Best Salons For Men On The Peninsula

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Haircuts and styling for men are common these days at men's traditional hangouts. The old-fashioned barbershop is going strong with up-to-date hair styling and color services added to its well-loved traditional amenities. Read on for five men's hair salons and barbershops recommended for terrific haircuts on the Peninsula.

Shane's Barbershop
302 E. 5th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 347-3762

Shane's Barbershop is simply amazing. With reviews that are 100 percent five-star evaluations, there is no denying that the shop is top in its field. Owner Shane Nesbitt and his excellent staff, licensed barbers Cedric and Travis, make sure the experience here is wonderful. From when a client first sits down and is given a complimentary drink of his choice, the tone is set. Forget the fancy big city hair stylists; your scalp will be treated well, and your hair cut and styled in a fashion that fits you and how you live. As Cedric, a well-trained and certified barber, explains, the staff tries to style clients' hair to fit their lifestyles, "The client gets more of a lifestyle haircut than anything else," he says. Shane's is a full-service shop, including shaves, haircuts, beard/mustache trims and men's hair color. Visit the website for full details and prices.

San Mateo Zoo
1226 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 638-1624

The San Mateo Zoo is owned by Shane Nesbitt of Shane's Barbershop fame, and is another spot for awesome attention to men's grooming. Consistently great reviews highlight the top-notch professionalism and skill of the staff. Note: appointments are required here and there is an additional $5 charge for walk-ins. Visit the website for full service and pricing information.

Blades Styling
3966 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 494-2987

John and Peggy make Blades the friendly, customer-oriented barber and hair styling shop that it is. The shop gets high praise for great cuts and service, plus the place is clean and looks very nice, which customers notice. Blades Barber and Styling provides quality hair care for men, women and kids while being a classic barbershop at heart. Visit the website for details on services and prices.

Quality Men Haircut
80 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 625-9506

Quality Men Haircut is a full-service shop for men, teens and boys. The grooming services here include haircuts, hair color, skin care and facials, hair removal and waxing services. The environment is just for men and provides relaxation and comfort with the professional man in mind. Owner Doris Leonie, a hairstylist with years of experience at another salon for men in Mountain View, poses to welcome Quality Men clients. "Our mission is to offer you an Exceptional Experience of Peace, Care and Comfort," Leonie says. Reviewers give Quality Men excellent feedback as a hard-working salon that consistently aims to treat clients fairly. While appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome as well. Check the website for services offered, plus prices and package options.

All Star Barber Shop
322 E. 3rd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 579-7020

All Star Barber Shop has over 25 years of professional experience. Although the shop clientele includes women, men and children, All Star really shines in its men's services. The barbershop is much more than a shave, as the name implies, and really stands out in its creative haircuts and styling. All Star is a classic barbershop providing skillful shaves and cuts at reasonable prices, but it also draws kudos for Gloria, the owner, who cuts hair to satisfy customer requests. She uses her talent and know-how when customers leave it to her innate knowledge of what looks best, so customers leave happy.

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