunners Hair Studio

Bladerunners Hair Studio has been serving clients in the Haight-Ashbury district for more than 20 years. Founded by Australian stylist David Wilson, the salon offers an apprenticeship program for young stylists and frequently sends its employees to advanced styling classes around the country. The salon provides everything from basic cuts and styles to advanced treatments like the Brazilian blowout. All clients are treated with products from Bumble and bumble, a well-known luxury hair care company whose clients include fashion designers and photographers.

San Francisco, CA(415) 751-1723


CODE salon

CODE salon is a boutique salon located in the SOMA (South of Market) district. The salon offers a wide range of services, from haircuts, styling, and color to facials, brow shaping, and waxing. Hair and makeup services are available on location for weddings and other events, and the CODE salon can be rented out as a corporate or personal event space.

San Francisco, CA(415) 624-8340


EDO Salon

EDO Salon is located in the Lower Haight district and serves as both a hair salon and a gallery space for local artists. The salon specializes in organic hair color, including balayage highlighting. The stylists are also able to recreate numerous vintage styles, including 1920s-style bobs, 1960s-style beehives, and 1980s punk styles, while still keeping the overall look modern.

San Francisco, CA(415) 861-0131


Elite Salon

Elite Salon is located on Green Street between Polk and Van Ness in the Russian Hill district. The salon's two stylists, Candy King and Ruben Medina, have more than 35 years of experience in the hair business between them. Their repertoire of services includes advanced treatments like keratin smoothing and deep conditioning, and ombré and balayage coloring are also available.

San Francisco, CA(415) 359-9082



Estila is a luxury hair salon established more than a decade ago in the Presidio Heights neighborhood. The salon offers a full range of hair cutting, styling and coloring services, including advanced treatments like keratin tipped bonding extensions and Hotheads hair extensions. Popular products from makers like Davine and Bumble and bumble are used in all the salon's treatments. Online booking is available on the salon's website.

San Francisco, CA(415) 928-1114


Glama-Rama Salon & Gallery

Glama-Rama Salon & Gallery is a combination hair salon and art gallery with locations in San Francisco and Oakland. The salon's 15 stylists offer a wide variety of cut, style, and color options, which clients can receive while taking in work from artists like Meg Allen and Bill Bowers. The salon won a Best of SF award from SF Weekly in 2013.

San Francisco, CA(415) 861-4526



MaduSalon is a diverse hair salon on Divisadero Street that specializes in wavy, curly, and natural hair. Various styling and coloring techniques are available, including organic color, pintura and balayage highlights, shingling, twists, coil-outs, extensions, braiding, and locs. The salon's stylists frequently work with area performing artists, providing styling services for their performances.

San Francisco, CA(415) 626-4782


Mercer Street Salon

Mercer Street Salon is located in Cow Hollow and has been cutting hair in the area for more than a decade. Before deciding on a cut, clients can schedule a free consultation with any of the salon's hairdressers and stylists. The salon offers a full selection of haircut and style options, including Kerastase and Shu Uemura deep conditioning treatments.

San Francisco, CA(415) 674-4444


Public Barber Salon

Public Barber Salon serves the San Francisco area from two locations in North Beach and the Tenderloin. Public Barber was named the best hair salon in the city by SF Weekly in 2016 and offers a full selection of haircuts and styling options. Notable services offered at the salon include Brazilian blowouts, full and partial highlights, balayage highlights, and ombré.

San Francisco, CA(415) 441-8599


Red Union Salon

Red Union Salon is based on Union Street and has been in business for more than a decade. The salon offers a full range of cuts, colors, and styling techniques, including highlights, lowlights, flat iron treatments, updos and other styles for parties and weddings, relaxers, and perms. Founder and owner Erika Redding has received international training from Redken, Martin Parsons, Vidal-Sassoon, and Matrix.

San Francisco, CA(415) 567-5656


Salon DnA

Salon DnA was founded in 2009 by a husband and wife team with more than 30 years of international hair styling experience. In addition to haircuts and styling, the salon offers massages, nail treatments, skin care, waxing, and Pilates classes. The salon's stylists can also provide on-site services for weddings, bachelor parties, photo shoots, sweet sixteens, and other events.

San Francisco, CA(415) 956-1909


Tailored Salon

Tailored Salon was founded in 2013 in the Union Square district. Its interior has been featured in Dwell Magazine for its fashion-forward design, and its haircuts and styles are equally cutting-edge. The salon's highly trained stylists create unique precision cuts for each individual client, drawing on the client's personality and sartorial style. Styles are often inspired by the season's high fashion trends. The salon also serves as an exhibition space for local artists, rotating its exhibitions often to display a wide selection of work.

San Francisco, CA(415) 501-9205


Wanderlust Salon

Wanderlust Salon is based on Union Street and offers a variety of precision hair cutting and styling services using Oribe, R+Co and Olaplex products. The salon's experienced stylists have trained at cosmetology schools across the country. Available specialty services include Brazilian blowouts, balayage highlights, corrective color, and creative color. Customers praise the salon for its relaxed environment.

San Francisco, CA(415) 913-7331


Zip Zap Hair

Zip Zap Hair is a full-service hair salon for men and women located near Buena Vista Park in the Lower Haight District. The salon uses Kevin.Murphy products and offers a variety of haircuts, styles, and color options. Specialties include ombré, balayage highlights, and color correction services. Appointments can be booked online at the salon's website.

San Francisco, CA(415) 621-1671


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