2414 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412337.799937 -122.443174
Mon Closed,Tue 11:00 AM-6:00 PM,Wed-Fri 11:00 AM-7:00 PM,Sat 9:00 AM-6:00 PM,Sun Closed
Neighborhoods: North, Marina
pricey!!!! – beware: there goes all your money. at least you feel fabulous and ready to head out to some chic dinner. very comfortable environemnt.
No More Clipper Cuts – As a guy new to the $50 haircut I was reluctant to venture into Flip-It is located around the corner from my apt and I walk by every day...after being pestered by my girlfriend to get a better cut, I went in and got the owner-Shannon to cut my hair. She has alot of experience, explained why scissor over comb grows out better and got me to buy a product-I have always used what someone gave me...all in all a great experience and I'll go back as I have now stepped up a notch on the maintenence ladder!!
Best highlights – Saw Shannon at Flip (also the owner) last week and after 5 compliments over the weekend, I had to join Citysearch and give her a shout-out!!!! My highlights are a great mix of blondes that look natural but..with that extra pizzaz. She suggested the shades to compliment what I had been getting done and also to brighten a blah lowlight someone in that neighborhood (don't bother with ANY OTHER place on Chestnut) had given me. I am a convert and now a loyal client. They have evening hours and Saturdays are fun-they also have Bumble-saves me a trip downtown.
Decent highlights but horrible experience – Was moderately satisfied with my highlights, cut and blowdry the last time I went, so I made another appointment. Big mistake. Not only did they get the time of my appointment wrong, when I got there at the exact time of my appointment at 3, they told me that they had my appointment scheduled for 2:45 and had a 15 minute cancellation policy. By then, they had taken a walk-in but the stylist could probably take me in 20-30 minutes. So I canceled my following appointment ,got a cup of coffee and wasted 20 minutes of my extremely scarce "free time" time walking around Chestnut. When I came back 30 minutes later, the owner herself told me that it was now 10 minutes after 3:30 and they close at 5 so there was no way they could take me because it was a 2 hour appointment. So, why did you tell me to come back at all? And now because I came back at 3:40 instead of 3:30, they simply couldn't take me. Please, it's the difference of 10 minutes! I might be griping a bit, but seriously it's 10 minutes. They could have had a return, loyal customer by just staying open 10 minutes later. I expect I lot more out of a small business owner than that. Ruined my whole day. There are too many good salons in this city to have horrible service like that.
Editorial Review – Full-service Marina district hair salon specializes in cuts and highlights for men and women.
Expert Highlights from Shannon – I am always complimenting my friend on her highlights and she finally convinced me to see her long-time stylist-Shannon at Flip (she's the owner too). Another GREAT incentive is they are having a referral program for a few months and my friend gave me a 25% off cupon..making it a great deal. I love my super shiny, golden and baby blonde natural looking not streaky highlights. Her blow-out was great and I will return soon for a cut. I loved the salon, no waiting and the staff was very personable and friendly. I think I will miss the shopping from Union Square that I usually do when I get hair services but going here is so much more convenient for me and I can walk from my house-a PLUS!!!!
Super great highlights-chic cuts – I have been following Shannon Kitchen-Juarez around town for about 8 years and am so happy with her newish location-I can usually park outfront!!! The lovely Adddie at the front deskfeeds my meter and keeps me in herb tea...my cuts are always current-very stylish and Shannon listens and can cut anything I come up with or she makes suggestions if I want to grow it a little. I really think you should listen to her about your blonde-she knows her stuff-I had been getting baby fine highlights/lowlights and my hair became "muddy"-she straightened it out with a little more of a chunky-but not too chunky-weave and it's perfect!!!!!! I will never venture anywhere else!!
Run, run from this place – Shannon the owner is horrible. I had my hair cut there 4 or 5 x's and they were Okay cuts, I have really short cute Halle Berry hair and I though we were just tweaking things. My cut the other day, she didn't listen to me, cut is so short you can see parts of my scalp, it is so irregular and jagged. She had the gall then to ask if I wanted to give out some referral cards, when I nearly freaked out, she then offered to pay for my cut or scalping if you really want to know. SHe then had the gall to say "when you come back" ummmm,,,,like never. I turned and left. My hair is so ridiculously short I look like a q tip that a kid drew magic marker on. I don't even want anyone to try to fix it it is so short, so now I walk around looking ridiculous. Go somewhere else......run somewhere else. It looks cute, but doesn't mean she does a good job.
Shannon is THE blonde authority!!!!!! – Shannon has been doing my highlights and cuts since she opened her salon last year-I actually live upstairs so this location couldn't be more perfect for me. She always consults before mixing to make sure my color is exact for the season, condition of my hair and mood I'm in. I always listen to her because she is blonde herself and knows her stuff. I won't trust anyone else with my precious locks!!!!! Her salon is adorable, VERY clean and they have great mags and music. I am also lovin' the new desk guy David-super-friendly and he has a terrific smile.
Horrible Highlights. – I've been looking for a good place to get highlights for a long time and tried Shannon at Flip recently based (in large part) on the favorable recommendations on this site. I had high hopes, but had an absolutely terrible experience. I have dirty blonde hair naturally and went in requesting some subtle highlights to complement my natural hair color. What I ended up with were bright white streaks all over my head. I've been getting my hair highlighted for 8 years at various salons in NY, DC, and SF. This was by far the worst experience I've ever had.
The inside of this Marina salon is super cute, but I'm sorry to say, you won't be after getting highlights there.
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