Best Barbershop: Joe’s Barbershop
Joe’s Barbershop began in 2004 with Joe Gallagher, a.k.a. Joe the Barber. Now, 12 years later, after a relocation, a fire, and the addition of 12 barbers, Joe’s is the go-to destination for flat tops, mohawks, buzzes, beards, and fades.
“I am very proud of the business I have built and take much pride in it, but none of it would be possible without the dedication and loyalty of our customers, who truly make Joe’s Barbershop what it is today,” Gallagher, a gay man, said in an email.
Gallagher’s quest to be a professional barber started in 2001 when he entered Moler Barber College in Oakland, California. After he finished barber college, he went on to take and pass the California State Barber Board exam and became a licensed barber.
Gallagher, who was International Mr. Leather in 1996, moved to San Francisco in 1998 from New York City.
Joe’s Barbershop, 2150 Market Street, San Francisco, (415) 255-9096. http://www.joesbarbershop.com.