Haircare - Wormwood Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.981 W 000° 04.950
30U E 702419 N 5711283
Quick Description: This unisex hairdresser is in Wormwood Street close to the northern boundary of the City of London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/10/2012 10:23:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMDFRW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Haircare is a unisex hairdressing salon that also provide a barbers service. The shop is open Monday to Friday, closed weekends, from 0800-1900hrs. This shop has the traditional British hairdresser's pole in that there is no blue in it.

Why red and white? This is as good an explanation as any:
"Before the 1700s, in addition to cutting hair, barbers throughout Europe pulled teeth, performed minor surgery, and practiced bloodletting. During bloodletting, patients squeezed a pole to allow their blood to flow more freely. The pole was often painted red to mask bloodstains. At the end of the operation the pole was wrapped in the white bandages used during the operation and put outside the shop to air. As a result, a red-and-white pole became associated with barbershops and barber guilds adopted it as their trademark."

Source Yahoo.

Location of this 'Barber Pole": Outside of Barber Shop

Type of Barber Pole: Stationary glass pole with light

Other -: Not listed

Days & Hours of operation: Not listed

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theurqs visited Haircare - Wormwood Street, London, UK 1/13/2012 theurqs visited it