Short Hair

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  • hairdresser for short hair (woman)

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    I am a woman and I like wearing my hair short. I've found that the $15 cuts don't address my cowlick, but I can't bring myself to hand over $100+. I'm looking to pay $40ish / cut, about every 10 weeks. I'd like a place that's more salon-y than barber-y, but a good hairdresser is the most important factor. Berkeley or central SF location a bonus. Any recommendations?

    I've been really happy with the short cut(s) (same cut, multiple times) I've gotten from Ruby at Eclipxe at MLK and University. Cost around $60, which is a bit higher than what you're looking for, but worth it IMO.

    My hair is not as short as yours, but I get mine cut by Ricardo who rents a chair at Susanna's salon at 1935 Ashby, and I have been a satisfied client for many years.   He cuts hair for women, men, and kids.  HIs prices are similar to Supercuts but he could totally charge more. I'm confident  he could figure out your cowlick.    He mainly does haircuts, not color or anything like that.    To make an appointment, call or text. His cell# is 415-706-1809.   I think his work days are Tues-Sat, but recently I think there is one day when he is not there (I can't remember which day). 

  • Hairdresser for short hair

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    Can anyone recommend a good hairdresser in the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Albany areas) who charges a reasonable price for a haircut?  I need someone who knows how to cut short hair for women (as in a short bob or pixie type of short cut).

    We really love going to Vika Salon on Sacramento - Virginia is great!

    Hey, I am also on the hunt for a reasonably priced hairdresser.
    Lola saloon seems ok (60$), but they have insane waiting periods and charge you if you have to change your appointment a month ahead.  
    Others were either very bad and cost 25$ or wonderful and cost 100$. So if you learn of anything I would love to know!

    Adam Wayne! At Marquee Salon on 40th in Temescal (near Telegraph, https://www.marqueesalon.com) Not cheap but definitely quality and I can usually go a couple months between cuts

    I love my hair stylist Melanie Shapiro who runs Charm School in Emeryville (http://charmschoolsalon.com/). Over the past 20 years she has guided me through several hair styles from short to long.

    I go to Marianne at Cuttin' Up on College (near Trader Joe's). About 5 blocks from Rockridge BART. She shares a shop with her son. They both know what they are doing, particularly with short hair. 510 652 1889 Good luck. IIRC she charges between 60 & 80.

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Good Hair Stylist for Short Hair?

Jan 2009

Hi, We are new to the area (Piedmont) and looking for a salon with good stylists, esp. someone who can handle short, wavy, thick hair. My haircut needs some time and attention - I usually pick an Aveda salon b/c their stylists are well-trained and often talented. Can anyonne suggest a salon in the Berkeley/Oakland area? Short Hair


I recommend two great stylists that are located at the top of Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. I have known both for many years and they both are extremely talented, artistic and pay great attention to detail. At some point they were at the same salon and now each have their own. Victor has been my stylist for over 25 years. When he lived in Hawaii for a few years, I discovered Tatyana, and have known her for more than 10 years. She continues to cut the hair of my two daughters. They each listen to what you'd like and are wonderful to work with. Tatyana Ptashkina 510-531-5925 - 4315 Piedmont Ave. Victor Wu 510-428-2885 - 4283 Piedmont Ave. They are both great.


Hello I have a great stylist by the name of Pam! She is located in North Oakland off Telegraph. She isn't overly priced like other stylist. She takes the time to answer questions related to your hair. She does cuts,colors,trims,styles, and perms at a great price.She is very friendly and enjoys what she does! kay


Cut for Short Hair

May 2003

Can someone recommend a stylist in Berkeley or Oakland who does a great job cutting short hair? If they're also a good colorist, that would be a big plus. And the ultimate would be someone who is affordable. Thanks! sgallin

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