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The Coolest Barber Shops In San Francisco

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Updated: 30 November 2016
As November comes to a close, facial hair is running rampant in all corners of the city. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get a shave or a haircut, be sure to check out this list of our favorite barber shops around San Francisco – they’ll get you taken care of in no time.
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Peoples Barber & Shop

The Peoples Barber & Shop has multiple locations – two in San Francisco on Polk and Valencia Streets, as well as one in Oakland. These are traditional barber shops, offering a quality, luxury experience while keeping up to date with modern techniques and providing services at an affordable price. The services on the menu include straight-razor shaves, high-quality haircuts and hot towel treatments, in addition to a variety of cleansing and styling products on offer.

Peoples Barber & Shop, 1259 Polk St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 292 4099

Always love an apothecary chest #antiquechest #apothecary #barbershop #hipsters

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Dogpatch Barber and Shave

If you opt to take your barbershop needs to Dogpatch Barber and Shave, you’ll be met with stylists aiming to emulate the latest hair styles and perfect custom designs with the highest quality possible. Typical styles and services offered include fades, comb-overs, pompadours, portraits and shaves, but the staff is open to whatever custom design you can come up with. As a bonus, scheduling a haircut is made simple with this shop’s online scheduling system.

Dogpatch Barber and Shave, 2632 3rd St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 814 1117

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Metropolitan Barber Shop

Head over to Metropolitan Barber Shop for a high-quality cut that can be completed in a timely fashion with incredible service. If you’re looking for either a haircut or a shave, each service is $40, with discounts for seniors and children under 12 years old. This shop has a convenient Nob Hill location and offers you the chance to book your appointment online, as well. Be advised that this location accepts cash only, so be sure to stop by an ATM on your way over.

Metropolitan Barber Shop, 1018 Bush St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 580 7265

"Mr Dany"

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Fellow Barber

Fellow Barber has been around for ten years, with six locations now open in San Francisco and New York City in addition to over 100 employees. These barbers have an exceptionally strong reputation, and the shop even established a Senior Barber program to recognize barbers that have consistently gone above and beyond. Shaves and haircuts here aim to be as high quality as possible, offering maximum comfort throughout your visit while still maintaining an affordable price. The appointment system consists of a walk-in wait list.

Fellow Barber, 696 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 621 9000

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JP Kempt Barber

Located in the vibrant Lower Haight neighborhood, JP Kempt Barber aims to create a social environment for its clients. The shop is comfortable and friendly, giving you old-fashioned barbershop vibes. The team offers services including haircuts, straight-razor shaves and barber facial services. Beard trim services are also available, with the option to get trimmed dry or with hot lather. Clients are conveniently able to book their appointments online and gift cards are available, as well.

JP Kempt Barber, 351 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 437 1300

Visited @jpkempt in SF. Their attention to detail is second to none 🙌🏼

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By Courtney Holcomb