Oxenrose

★★★★☆
  • 448 Grove St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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  • 415-252-9723

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A guy called Hock Kee Yeo is the owner and director of this salon. He is also a fabulous stylist... ! This is a good salon, one of the most happenin salons in this day and age...If you are unhappy about anything just look him up or leave

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★★★★★

A guy called Hock Kee Yeo is the owner and director of this salon. He is also a fabulous stylist... ! This is a good salon, one of the most happenin salons in this day and age...If you are unhappy about anything just look him up or leave

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What do you do when even after you request the front desk staff for a particular stylist, they put you with someone else? What do you when you know your stylist sucks, and it's too late to change to someone else? Do you just see her go

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★★★★★

What do you do when even after you request the front desk staff for a particular stylist, they put you with someone else? What do you when you know your stylist sucks, and it's too late to change to someone else? Do you just see her go

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Been going to Oxenrose for a few years now, and the place is just terrific. Domiano is the best cutter I've ever met. He just does his sumo with the least amount of fuss. Alyssa is also great as are most of the staff. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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★★★★☆

Been going to Oxenrose for a few years now, and the place is just terrific. Domiano is the best cutter I've ever met. He just does his sumo with the least amount of fuss. Alyssa is also great as are most of the staff. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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Went to Oxenrose and got my cut and color from Brian. LOVE the color! The best color blonde I have ever had. Getting compliments all over the place. Thanks Brian!

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★★★★★

Went to Oxenrose and got my cut and color from Brian. LOVE the color! The best color blonde I have ever had. Getting compliments all over the place. Thanks Brian!

Pros: Easy Parking. They have the stylist Brian Belier. Best Scissors in the West!

Cons: Exposed lighting kinda hurts the eyes and the music sometimes get a bit loud.

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After getting literally butchered the day before at another local salon *cough*notoriousforhair*cough* i went to see Brian at Oxenrose. The man can cut hair. The atmosphere, services...all par exellence. I highly recommend this salon and will be returning here to get my hair cut from now on. If Brian leaves rest assured I will follow him to the ends of the earth if necessary. He is a scissors wizard. I am very happy - and I am a stylistphobe - so this is really saying something. My only regret is not going to see Brian first - I could have saved myself some trouble and a lot of money.

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★★★★★

After getting literally butchered the day before at another local salon *cough*notoriousforhair*cough* i went to see Brian at Oxenrose. The man can cut hair. The atmosphere, services...all par exellence. I highly recommend this salon and will be returning here to get my hair cut from now on. If Brian leaves rest assured I will follow him to the ends of the earth if necessary. He is a scissors wizard. I am very happy - and I am a stylistphobe - so this is really saying something. My only regret is not going to see Brian first - I could have saved myself some trouble and a lot of money.

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This dude saved me from having to drive to LA or go back to NYC for my hair stuffs. I had been to every kind of sf salon: expensive, hip, underground, vegan punkish....None of the people who did my hair could really grasp what I wanted. They were too much in their particular style box to see that there is a kind of cool chic you achieve when you're comfortable with your look that is just kind of undone. Damiano knows this kind of cool. He can tailor your hair to your essence without making it look like you tried too hard and he's totally humble about it. Keep him in SF! He's threatening to move. ARgh.

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★★★★★

This dude saved me from having to drive to LA or go back to NYC for my hair stuffs. I had been to every kind of sf salon: expensive, hip, underground, vegan punkish....None of the people who did my hair could really grasp what I wanted. They were too much in their particular style box to see that there is a kind of cool chic you achieve when you're comfortable with your look that is just kind of undone. Damiano knows this kind of cool. He can tailor your hair to your essence without making it look like you tried too hard and he's totally humble about it. Keep him in SF! He's threatening to move. ARgh.

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I highly recommend Oxenrose for its team of exceptional hairstylists and fun ambiance. The service is topnotch and the decor is amazingly creative and unique. I especially have to praise Lynn, who has been CONSISTENTLY giving me the best haircuts.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Oxenrose for its team of exceptional hairstylists and fun ambiance. The service is topnotch and the decor is amazingly creative and unique. I especially have to praise Lynn, who has been CONSISTENTLY giving me the best haircuts.

Pros: the stylists and staff

Cons: Parking

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You just can't beat the experience you'll receive at the Oxenrose. Wonderful location, bigger facility, just beautiful! If you're looking for luxury and indulgence, this is the must place to go. You won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

You just can't beat the experience you'll receive at the Oxenrose. Wonderful location, bigger facility, just beautiful! If you're looking for luxury and indulgence, this is the must place to go. You won't be sorry.

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I generally had a good experience with this hair salon. BUT: Beware their late policy of 15 minutes (which they don't bother to advertise either). One night I called to say I was there but was looking for parking (there was an opera going on apparently), and I'd be there as soon as I found a spot. I walked in literally exactly 15 minutes after my appointment time, and even though I had called them, they refused to see me. I even said I'd skip having it blow-dried and just get a cut. They lost my business that night, as I had never heard of this policy before, and they couldn't be accommodating even when I had called them to tell them I was there. Not my idea of good customer service.

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★★☆☆☆

I generally had a good experience with this hair salon. BUT: Beware their late policy of 15 minutes (which they don't bother to advertise either). One night I called to say I was there but was looking for parking (there was an opera going on apparently), and I'd be there as soon as I found a spot. I walked in literally exactly 15 minutes after my appointment time, and even though I had called them, they refused to see me. I even said I'd skip having it blow-dried and just get a cut. They lost my business that night, as I had never heard of this policy before, and they couldn't be accommodating even when I had called them to tell them I was there. Not my idea of good customer service.

