These days, you’ll see well-groomed people with trendy hairstyles and shaves everywhere you look, but who do we have to thank for this? In the early ages, men and women would roam about with long and unkempt hair but there had to be some point where grooming became necessary. According to archaeologists, this point may have been somewhere around the bronze-age which was approximately in 3500 BC.
We found razors akin to those still in use today that suggest that back then, the upper strata of society which includes priests and medicine men were using them to groom those who came to them, seeking a cure from some ailment or absolution from some evil spirits. So yes, back in the day, getting your hair cut wasn’t as much about grooming for better looks as it was about one’s personal and spiritual wellbeing.
Of course, as the ages went by, people were bound to realise that hair cutting wasn’t curing them or anything but it was indeed making them look good so they kept up the practice with a higher degree of focus on grooming. In the middles ages of Europe, barbers weren’t just cutting hair, but they were offering certain services that only cosmetic surgeons were offering. Of course, this made them very esteemed in the society back then.
Even in our current times, we all do respect a good barber. In fact, once you find a barber who cuts your hair well, you probably won’t go looking elsewhere. Thanks to modern technology, equipment for barbers is now better than it was ever before. Barbers are able to offer a number of grooming services that are both healthy for our skin and scalps and at the same time, these keep us looking at our best.