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Mes Amis - 80 Reviews - 193 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (415) 558-7118

Mes Amis

193 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-7118
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Mes Amis - San Francisco, CA


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Was able to get a get a same day appointment due to a last minute cancellation. Parking was a breeze. Gene greeted me with a big smile. I felt comfortable right away. I came in...


I was very dissappointed with Mes Amis, after all the positive reviews. Not only did Gene not listen to what i wanted, but ending up doing everything opposite of what I asked. It ...

Won't be disappointed; Gene knows what he is doing! 8/7/2008

Was able to get a get a same day appointment due to a last minute cancellation. Parking was a breeze. Gene greeted me with a big smile. I felt comfortable right away. I came in for a color treatment. He then suggested a slight different cut and I agreed with his vision and gave him the ok. I felt confident that he knew what he was doing. I was right. I'm totally happy with the color and the cut. I would definitely go back again. Super nice atmosphere! Price was reasonable. more

Wonderful experience 8/2/2008

I had a great experience with Gene! He gave me some excellent advice and a fantastic haircut. I really enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and left feeling totally happy with my wonderful new haircut. I'd highly recommend Gene to anyone! more

Love my hair thanks to Gene! 4/1/2008

Gene saved me from pyramid head with his wonderful haircuts to thin out the bulk and shape my hair so I'm wearing it down consistently since I've grown it long. Gene's fun to talk to and a great, positive personality! I never feel pressured into having my hair cut a certain way or to buy tons of stuff. My last salon really pushed product and harped on how terrible growning my grey out would look and that it wouldn't style. Wha??? My hair, thanks to Gene, looks great...long, grey, and super stylish. Merci Gene! Pros: Great cuts, relaxed atmosphere. more

From hair disaster to hair masterpiece! 9/28/2007

I will highly recommend Gene. Pros: excellent work Cons: he's a busy man, so be punctual and be flexible more

mes amis 193 9/23/2007

I have been going to Mes Amis for the past 3 years and I have nothing but praises for the level of their expertise, the friendliness of the staff and the overall feeling of spending an hour or so with good friends. Bravo Gene and company, keep up the good work. see you all soon. roch Pros: thumbs up on everything. more

Best SF Hairdresser!!! 9/21/2007

WOW!!! What a great experience! I love my new fall color and cut. What a gem I found in Gene Hays at Mes Amis. Great hairdresser, great service, cool atmosphere, even easy to park! I've already gotten lots of compliments on the new ""do"". The products he recommend make it easy for me to make my hair look as good as when I left the salon. My search is over! more

gene's my boy! 9/14/2007

I've been going to Gene for several years, following good reviews from several other friends. I've never looked back. I always appreciate the casual atmosphere and trust him implicitly. I don't even have to say what I want, I don't even look in the little mirror that he gives me. I simply know that I will get what I want. Thanks Gene!!! more

Please avoid the hype! 9/12/2007

I was very dissappointed with Mes Amis, after all the positive reviews. Not only did Gene not listen to what i wanted, but ending up doing everything opposite of what I asked. It took me a year to grow out my bad haircut. Not worth the money, the attitude and the dissatisfaction. Cons: Attitude, inability to listen more

Wonderful Experience by Fate 9/7/2007

I stumbled upon Mes Amis 193 by fate. I work in the neighborhood and was needing some major highlight/color work on my hair. I decided to come and inquire about their highlight and color service. The minute I came in I was greeted with delight and respect. Having had no appointment, Gene, the owner took me in. After reading so many of the reviews here, I now understand why my experience with Gene was by fate and luck. I am very delighted with my new hair color and highlight. Gene was very candid, welcoming, and very easy going The atmosphere was non-pretentious. The services were reasonably priced with great attention to personal care. I would highly recommend Gene to anyone needing some hair color and highlight work on their tresses. I plan on visiting Gene to work on my hair regularly. Pros: Gene is skillfull, attentive to detail, a skillful artist Cons: Make sure you make appointments in advance more

Best cut and color 9/4/2007

I have been going to Gene since 1995. The haircuts he has given me over the years have earned me compliments in New York, all over the US, and Europe. I'm an opera singer who travels for my work, so it's important that I have a look that's unique to me and stylish as well. Gene is always up-to-date on the latest cutting techniques and coloring methods, and he's always been honest with me about what will look best as well as being willing to give me what I want. He's a true artist, a caring human being, and he has surrounded himself with other great people in his salon. I've proudly sent numerous people Gene with wonderful results and will do so again and again. Pros: Technique, artistry, and honesty all with a beautiful sense of humor Cons: Gene is booked 4-6 weeks in advance more

