Great place, awesome vibes, rad experience, and worth the dollars.
Excellent place and very chill. Will continue to get my cuts here!
Excellent service and free beer!!
A classy shop. Great location. Great conversations. And, Charles is a master barber. I'm a New York brother and anyone who knows brothers, especially New York brothers, knows we are beyond anal about our hair and Charles is a barber I could…
This place is filled with wonderfully warm and charming professionals. I always leave with a great haircut and a big smile.
Great people and great vibe. Prices are reasonable and service exceptional. Worth the drive from SF!!
I like getting my hair cut here – my boy Tone does a bang up job and he tells a tall tale while he does it.
Best experience ever. Came in for a haircut, goatee trim and shave the morning of my wedding. Can't praise them enough. Nasir did an amazing job. Left feeling relaxed and spruced up for the big day.
Been going here over a year now. Love the vibe and local feel of the place. They offer free beer while you wait. Nice to see a diverse staff too.
Aaronette Leboothang King
Because when you want a specialist, you bring your kid to see Charles Blades. Always informative and knowledgeable about all things Oakland and hair too! #OaklandLove #townbizness #EPEC #DopeBarbers
Love this place and the cuts. I have been a customer for years and plan on continuing to be one.
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.
Great job each visit
Friendly staff, good music, great haircut and short wait.
Charles Blades Barber Spa is the best. Great crew and great cuts. Always a pleasure going there.
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!
Awesome place and people.
Great barber's doing good things
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.
They made me me feel welcomed and comfortable in the space, Drew is a skilled and excellent barber.
Dino Fekaris Jr.
Best barber shop ever!!
Excellent service and attention to detail. Highly recommend.
Drew gives the best fades
Mind of MHI
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Great place , great barbers, my son Isaac loves getting his hair cut by Charles.
Julie is fantastic. Don't miss out on a great cut and the kind of barber shop banter you grew up with.
Great shop in JLS. Drew cut my hair and was always on point!
I absolutely love this place! The staff is professional and I always get a great cut.
Great atmosphere. Very friendly and professional staff.
Love the cuts, the people, the shop.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere, always have dope music playing. The barbers definitely know what they're doing, and are adept with hair of all kinds. Great folks, great cuts.
professional, friendly, awesome
Always a great experience. First-rate hair cutting, terrific vibes. A little pricey, but you can always be assured of an excellent cut.
Julie is the best, always a great cut. Meticulous and impeccable attention to detail.
Great place to get a hair cut. Everyone is friendly, the atmosphere is great.
Best low razor fade I've ever gotten in my travels! Amazing hospitality and conversation! True artistry!
Very professional and a very good customer experience.
My daughter had a great experience & and even greater haircut! Highly recommend. We will be back.
Great, prompt, talented barbers in a professional, and very friendly spot. I walked in with a vague idea of what needed to happen and walked out genuinely happy with my cut.
Great place. Julie, charles and staff are super cool...definitely a great place i would recommend to everyone thats looking for a cut...
Great spot, friendly owner and great haircuts every time.
I've followed Charles for years, and the Spa is the best ever.
Alejandra B. Landin
5.0 star rating 9/16/2016
If I could give Charles Blades many more than 5 stars on their rating, I WOULD! This month marks 2 years since I began the process of liberating myself from some of the constraints of gendered social norms…
Great work, super nice guy. Always prompt and easy to walk over from my office during my lunch
All hair cuts are superb,Shoe shines by Vern "Me "are outstanding, and so Shiney I may blind you ,I am strictly cash,no credit card, I am here Wed-Friday.
Harley J. Siskin
I've always had excellent experiences here, no matter who cuts my hair. Recommended highly!
Great friendly place to get a great haircut. Barbers a talented. I'm not in Oakland often but try to stop by for a stylish cut when I am.
Always a great cut, comfortable vibe and great conversation!
Great service and atmosphere. Nasir is truly a master barber indeed. You get more than a standard shave and a haircut Charles Blades offers the ultimate gentleman's grooming experience.
Mark Haven Britt
CBBS: where Oakland is still Oakland. Great cuts. Great folks. Great with kids. And beer.
Charles is absolutely professional and down home at the same time! My haircuts are precise. I tell him what I'm looking for and I get it.
I can't say enough good things about Charles Blades Barber Spa! I go see Julie Nichols to get my hair cut, but everyone on the shop is amazing. The staff is super friendly, accommodating, attentive, and skilled at what they do. The …
Best barbershop for me. Really nice people and makes you feel at home and part of the community. They try to get to know you and the environment is perfect.
I just had my hair cut by Julie exactly the way I wanted it, actually even better than I envisioned going in. She knew exactly what was possible with my fine hair-type, added detailed texturing with a blade, and styled it super cool. Two …
I just had my hair cut by Julie Nichols exactly the way I wanted it, actually even better than I envisioned going in. She knew exactly what was possible with my fine hair-type, added detailed texturing with a blade, and styled it super cool…
Trina Yip is an amazing barber. She pays attention to detail and what her client wants. The other staff are professional and welcoming. Big thanks to Trina for my cut.
Great cut and super friendly! Drew is the guy for a cut.
Clean fade everytime!
This, by far, has been the best place I've ever had my hair cut. This place is comfortable, cool, and laid back...just like the music they play. Everyone is extremely friendly, and I always leave with a great cut and a smile.
Julie is phenomenal! She is super talented, funny, and makes great suggestions. I've never had so many compliments on my hair.
Thanks, Julie and Charles!
Ashley Kate Shadrock
I love the atmosphere when I first watched it on TV. I'm recommending this to all my friends. I only saw it on TV, but it was so amazing and the people there are friendly. The tradition here in Oakland is after you get a straight razor …
I use to head off out to Richmond for my cut. That was a trek at times. I decided to give Drew a shot and he delivered!! Dope place, cool ass barbers and beer on the house, what's not to like!
Super nice, felt like family.
Great experience! Friendly and Fun! Wonderful straight razer shave! And thanks for the beer!
I had a very good interaction with Charles and the barber shop was amazing. Yes it took a while but I understand it takes time to get a good trim or haircut so I don't mind. I was offered a Beer so it made my visit enjoyable. I would …
Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate your review.
Super friendly. Great cut all in timely fashion.
Carlos N Dolores Torrez
The Best Spot To Get Cut Up. My Son Loves To Come To Get his Hair Cut Here
Thank you, we appreciate the kind words!!
Great service, modern shop, and fantastic cuts.
Charles Blades offers what we seek in a service industry, namely, to feel like a local. It's not just about service. It's about the experience of feeling like you are with your tribe and the qualities that comes from that: friendship, trust…
Great service, comfortable ambiance, my new go to spot!
Dynamite barber shop!
I have had an excellent experience at Charles Blades Barber Spa! Every time I go Julie gives me an amazing cut and she seems to understand what I want even when I have a hard time explaining it! Not only do I get tons of compliments about my hair cut, but I always walk out with a smile on my face. The atmosphere is inviting and fun which makes me want to stay even after my cut!
Excellent! best service + barbers
From the top: Shop is clean, professional and well decorated. You're offered a beer upon entry, too. Feels like a community. I had my hair cut by Charles, who is so experienced and skilled he makes it look easy. He asks the right questions…