Men's Cut with Optional Color or Two Men's Cuts from Isabel at Fifth Element Beauty Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Manhattan Village Mall

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In a Nutshell

Stylists craft flattering looks with haircuts, coloring treatments, and a Brazilian blowout that eliminates frizz and curls

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). New customers or those who haven't been in the past six months. Valid only with Isabel Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for one men's haircut and style ($30 value)
  • $29 for two men's haircuts and styles ($60 value)
  • $35 for one men's haircut and style with color ($75 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 hearkens 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

76 Ratings

Isabel was very friendly. She respected the length I wanted removed and delivered a great result.
Aryl H. · September 18, 2016
Isabel did a phenomenal job with on my haircut but also with the men's a coloring she understood exactly what I wanted and it better than any other stylus I've had so far. Highly recommended! excellent.
Robert O. · September 7, 2016
Isabel is lovely and the hair cut was great. Her salon is really easy to find as well. Would definitely recommend!
Tandra F. · July 31, 2016
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    Manhattan Village Mall

    3200 North Sepulveda Boulevard


    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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