A tonsorial parlor is an inner sanctum where a man can receive the highest level of barbering services in a setting that compliments this ancient art.
The word barber is derived from the Latin word “barba”, which means beard, and the word Tonsorial translates to cutting, clipping or trimming of hair with shears or razors. The tonsorial concept dates back to Roman Times when Roman Tonsures ran shops that were favored by high society. Barbers of former times were also surgeons and dentist, call barber surgeons. Hence the barber pole’s red and white spiral indicating the two crafts. A master barber during the 18th century would render what is now considered old fashioned skilled services such as the wet shave.