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In a Nutshell

Skilled stylist offers express lather shave and sharp scissor cut to flatter the features; full lather shave also available

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice required. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Combo of haircut and shave must be used in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $17 for an men's express shave ($30 value)
  • $19 for a full men's shave ($40 value)
  • $37 for a men's haircut with express shave ($80 value)

The Cutlery

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 harkens 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 Barber-Surgeons Company 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.


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    “The staff are very friendly when you walk in. The location is out of the hustle & bustle of the area. Elle is an amazing barber. Very relaxing and extremely accommodating. I will be back often!”

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    Inner Sunset

    1239A 9th Avenue

    San Francisco, CA 94122

    +14152425550

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Many people described the Haircut as Great. Others thought:
+ 88%

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  • Fresh
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  • Best
- 12%

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92% of the people were positive about the Hair Cut, most described it as Great.
90% of the people were positive about the Barber, most described it as Best.
80% of the people were positive about the Colorist, most described it as Best.
98% of the people were positive about the Salon, most described it as New.
94% of the people were positive about the Stylist, most described it as Amazing.
89% of the people were positive about the Hairstyle, most described it as Amazing.
80% of the people were positive about the Hair Stylist, most described it as Cute.
80% of the people were positive about the Artwork, most described it as Beautiful.
Many people described the Color as Great. Others thought:
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