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I'm done with having them screw up my hair. It has happened twice now. All you are paying for is attitude from badly dressed wannabe punk rockers. My stylist decided that she didn't feel like standing anymore during my color and cut, so she asked one of the others to wash the color out and then left me with extremely excessive amounts of die all down my neck. When she asked the othr person to help, that person basically grumbled and said no to the stylist then grumpily agreed to help. Not a pleasant place to be, and all you are paying for is bad attitude, bad colors and cuts, and overall bad service..

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm done with having them screw up my hair. It has happened twice now. All you are paying for is attitude from badly dressed wannabe punk rockers. My stylist decided that she didn't feel like standing anymore during my color and cut, so she asked one of the others to wash the color out and then left me with extremely excessive amounts of die all down my neck. When she asked the othr person to help, that person basically grumbled and said no to the stylist then grumpily agreed to help. Not a pleasant place to be, and all you are paying for is bad attitude, bad colors and cuts, and overall bad service..

Cons: Terrible service. Just try to get the front desk to do anything.

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I've always had problems with finding a hair stylist and sticking with one person. I've gone to places where they have charged me 20 bucks and places where I have paid $100 for a hair cut. This place charges me $55 (maximum about $60) and I love her (Sonja). She takes great care of me and is extremely good. I got bangs recently and she eased me into it. Also they provide a free bangs trim between haircuts! Amazing perk! For coloring, I would say that this place charges the typical rate across town, around $120. But they do know what they are doing. Oooh, also, they carry Shu Uemura hair products which is only available in very limited selection of salons (there's only about 20 in the Bay Area).

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★★★★☆

I've always had problems with finding a hair stylist and sticking with one person. I've gone to places where they have charged me 20 bucks and places where I have paid $100 for a hair cut. This place charges me $55 (maximum about $60) and I love her (Sonja). She takes great care of me and is extremely good. I got bangs recently and she eased me into it. Also they provide a free bangs trim between haircuts! Amazing perk! For coloring, I would say that this place charges the typical rate across town, around $120. But they do know what they are doing. Oooh, also, they carry Shu Uemura hair products which is only available in very limited selection of salons (there's only about 20 in the Bay Area).

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Don't go to this salon. As you can see from the feedback above, I feel the same way. I presented a picture of specific hair style, and I got a total different look out of it. it's a mess. Parking is horrible. And worst of all, they didn't wash my hair after hair cut and I have small pieces of hairs falling everywhere whole day. With price about $100, this is not acceptable. TRUST ME! SPEND YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

PS. AFTER TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE BAD HAIRCUT, OXENROSE AGREE TO REFUND MY MONEY OVER THE PHONE. BUT INSTEAD OF REFUND, THEY CHARGE ME AGAIN. IF I DIDN'T DOUBLE CHECK MY BANK ACCOUNT, I WOULD NOT KNOW. SO I GOT CHARGED TWICE FOR A BAD HAIRCUT.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't go to this salon. As you can see from the feedback above, I feel the same way. I presented a picture of specific hair style, and I got a total different look out of it. it's a mess. Parking is horrible. And worst of all, they didn't wash my hair after hair cut and I have small pieces of hairs falling everywhere whole day. With price about $100, this is not acceptable. TRUST ME! SPEND YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

PS. AFTER TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE BAD HAIRCUT, OXENROSE AGREE TO REFUND MY MONEY OVER THE PHONE. BUT INSTEAD OF REFUND, THEY CHARGE ME AGAIN. IF I DIDN'T DOUBLE CHECK MY BANK ACCOUNT, I WOULD NOT KNOW. SO I GOT CHARGED TWICE FOR A BAD HAIRCUT.

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First my husband booked an appointment for me and my daughter. They confirmed the appointment a day before but when my husband took my daughter there they told him that they hairstylist is sick and that they left a message, which my husband never received. He ended up leaving work early just to bring my daughter, who is 9 to do a haircut. They couldn?t find anyone to cut her hair (talk about quality customer service) so they had to leave but I stayed for my style. How long does it take to give a 9 year old a haircut. The lady who did my hair was extremely nice but seemed to be less knowledgeable about doing hairstyles. All I wanted to do is to layer my hair since it?s been over a year since I had layers. She did some nice layers in front but I had to ask her to make 3 more layers in the back (she should have known that). She took about 20 minutes to blowdrying every inch of my hair, pulling my neck all the time (which was funny to me, but I didn?t tell her to stop). This type of hair cut I could have gotten anywhere, there is nothing fancy about the salon even if they give you free tea. The receptionist or the girl who was walking around all the time has too much pride and thinks she is so hot, every time she walked by I wanted to laugh because it seemed that her confidence level was too high, even my husband noticed that. She wasn?t much friendly and had a bit of attitude but I didn?t want to waste my time on her. All I know is that I?m not coming back there?Good luck.

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★★☆☆☆

First my husband booked an appointment for me and my daughter. They confirmed the appointment a day before but when my husband took my daughter there they told him that they hairstylist is sick and that they left a message, which my husband never received. He ended up leaving work early just to bring my daughter, who is 9 to do a haircut. They couldn?t find anyone to cut her hair (talk about quality customer service) so they had to leave but I stayed for my style. How long does it take to give a 9 year old a haircut. The lady who did my hair was extremely nice but seemed to be less knowledgeable about doing hairstyles. All I wanted to do is to layer my hair since it?s been over a year since I had layers. She did some nice layers in front but I had to ask her to make 3 more layers in the back (she should have known that). She took about 20 minutes to blowdrying every inch of my hair, pulling my neck all the time (which was funny to me, but I didn?t tell her to stop). This type of hair cut I could have gotten anywhere, there is nothing fancy about the salon even if they give you free tea. The receptionist or the girl who was walking around all the time has too much pride and thinks she is so hot, every time she walked by I wanted to laugh because it seemed that her confidence level was too high, even my husband noticed that. She wasn?t much friendly and had a bit of attitude but I didn?t want to waste my time on her. All I know is that I?m not coming back there?Good luck.

