Notorious for Hair

★★★★★
  • 561 Castro St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

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  • 415-558-0401

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Until I went to Notorious, I had used the same hair stylist for 2 years, so I was very skeptical. But from the second I walked in, the awesome atmosphere put me at ease. I was offered wine, which was actually good, and I was greeted by my hairstylist right on time. Noel, who was fantastic, really worked with me on what I was trying to achieve. Everything from the shampoo by a woman with magic fingers to my sleek finish screamed quality...and I didn't have to spend a small fortune. The best part was that I was not pressured to buy hundreds of dollars worth of hair products, although Noel was ready to show me a few items when I inquired.

All in all, my experience was incredible and I HIGHLY reccommend Notorious to anybody. This is my new salon and Noel is my guy :)

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★★★★★

Until I went to Notorious, I had used the same hair stylist for 2 years, so I was very skeptical. But from the second I walked in, the awesome atmosphere put me at ease. I was offered wine, which was actually good, and I was greeted by my hairstylist right on time. Noel, who was fantastic, really worked with me on what I was trying to achieve. Everything from the shampoo by a woman with magic fingers to my sleek finish screamed quality...and I didn't have to spend a small fortune. The best part was that I was not pressured to buy hundreds of dollars worth of hair products, although Noel was ready to show me a few items when I inquired.

All in all, my experience was incredible and I HIGHLY reccommend Notorious to anybody. This is my new salon and Noel is my guy :)

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What can I say about Notorious that hasn't already been said? The salon itself is a beautiful space, the atmosphere is fresh, and the stylists are fabulous.
Lisa is amazing. She gave me exactly what I wanted - a clean, funky cut and gorgeous color.
Great prices too.
I'm hooked.

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★★★★★

What can I say about Notorious that hasn't already been said? The salon itself is a beautiful space, the atmosphere is fresh, and the stylists are fabulous.
Lisa is amazing. She gave me exactly what I wanted - a clean, funky cut and gorgeous color.
Great prices too.
I'm hooked.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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I was getting my hair done by someone new for the first time in my ENTIRE life. I found this salon through City Search and am SO glad I did. I decided I wanted a completely different look, but was terrified. Everyone there was great and Jeremy did a FANTASTIC job. My hair looks better then it has in years! I can't wait until I get to go back and have it done all over again!!!

2
★★★★★

I was getting my hair done by someone new for the first time in my ENTIRE life. I found this salon through City Search and am SO glad I did. I decided I wanted a completely different look, but was terrified. Everyone there was great and Jeremy did a FANTASTIC job. My hair looks better then it has in years! I can't wait until I get to go back and have it done all over again!!!

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Lisa Swiss.. the most sassy, witty, daring, confident, talented stylist i ever been to... and she is the only one i will ever go to again. Her knowledge baffled me, as well as her patience... For the first times in my life, my hair has always turned out PERFECT every appt. we've had. and i am OCD about my hair. And magic at coloring. i have gone from blue black to bright red in one sitting, beautifully! And extentions.. she has done friends of mine.. punky and chic styles.. and they look real... and my friends now look like run-way models!
The salon is fabulous.. and wine too!! and it's is such a cute neighborhood!
I am extremely happy with my experiences at this salon... and i will recommend everyone who wants RAD hair, done by RAD stylists to check out Notorious For Hair!!

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★★★★★

Lisa Swiss.. the most sassy, witty, daring, confident, talented stylist i ever been to... and she is the only one i will ever go to again. Her knowledge baffled me, as well as her patience... For the first times in my life, my hair has always turned out PERFECT every appt. we've had. and i am OCD about my hair. And magic at coloring. i have gone from blue black to bright red in one sitting, beautifully! And extentions.. she has done friends of mine.. punky and chic styles.. and they look real... and my friends now look like run-way models!
The salon is fabulous.. and wine too!! and it's is such a cute neighborhood!
I am extremely happy with my experiences at this salon... and i will recommend everyone who wants RAD hair, done by RAD stylists to check out Notorious For Hair!!

Pros: everything!!, talented smart staff, relaxing environment

Cons: nada, non, nothing

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Alright, so I hadn't paid to have my hair done in years and when I went in for a friend's appoint. I met Heather and she was so excited with ideas for my hair color... how could I resist someone excited about MY hair and having hot pink hair herself? Yes, so an appointment I made and that was in February and still I'm getting compliments and love it myself- the color and style! I'm ready for my next appointment and I have only one place in mind!

2
★★★★★

Alright, so I hadn't paid to have my hair done in years and when I went in for a friend's appoint. I met Heather and she was so excited with ideas for my hair color... how could I resist someone excited about MY hair and having hot pink hair herself? Yes, so an appointment I made and that was in February and still I'm getting compliments and love it myself- the color and style! I'm ready for my next appointment and I have only one place in mind!

