We have been visiting barbershops since our childhood with our parents. The barber’s trade follows a long history since the ancient times and the trends are changing by the decade. If we look at the middle age trends, barbers also served like dentists and surgeons. History reveals that along with the common procedures of shaving, hairdressing, and haircutting, barbers at that time also used to perform bloodletting and leeching, surgery, enemas, fire cupping and extraction of teeth as well. At that time, they were known as barber-surgeons.
Barbers used to receive higher payments as compared to surgeons before the surgeons entered the British warships at the time of naval wars. Few other duties of barbers in the ancient times also includes draining of boils, cleansing of scalp and ears, neck manipulation and fistula.
Earlier, people used to stand in long lines at barber shops to get their haircut. Most of you might have those memories in your brain when you used to enjoy lots of gossips about sports, life, and culture at barber shops. Probably, they were the best places to build social circles at that time. Most barbers at that time used to be connected to our personal lifestyle and preferences as well.
At present times, the barbershops are changing the game by designing full-service spots that offer salon-like experience with haircare treatments and massage, manicures, and other facial treatments as well. Some professionals in this area are also following the latest technologies to keep their customer satisfied. They may even show you in advance on a computer screen that how a new haircut will look on your face. Things have become quite advanced and automated; even the tools are now much handy and accurate.
The best thing about the present day’s barber shops is that they offer full flexibility and convenience to the customers. Probably, they have understood the impact of overloaded work routines on common people, and now they are also making efforts to assist the service seekers with best facilities without wasting time while standing in rows. It is now possible to book your appointment online and reach the barbershop at the dedicated time so that you can avail immediate treatment for your grooming needs. You can also avail special offers via barbershop mobile apps and online deals to save few bucks along with time during your barbershop visits.