If you’re looking to make San Francisco’s best-tressed list or just need a new you, book an appointment at one of the top hair salons in San Francisco. There’s no shortage of salons in the City by the Bay either, which made our task of narrowing our list to just five all of the more difficult. Whether you’re looking for a sassy cut, extensions or enviable color, the following five salons can handle your needs and are where SF’s society woman go to keep their tresses in picture perfect shape.
1 diPietro Todd Salon + Academy
Brit Andrew Todd arrived in the U.S. in 1981 with $200 and seven years later, along with his wife Kim and partner, the late John diPietro, opened the first diPietro Todd on Post Street. Now boasting five Bay Area locations, including the Union Square location co-owned by Sam Hayes, Jr., diPietro Todd continues to prove while it has the following it does. The hairstylists, who stay up on the latest techniques and trends, aren't afraid to express themselves and you too can expect them to use their creativity and expertise to help you express your style, whether it's chic or cheeky. Known for their cuts and colors (yes, balayage is available), these pro can do it all, including extensions and wig designs.
177 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108
2 Duo for Hair
Located in the heart of Union Square, Duo for Hair is a boutique salon that provides a quiet and intimate environment where clients can relax from the chaos and rush of their busy lives. The salon offers customized consultations for each client to determine that perfect look that complements your individuality and lifestyle. Services include haircuts, hair coloring, extensions, Kertain treatments and make-up applications. Trust that Elkin Chacon can handle your color and extension needs while Sheila Vergara will create the style that is right for you. If you need a fab updo for a gala, this is definitely the place.
166 Geary St #507, San Francisco, CA 94108
3 David Reposar at Salon A7
We think David Reposar, the Creative Director at Salon A7, is so amazing that we couldn't help but give him the spotlight of this North Beach salon. This Vidal Sassoon-trained hair stylist and colorist has worked with leaders and visionaries in the entertainment and fashion industry, including artists such as Lady Gaga, world-renowned photographers and directors, celebrity image-makers, fashion stylists and make-up artists. We also love that Color Director Jay Phillips, who has more than 13 years of experience, has made his two shih-tzus, GeeMo and Uma, the official ambassadors of Salon A7.
463 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
4 Bubble Pop Electric Salon
The name changed at this salon that handles the tresses of Pacific Heights' finest women and men but has only gotten better since going from Salon Yuni to Bubble Pop Electric Salon. The creative names for its menu of services, i.e. The Villain (all over color / root touch up), Some Like It Hot(bleach & tone), Little Miss Sunshine (highlights) and Smooth Criminal (Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment) are indicative of the creativity of the highly-experienced stylists you'll find at this modern salon where the atmosphere is warm and friendly thanks to owner Yuni setting the tone and the music always apropos. From the beverage you're offered upon arrival to the pretty orange smocks available for clients, you'll enjoy the personable touches at this salon that caters to a culturally diverse clientele and where service and quality are number one. From the latest trends, to a sleek and sophisticated look, these passionate professionals can be counted on to create fashionable custom haircuts and styles, offer artistic hair color and highlighting services, as well as extension and Keratin treatments.
2434 California, San Francisco, CA 94115
5 Cinta Salon
The latest addition of a blow dry bar -- perfect for when you need a little body and bounce, curls and waves or a sleek and smooth look -- is just one more reason to go to this chic Union Square favorite where creativity flows as clients and stylists interact. Whether you’re looking for an outrageous change or a simple cleanup, Cinta Salon's highly skilled professionals will tailor their fresh, cutting-edge techniques to fit your style. Personal grooming doesn’t end with your visit. You’ll also leave with great ideas, professional products and expert tips to maintain your look at home.
23 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108