Pros: staff, WINE, location

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I stopped going to salons years ago because I can get a good haircut at any barber shop. But I followed Noel to Notorious. I am paying a little extra, but I am getting extra service, too, like a shampoo after the cut (great for crewcuts like mine). Noel's skill and especially his charm make getting a haircut an experience I look forward to. There is a nice camaraderie among the stylists. I sense that they are striving together to make a good experience for the customer even better in the future.

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★★★★★

I stopped going to salons years ago because I can get a good haircut at any barber shop. But I followed Noel to Notorious. I am paying a little extra, but I am getting extra service, too, like a shampoo after the cut (great for crewcuts like mine). Noel's skill and especially his charm make getting a haircut an experience I look forward to. There is a nice camaraderie among the stylists. I sense that they are striving together to make a good experience for the customer even better in the future.

Pros: staff, Castro location, good value

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Notorious specializes in good cuts for people with Problem Hair--I'm Exhibit A. Bonus points for relaxed atmosphere; in addition to great service their staff gives good wisecrack. Make your appointment early as they tend to be booked on short notice. Ask for Noel and you can't go wrong. The results are well worth salon prices.

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★★★★★

Notorious specializes in good cuts for people with Problem Hair--I'm Exhibit A. Bonus points for relaxed atmosphere; in addition to great service their staff gives good wisecrack. Make your appointment early as they tend to be booked on short notice. Ask for Noel and you can't go wrong. The results are well worth salon prices.

Pros: Reasonable price, follows instructions, friendly staff

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I am new to teh city and saw this salon on citysearch. So i gave it a try.... and it was great! Noel listened to what i wanted and my concerns and i walked out with exactly what i wanted! i am going back next week for color! i am so happy!

2
★★★★★

I am new to teh city and saw this salon on citysearch. So i gave it a try.... and it was great! Noel listened to what i wanted and my concerns and i walked out with exactly what i wanted! i am going back next week for color! i am so happy!

Pros: great atmostphere, great people

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I just had my hair cut and colored last week by Heather. She did an excellent job and really took the time to listen to what I wanted. I was scared she would be "scissor-happy" like so many other stylists I have encountered to tackle my short hair, but she only cut what she needed to and the color came out perfect!

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★★★★★

I just had my hair cut and colored last week by Heather. She did an excellent job and really took the time to listen to what I wanted. I was scared she would be "scissor-happy" like so many other stylists I have encountered to tackle my short hair, but she only cut what she needed to and the color came out perfect!

Pros: Inexpensive, Warm

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Notorious is an excellent salon. They have such a unique decor. The stylist knew just how to cut my long curly hair into a short boyish do that would accentuate my face. It even is growing out perfect! I would definitely recommend Notorious. I've been to other salons in SF and Notorious is the best of them.

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Notorious is an excellent salon. They have such a unique decor. The stylist knew just how to cut my long curly hair into a short boyish do that would accentuate my face. It even is growing out perfect! I would definitely recommend Notorious. I've been to other salons in SF and Notorious is the best of them.

Pros: street parking, good price, good atmosphere

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My long hair had become thin , bleached out & straggly . When I went to Jeremy at Notorious I said do whatever I dont care! . I couldnt believe my eyes! , I had style ,
Unbelievable ! what I thought was thin hair was thick , my Hair fell right into
place ,it bounced, it moved & I still had all the length!! I never thought my hair could do this ! & the color , beautiful & rich chesnut with perfect blond highlights I have never recieved so many complements! Everyone wanted to touch my hair.. Next time I brought a friend in desperate need of a change .WOW
she looked 10 years younger. It is hard to imagine one person who has so much Talent with Hair But Jeremy does! He is truly amazing. I wouldnt go anywhere else again!

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★★★★★

My long hair had become thin , bleached out & straggly . When I went to Jeremy at Notorious I said do whatever I dont care! . I couldnt believe my eyes! , I had style ,
Unbelievable ! what I thought was thin hair was thick , my Hair fell right into
place ,it bounced, it moved & I still had all the length!! I never thought my hair could do this ! & the color , beautiful & rich chesnut with perfect blond highlights I have never recieved so many complements! Everyone wanted to touch my hair.. Next time I brought a friend in desperate need of a change .WOW
she looked 10 years younger. It is hard to imagine one person who has so much Talent with Hair But Jeremy does! He is truly amazing. I wouldnt go anywhere else again!

Pros: exciting, comftorable, Great products

Cons: none

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The staff of notorious are friendly, fun and funky. The minute you reach the top of the stairs you know you're going to enjoy your time with these super stylin fun fashion babes. Noel is my favorite for cuts...he's got years of experience and it shows in his work. He's also a total doll.