Cons: Customer Service

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Yesterday I went in for blond highlights, came out looking like Big Bird. Yellow, no streaking, just yellow all over. I'm not someone who cares that much about my hair. I just wanted to look especially good for an interview. But I signed up on City Search just to write this review. I need to get emergency corrective color. Oh... my... god. And the styling - I was embarassed just to walk up to the front counter. All curly on the left and almost straight on the right. Not intentional; the stylist just gave up. I went out looking so much worse than when I went in. What happened to this place? Best of 2006? Does that mean anything??

Update - I called first thing this morning to ask them to correct the superbad coloring I got yesterday. Get this - the only way they will do it is if I go back to the stylist who created the problem in the first place. They won't offer to have anyone else make time for me. I gave them a chance to fix the mistake, and they failed. I feel hung out to try.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yesterday I went in for blond highlights, came out looking like Big Bird. Yellow, no streaking, just yellow all over. I'm not someone who cares that much about my hair. I just wanted to look especially good for an interview. But I signed up on City Search just to write this review. I need to get emergency corrective color. Oh... my... god. And the styling - I was embarassed just to walk up to the front counter. All curly on the left and almost straight on the right. Not intentional; the stylist just gave up. I went out looking so much worse than when I went in. What happened to this place? Best of 2006? Does that mean anything??

Update - I called first thing this morning to ask them to correct the superbad coloring I got yesterday. Get this - the only way they will do it is if I go back to the stylist who created the problem in the first place. They won't offer to have anyone else make time for me. I gave them a chance to fix the mistake, and they failed. I feel hung out to try.

Pros: good coffee

Cons: bad color, bad styling

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I've been going to Oxenrose for about 3 years. Pearlyn was my first stylist there who got me hooked. Sometimes our schedules don't match so I've had to go to somebody else. Sandy was pretty good and the other two were horrible! Now I have to schedule in advance to make sure I'm with Pearlyn. She does great highlights and excellent cuts that last. The type of cut that keeps getting better as it grows and highlights that people keep asking if you just got your hair done 2 months afterwards. She makes the 2-3 hour appt fly bye with lots of laughs and fun conversation. Customer service at the front can vary. Pearlyn listens to what you want and really takes her time. I just wish she worked more days!

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Oxenrose for about 3 years. Pearlyn was my first stylist there who got me hooked. Sometimes our schedules don't match so I've had to go to somebody else. Sandy was pretty good and the other two were horrible! Now I have to schedule in advance to make sure I'm with Pearlyn. She does great highlights and excellent cuts that last. The type of cut that keeps getting better as it grows and highlights that people keep asking if you just got your hair done 2 months afterwards. She makes the 2-3 hour appt fly bye with lots of laughs and fun conversation. Customer service at the front can vary. Pearlyn listens to what you want and really takes her time. I just wish she worked more days!

Pros: Pearlyn

Cons: Schedule in advance

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I was highly impressed, was actually able to book a same day app for both two colors, cut and style ( I've never had to do same day but this was an "emergency". and I was taken care of promptly) I rarely change hairdressers, once I find someone good and I have been quite lucky keeping hairdressers for decades ! My hairdresser moved causing me to find someone new. I had the fortunate experience of Christie's expert talent and skils where she colored, highlighted, cut and styled the most perfect look for me! A side note, in adjusting to one another with the first app. my highlights were great but I was looking for more of a contrast, she actually solved that problem and added more darkness to a couple of the highlights, so she took the extra time to make it perfect and to make me satisfied. I will definitely go back as I have found my new hairdresser in Christie! Thank you, Christie, thank you, Oxenrose!

Pauline

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★★★★★

I was highly impressed, was actually able to book a same day app for both two colors, cut and style ( I've never had to do same day but this was an "emergency". and I was taken care of promptly) I rarely change hairdressers, once I find someone good and I have been quite lucky keeping hairdressers for decades ! My hairdresser moved causing me to find someone new. I had the fortunate experience of Christie's expert talent and skils where she colored, highlighted, cut and styled the most perfect look for me! A side note, in adjusting to one another with the first app. my highlights were great but I was looking for more of a contrast, she actually solved that problem and added more darkness to a couple of the highlights, so she took the extra time to make it perfect and to make me satisfied. I will definitely go back as I have found my new hairdresser in Christie! Thank you, Christie, thank you, Oxenrose!

Pauline

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I don't want to be harsh, but when you have thin, blonde, and lifeless hair, perhaps the best thing is not to cut so many layers that would be more appropriate for long curly hair. I was really disappointed in my cut because it wasn't appropriate for my type of hair, and took so terribly long to grow out. I'm now looking for a new hairstylist, but wouldn't even consider Oxen Rose because of the one cut I got there. They are nice, and it's a cool looking salon, but......enough said!

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★★☆☆☆

I don't want to be harsh, but when you have thin, blonde, and lifeless hair, perhaps the best thing is not to cut so many layers that would be more appropriate for long curly hair. I was really disappointed in my cut because it wasn't appropriate for my type of hair, and took so terribly long to grow out. I'm now looking for a new hairstylist, but wouldn't even consider Oxen Rose because of the one cut I got there. They are nice, and it's a cool looking salon, but......enough said!

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I've been in the city and have been to many of the higher end salons in city. However, I've found that it is hard to justify a $60+ (w/o tip) haircut every couple of months. I read the reviews on citysearch and found Oxenrose and thought I might check it out. It's a little less expensive ($40+) and you still get the same (oftentimes better) haircut/style than at a higher-priced salon and in a very friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

I've been going to see Rain for about a year and half now and have converted my wife, sister, wife's sister and wife's friend to Oxenrose. Rain even did the hair for my and my wife's wedding. She's fantastic and a very sweet and enjoyable hairstylist - the kind of person who tmakes having a relationship with her clients just as important as the haircut itself. I would highly recommend her though have had tmy hair cut by others there and would say they are also good.