Gene rocks the free world! 7/9/2007

Gene is not only an amazing hair stylist and color expert, but he is the owner of this salon, and is an amazing guy to boot! I just read a review someone wrote on 6/7/07 who rated this #1 salon in town a 1-star salon, and I wanted to set the records straight. The staff has been extremely friendly to me, and it's been a great experience thus far! For the last 2 years, I've been going to Gene for my hair cut, and yes, he is booked 4-6 weeks in advance for optimal appointment slots. And yes, all the stylists are busy because they are excellent at what they do. Gene is honest and forthright about what he thinks looks good on his clients -- and I for one, appreciate his candor. He advises for and against certain cuts that I am considering, and ends up giving me a fabulous cut every time. He is also such a caring person that he ran out and fed the meter for me (with his quarters, not mine) the last time I was there to make sure that my car won't get towed. Gene, Michael (the receptionist), and the other stylists are such kind people, I don't believe there is a mean bone in their body. BTW, in case you have bangs -- no one has cut my bangs better than Gene! One advice if I may: If you are new in town, start with Gene. I wish I did. Pros: service; the people; and great with long and straight Asian hair Cons: not always easy to find parking depending on time of your visit more

Gene Rocks! Best hair salon EVER 6/11/2007

I've been going to Gene since 1990 and he is the best. Over the years I've sent probably 20 people with a variety of hair types and styles, and they've all been thrilled. In fact, my girlfriends and I have to carry business cards because so many people ask where we get our hair done. We have such a great time at Gene's that three of us book our haircuts together to make a girls' day of beauty. In fact, we even show up to hang out even if only one of us needs a cut that day! Pros: Great with short hair, and fine hair more

Steer clear of Mes Amis 6/7/2007

Unless you like your hairstylin' mean, snotty and FULL of attitude, steer clear of this one! Pros: nada Cons: ummm..... everything? more

Go for the haircut, stay for the banter 5/16/2007

I've been going to Gene at Mes Amis since 2001. People always remark on my ""sassy"" cut and color afterwards. But the real reason I keep going back is the fun, no-pressure atmosphere. No snotty stylists with arched eyebrows here...when Gene is on, he is ON. Why not have a good time at the stylist? I look forward to each appointment. Highly recommended. more

great cut and highlights in a convivial urban hip atmosphere! 5/9/2007

I have been going to Mes Amis for about 5 years. I was in yesterday for my current usuall cut and highlights. people always complement my hair cut and style and those who know my hair always admire the subtlety and variation in the highlights. To others I just have pretty hair and thats how I like it. I always refer Mes Amis to people but I thought I would spread the word on a broader note. Gene makes my hair look great! if your in need of the styling muse Gene will breeze through with suggestions and mutual dialoug to arrive at a style that suits your quirks and style desires (Me I do not like my hair in my face but I want it long ) more

Best color work in town! 5/9/2007

I have been going to MesAmis since it opened and have had Gene cut my hair since 1981. You couldn't ask for a more professional stylist. He listens to his clients and makes suggestions based on your preferences. And noone does color better!! Pros: Parking is almost always a breeze more

The Worst Haircut Experience 4/25/2007

Tiny cramped and destroyed my hair. Who are all these reviews from? more

Best hair cut and the best atmosphere to go with it 4/3/2007

I started getting my hair cut at Mes Amis when I first moved to the city and I can't picture getting my hair cut anywhere else. Gene was not only nice, but he became a great friend. Pros: Overall quality in every aspect. Cons: Should always have an appoitment. more

Best razor haircut 3/28/2007

Gene is fantastic. No only does he do a great hair cut and color but he makes you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in. I have fine hair that is usually hard to work with but he did a great job. With so many salons in the city it is great to find one I want to stick with. more

Friendly and relaxing 3/22/2007

I went in not expecting much. I have curly hair and no one ever gets it right. Gene is so nice and friendly made me feel at home. Priscilla expertise really made me feel like she knew about my hair. I left with a whole new look and attitude even my husband noticed. I have been singing their praises ever since. Great place to get color, highlights and a cut you can feel comfortable wearing. Pros: Great place LOVE IT! more
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  • In Short
    This bright storefront is decked out with simple, elegant wood furnishings and modern concrete floors. Three stylists include a specialist in ethnic hair and an expert in...

  • 1/25/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue: 9:30am-6:30pm, Thu: 9:30am-6:30pm, Sat: 9:30am-6:30pm, Fri: 9:30am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Civic Center, Northeast