Love these guys!

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★★★★★

The staff of notorious are friendly, fun and funky. The minute you reach the top of the stairs you know you're going to enjoy your time with these super stylin fun fashion babes. Noel is my favorite for cuts...he's got years of experience and it shows in his work. He's also a total doll.

Love these guys!

Pros: skilled stylists, fun environment, great location

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Jeremy always makes me look and feel fantastic. Everytime I get my hair done, it looks great and is easy to mantain even after I leave the salon. Anytime I buy any products they've been compatible with my hair, not just a sale.ps. They have the best bathroom in town.Jeremy is priceless to me. xoxo Christy

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★★★★★

Jeremy always makes me look and feel fantastic. Everytime I get my hair done, it looks great and is easy to mantain even after I leave the salon. Anytime I buy any products they've been compatible with my hair, not just a sale.ps. They have the best bathroom in town.Jeremy is priceless to me. xoxo Christy

Pros: great prices, great service, great toilet

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After receiving many disappointing haircuts from other stylists, I'm delighted to report that the cut I got at Notorious has looked consistently good and inspired many compliments. It's also grown out exceptionally well--the sign of a good cut in my book. I have thick wavy hair that tends to curl in all the wrong places and look pretty goofy when cut by your average stylist. But Heather at Notorious really listened to my preferences and addressed them unusually well. She also offered good suggestions that I have followed and appreciated. The price point at Notorious is remarkably fair for a cut this precise and enduring, so I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

After receiving many disappointing haircuts from other stylists, I'm delighted to report that the cut I got at Notorious has looked consistently good and inspired many compliments. It's also grown out exceptionally well--the sign of a good cut in my book. I have thick wavy hair that tends to curl in all the wrong places and look pretty goofy when cut by your average stylist. But Heather at Notorious really listened to my preferences and addressed them unusually well. She also offered good suggestions that I have followed and appreciated. The price point at Notorious is remarkably fair for a cut this precise and enduring, so I will definitely be back.

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I recently moved to San Francisco and finding someone to give you a great haircut can be stressful. I got lucky and found Noel at Notorious. This guy knows what he is doing and is always willing to suggest what might look better. He also has a great attitude, and is very easy to get along with.
Give Noel a try you will be very satisfied! Ciao!

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★★★★★

I recently moved to San Francisco and finding someone to give you a great haircut can be stressful. I got lucky and found Noel at Notorious. This guy knows what he is doing and is always willing to suggest what might look better. He also has a great attitude, and is very easy to get along with.
Give Noel a try you will be very satisfied! Ciao!

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I had a fabulous time at Notorious, they are really notorious. I got great new bangs by adding extenions in a different color so that my weak hair would not get dammaged, I really think that the stylist at Notorious know how to take care of my hair!

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★★★★★

I had a fabulous time at Notorious, they are really notorious. I got great new bangs by adding extenions in a different color so that my weak hair would not get dammaged, I really think that the stylist at Notorious know how to take care of my hair!

Pros: Extentions, Care for the hair, Great atomosphere

Cons: none, none, none

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A very good place to get your hair cut. Very chill but professional. A+

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A very good place to get your hair cut. Very chill but professional. A+

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This was one of my best hair experiences because Heather was so helpful. She talked me through everything and explained why according to my hair type, very CURLY!! She did not pretend to know what she was doing and was understanding and respectful of what I wanted. Best Hair Cut Ever!

2
★★★★★

This was one of my best hair experiences because Heather was so helpful. She talked me through everything and explained why according to my hair type, very CURLY!! She did not pretend to know what she was doing and was understanding and respectful of what I wanted. Best Hair Cut Ever!

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Notorious is awesome when it comes to cutting, styling, and products for curly hair!
They really know how to make you look great for a reasonable price.
THANK YOU!!!

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★★★★★

Notorious is awesome when it comes to cutting, styling, and products for curly hair!
They really know how to make you look great for a reasonable price.
THANK YOU!!!

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It's rare for hair stylist's to exhibit good team work, flexability, along with being available for evening appointments.

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It's rare for hair stylist's to exhibit good team work, flexability, along with being available for evening appointments.

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I went to this salon for the first time ans really enjoyed my stylist Nole... (oops hope i spelled it right) he was so kind!! Easy to work with and excited about giving me a new look! Thanks Nole looking forward to my next visit!! Visit this PLACE!!

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★★★★★

I went to this salon for the first time ans really enjoyed my stylist Nole... (oops hope i spelled it right) he was so kind!! Easy to work with and excited about giving me a new look! Thanks Nole looking forward to my next visit!! Visit this PLACE!!

