Dax Lee’s Barber and Apothecary



Dax Lee’s is a community based barbershop with a highly curated men’s apothecary featuring all natural and handmade products. We provide luxury barbering services including Haircuts, Beard Trims, Shaves, and Hot Towel Facials.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
I’ve been barbering in the Bay Area for 12 years and it was just time. I chose Downtown Oakland because I loved my time living on Madison and wanted to be a part of the growing small business community. Furthermore, I wanted to preserve a part of the bay area that a lot of the bigger companies moving in won’t be able to replicate. We’re from the Bay, and it doesn’t get realer than the real thing.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
I think people enjoy the simplicity of the place. Booking is simple, the location is simple, and they get what they want. The positive vibes and good soundtrack are definitely a plus to patrons as well. There’s a lot of things that go into it, we just try to provide a great experience.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The support of the community, Everybody has been so nice. Our main focus is to cater to the folks that were already here, and it’s working. A shop for Oakland, done by Bay Area natives. Everyone is welcome.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Coloso Coffee, Vamp Records, Elis Mile High Club, Shan Dong, Beautys Bagels, King Kog, the list goes on and on. Beer revolution, true burger, The Alley, Starline Social Club, Regina’s Closet, Pretty Penny Etc. blah blah blah. Oakland rules.

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The entire park system, I like that it’s available to me and my family. It’s wonderful to live in a place that’s full of nooks and crannies to get away from the day and enjoy little slice of solitude, and as a person who works around people and a family man… I need that from time to time.

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