The Shop

Charles Blades Barber Spa, the premium men’s barber shop is located in Oakland’s waterfront district of Jack London Square. Inspired by Charles Blades, founder, the new space houses both a barbershop and store. The store aspect gives the ability to buy various products from the extensive line-up of wash, shave and skin products.

Not just the best, but legendary.

Our mission is to supply impeccable grooming products and barber and foster total mental relaxation and well-being. We aim to promote excellence in technique, styling, and total grooming care. We believe simplicity is the essence of grooming; creativity can unlock your potential; and great hair and grooming care should become everyone’s reality. By fulfiling the Blades motto, we can and will transform lives through enhanced self-esteem, customer appreciation, and cutting-edge skills and techniques.

The Details

Located in the historic Jack London Square District

Give us a call

We get into the shop pretty early. If you are driving into the office and need to schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call. We're around.
(510) 834-8330

Drop us a line

Tell us what you think. We'd love your feedback on your experience and what you'd love to see in shop. We are always striving to provide the very best experience possible. So definitely send us a note.
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Real-time, always funny, occassionally insightful, and sometimes random thoughts from the minds of the staff here in the shop. Definitely 24/7 entertainment.
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Check our our Facebook for some of our coolest looks, thoughts on current events, and to interact with the lady and gents of Charles Blades Barber Spa.
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The vault for all things fashion and form for Charles Blades Barber Spa. Also littered with the occassional "Instagrammable moment just for kicks.
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Drop by the shop

We are definitely easy to find, and conveniently located in the historic Jack London Square District. Come by to shoot the breeze with good friends, then head out to start the weekend with some live jazz, a movie, or a great meal at one of the fine establishments here in the Square.
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The Barbers

Charles Blades


Charles Blades has over 20 years of experience in creative haircutting. He blends state of art production techniques with an ever-expanding repetoire of precision cuts and styles. His passion is service.

  • Fri - Sat 8:30-6:00pm

Darrell Malone

Independent Barber

With more than 30 years of experience, Darrell Malone is a well-seasoned expert in men’s grooming. Mr. Malone is highly skilled with the trusted traditions of barbering and a fine knowledge of the latest techniques of the trade.

  • Fri - Sat 10:30-6:00pm

Maddix Bruyn

Independent Barber

Maddix is a new school barber with an old school twist. This dapper young fella knows his way around traditional barbering as well as modern styles. He welcomes both genders and different hair types and always enjoys a challenge.

  • Wed 9:30-4pm
    Fri - Sat 9:30-6pm

Frank Perez

Independent Barber

Frank is an urban California born & raised barber. He specializes in so many styles from old school to modern cuts. His quality cuts are a reflection of the love for his craft.

  • Wed - Sat 11:00am-6pm

Julie Nichols


For Julie, haircutting is a mix of Science & Psychology of a good cut or look. There’s a level of trust when working with a client. It helps to be able to go back and forth in order to find out what will look best.

  • Thurs - Sat 9:30-6pm
    Sunday 12am-4:00pm

Darrell Willis

Independent Barber

Darrell Willis is a young and enthusiastic barber with a taste for the classic and fresh look and a talent combined with an eye for detail that makes every cut high-quality and certaily uniquely you.

  • Sunday 12am-4pm

Trina Yip

Independent Barber

Katrina is a 3rd generation, San Francisco native, with an extremely diverse hair styling background. Katrina is a duel license holder with both cosmetology and men's barbering experience. Her laid back attitude and keen eye for detail will surely guarantee your experience to be one that you will come back for, time and time again.

  • Sunday 12-4pm
    Mon - Wed 9:30-6pm
The Lifestyle

A Touch of Jazz

We enjoy the company of our clients. That's why we host events like "A Touch of Jazz" to thank you all for being amazing customers and even better friends. We really appreciate your support and we really appreciated these events. We look forward to hosting them even more frequently, so be on the lookout for an invite coming your way.

A Touch of Class

Upscale. Sophisticated. Tradition. Three words that exemplify the Charles Blades brand and the associated lifestyle. We take appreciation in life's finest things as well as life's simplest moments. Sometimes unwinding with your favorite cabernet, some good company, to a soundtrack of Miles Davis is all you need.