Shear Madness, located only a few blocks from the University of Washington, is big on boldness. They loudly proclaim the best haircuts in the surrounding University District, and their funky, modern salon space doesn’t shy away from strong décor. Stone walls and flashing street lights set the stage inside this high-ceilinged outpost, while a chalkboard wall declares the prices for each service. A dual-action salon space, Shear Madness caters to both men and women, offering basic cuts, trims and clips for guys and more controlled options for gals. Coloring, waxing, blowouts and full session washing sessions are available, serviced by hip, young stylists that aren’t afraid to point customers towards a certain “in” look.