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Best Barbershop (For Non-Local Transplants) 

Joe's Barbershop

Newcomers to town without a barbershop of their own may be hard-pressed to fit in on Fillmore Street or Geneva Avenue, where hangers-out are still fresh meat even after a decade. Beards and bikes are welcome to get cut here, as are fades and shaved heads (straight razor for the latter), bears and cubs, gays and straights, longhairs and so on. Owner Joe Gallagher has been taking a little off the top and sides since 2004. Not even a March 2012 fire could keep the scissors and shavers silent; the Castro District digs now house hair-cutters seven days a week.

Photo and composite by Gil Riego Jr.

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