Oxenrose! I know if you were visiting SF you wouldn't technically be stopping in for a color or cut, but I do know that there are people who move to new cities and need salon suggestions. When I first moved to Boston in 2009 I didn't know anyone and had to do a ton of research to find out where to get my haircut, but would have loved if someone gave me their recommendations. So, this is for the 2 or 3 of you who just moved to SF, or folks who are ready to switch things up.
I was recommended to Oxenrose years ago by a girlfriend and have loved it ever since. I am really bad at making future appointments, so I have jumped around a bit. The stylists I request (and the only three I have only seen so I'm sure they are all fantastic) are: Margaret, Jarr and Charles (Jarr pictured).
Not only are the stylists awesome, but...
+cozy seating area with fresh tea and cappuccinos
+beautiful brick walled venue that features lovely art (they are having an art show this evening!)
+lots of wonderful product for sale
+friendly staff who will help squeeze you in ;)
+comfortable shampoo chairs
+easy parking in the neighborhood
+right next to great shopping on Hayes
UPDATE: After several emails about my Boston stylist recommendations, I wanted to update this post with the salon name: Acote on Newbury Street. All the stylists are fabulous and I highly recommend it!