In the mood for a private, luxurious experience? Head to Wingtip, a sophisticated men’s emporium directly across the street from the stunning Transamerica building. Part department store, part private club, Wingtip has everything a guy could want—be it a set of cufflinks, a bottle of barrel-aged scotch, a shoe shine or a shave. Wingtip’s master barber Joe Roberts has been barbering for the past 23 years, so it’s hard not to relax and take a load off as you sit back for a shave or haircut at his expert hands. He has quite the following (some of his clients have been regulars for fifteen years), so he’s very busy—make sure to book your appointment in advance.
If you’re a gentleman about San Francisco in search of a stellar buzz cut, precise beard trim or straight razor shave, you’re in luck: The city by the Bay has a surprising amount of quality barber shops. From the no-nonsense, old-school style hair salon to the new wave hipster shop offering hangover facials, there is a barber for every babe out there. While finding the right spot is a personal thing—much like your preferred coffee shop or tattoo shop—you can’t go wrong with one of the following places. Here are the best barber shops in the Bay.