I’m pretty sure when you think about barbers or barbing salons, you think of a place where men go to get their hair and beard groomed in order to look good. And you’re right, men go to the barbers to get their hair and beard cut but barbering has come a really long way from when first originated. Here are some facts I’m sure you didn’t know about barbers/barbing salons.

6 facts I bet you didn’t know about barbers

The word “barber” is derived from the Latin word “barba” which means beard. In different ancient societies, beards were associated with wisdom, strength, and manhood.

6 facts I bet you didn’t know about barbers

Barbing is probably one of the oldest professions in the world. An ancient tomb painting that dates back about 6000 years ago shows a barber cutting hair with razors.

Lotium, an early shampoo used by barbers was made from stale pee. It was ecologically produced.

Prior to the introduction of modern medicine, in the middle ages, barbers performed surgeries and amputations, treated wounds, and even performed some dental work.

6 facts I bet you didn’t know about barbers

The world’s oldest surviving barbers shop is Truefitt and Hill and is located in St. James’s Street, London.

6 facts I bet you didn’t know about barbers

Barbers In Egypt and other ancient societies (as early as 3500 BC), priests specialized in warding off bad spirits by clipping, styling, and removing the hair, which they believed served as a conduit for demons to enter the body.

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