Here are some interesting facts about barbers that will make you appreciate them for more than just their ability to cut hair!
n Barber is derived from “barba” in Latin, which means beard.
n Barbers were once surgeons, pre-1800’s, cutting hair and flesh.
n Surgery was a banned practice in many places, so barbers were a hot commodity.
n Barbers also did nails and teeth at their salons.
n Barbers used a urine-based formula for early shampoos.
n The classic striped barber pole outside real barber shops derived from the barber’s second job as a surgeon. This represents when barbers hung bloody bandages out to dry on a pole.