Thursday, January 29, 2009

$10 Haircuts



Barber poles seem to be a rarity these days with so many men opting for "styled hair" at salons. But, here at Dixie Barber Shop, two brothers still cut hair for $10. You get to sit in a regular barber chair, and you can read area newspapers and catch up on man talk while you wait.

There's still a lot to be said for a barbershop haircut. I know men who have moved to the big metros...yet still return to Selma for a haircut, because they can't find anyone else who knows how to cut hair right!

All that said, this barber pole symbolizes a whole lot more than a haircut. It seems barbers once performed tooth extractions and bloodletting! Read all about it HERE!


Oh, yes that's my self portrait in the bottom of the pole.

7 comments:

Sally said...

Lovely to see. My father-in-law was a "continental barber" here in Sydney for decades . . . he was Italian, and was a medic/barber in a British POW camp in North Africa during WW2. When he emigrated to Australia he eventually got his own business, and had several high-profile customers.

magiceye said...

we still have the regular barber shops in mumbai in addition to the fancy parlours! thank the lord for small mercies..
the barber does tend to develop a healthy relationship with his customers who then dont have to bother of explaining what sort of a haircut he wants..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Who'd have thought a few years ago that getting a good man's haircut would be such a challenge? The times they area changing, aren't they?

Rambling Round said...

So interesting about your dad, Sally. I did not know that barbers were ever medics until I researched barber poles for this post. Thanks for sharing!

Halcyon said...

I love an old fashioned barber pole. They had alot of these in China, except they were usually pink and purple and were outside the women's salons. I'm glad they're not all gone yet!

crittoria said...

I love these colorful poles! There is one barber in town here, I'll have to get a photo someday...

dot said...

I believe this is the first barber's pole I've seen on a blog. Maybe because there aren't many left. This reminds me of Floyd's on Mayberry.