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Where to Ditch the Movember Mustache in SF

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Inside the Wingtip barber shop. Photo: Patricia Chang for Racked

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For those unaccustomed to facial hair, Movember comes as a shock. And while we fully support dudes raising money for (and awareness about) men's health issues, there are many faces in this city that just aren't cut out for facial foliage. If your co-workers anxiously and repeatedly asked if your new facial hair was just a Movember fad, you're probably one of those men who's better off clean-shaven. But before you beat a hasty retreat into a bathroom with your Mach 3 (or —shudder— a Bic), why not cap off your razor-less month with a proper shave? These San Francisco barber shops will help you bid adieu to your mustache with the kind of classic, hot shave that would make your grandpa proud.


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1. Wingtip

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550 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 765-0993
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More than just a men's clothing store (and private club), Wingtip has a full service barber shop on the first level.

2. Exchange Barber Shop

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435 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 781-9658
Men in the Financial District turn to this Pine Street gem for a proper hot shave and the kind of gentlemen's mags that you won't find in a fancy co-ed salon.

3. 1512 Barber Shop

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1512 Pine St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 286-4371
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Salvatore Cimino runs this by-appointment-only one-man show, and he's pretty popular. Book your appointment at the Nob Hill shop for one of his famous straight-edge shaves.

4. Peoples Barber & Shop

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1259 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-4099
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This traditional men’s barbershop located in the Tendernob offers a full-service, luxury barber experience. A straight razor shave is $38 and a beard trim is $15.

5. Arcade Barber Shop

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140 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
4150564049
Another FiDi barber-shop-within-a-clothing-shop option, Arcade is located in the back of The Hound. Regulars recommend appointments, but walk-ins are welcome. This is a cash-only biz, so stop by the ATM before your visit.

6. Cable Car Clothiers

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108 Sutter
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 397-4740
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Located within the store, the two-chair shop is staffed with master barbers who provide hot lather and straight razor shave, hot toweling, scissor hair cuts, and era to modern styling. A shave is $30. If you just want to clean up that November growth, a beard/mustache trim is $20.

7. Details Barbershop

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166 Geary St, Ste 1204
San Francisco, CA 94108
Another appointment-only spot, make a plan to treat yourself to the Old San Francisco Shave "OSF", a $50 combo treatment that includes Notch's perfect shave with an after-shave mask that rejuvenates, purifies, and replenishes the skin with necessary nutrients and minerals.

8. The Art of Shaving

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845 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 541-9801
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Though the rest of the points on this map are small businesses, the Art of Shaving lands on the list because the Westfield Centre location is open until 8:30 pm. Need a shave after work? This is your best bet.

9. J.P. Kempt

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351 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 326-3781
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J.P. Kempt is a relatively new spot in the Lower Haight that prides itself on being a comfortable, friendly, and social atmosphere for men. A hot lather beard trim is $25 and a straight razor shave is $40.

10. Fellow Barber

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696 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 621-9000
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The only West Coast outpost of this popular NYC chain, Fellow Barber expanded this year to the current 1500 square foot barber shop. If you need a haircut with your 'stache removal, try the cut and shave combo for $85.

1. Wingtip

550 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
More than just a men's clothing store (and private club), Wingtip has a full service barber shop on the first level.
550 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

2. Exchange Barber Shop

435 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Men in the Financial District turn to this Pine Street gem for a proper hot shave and the kind of gentlemen's mags that you won't find in a fancy co-ed salon.
435 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94104

3. 1512 Barber Shop

1512 Pine St, San Francisco, CA
Salvatore Cimino runs this by-appointment-only one-man show, and he's pretty popular. Book your appointment at the Nob Hill shop for one of his famous straight-edge shaves.
1512 Pine St
San Francisco, CA

4. Peoples Barber & Shop

1259 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
This traditional men’s barbershop located in the Tendernob offers a full-service, luxury barber experience. A straight razor shave is $38 and a beard trim is $15.
1259 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Arcade Barber Shop

140 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Another FiDi barber-shop-within-a-clothing-shop option, Arcade is located in the back of The Hound. Regulars recommend appointments, but walk-ins are welcome. This is a cash-only biz, so stop by the ATM before your visit.
140 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104

6. Cable Car Clothiers

108 Sutter, San Francisco, CA 94104
Located within the store, the two-chair shop is staffed with master barbers who provide hot lather and straight razor shave, hot toweling, scissor hair cuts, and era to modern styling. A shave is $30. If you just want to clean up that November growth, a beard/mustache trim is $20.
108 Sutter
San Francisco, CA 94104

7. Details Barbershop

166 Geary St, Ste 1204, San Francisco, CA 94108
Another appointment-only spot, make a plan to treat yourself to the Old San Francisco Shave "OSF", a $50 combo treatment that includes Notch's perfect shave with an after-shave mask that rejuvenates, purifies, and replenishes the skin with necessary nutrients and minerals.
166 Geary St, Ste 1204
San Francisco, CA 94108

8. The Art of Shaving

845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Though the rest of the points on this map are small businesses, the Art of Shaving lands on the list because the Westfield Centre location is open until 8:30 pm. Need a shave after work? This is your best bet.
845 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. J.P. Kempt

351 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
J.P. Kempt is a relatively new spot in the Lower Haight that prides itself on being a comfortable, friendly, and social atmosphere for men. A hot lather beard trim is $25 and a straight razor shave is $40.
351 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

10. Fellow Barber

696 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The only West Coast outpost of this popular NYC chain, Fellow Barber expanded this year to the current 1500 square foot barber shop. If you need a haircut with your 'stache removal, try the cut and shave combo for $85.
696 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110