Being from Oakland, I love seeing small business that represent what it means to be from Oakland in every way possible. Charles Blades Barber Spa is absolutely first class in every way imaginable. Great customer service, great conversation…
I'm so glad I found Charles Blades. It saved me after two long weeks of work away from work. I needed a fresh cut badly but absolutely would not settle for any ole thing. Blades is a great atmosphere that has a progressive, inviting vibe. …
Julie Nichols was entirely professional and I love the haircut that she gave me. She truly understands the art of customer service. I was so satisfied with her work that I gave her an $8.00 tip for a $35.00 haircut. I informed her that not only was this the first decent haircut that I received in a long time, but that I would definitely return in the future. Although Charles Blades Barber Spa caters primarily to men, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quality haircut, particularly with regard to the work of Julie Nichols.
Went in yesterday for my appointment with Nasim. I was greeted by him and the other barber as soon as I walked in. The shop was clean, decor was nice, and the music was good.
It was my first time here and Nasim took his time looking at the …
I came to this business looking for a short haircut after having long hair for many years. After completing some research on the shop's web site, I made an appointment with Julie Nichols, and my experience with her did not disappoint. I …
This place is really good. The Barbers are very professional, great customer service, good with kids, at least with mine I can say. The gentleman (Nasir) who cut my son's hair did a wonderful job. My 8 year old son (who is very sensitive to…
The coziest barber shop that I've ever been to. Such an amazing atmosphere to be in. Had my hairs cut by Charles Blades, and can say this was the best experience ever. Charles (and his team) were so professional, but casual and a delight to…
Charles Blades Barber Spa is the best. Great crew and great cuts. Always a pleasure going there.
Charles Blades Barber Spa is rockstar! Julie Nichols shaves and styles like no other. Professional, funny, rad and inviting. I LOVED it there and I LOVED my haircut. Highly, highly recommended!
Wow! What can I say...I was beyond impressed with the service, the punctuality and of coarse the shop conversation! I thought I would have to wait when I arrived for my appointment 20 minutes early, but instead Drew was ALREADY there! On …
Great place to take a little boy for a haircut. He felt SO COOL.....
Julie is the BOMB and she adores her job. Can't ask for anything more! Really listens and is attentive. Great job on my hair!! Love the cut!
Easy to set appointment online. Cool, chill vibe inside the shop. This was my first time there and Julie gave a terrific haircut. Might be the best haircut I've ever gotten. Highly recommended.
My friends, co-workers, and I frequent the Shop! The whole squad loves the atmosphere, the friendliness, and professionalism, not to mention the skills! Speaking of skills, when you're there, ask for my boy Drewski, better yet visit their …
I Love everyone at this place. They are all talented and I love coming here.
Great barber's doing good things
Great place. Very friendly atmosphere. Tony B. regularly cuts my hair. I always get ton of compliments on my hair. He really cares that I look good and that I like the way I look. I highly recommend both Charles' Barber Spa and Tony B.
Cool place, friendly people, great cuts.
Close to downtown Oakland and easy appointment booking on their website. Got a great cut from Nasir this morning
Charles Blades Barber Spa is a great experience. They have skilled and personable barbers and it's a great atmosphere.
Charles Blades is an awesome place. The people are great and the haircut from Drewski always leaves me happy. Thanks for the awesome service. Highly recommended.
Took my son there. Best place I've taken him for a haircut! The people there are friendly and professional. Here, I don't have to worry about people cussing while my child is getting his haircut.
Love this place! As a queer woman, I've always been hesitant to try a barber, and have been 100% happy with my experience here. Everyone is always incredibly friendly, from the barbers to the clients, and Julie never fails to impress me. …
Great barber shop! I've been looking for a good shop since I moved to the Bay from the east coast. I came in after not having a cut for 9 months (I was thinking about growing my hair long but couldn't deal with it). I was looking bummy but …
Normally I would get a basic cut at a basic haircut shop. But this time, I was looking for something different. Being a butch/androgynous woman, it's hard to find an accepting atmosphere to get a good clean cut. But this place is awesome. …
They made me me feel welcomed and comfortable in the space, Drew is a skilled and excellent barber.
Excellent service and attention to detail. Highly recommend.
I had the pleasure to have my hair cut by Charles and I was totally impressed by his solid skills. He understood what I was looking for and completed the cut in a very professional way while engaging in an interesting and friendly …
I used to go to a place in Berkeley but I happened on this place on yelp and thought I would try it out. Drew had a drop in avaliable and now I will only allow him to cut my hair.