I read all the reviews and even the not-so-good ones. Every hairstylist is different so I can't speak for everyone there and I have had a couple of times where I've needed to reschedule my appointment, but they have always called in advance and done what they could to fit me in at another time. While, there were a few people who had bad experiences, I would say (and you could see by the reviews) they are few and far between. Needless to say, Oxenrose and Rain get my highest recommendation, hands down. Hope that this can convert a few more folks out there.

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★★★★★

I've been in the city and have been to many of the higher end salons in city. However, I've found that it is hard to justify a $60+ (w/o tip) haircut every couple of months. I read the reviews on citysearch and found Oxenrose and thought I might check it out. It's a little less expensive ($40+) and you still get the same (oftentimes better) haircut/style than at a higher-priced salon and in a very friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

I've been going to see Rain for about a year and half now and have converted my wife, sister, wife's sister and wife's friend to Oxenrose. Rain even did the hair for my and my wife's wedding. She's fantastic and a very sweet and enjoyable hairstylist - the kind of person who tmakes having a relationship with her clients just as important as the haircut itself. I would highly recommend her though have had tmy hair cut by others there and would say they are also good.

I read all the reviews and even the not-so-good ones. Every hairstylist is different so I can't speak for everyone there and I have had a couple of times where I've needed to reschedule my appointment, but they have always called in advance and done what they could to fit me in at another time. While, there were a few people who had bad experiences, I would say (and you could see by the reviews) they are few and far between. Needless to say, Oxenrose and Rain get my highest recommendation, hands down. Hope that this can convert a few more folks out there.

Pros: Rain, atmosphere - music/decor, head massage, beverages, personal touch

Cons: Can be busy at times - is this bad?

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Lynn is the best. My mother and i followed her from her previous salon and can say we really like Oxenrose. Unpretentious and welcoming is how i would describe this place. Lynn is super busy and requires 1+ appointments but totally worth it. I love that they are open on Sundays. I have also had Rox do my hilites and she was also awesome. I really like the atmosphere here and am glad to have found this place.

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★★★★★

Lynn is the best. My mother and i followed her from her previous salon and can say we really like Oxenrose. Unpretentious and welcoming is how i would describe this place. Lynn is super busy and requires 1+ appointments but totally worth it. I love that they are open on Sundays. I have also had Rox do my hilites and she was also awesome. I really like the atmosphere here and am glad to have found this place.

Pros: service, prices, hours

Cons: parking

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I am a busy gal, and thus, had been rocking some less-than-commendable locks for quite a while. But I love to make hair changes now and then. So before the newest school year kicked off, my wonderful, thoughtful husband called Oxenrose after he heard the women with whom he works talk about their favorite salons in the city. He made an appointment for me with Lynn (and left his credit card #) and surprised me with the hair makeover I had been talking about getting for several months. I was unsure about what specific color change I wanted , and Lynn offered me several great suggestions about color and explanations of why they would work for me . She chose shades that would be durable over the next few months of med school and told me that I could come in for an inexpensive gloss to refresh my hair when I am short on time/money. I absolutely loved the outcome, and felt that Lynn spent a lot of time and attention with me.
I received a gift certificate to Oxenrose for Christmas and am waiting for the time I can get away from clinics/books to "make my hair over" again. I will definitely go to Lynn, as she is sensitive to not only hair and skin types, but also to lifestyles that maintain the new hair color. I am SO thankful for having Lynn as a great colorist and for having a husband who ensures I am pampered.

Update- Amy also rocks, she's a miracle worker with color and color correction! Took out some nasty brown that I had self-inflicted on myself and gave me a glimmering honey-blonde highlighted mane for summer, without frying or breaking my hair. She is Fantastic!

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★★★★★

I am a busy gal, and thus, had been rocking some less-than-commendable locks for quite a while. But I love to make hair changes now and then. So before the newest school year kicked off, my wonderful, thoughtful husband called Oxenrose after he heard the women with whom he works talk about their favorite salons in the city. He made an appointment for me with Lynn (and left his credit card #) and surprised me with the hair makeover I had been talking about getting for several months. I was unsure about what specific color change I wanted , and Lynn offered me several great suggestions about color and explanations of why they would work for me . She chose shades that would be durable over the next few months of med school and told me that I could come in for an inexpensive gloss to refresh my hair when I am short on time/money. I absolutely loved the outcome, and felt that Lynn spent a lot of time and attention with me.
I received a gift certificate to Oxenrose for Christmas and am waiting for the time I can get away from clinics/books to "make my hair over" again. I will definitely go to Lynn, as she is sensitive to not only hair and skin types, but also to lifestyles that maintain the new hair color. I am SO thankful for having Lynn as a great colorist and for having a husband who ensures I am pampered.

Update- Amy also rocks, she's a miracle worker with color and color correction! Took out some nasty brown that I had self-inflicted on myself and gave me a glimmering honey-blonde highlighted mane for summer, without frying or breaking my hair. She is Fantastic!

Pros: Lynn and Amy, talented stylists and colorists

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So I went to Oxenrose after having had a few disapointing highlight jobs done somewhere else. I was nervous, because I kept hating my hair each time I left the salon. Finally! Amy at Oxenrose gave me the greatest highlights ever! She is a genius and I almost gave her a hug. Everyone there is amazing and so nice. I swear they offered me something to drink five times and the D.J. there made the whole experience complete.
I would recommend this salon and Amy in particular to anyone and everyone!

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★★★★★

So I went to Oxenrose after having had a few disapointing highlight jobs done somewhere else. I was nervous, because I kept hating my hair each time I left the salon. Finally! Amy at Oxenrose gave me the greatest highlights ever! She is a genius and I almost gave her a hug. Everyone there is amazing and so nice. I swear they offered me something to drink five times and the D.J. there made the whole experience complete.
I would recommend this salon and Amy in particular to anyone and everyone!

