3 FACTS ABOUT BARBERS.... / by Emma Baum

        Here at Johnny’s we take pride in our work. Barbering is a long and respected tradition. We are proud to be part of such a timeless occupation amongst the community, every day we strive to uphold the history of this craft.  

Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know:

1.    In ancient Egyptian culture, barbers were highly respected individuals. Historians have found old razors amongst ancient relics, dating as far back as 3500 B.C.

2.    Starting in the Middle Ages barbers were trusted with dentistry and surgery. In addition to cutting hair, they were giving the responsibility of bloodletting and leeching, extraction of teeth; earning them the name of “barber surgeons”.

3.    The barber pole, featuring red and white spiraling stripes, symbolized different aspects of the craft:

White – The bandages they used during surgery.

Blue – Were the veins of the customers.

Red – Symbols of the blood (surgery, bloodletting etc…).

 Although we don’t do half of those things, the art of barbering has evolved and we are proud to be part of the history. Stop by today and check out what we are all about.