Drew gives the best fades
I had my first appointment here with Drew recently and I have to say, I don't think I'll be looking anywhere else for a barber. Great environment, fun and super easy to talk to. He was happy to make changes as asked, and I left with a great…
I'll never go anywhere else. This isn't just somewhere to go to get a haircut; be prepared to talk to your barber and everyone else in the place. They welcome you when you walk in and treat you like gold. And if you like jazz and know …
Charles Barber Spa is an all around amazing place! The combination of modern relevance with laid back old school vibe is awesome. The staff are invinting and thier skills are on point for all stlyes and hair types. Deffinetly would …
Nine years in business and still growing strong I would love to thank all of our clients and people throughout the years for your support and we will continue on to still great business. Thanks
Been needing a good barber since 1989....and have been looking like it too. Well damn, I stopped by the shop this morning looking homeless and left looking like George Clooney. Luis put the fix on my do and now I am right!
Julie helped me find a modern, but still professional hair style that I love. She takes great care of me and knows her craft well. Everyone at the shop is incredibly welcoming and there is always a good vibe in the room. Highly recommend …
I tried to get an appointment at this place awhile back but, they were booked for about a week. Not sure why someone would schedule a shave a week in advance (but anyway...). I called ahead last week and was in luck that Luis was available …
What can I say about this place that hasn't been said already? Amazing staff, great atmosphere and you walk out feeling like a million bucks. I see Nasir for all my grooming needs. He's been the ONLY barber to ever tame my cowlick. LOL!
I appreciate the professionalism that the barbers here display. I've been taking my son here for a while now and it's a very positive experience every time. Nasir is awesome with my son. He has a lot of patience, great attitude and the …
I have tried out a lot of barbershops throughout Oakland and by far Charles Blades has the best atmosphere. Julie by far gives me the best haircut in the area. She is fast, pays attention to every detail, and is fun to talk too.
This place is awesome! Charles really likes the craft and he chose the cut that makes my wife smile! Love the place! I'll be back!
Having just moved to the the landing in JLSq my husband was looking for a barbershop... I , stylist. We love helping local business thrive by frequenting them. So my husband got a haircut by Nasir(sp?) an he did a great job!! Charles the …
After growing my beard out for 2 months, Luis did a fantastic job of cleaning and shaping it. I've gotten lots of compliments since then.
Charles is a world-class barber and human being, and his colleagues are top-notch. You'll not only get a great cut, but you'll enjoy the classy ambience, friendly atmosphere, and great music.
Staff and vibe are great. Consistently great cuts and super convenient online scheduling system.
Best cut ever with Julie. She took so much care to make sure I was happy as she went along, checking in and making adjustments. Also hilarious, easy to talk to, and just generally fun. Short hair ladies: this is the person to go to. So …
Great atmosphere. Amazing staff. They can cut all types of hair and do all kinds of styles. Super friendly and I always find easy parking.
Jose Ricardo Torres
Charles' is the best and hip place. His team is relevant and stays up to date with the latest trends and classic styles. Nas is my man! Cheers! Rikki T
We love Charles and Drewski!
Charles was friendly, professional and very good with our 6 yr old. The spa was designed perfectly and it was a very warm and inviting place. I wouldn't hesitate to go again!
Great haircut by Julie. Awesome staff, place is clean. Everyone is friendly and engaging. They made me feel like an old friend.
I'm not sure why it's taken so long for me to write a review for this place, but here it goes. Being a female with short hair, I wanted to get a cut that was crisp, clean, and flyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I looked to yelp for help and this place popped…
Great place to get a haircut and grab a beer. Julie does an amazing job.
Great barber. Great place. Great experience!
Clean, classic, and diverse barber shop, everyone has an upbeat, excellent attitude, very friendly. The shop, modern, but the feel of old school, excellent atmosphere I recommend this barbershop to anyone the cares about their appearance, …
Excellent service and convenient app for appointments. The old school neighborhood barbershop is back. Relaxed atmosphere, good music and a crew that understands how important is a good quality haircut.
Great place to get a haircut and grab a beer. Julie does an amazing job.
Julie is the best! I saw her while I lived in Oakland and I try to go back every time I'm in town.
Trina cuts my curly short hair. She's been great while I've been trying to figure out how I like my hair. I've had my hair cut by Trina I think like 5 or 6 times. Every time I changed the style up and every time it's looked good. The shop …