Pros: amazing price, great people, great location!

Cons: NONE

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What else can we say about Oxenrose that others have not already said? Well just FAB! The new location is fantastic, lofty looking place with very cool art hanging on the walls, avangard decor, funky looking fixtures and hip crowds. A mix of bar/gallery/cafe/salon. Perfect! I have been getting haircuts with Hector for at least 5 years now and my loyalty to his skills is 150%. I have gotten fantastic haircuts all the time, everytime!

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★★★★★

What else can we say about Oxenrose that others have not already said? Well just FAB! The new location is fantastic, lofty looking place with very cool art hanging on the walls, avangard decor, funky looking fixtures and hip crowds. A mix of bar/gallery/cafe/salon. Perfect! I have been getting haircuts with Hector for at least 5 years now and my loyalty to his skills is 150%. I have gotten fantastic haircuts all the time, everytime!

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I called the saloon ahead of time to make my first apointment I have extreamly fine hair which for a decent cut requires a professional that is knowlageable about fine hair. They said all of are stylest are tallented in all types of hair. I was given Masaki they said he is very tallented in fine hair and will be able to give you what you are looking for, I wanted a short fun cut I look like a boy and my hair is even flatter then when i had it long. I got lots and lots of layers but any one tallented in fine hair knows that cutting too many layers in fine hair on flattens the body your trying to create by cutting away the excess hair. Anyone out there with fine hair I do not recomend this saloon.

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★★☆☆☆

I called the saloon ahead of time to make my first apointment I have extreamly fine hair which for a decent cut requires a professional that is knowlageable about fine hair. They said all of are stylest are tallented in all types of hair. I was given Masaki they said he is very tallented in fine hair and will be able to give you what you are looking for, I wanted a short fun cut I look like a boy and my hair is even flatter then when i had it long. I got lots and lots of layers but any one tallented in fine hair knows that cutting too many layers in fine hair on flattens the body your trying to create by cutting away the excess hair. Anyone out there with fine hair I do not recomend this saloon.

Pros: cheap

Cons: my stylest was working my self and another client at the same time

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After living in the city for over 3 years and experimenting with several stylists, I have finally had my first "hairgasm." Rachel didn't just trim my hair, she brought it back to life! What she was able to do with my hair amazed me and I walked out feeling like a different person! Not only was this my best experience in the city but I'm leaning toward saying it was my best haircut ever! She's great. I will go back and have been recommending her to friends and co-workers. Everyone has been complimenting me on my hair, so I know I'm not biased. Seriously, she rocks and she's nice! Even though Oxenrose is kind of a scenester/hipster place (and I'm more of a beach bum) she made me feel completely at ease. She seems pretty down to earth as well. Highly recommended! 2 thumbs up!

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★★★★★

After living in the city for over 3 years and experimenting with several stylists, I have finally had my first "hairgasm." Rachel didn't just trim my hair, she brought it back to life! What she was able to do with my hair amazed me and I walked out feeling like a different person! Not only was this my best experience in the city but I'm leaning toward saying it was my best haircut ever! She's great. I will go back and have been recommending her to friends and co-workers. Everyone has been complimenting me on my hair, so I know I'm not biased. Seriously, she rocks and she's nice! Even though Oxenrose is kind of a scenester/hipster place (and I'm more of a beach bum) she made me feel completely at ease. She seems pretty down to earth as well. Highly recommended! 2 thumbs up!

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I must admit, I was skeptical. I heard it was the hottest place in town, and I was sure they were going to charge a crazy price. Happily it was only $50, plus tip. I had Rachel, she totally took her time, and because it was the first time in years I cut my hair above my shoulders, she walked me through it and was always asking if she had gone short enough. (Being a female with long hair, trama can happen if it is cut too short ;-) So, because of this wonderful experience, I had my husband go. He is growing out his hair, and needed style. Well, I don't know who he saw, but it was a good cut, but no style, just a trim. It seems like there needed to be more direction. I thought that was a little silly since they have all the hip people comming to them. Anyhow, it was a little dissapointing that they didn't show him how to style his hair with the new cut or anything, they didn't even dry his hair, he walked out like he had just gotten out of the shower. Overall, happy with mine, not with his.

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★★★★☆

I must admit, I was skeptical. I heard it was the hottest place in town, and I was sure they were going to charge a crazy price. Happily it was only $50, plus tip. I had Rachel, she totally took her time, and because it was the first time in years I cut my hair above my shoulders, she walked me through it and was always asking if she had gone short enough. (Being a female with long hair, trama can happen if it is cut too short ;-) So, because of this wonderful experience, I had my husband go. He is growing out his hair, and needed style. Well, I don't know who he saw, but it was a good cut, but no style, just a trim. It seems like there needed to be more direction. I thought that was a little silly since they have all the hip people comming to them. Anyhow, it was a little dissapointing that they didn't show him how to style his hair with the new cut or anything, they didn't even dry his hair, he walked out like he had just gotten out of the shower. Overall, happy with mine, not with his.

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I have been going to the same stylist at Oxenrose for over 3 years, but as they get more publicity and more hype, everything is going downhill. At my last appointment (which may prove to be my *last* appointment), I was kept waiting for 35 minutes. When I was finally seated, my stylist still had someone else in another chair so she went back and forth between us! She was clearly overbooked and behind schedule, and I was utterly disappointed and the lack of time and attention.
At my prevoius appointment they actually could not find the appointment and "fit me in" after I waited an hour.
It's really too bad as I used to love this salon, but now I'm looking for a new one.

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★★★☆☆

I have been going to the same stylist at Oxenrose for over 3 years, but as they get more publicity and more hype, everything is going downhill. At my last appointment (which may prove to be my *last* appointment), I was kept waiting for 35 minutes. When I was finally seated, my stylist still had someone else in another chair so she went back and forth between us! She was clearly overbooked and behind schedule, and I was utterly disappointed and the lack of time and attention.
At my prevoius appointment they actually could not find the appointment and "fit me in" after I waited an hour.
It's really too bad as I used to love this salon, but now I'm looking for a new one.

