The Dogpatch


Our Barbers at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave possess a wide skill set and can cater to all types of hair textures and hair styles.

Feel Free to visit our individual booking sites below to secure your next appointment. We also accept walk ins, or you may also call the Barbershop directly at 415.812.1500.


Lead Barbers

Chris Cream


With over 10 years of experience, hometown barber Chris Eliares brings his 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 magazines such as Fast Company with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, and Urban Ink Magazine, as well as online features such as the NFL Network and Bleacher Report. He was a participant in the first ever barber competition TV show hosted by Cedric the Entertainer called Cedric's Barber Battle on the CW, in which he finished in 2nd Place. Since then, Chris has worked with the likes of NBA Legends Paul Pierce and Jalen Rose, Eddie Huang, celebrity and personality on Huang’s World on Viceland, Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, Khris Davis of the Oakland A’s, Evan Longoria of the San Francisco Giants, Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Kanye West Yeezy creative team, just to name a few. Chris continues to give back to the next wave of barbers as he is an 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.

Due to his diligent schedule, Chris is no longer accepting new guests at the moment. For returning guests, please continue below.

Cornelius Sling Blade

South Shop Lead

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.

Jan The Rebel Rouser

North Shop Manager

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.

Dr. Fresh Rito Arellano

Lead Barber

Stay Fresh, Stay Blessed, is his motto. 2-time Award Winning Barber, Rito Arellano, took home awards at the 5th Annual Bay Area Barber Battle in San Francisco for the Freestyle Design and Fastest Fade categories, competing against some of the best barbers in the Bay Area. As a former school teacher for challenged youth, Rito developed his passion for helping others as it resonates in the Barbershop. Outside of the Shop, he works with the Saints of Steel, a non-profit organization catering to underserved families, the homeless, as well as the LGBT community, donating his hair services. In his spare time, you can catch Rito on the golf course, or out and about with his dog, Kyrie.

Kerry the Squeaky Blonde Barber (and Buster)

Assistant Manager

The squeakiest of squeaks! The first ever Lady Barber student and graduate of the Bay Area Hair Institute in South San Francisco, has brought laughs and smiles to the Dogpatch for almost a couple years now. Double licensed as a barber and cosmetologist, Kerry has mastered the art of the razor, and has expanded her skill set to cater to all hair types and styles. Her hard work has paid off as Kerry educates hair cutting classes in salons and barber schools throughout the Bay Area. And, without Kerry, we wouldn’t have the new official face of the Dogpatch Barbershop, our Boss and Head of Security, Buster.

Veteran Barbers

Experienced and deadly. Several years in the industry means nothing but talent and passion.

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The New Breed of Barbers

Young and dangerous. These barbers are newer to the industry, but don’t let it fool you. They’re just as talented, but with a wider availability just for you.

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