What are the three color pillars at the entrance of the barber shop? There are so many stories behind them
4hw.com.cn: each of us has been to barbershop, but do you remember that most barbershop will put a red, white and blue rotating bead at the door, and this pillar is universal all over the world, so do you know? What does it mean? Let's have a look.
Red for arteries, blue for veins, white for gauze
In Medieval Western Europe, it is generally believed that the main reason for human disease is the imbalance of various elements in the body. As long as extra 'elements' are introduced, health will be restored. While blood is considered to be the most easily induced 'element', so Europeans think 'bloodletting is the beginning of recovery'. But doctors think it's the work of inferior people. They don't want to do bloodletting and entrust barber to do it, so barber becomes amateur surgeon. In 154, with the approval of the king of England, the Federation of barbers and surgeons was established, and a solemn ceremony was held for this purpose. Since then, hairdressers have officially put on the brand of surgeons, and selected the three color column as the symbol of their practice and haircut. In the tricolor column, red represents artery, blue represents vein, and white represents gauze. In 1745, the Royal Society of surgeons was established by the royal order of King George II of England. The surgeons separated from the barbers, but the tricolor pillars in front of the barber's shop were still used.
Barber shops all over the world think this kind of style is very good-looking and eye-catching, so they follow suit one after another and take it as the only sign of barber shops.
With the development of the times, in order to attract more customers, some of the columns at the entrance of the barber shop now are not necessarily red, blue and white, and some are not necessarily 'spinning up', as shown in the following figure: