Cream’s Barbershoppe opened in Dogpatch!
2632 Third Street, San Francisco CA
The other day I got a call from the Barber Lounge telling me that my haircut was cancelled because the shop was closing. WHAT? Then they dropped a second bomb: my barber was opening a new shop on third — not just on third, but 2632 Third: two blocks from my apartment!
A phone call and a couple emails later, I got an appointment scheduled and made my way around the corner to their new shop. Both my regular barber Cornelius and the shop’s owner Christopher “Cream” Eliares were there, talking up a storm and making the unfinished space feel like it had been there for decades.
“The usual,” I said, fantastically happy that I even had a usual.
“How short do you want to go on the sides?” Cornelius asked.
I can neither confirm nor deny that I had a beer at one point, but I can mention that they ate up my seemingly endless supply of neighborhood trivia.
The sink was not fully installed and the counter was askew, but I’d wager that both of those things are fixed by now. I did not make note of when their Grand opening will be, but their soft opening was already pretty close to perfect.
Trims to cuts range from $5 to $45, but you can get crazy stuff for custom prices.
You might enjoy Cream’s Audition Tape for a Barber Reality Show, which is disallowed from embedding.
Cornelius just has an instagram.
The business description on Yelp says that Jan Galang has a chair there, too, but I couldn’t find any information about him, so he’s left out for now.
Anyway, you are looking kind of shaggy and should get your hair cut.
* when my grandfather started losing his hair he immediately took the nuclear option. I am slowly preparing myself for this eventuality.