The Dogpatch Barber and Shave
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The Dogpatch Barber and Shave


Voted the 2016 Best Barbershop of San Francisco

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About Us

Create like a God, Command like a King, Work like a Slave: Our philosophy at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave. We are more than just hair cutters, we are hair artists. We strive to push the standard of hairstyles by innovating new trends, and new styles, each and every day, all while reaching out and giving back to the great Dogpatch community in San Francisco, CA.

Established in August of 2014, the Dogpatch Barber and Shave is the vision of owner and hometown Hair Artist, Christopher Cream Eliares. Growing up nearby in the Silver Terrace neighborhood of San Francisco, Chris discovered the importance of diversity at a very young age. As his vision to open up a barbershop in his hometown began to become a reality, he knew his goal was to create an environment that was welcoming to those from all walks of life, while bringing a new form of hair art to the industry.

The Barbers of Dogtown are just a young spirited, hard working, group of guys, with unique skillsets across the board. Formerly of the famous Barber Lounge in the SOMA District of San Francisco, Cornelius "Sling Blade" Hankins, is the senior barber and heart and soul of the team. Jan "The Rebel Rouser" Galang, brings his Youtube internet popularity and fame to the Dogpatch.  Vicktor "Shazaam" Stevenson brings his unique and well rounded New York skillset to San Francisco. Together, they worked hard and earned the title of the Best Barbershop of 2016 Voted by San Francisco Magazine.

As much passion as we have for hair, we know we wouldn't be here without the support of the Dogpatch Community, as well as all the great patrons of San Francisco. Our promise is to continue to serve the City day in and day out. Great hair starts here.

- The Barbers of Dogtown




The Barbers of Dogtown


Christopher Cream Eliares, Owner

With over 10 years of experience, hometown barber Chris Eliares brings a unique cutting style to the Dogpatch neighborhood. His passion for the art of hair cutting has opened several doors in his career as a barber. His work has been featured in publications such as Fast Company magazine, Urban Ink magazine, and 7x7 magazine, as well as online blogs such as the NFL Network, Bleacher Report, and the Oster Hair Company. Most recently, Chris worked with Kanye West's Yeezy Creative Team for the Barack Obama Democratic National Convention. In 2015, Chris was a part of Season One of the first ever barber competition show hosted by Cedric the Entertainer called Cedric's Barber Battle on the CW. Chris continues to give back to the next wave of barbers as he is a barber educator for the Hattori Hanzo Shear Company, conducting classes throughout the Bay Area. He currently resides in Walnut Creek with his Wife and Three Beautiful Daughters.


Jan "The Rebel Rouser" Galang

Not too many people had a Pompadour as bad ass as the one rocked by the Rebel Rouser. The Bad Boy of Foster City brings local flavor to the Dogpatch Barber and Shave. He made a name for himself after gaining a huge following on YouTube with his many hair tutorials. People dubbed him as the Pompadour King. His Pompadour styling videos, as well as his Pomade review videos, have now surpassed the One Million views mark, and opened opportunities such as being a blog writer for the Layrite Pomade Company. Jan has since worked with some of the big Pomade names in our industry such as Layrite, Shiner Gold, Ruezel, Suavecito, and Admiral.

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Cornelius "Sling Blade" Hankins

Master Barber Cornelius "Sling Blade" Hankins hails from the capitol, Sacramento, CA. The Veteran studied at the legendary Moler Barber College in Oakland, CA, where he mastered the art of the Blade. After a short stint in Oakland, he then took his talents to the famous Barber Lounge in the SOMA district of San Francisco, where he earned his way to Lead Barber. A true barbershop experience is what you'll get with Cornelius; a sharp haircut, a smooth shave, good conversation about any topic, trash talking, and jokes for days. Hence why he is the Draymond Green, the heart and soul of the Dogpatch Barber and Shave.


Vicktor "Shazaam" Stevenson

Born and bred in the Bronx, New York, Vicktor Stevenson possesses the most well rounded skill set in the Shop. He has accumulated private clients that range from barber style haircuts, to blow outs, to extensions. He is a true lover of all things hair, and an artist fueled with inspiration. Passion is clearly expressed with every single detail of hair Vicktor touches. His celebrity clientele have walked the runways of New York Fashion Week and have graced the very big screens we see with our own eyes. He is currently the stylist for Princess Jasmine in the hit Broadway play, Aladdin. In his spare time, Vicktor grinds to launch his new, gourmet brand of Lemonade, Gourmonade. Look out for it soon.




Scheduling an Appointment


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To book an Appointment, please click on the link below to be connected to our Booking Site. From here, you get to choose your Barber, what services you would like, your preferred date and time, and more. Please keep in mind, our Barbers all have their specialties, and certain services are offered for different Barbers. Once your appointment is booked, your selected time slot will be blocked, and you will receive an Approval confirmation shortly after. A credit or debit card is required prior to booking an appointment.

cancellation policy

We understand that events occur in our every day lives that may lead to sudden changes in our schedules. All we ask is ample notice to allow other patrons to book another appointment, preferably 48 hours prior. No Shows and Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will result in a full, 100% charge. To cancel and/or reschedule an appointment outside of the allotted time frame, refer back to your email, and follow the links to change your request.

For any questions, please email us at






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Contact Us

Keep us in the loop. We always want to make sure your experience at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave is a great one. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have any suggestions on what we can do to improve your experience, please let us know. We are here for the Community. Simply fill out the boxes below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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2632 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA94107

p 415.814.1117