Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity.
In previous times barbers wereknown as barber surgeons, also performing surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards (until the hipsters came along!), in English-speaking cultures, most barbers now specialize in cutting men’s scalp hair as opposed to facial hair.
Some simple thoughts about our chosen profession, it has a long & varied history. Enjoy!