One or Three Haircuts and Shaves at Fades Barborshop (Up to 54% Off)

El Cajon

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Barbers sculpt ‘dos and shave faces inside a shop that has been crafting clean cuts for 14 years

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  • $9 for one haircut and a shave ($18 value)
  • $25 for three haircuts and shaves ($54 value)

Barber Poles: An Iconic Symbol with Grim Origins

Outside old-fashioned barbershops spins the familiar red, white, and blue stripes of the barber’s pole. Join Groupon as we shave off the history surrounding the pole’s origins.

For many, an old-fashioned barber shop is filled with nostalgia, taking them back to decades when gentlemen spent a few minutes every day getting their sideburns shaped and stubble shaved. But the iconic spiraling sign outside harks back to an even-older time when Europeans spent their time getting their skin slashed. In the Middle Ages, barbers also functioned as surgeons, performing such pseudo-medical tasks as bloodletting. That practice—which involved cutting patients’ arms to counteract the imbalance of blood in their body—was as popular as it was misguided and gruesome, and barbers were one of the few professions up to the task. After the patient had bled (and fainted), the barber would wash the bandages and hang them to dry on a wooden post outside. The poles were often painted red to hide the bloodstains, and the wind twisted the bandages around it, forming a red-and-white spiral that doubled as an advertisement for anyone else in need of a bloodletting—or a shave and a haircut.

By the year 1540, the barber’s pole became an official symbol designating a member of the United Company of Barber Surgeons in England. However, it was medical surgeons who had red-and-white poles—barbers substituted blue instead of red. Eventually, barbers gave up bloodletting but retained their spinning sign and, at least in the United States, gained another color in return. Most poles in America today sport red, white, and blue—a reflection of the nation’s flag, which itself represents George Washington’s favorite Skittles.

Customer Reviews

Excellent service and the best barbers. Affordable prices with a relaxed atmosphere.
Thomas R. · January 15, 2017
Old school feel...new school cuts...good spot to kick back and get a good trim with the boys at the barbershop.
Safyyah P. · August 25, 2016
Great detail oriented barbers.
Michael T. · August 8, 2016
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    El Cajon

    316 West Douglas Avenue

    El Cajon, CA 92020

    +16195900098

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