Christopher Cream Eliares, ceo/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. During the 2017 NBA Finals, Chris had the opportunity to work with ESPN Analysts and NBA Legends, Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce. 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.
***Due to his diligent schedule, Chris is no longer accepting New Clients at the moment. We apologize for any inconvenience. For all Existing Clients, please continue to the Booking Site below. Thank You.***
Jan "The Rebel Rouser" Galang (North)
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.
Kerry "Squeaky Blonde" McNab (North)
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 Jr. Castillo (North)
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.
Herb "High-Def Cutz" Hunt (North)
Herb Don was manufactured in East Oakland, CA, the place that played a major role in his growth in terms of creativity, personality, style, and skill set. As a Bay Area native, he has been presented with many opportunities and spaces to further exercise and develop his passions and skills. On that note, he decided to attend the barber program at the Cinta Aveda Institute. During his journey at the Institute, he earned the nickname "High Def". The name is not just to identify the level of the quality of work he produces, but also to remind him of his desire to be the best when it comes to character, as well. Herb is a man of humility, kindness, integrity, and also possesses and overall down to earth type of personality. He always looks for room to improve and looks to achieve the highest quality of excellence both professionally and personally.
Rito "Dr. Fresh" Arellano (North)
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.
Cornelius "Sling Blade" Hankins, Manager (South)
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 (South)
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.