193 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.776128 -122.421099
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Civic Center
Won't be disappointed; Gene knows what he is doing! – 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.
Wonderful experience – 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!
Love my hair thanks to Gene! – 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!
Moderately priced Hayes Valley salon delivers trendy yet wearable styles. – 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 creating volume for fine-haired clients. Each stylist is trained in both cutting and coloring, eliminating the need for customers to be passed off mid-session. Appointments, which typically need to be booked a month or more in advance, include a complimentary consultation.
From hair disaster to hair masterpiece! – I will highly recommend Gene.
I am from New York, where I had a great stylist to whom I was very loyal. When I moved to California, I suffered through many bad haircuts, desperately searching for someone I could count on. Then, one haircut bothered me SOOO much that my boyfriend made me an appointment with Gene to fix it. I don't live in San Francisco, but I can tell you one thing for sure: You can bet I'll be here to see Gene when I need a haircut!
I have long, thick, wavy hair, and I like the "long layers" look. Gene fixed my whole horrible, boring last cut with a razor (which I had never seen before), and I felt like such a princess when he was done that I couldn't help but hug him!
I read the other reviews complaining about the razor and the attitude... well, my hair feels healthier from it and I am a new loyal customer!
mes amis 193 – 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
Best SF Hairdresser!!! – 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!
gene's my boy! – 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!!!
Please avoid the hype! – 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.
Wonderful Experience by Fate – 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.
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