Golden Razor Barber Shop – Toledo, Ohio
The Golden Razor Barber shop is conveniently located in West Toledo adjacent to the Cricket West Shopping Center. Our location is at the corner of W Central Ave, and Densmore Dr. Our location has easy access to Interstate 475 and US-20. We have plenty of free parking, and are located less than 100 feet from SIP Coffee House, which we highly recommend if you are in need of a good cup of coffee. Please see our location details below, along with a Google Map, and Google Street View. Still can’t find us? Give us a call, and we will be happy to guide you into Toledo’s Premier Barber Shop! Appointments Are Required.
Golden Razor Barber Shop
Golden Razor’s Location Via Google Maps
Golden Razor’s Location Via Google Street View
It is hard to hear the word “barber” and not think of the old-time red, white, and blue striped barber poles and guys hanging around discussing everything from family to farm equipment . . . and maybe even singing in a quartet! Being a barber is actually a profession with a long and varied history. Here are a few interesting historical facts about the barber profession that might be fun to know if you are considering a career as a barber.
Cutting or not cutting the hair has been a cultural and even religious topic since the dawn of mankind. For example, in some ancient cultures, it was believed that evil dwelled in hair so it should be cut off at every opportunity. Others believed hair to be the person’s soul and strength and would never have their hair cut.
The first barber shops are believed to have begun in Ancient Greece as a meeting place or club for men to discuss politics, community matters, and philosophy. The style of the times was to be well-trimmed, so barbers were in huge demand. They performed shaving, trimming beards, massaging, and used a number of products such as beeswax, lotions, and scents to pamper their customers.
Barbers once did far more than they do today. At one point, all medical work was done by clergy, and when edicts were issued to forbid them from doing so, it was barbers that stepped in to do such tasks as dental extractions, bloodletting, and even surgeries. It wasn’t until the mid-1700s that barbers were stripped of their medical duties and permitted only to deal with hair care. Many shifted to making wigs, which were common in that period.