If you're looking for the very best haircut, ask for Taka at the Red Door Salon. He listens carefully to the cut (and the look) you're wishing for, and accomplishes it every time. Plus the whole experience of this place is pleasant. The staff is hospitable, capable, and cheerful. And the excuse of a haircut finds you In the heart of San Francisco's lively downtown, upscale shops, and great lunches.
Pros: skills, ambience, service, close to public transportation (BART)