Pros: Nice space, coffee bar, reasonably priced

Cons: Completely overcommitted and lacking in customer service

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wil left the salon, does anyone know if he went to another salon???

anyhoo, cool place when you can find a great stylist...have had good cuts there with different people...

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★★★★☆

wil left the salon, does anyone know if he went to another salon???

anyhoo, cool place when you can find a great stylist...have had good cuts there with different people...

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I don't care if they have a nice environment or serve you beverages. When I pay to get my hair cut, I want a decent cut. Besides, do kitschy mirrors shaped like rockets actually _enhance_ the environment?

I had a horrible experience where the stylist did exactly the opposite that I asked for, and I too ended up with a soccer mom bob. When I complained and asked for it to be fixed, they got all snotty and accused me of trying to get a free haircut. Who needs this when there are so many other salons in the city? My phony-dar is always triggered when I hear a business label themsleves "hip", and they call their supposed professionals "artistes". In this case I ignored my better judgement and went anyway. Never again. Go to someone that actually knows what they're doing instead of just pretending they do.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't care if they have a nice environment or serve you beverages. When I pay to get my hair cut, I want a decent cut. Besides, do kitschy mirrors shaped like rockets actually _enhance_ the environment?

I had a horrible experience where the stylist did exactly the opposite that I asked for, and I too ended up with a soccer mom bob. When I complained and asked for it to be fixed, they got all snotty and accused me of trying to get a free haircut. Who needs this when there are so many other salons in the city? My phony-dar is always triggered when I hear a business label themsleves "hip", and they call their supposed professionals "artistes". In this case I ignored my better judgement and went anyway. Never again. Go to someone that actually knows what they're doing instead of just pretending they do.

Cons: bad attitude, poor value, soccer mom bobs

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It was a refreshing change to enter Oxenrose hair salon. Most upper San Francisco salons are stuffy and uncomfortable, but the friendly staff and open area made me feel right at home. I received both a haricut and coloring. My colorist was superb and made sure I was comfortable with every step of the process. The only place I go for coloring now!

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★★★★☆

It was a refreshing change to enter Oxenrose hair salon. Most upper San Francisco salons are stuffy and uncomfortable, but the friendly staff and open area made me feel right at home. I received both a haricut and coloring. My colorist was superb and made sure I was comfortable with every step of the process. The only place I go for coloring now!

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i love this salon. They do great work. the salon is beautiful and the staff is great. I recommend it to everyone.

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★★★★★

i love this salon. They do great work. the salon is beautiful and the staff is great. I recommend it to everyone.

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I recently had one of the best hair cuts. Reasonable price since I had one of their new stylists, Jessica. She was really focused on how I wanted things and made great suggestions. It was a fun place too.

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★★★★★

I recently had one of the best hair cuts. Reasonable price since I had one of their new stylists, Jessica. She was really focused on how I wanted things and made great suggestions. It was a fun place too.

Pros: great cut, good price, fun

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I made my appointment weeks in advance and then when I arrived they had lost the appointment and promised to call back in an hour to fit me in. When I never recieved a call I called back only for them to not deliver on their promise to fit me in. I was severely dissappointed as I had heard such great things about the salon from friends and am now destined to have horrible hair for my 25th birthday party :o(

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★☆☆☆☆

I made my appointment weeks in advance and then when I arrived they had lost the appointment and promised to call back in an hour to fit me in. When I never recieved a call I called back only for them to not deliver on their promise to fit me in. I was severely dissappointed as I had heard such great things about the salon from friends and am now destined to have horrible hair for my 25th birthday party :o(

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I was excited at getting my hair cut here, especially after such glowing reviews. Well, it was definitely a disappointing experience. The stylist who coincidentally had great reviews on this site gave me a haircut with jagged layers - but not the flattering kind. He could not even cut my hair evenly at the ends (one side was longer than the other), so that I had to trim them myself. I had to wait 2 months before the jagged ends started to finally blend in nicely with my hair. Obviously, for something you pay $50+ for, you don't expect this to be an issue. I definitely won't be going back for this overpriced, overrated salon. I do have to say, though, that the atmosphere was wonderful, and that the staff is mostly warm and welcoming, albeit with some pretentious stylists.

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★★★☆☆

I was excited at getting my hair cut here, especially after such glowing reviews. Well, it was definitely a disappointing experience. The stylist who coincidentally had great reviews on this site gave me a haircut with jagged layers - but not the flattering kind. He could not even cut my hair evenly at the ends (one side was longer than the other), so that I had to trim them myself. I had to wait 2 months before the jagged ends started to finally blend in nicely with my hair. Obviously, for something you pay $50+ for, you don't expect this to be an issue. I definitely won't be going back for this overpriced, overrated salon. I do have to say, though, that the atmosphere was wonderful, and that the staff is mostly warm and welcoming, albeit with some pretentious stylists.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: the haircut, price

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i wanted a stylized/modern cut for my medium-short hair, and the stylist gave me a boring ol' bob. he actually spent a total of 10 minutes cutting my hair and 30 minutes blowing drying it to a crisp. he even left my hair split down the center and didn't bother to return it to it's natural part... and i can't believe i was charged $50 for this! i guess i was paying for the electricity costs of all that blowdrying. learn from my mistake and go elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

i wanted a stylized/modern cut for my medium-short hair, and the stylist gave me a boring ol' bob. he actually spent a total of 10 minutes cutting my hair and 30 minutes blowing drying it to a crisp. he even left my hair split down the center and didn't bother to return it to it's natural part... and i can't believe i was charged $50 for this! i guess i was paying for the electricity costs of all that blowdrying. learn from my mistake and go elsewhere.

