Wak Shack Salon
782 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tue - Thu
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
General InfoWak Shack We offer services in cutting, color, styling, texture, straightening, hair extentions, waxing, facials, and makeup applications. We use Bumble and Bumble, Dermalogica, Wella Professional Color, Hairdreams, and Trucco makeup. Our commitment is to provide friendly and professional service in a positive environment. Our staff is educated and knowledgeable in our trade and and is focused on listening to our clients' needs. Our Lower Haight street location is easily accessible by public transportation the close to the freeway. Stop by and discover our innovative techniques in hair design!
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April is my Wak Shack anniversary month, so to celebrate I thought I'd offer a review. For 4 years now I've had nothing but exceptional cuts and fantastic color here--the kind where women literally stop me on the street to find out where I get my hair done. Simon was my guy for years, but after he moved southward (LA ladies: find him now before he gets famous) I've taken up with Filomena. She is lovely to work with and such a skilled stylist. She listens to my ideas but applies her expertise so that the result suits my face shape and hair type. I've had to put color on hold for a while, but even on my lean budget cutting out Filomena is just not an option. (Pun intended!) My only note is that I do spend longer in the salon than I used to--close to an hour and a half all said and done. But it's a fair trade in my book for the awesome cut I know I'll walk out with.
I would have given the wak shack five stars had it been on my past experience, however this week I went and was very disappointed. I had been in and seen Simon before he left the salon and was very satisfied and excited with how he did my hair. He recommended I go to Filomena or Kat after he left. I saw Filomena and I found her hair cutting very similar to Simon's, very specific to my hair, face shape and very meticulous. I left feeling very good about my haircut and myself. I went and saw Kat this week, and was unimpressed. Although she was very nice and easy to talk to, her technique was far below that of the other stylists I had seen. My hair is now too short and not in a style I particularly like. I can't wait for my hair to grow out, which is not the way I wished to feel leaving the salon. I wanted to leave wishing my hair wouldn't grow too fast so that it would look that good for a while, like I had on my previous visits.
I have never gotten anything but awesome haircuts here! I have been going here for a few years and have used Erin, Simon and Kendra and they have all done excellent jobs. I have given the most general of descriptions and they have always given me exactly what I wanted and then some. Sadly Simon, who was my most current hairdresser, is no longer there but I had the opportunity or working with Kendra and she rocks! I think that was the best hair cut I have ever got! Look no further this is the best place in San Francisco!
I explained to the man what I wanted very thoroughly and he reassured me that he would give me a cool, hip cut. I left with a hair cut that looked exactly the same as when I came but shorter. Very disappointed.
I had always seen this salon when I was walking by and thought it looked cute from the outside. When I finally went in for the first time I was amazed at how big the place actually was, with three rooms including a full service esthetician room and also patio in back.
The hair cut I had by Simon was one of the best I've ever gotten. I'm trying to grow my hair out but it was definatly time for a trim and he was great about giving me a new shape and hip style that will grow out nicely (without looking shaggy!) Filomena did my color fabulously, I have three colors in my hair and she did a great job making everything look bright and vivid and kept the colors from bleeding together. She was very funny and friendly as well. I also have seen Kendra for a blowout style for a special occasion and she did such a good job. She realloy listened to me and gave me exactilly what I wanted.
For the esthetician work I have seen both Heather and Grace for various waxing procedures and I have to say they are both fantastic. Very gentle and professional which is great..especailly if it's your first time!
As a whole my experiences at the WAK Shack are always fun and I leave looking ready for the runway! THANKS WAK SHACK!!!!
I'm one of those women who never liked going to the hair salon. The 3 or 4 times I had paid top dollar for a haircut I walked out looking a wreck -- hair cut much shorter than I asked, poofy layers I didn't want, and lots of other lame results. I always thought I ""just had bad hair"" and I'd never experience that glorious feeling some women seem to have when they leave the salon. So I avoided hairdressers at all costs.
But Filomena at the Wak Shack changed me! A friend gave her the highest recommendation, and now I give you, dear reader, mine! She clearly knows hair! All types, but she seems to be especially good with thick, wavy hair. She also understands how certain haircuts compliment certain face shapes and personal styles. She gave me the exact cut I had always dreamed of having. I couldn't believe how incredible my hair looked and how easy it has been since then to care for it. It looks great whether or not I blowdry and style it. This is a first for me and I only have her (and Wak Shack) to thank. I'm definitely going back to her every 6 weeks.
Prices are very reasonable... which will allow you to give Filomena a big tip!
i had read good reviews about this place, so i had to try it. i walked in and they had an appointment for me in less than an hour. the receptionist was really nice and enthusiastic about her job. i came in with a slight idea of what i wanted. kendra cut my hair and it came out exactly like what i wanted without really knowing what that was! i loved it. the place itself has a hawaiin theme, and most of the people who work there are pretty funky. the only annoying part is that they have to promote the products they use, and actually give you a checklist of what to buy when you leave, which isnt really a big deal. id recommend this place for sure.
i was on a business trip to SF and decided to give this place a shot based their reviews. filomena cut my hair and i was absolutely happy with the result! a friend of mine was astonished how big of a change the haircut brought me. thank you, filomena!
Lisa is fabulous! She cuts my hair so well, and I trust her to do a fabulous job. I have very thin short hair but there is a lot of it and she styles it into an easy to manage yet fab hairdo.
This place is AWESOME!!!! I had KENDRA for my first time, and she ROCKED! EXTREMELY knowledgable, and you can tell that she really loves her job!!! She will share with you as much information as she can about your hair - the way it moves, parts, feels - and what works best and what might not be so hot... even what type of products would be best/not great for it. I first requested Bettie-Page-type bangs in addition to a cleaner, lighter cut, and she let me know what could be good about it, and what might not be good about it, and also gave me 2 more options that she thought would look good. I took option C which included a straight bangs look (slightly similar to Bettie Page), but with a different type of cut. And MAN!!! SHE WAS RIGHT ON!!! My cut LOOKED FANTASTIC!! I haven't been this happy with a haircut in YEARS!!!! Kendra also is very VERY real and honest, and so it was very easy to trust her, and obviously, I will continue to do so! Believe me, this girl KNOWS what she's doing! You can't go wrong with her... She rocks! Thanks, Kendra!
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