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Thank you Notorious. I needed a change. That morning I tried to get one and I was a bit disillusioned by someone else's idea of change.
As luck would have it I came across Notorious for Hair in the phonebook.
Immediately I was able to come in to your salon and get a much needed makeover. I received nothing but the best.

Thank you very much, y'all are rad.

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★★★★★

Thank you Notorious. I needed a change. That morning I tried to get one and I was a bit disillusioned by someone else's idea of change.
As luck would have it I came across Notorious for Hair in the phonebook.
Immediately I was able to come in to your salon and get a much needed makeover. I received nothing but the best.

Thank you very much, y'all are rad.

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Noel is the best. He always knows how to translate what I am thinking about doing into a reality, yet he is realistic about what will work with my thin hair. I just had him cut off about five inches and color my hair and I am amazed at how easy it is to take care of, how healthy and bouncy it looks. The colors are bold enough to be comment inducing, in a good way. Unique is the word. Noel is also the best darn head massager in the city. I love getting my head rinsed and cleaned after my color has set because he makes it feel like you paid for a head massage along with your excellent hair style/cut/color.
I will always go back to Noel.

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★★★★★

Noel is the best. He always knows how to translate what I am thinking about doing into a reality, yet he is realistic about what will work with my thin hair. I just had him cut off about five inches and color my hair and I am amazed at how easy it is to take care of, how healthy and bouncy it looks. The colors are bold enough to be comment inducing, in a good way. Unique is the word. Noel is also the best darn head massager in the city. I love getting my head rinsed and cleaned after my color has set because he makes it feel like you paid for a head massage along with your excellent hair style/cut/color.
I will always go back to Noel.

Pros: Reasonable Price, Good Morning Parking, Little wait

Cons: Good color line, Friendly Staff, Positive Atmosphere

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This quaint salon, located in the heart of the Castro, is convenient, hip, & accessible for folks that don't want to take out a mortgage to get a new look for their hair! I went in for a completely new style, & got a consultation, cut & color which were very professionally done. Several people commented on my hair after my appointment, it looks great! I liked the atmosphere--very fun, & welcoming. Thanks, Notorious!

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★★★★☆

This quaint salon, located in the heart of the Castro, is convenient, hip, & accessible for folks that don't want to take out a mortgage to get a new look for their hair! I went in for a completely new style, & got a consultation, cut & color which were very professionally done. Several people commented on my hair after my appointment, it looks great! I liked the atmosphere--very fun, & welcoming. Thanks, Notorious!

Pros: Friendly, Hip, Affordable

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Before going to Notorious for Hair, I would bounce from salon to salon in search of the right cut and the right stylist. For a while, I just gave up and cut my own hair because I dreaded going to another hair salon. I'm glad I took a chance and tried Notorious for Hair because I now look forward to a hair cut.

The staff is friendly, the prices are very reasonable, and they know what to do with hair!

It's also good to see that the new management is trying to improve the place.

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★★★★★

Before going to Notorious for Hair, I would bounce from salon to salon in search of the right cut and the right stylist. For a while, I just gave up and cut my own hair because I dreaded going to another hair salon. I'm glad I took a chance and tried Notorious for Hair because I now look forward to a hair cut.

The staff is friendly, the prices are very reasonable, and they know what to do with hair!

It's also good to see that the new management is trying to improve the place.

Pros: Knowledgeablestylists, Fair prices, Convenient location

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I have been a NFH client for over a decade. I travel from Marin County because I can't find the same level of quality service and professionalism that I have always experienced at NFH. As satisfied as I have always been with the stylists, the new staff at NFH is off-the-chart! The salon manager, (Joseph) a recent arrival from Miami Beach, brings a new energy and an East Coast flair for cutting and color to NFH that I haven't experienced since leaving the East Coast. I was thrilled with the highlight and cut that I received from Joe and when I complimented him, his words were, "There's a new sheriff in town." (Smile) While I was there I noticed that the new staff had a great upbeat energy and camaraderie, and I could feel the excitement in the air. It was really refreshing. Thanks NFH, for years of excellent service.

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★★★★★

I have been a NFH client for over a decade. I travel from Marin County because I can't find the same level of quality service and professionalism that I have always experienced at NFH. As satisfied as I have always been with the stylists, the new staff at NFH is off-the-chart! The salon manager, (Joseph) a recent arrival from Miami Beach, brings a new energy and an East Coast flair for cutting and color to NFH that I haven't experienced since leaving the East Coast. I was thrilled with the highlight and cut that I received from Joe and when I complimented him, his words were, "There's a new sheriff in town." (Smile) While I was there I noticed that the new staff had a great upbeat energy and camaraderie, and I could feel the excitement in the air. It was really refreshing. Thanks NFH, for years of excellent service.

 

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