Best of the Bay 2012: BEST FADES WITH FLAIR

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BEST FADES WITH FLAIR

Guys, it's that time again: the moment your friends have ceased to be fooled by that hat you wear to cover up the fact that you desperately need a touch-up on your fade. Never fear, the New Chicago Barbershop #3 is a time-tested solution to your lackluster attention to grooming. Plus, the place has flair: step in the shop, and feel like you've stepped back into the an early-1970s Fillmore District business. With pictures of Dizzy Gillespie and Muhammad Ali on the walls, a shoe shine station, and never-ending barbershop banter, this is as authentic as it gets. For 45 years, the longest-standing shop on its block has cut local stars, visiting celebrities, and everyday neighborhood residents. Just don't let the old-school vibe fool you — New Chicago's haircuts will make you feel like a new man.

1551 Fillmore, SF. (415) 563-9793, www.newchicagobarbershop.net