Our Nine Barbers at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave possess a wide skill set and can cater to all types of hair types and hair styles.
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Christopher Cream Eliares, CEO
Availability: Sunday and Monday. For bookings Tue-Sat, please contact via text or email.
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 and Urban Ink, as well as online blogs such as the NFL Network and Bleacher Report. Recently, Chris worked with NBA Legends and current ESPN Basketball Analysts Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce during their stay for the Golden State Warriors Playoff Run. 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. In 2016, he worked with Kanye West's Yeezy Creative Team for the Barack Obama Democratic National Convention. Now, he is currently the official visiting team Barber for the San Francisco Giants, working with the likes of Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals, Evan Longoria of the San Francisco Giants, 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.
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.
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.
"Dr. Fresh" Rito Arellano
2-time Award Winning Barber, Rito Arellano, began cutting hair at the age of 14, on himself, not knowing he would aspire to become a professional barber. He garnered a strong reputation around his neighborhood for his precise line-ups, fades and most of all, freestyle designs. For the first few years, he was cutting hair out of bathrooms and on patios, but then decided to build his own barbershop in the corner of his bedroom with a barber chair, mirrors, and LED lights. In addition to cutting hair, Rito has worked as a Supervisor for After School Programs, teaching youth who suffer from mental health illness, as well as coaching basketball, as that is another passion of his.
Now, with 12 years of experience, he dedicates himself fully to the barber industry by going to hair shows, competing in barber battles, traveling and cutting hair around the world and at charity events. In October of 2017, Dr. Fresh competed in the 5th Annual Bay Area Barber Battle, and took home not one, but two trophies, one in the Fastest Fade category, and one in the Freestyle Design category, competing against some of the best barbers in the Bay Area. Rito is all about the grind and strives to give back to the community that built him, one head at a time. He currently works with the Saints of Steel, a non-profit organization, in which he cuts hair offsite at local community events for underserved families, the homeless, and the LGBT Community, to name a few.
Kerry "Squeaky Blonde" McNab
Kerry McNab has just over 10 years experience in the hair and beauty industry. She got her cosmetology license in 2008 and quickly discovered her passion didn't reside in the salon but in the barbershop. Kerry was the first female to attend, graduate and acquire Barber license from the Bay Area Hair institute in South San Francisco where she was born and raised. She has worked in multiple shops around Daly City and San Francisco, staying loyal to her soil and the clients who helped her become the barber she is today. She stays up to date on current trends and techniques by attending classes and industry events as well as having competed in a couple barber battles (not placing, but that's character building 😉). Rest assured, when you sit in Squeakyblondes chair, you will have good conversation, a few laughs and leave with the squeakiest of squeaky fades.
Rey Junior Castillo
Born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area Rey Castillo has developed his style of cutting from the unique and diverse environment from this wonderful melting pot he calls Home. Barbering started off as a hobby for Rey fifteen years ago in his parents garage but quickly grew into a passion. Rey graduated from Cinta Aveda Institute where he further broaden his skills of hair styling, clipper cutting, and shear work. Rey is an artist who believes every haircut should be personally tailored to individuals. To enhance his talent Rey attends barbering events so he can deepen his perspective on haircutting. Being a member of the Dogpatch has challenged Rey to see every day as an opportunity to better himself.
Justin "Just Right" Bautista
Availability: Tuesday - Sunday
Justin "Just Right" Bautista has established his name as one of the more well known, veteran barbers throughout the Peninsula and San Francisco. A San Francisco native hailing from the Portola District, Justin studied and graduated from the famous Bayview Barber College. In 2012, Justin took home 1st Place in the Fastest Fade category at the first ever UBC Barber Battle in Concord, CA. He has been cutting hair professionally for over 10 years now in some of the most established barbershops, including The San Mateo Zoo, and most recently, The Cut Right Barbershop in San Bruno. When it comes to fading, Justin is known for his "spray painted" like blends which will have you call an Uber after because you'll feel too "Faded" after the haircut! And with the straight razor, his strokes allow for a sharp and precise line up, and also allow for a smooth shave. To make his haircuts stand out, Justin loves doing design work on undercuts and Lil' freestyles. Justin's clientele ranges from all ages, and he's experienced with different hair textures, which has helped him develop a diverse clientele, fitting for the great Dogpatch Neighborhood.
Kam "The Barberian" Frugoli
Availability: Friday - Sunday, bi-weekly
Kameron has been working exclusively in the Dogpatch for awhile now but recently decided to start back on his journey to find ways to innovate Barbering by taking it mobile. From Mobile barbershops, barber pop up shops, to house calls etc... you name it, he’s done it.
Due to travel, Kameron’s schedule here at Dogpatch South will now be bi-weekly.
My name is Ben Violago. Thank you for choosing me as your barber. It’s my honor to give you my best service and accommodate you in the best way as I can. Cutting hair has been my greatest passion since I was 13 years old and I take pride and joy in my craft. I’m versatile with all types of haircuts. I like to specialize and focus on the contrast of a blend and a detailed shape and outline. Your hair is my canvas, and as your barber I will make sure that you feel and look your best at the end of your service. Thank you and see you soon!
Joey "Joey Snip" Vigil
This Bay Area Native was first captivated by the Art of Barbering at a young age when his older cousin took him to get a taper in The Bronx, NY while visiting one summer. On his return trip home he was eager to keep his sharp line and fresh taper. While his parents were unable to afford to take him to the barbershop regularly he asked to borrow his father’s clippers and was committed to learn how to cut his own hair. He soon began cutting his brothers, family, friends and anyone willing to let him practice on their hair. As his work improved his father, who was a minister, had Joey cut the congregation free of charge. Although Joey began to dread providing free cuts, he later understood his Father provided an opportunity to better his barbering and business skills while keeping him busy through his teen years. Joey began to appreciate being able to provide the customer with an experience while satisfying varying hair concerns. He loves the focus and detail of the craft. Never shy to talk, yet respectful enough to know when not to, Joey cares about his clients experience in his chair aiming to leave all clients satisfied and in good vibes.