I've been getting my hair cut at Salon Zaffa for about 5 years now. I have wavy hair that I like to keep very short and tidy -- not an easy haircut. I not only look good when I leave SZ, my cut keeps looking good as it grows out. (They also do fabulous longer cuts, color, etc. on my more adventurous friends.)
Zaffa's also fun to go to -- there's always interesting art on the walls and good music playing, and frequently a cute, friendly dog or two in residence. Definitely not the stuffy atmosphere of the pricey downtown salons, yet it's very professional and clean. Another great feature is that it's right across the street from the Essential Bakery.
The only downside is that my favorite stylist there is so popular I have to plan ahead and make an appointment long before my hair gets to the "I can't take it anymore!" stage.