Edo Salon & Gallery
I live in North Oakland and travel to the Lower Haight to get my hair did. I'm sure there are great places to go in the East Bay, but still I choose Edo. Here's why. My hair stylist Sarah Moore knows exactly what I want when I give her my sort of vague sort of specific instructions, for example: 'I want to continue growing it, don't want the top to flow over and get annoyed when the back gets too long'. Then she cuts it exactly how I imagined it. I've learned to use the words 'choppy' and 'angled' which makes me think I know what I'm talking about. It's a nice establishment and has rotating art installations, which matches the hipster-like quality of much of their clientele and stylists. Not that it's a bad thing. I get in and out in less than 30 minutes and they offer me tea, wine or water when I get there. The price for my shorter hair is $50. Though I'm still living in the days of my youth when a haircut meant $8, I've come to realize that if you go any place other than Sal's Barber Shop, you're looking at $40+. So, next time you're shopping around for haircuts, I highly recommend Edo Salon.