Ruben's Barbershop

292 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma

Haircut with a Shave or Style and Face Massage at Ruben's Barbershop (Up to 58% Off)

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Highlights

Licensed barbers specializing in mens hair design and luxurious hot towel shaves

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jedd
4 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 28, 2022
Nice people... just moved to area . The shop was clean and friendly just what you look for in a barber shop.
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Christopher
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 8, 2022
Excellent place, friendly people, and a very good haircut!
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Diana
8 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 10, 2022
Professional & skilled barber excellent service
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John
20 ratings9 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
February 1, 2022
Excellent service haircut was perfect thank you very much
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Dan
23 ratings23 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 6, 2022
Nice and fast job pleasant atmosphere w music highly recommended.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $13.50 for haircut with a neck shave ($26 value)
  • $25.50 for haircut and style with a neck shave, hot towel face shave, and face massage ($60 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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Walk-ins welcome. New clients only. Valid only Monday-Friday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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