4. Temescal Alley Barbershop
Head down Temescal Alley to this classic but humble shop with some serious edge. If you've got edge to match, go bold and for the signature cut, "The Count of Monte Cristo" (Think high and tight, but less military and more Prohibition-era). A cup of joe from Cro Cafe is the perfect post-cut heat-you-up, then pick up a little gift for her at an alley boutique before heading home.
470B 49th St., Oakland. Walk-ins only. (510-761-5074).