Experience cutting-edge service at our barber shop in Sewickley, PA. Located in the heart of the Village, The Village Barber Shop is an upscale,¬†vintage shop that offers men’s haircuts and shaves.¬† We also offer services to women and children. Walk-ins welcome. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to experience our dedication to excellence.  At The Village Barber Shop, we are committed to providing our clients with the best in customer service and value. Our commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of our company. We look forward to seeing you for your next haircut in Sewickley, PA.

The History of Barber Shops:

The barber’s trade has a long history; razors have been found among relics of the Bronze Age (circa 3500 BC) in Egypt. In ancient Egyptian culture, barbers were highly respected individuals. Priests and men of medicine are the earliest recorded examples of barbers. In early tribes, a barber was one of the most important members, as it was believed that certain evil spirits were able to enter a person’s body through their hair, and that cutting it was a way to drive them out. Due to their spiritual and religious beliefs, barbers even performed religious ceremonies, such as marriages and baptizing children. During these ceremonies, they would leave the person/people’s hair hanging down until after dancing; they would then cut the hair and tie it back tightly so that no evil spirits could enter and no good spirits could escape.

Barbering was introduced to Rome by the Greek colonies in Sicily in 296 B.C., and barber shops quickly became very popular centres for daily news and gossip.

During almost all the 20th century, barbershops were only for men or only for women. At the end of the 1970s, men started to wear very long hair, long sideburns and perms, many times lacquered. The traditional male barbershops, usually, did not attend those kinds of services, more related with the women’s beauty salons, and, in consequence, the barbers’ reaction was to expand their clientele and to offer their services to both men and women. In the 1980s unisex barbershops started to be every day more common, and in the 1990s, almost all the salons were giving services to both genders. Actually very few salons give services only for men or women.