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    barber/hairdresser ?

    Is a barber for men and a hairdresser both for men and women ? Or do women also visit "barbers" ?

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    Re: barber/hairdresser ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is a barber for men and a hairdresser both for men and women ? Or do women also visit "barbers" ?
    Generally no, women don't go to a barber but to a hairdresser. I am sure there are some women who do though.

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    Re: barber/hairdresser ?

    The root's a clue. Generally, you don't go to a barber unless you have a barbe. Of course, a shave isn't compulsory; I've never had been to barber for a shave; but shaving is a service that a barber offers.

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    Re: barber/hairdresser ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The root's a clue. Generally, you don't go to a barber unless you have a barbe. Of course, a shave isn't compulsory; I've never had been to barber for a shave; but shaving is a service that a barber offers.

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    A propos de rien, my great-great grandfather was a barber surgeon in Chelsea.

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