Cons: uncreative staff, overpriced

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A friend of mine recommended Oxenrose, so I decided to try it out. It's got a great atomsphere, with the lounge/bar on the second floor. You can drink an Italian soda while looking down at all the stylists as you're waiting to get for your appointment. I had my hair cut by Brian & he did a great job! I'm so happy with my hair cut. I haven't had bangs since the 2nd grade, so he gave me side-swept bangs & thinned out the rest of my thick hair. All the other stylists seem to know what they were doing as well.

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★★★★★

A friend of mine recommended Oxenrose, so I decided to try it out. It's got a great atomsphere, with the lounge/bar on the second floor. You can drink an Italian soda while looking down at all the stylists as you're waiting to get for your appointment. I had my hair cut by Brian & he did a great job! I'm so happy with my hair cut. I haven't had bangs since the 2nd grade, so he gave me side-swept bangs & thinned out the rest of my thick hair. All the other stylists seem to know what they were doing as well.

Pros: music, drinks, great stylists

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I highly recommend this salon- I visited Oxenrose for the first time this weekend and had the pleasure of having Ashley be my consultant/stylist. She listened to what I wanted and added her own recommendations that ended up giving me a new style that was better than what I expected! Also, this salon is very affordable ($40 for a cut/style by Ashley and many other stylists there). I will definitely be returning!

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★★★★★

I highly recommend this salon- I visited Oxenrose for the first time this weekend and had the pleasure of having Ashley be my consultant/stylist. She listened to what I wanted and added her own recommendations that ended up giving me a new style that was better than what I expected! Also, this salon is very affordable ($40 for a cut/style by Ashley and many other stylists there). I will definitely be returning!

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I have been going to see Damiano @ OxenRose for the past 7 years, he always does an amazing job. Everyone else there is excellent too, including the hottie that runs the place, Karen!

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★★★★★

I have been going to see Damiano @ OxenRose for the past 7 years, he always does an amazing job. Everyone else there is excellent too, including the hottie that runs the place, Karen!

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I considermyself very particular about my hair. Visiting San Fran for a week and needing a last minute haircut I was on the search. I found Oxenrose by walking by. It was also further recomended by a friend. Booked appointment and was cut by Sandy. Great feedback and good skill, felt a bit rushed throughout the process, but it was a great value and good experiance for a first timer. Would reccomend this to anyone, Sandy was great, good mix of personality and professionalism. Thanks guys!

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★★★★★

I considermyself very particular about my hair. Visiting San Fran for a week and needing a last minute haircut I was on the search. I found Oxenrose by walking by. It was also further recomended by a friend. Booked appointment and was cut by Sandy. Great feedback and good skill, felt a bit rushed throughout the process, but it was a great value and good experiance for a first timer. Would reccomend this to anyone, Sandy was great, good mix of personality and professionalism. Thanks guys!

Pros: Nice atmosphere (sp), skill of stylist

Cons: felt a bit rushed

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I'd just moved to San Francisco and was nervous to get my haircut because I'd been seeing my old stylist for years. A friend recommended Oxenrose and I'm so glad she did! I made an appointment for a cut with Brian and I knew I wanted a different look, but I had no idea what kind of cut in particular. I basically told Brian I wanted something a little lighter, fun and funkier and he knew exactly what to do! He gave me the greatest haircut and made my hair so much more flattering and manageable! I was surprised to see that in such a nice salon a cut could be affordable! ($50!)

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★★★★★

I'd just moved to San Francisco and was nervous to get my haircut because I'd been seeing my old stylist for years. A friend recommended Oxenrose and I'm so glad she did! I made an appointment for a cut with Brian and I knew I wanted a different look, but I had no idea what kind of cut in particular. I basically told Brian I wanted something a little lighter, fun and funkier and he knew exactly what to do! He gave me the greatest haircut and made my hair so much more flattering and manageable! I was surprised to see that in such a nice salon a cut could be affordable! ($50!)

Pros: Brian, Affordable, Fun place

Cons: 2 week wait for, appointment

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A friend recommended Oxenrose to me for highlights and a haircut. I was lucky enough to have Ashley as my consultant/stylist for the first appointment. Ashley is one talented hair stylist! She did such a good job, I went back for another, and another appointment. Why, do you ask? Everytime I had my hair done by her, I got complements galore! Let's not forget the friendly receptionists that greet you at the door and make sure you are comfortable and happy. I'll be back!

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★★★★★

A friend recommended Oxenrose to me for highlights and a haircut. I was lucky enough to have Ashley as my consultant/stylist for the first appointment. Ashley is one talented hair stylist! She did such a good job, I went back for another, and another appointment. Why, do you ask? Everytime I had my hair done by her, I got complements galore! Let's not forget the friendly receptionists that greet you at the door and make sure you are comfortable and happy. I'll be back!

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I just got back from a great haircut experience with Dena!!! She listened to what I said instead of just going off and doing what she wanted with my hair like most high end stylists. I am so happy with my cut and would definitely go back to see her. I recommend both the salon and Dena!

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★★★★★

I just got back from a great haircut experience with Dena!!! She listened to what I said instead of just going off and doing what she wanted with my hair like most high end stylists. I am so happy with my cut and would definitely go back to see her. I recommend both the salon and Dena!

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I recently tried Oxenrose out for the first time, it's a little overwhelming when you first walk in. I wasn't sure if I was in a salon or a night club, but the girls at the front desk were such dolls and helped me right away! They helped me get up to the lounge and got me something to drink right away. I was soon met by my stylist Ashley who promptly took me downstairs and started off the appointment with a consultation to be sure she knew what I was looking for before she started cutting. Soon thereafter I left with one of the best haircuts I have had in over 10 years! Thanks Oxenrose, you have a new customer for life!

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★★★★★

I recently tried Oxenrose out for the first time, it's a little overwhelming when you first walk in. I wasn't sure if I was in a salon or a night club, but the girls at the front desk were such dolls and helped me right away! They helped me get up to the lounge and got me something to drink right away. I was soon met by my stylist Ashley who promptly took me downstairs and started off the appointment with a consultation to be sure she knew what I was looking for before she started cutting. Soon thereafter I left with one of the best haircuts I have had in over 10 years! Thanks Oxenrose, you have a new customer for life!

Pros: Great front staff, Consultation, Talented Stylist

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No attitude, just friendly, quality service and care- every time. I love this place!

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★★★★★

No attitude, just friendly, quality service and care- every time. I love this place!

Pros: inexpensive

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I have bad hair, and to top it off, I'm losing it too... I saw Carmen the other day and she hooked me up with a great cut and color that makes me feel like a 20 something again. She's got great skills and is super cute! I will definitely be back to see her to get my feauxhawk and blonde highlights again.

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★★★★★

I have bad hair, and to top it off, I'm losing it too... I saw Carmen the other day and she hooked me up with a great cut and color that makes me feel like a 20 something again. She's got great skills and is super cute! I will definitely be back to see her to get my feauxhawk and blonde highlights again.

Pros: location, location/wine bar, fun/creative staff

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Oxenrose was recommended to me by a fairly fashionable friend. Was very impressed by the final color and the cutting skill of the stylist (Brian). Was NOT impressed by the residual black dye marks left on my ears and the back of my neck. However the price and atmosphere are pretty good draws.

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★★★★☆

Oxenrose was recommended to me by a fairly fashionable friend. Was very impressed by the final color and the cutting skill of the stylist (Brian). Was NOT impressed by the residual black dye marks left on my ears and the back of my neck. However the price and atmosphere are pretty good draws.

Pros: cutting skills, great music, eclectic stylists

Cons: leftover dye marks, lack of attention

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I just moved to Sf with my husband from new york city and needed a new salon.
I kept hearing great things about oxenrosesalon so I thouhgt I would give it a chance. The front desk recommended Carmen and she was great. I felt like she really listened to me. My highlights were beautiful and my cut was even better. My husband goes to see her now too! I would recomend her highly to anyone.

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★★★★★

I just moved to Sf with my husband from new york city and needed a new salon.
I kept hearing great things about oxenrosesalon so I thouhgt I would give it a chance. The front desk recommended Carmen and she was great. I felt like she really listened to me. My highlights were beautiful and my cut was even better. My husband goes to see her now too! I would recomend her highly to anyone.

Pros: great atmosphere, inexpensive, great hair

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Hock Kee Rocks hard and is sweet as can be.
Great prices no snobs and tasty refreshments.
also new location has tons of parking free and otherwise.
Better than most "high end" salons........... with none of the attitude!
Go... go now.

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★★★★★

Hock Kee Rocks hard and is sweet as can be.
Great prices no snobs and tasty refreshments.
also new location has tons of parking free and otherwise.
Better than most "high end" salons........... with none of the attitude!
Go... go now.

Pros: prices, talent, friendly

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I asked for a unique cut I could still pull back for sports. Several times I told the stylist I didnt want a bob, even pointing out a client whose cut I didnt like. After 1.5 hours, my cut was so boring (a perfectly sculpted bob) that I actually got unsolicited comments from people about how to fix my hair. To their credit, Oxenrose scheduled a re-do the same night. I got a magazine of short cuts to go over with the lead stylist, but he was so rushed that within 2 minutes he told me to pick the cut I want, come back, and hed do it. Reception tried really hard to make it up to me, and I wanted to be open minded, but I wont be back. I need to talk to a stylist and it certainly wont be anyone at Oxenrose.

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★☆☆☆☆

I asked for a unique cut I could still pull back for sports. Several times I told the stylist I didnt want a bob, even pointing out a client whose cut I didnt like. After 1.5 hours, my cut was so boring (a perfectly sculpted bob) that I actually got unsolicited comments from people about how to fix my hair. To their credit, Oxenrose scheduled a re-do the same night. I got a magazine of short cuts to go over with the lead stylist, but he was so rushed that within 2 minutes he told me to pick the cut I want, come back, and hed do it. Reception tried really hard to make it up to me, and I wanted to be open minded, but I wont be back. I need to talk to a stylist and it certainly wont be anyone at Oxenrose.

Pros: Reception, Soccer mom bobs, Scheduled a re-do

Cons: Rushed, Not creative

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I decided to part from my LA hairstylist and find a place here in SF. I decided to go to Oxenrose and must of been the best hair decision I have ever made. Dena, my hair stylist knew exactly what to do with my hair and my cut came out better than expected! I am impressed and plan to go to Oxenrose for ALL of my hair needs! Not to mention....very affordable!

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★★★★★

I decided to part from my LA hairstylist and find a place here in SF. I decided to go to Oxenrose and must of been the best hair decision I have ever made. Dena, my hair stylist knew exactly what to do with my hair and my cut came out better than expected! I am impressed and plan to go to Oxenrose for ALL of my hair needs! Not to mention....very affordable!

Pros: price, skill

Cons: front desk staff

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I've been to him twice and Rachel once and both are great. Masaki did both a long and short cut for me and they both turned out exactly how I wanted them to turn out! The only issue I have with this place are the front desk staff who are either average or horrible. Last time I went there I waited one hour before the girl came to ask me who I was meeting with because she had forgotten to tell the stylist that I was waiting!

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★★★★★

I've been to him twice and Rachel once and both are great. Masaki did both a long and short cut for me and they both turned out exactly how I wanted them to turn out! The only issue I have with this place are the front desk staff who are either average or horrible. Last time I went there I waited one hour before the girl came to ask me who I was meeting with because she had forgotten to tell the stylist that I was waiting!

Pros: great stylist

Cons: front desk staff

 

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