• What We Do

    Christine's HairStop is a full-service barbershop offering the Jersey Boy and Jersey Girl with great grooming services, no matter what your style. Everything from a simple haircut or face shave all the way up to the works – you ask, we grab the scissors.

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  • What We Sell

    Woody's make products without compromise by focusing on only the finest quality ingredients to cleanse, nourish and protect. Woody’s is directed at the men and women who is looking for a simple, comfortable daily regimen that offers basic, no-frill products that smell good and get the job done.

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  • Where We're At

    Where are we? We are located on a southern New Jersey barrier island, Sea Isle City. We're conveniently situatated in the middle of the island just one block from the sparkling Atlantic ocean and blocks from JFK BLVD at 5013 Landis Ave.

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Style

Bob hairstyles are in no danger of going out of style.

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Color

The hottest hair color trends for 2014 include ombré, platinum, dip-dyes and bright hues.

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Kidz

Funky and Trendy Kid hair styles

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Barbering History

A barber (from the Latin barba, “beard”) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair and give shaves or trim beards. In America, most barbers specialize in the simple cutting of men’s hair. They do not generally offer significant styling or ‘fancy’ haircuts when compared to hairdressers working in hair salons (and that’s OK with guys).

The barber’s trade is an ancient one, with razors having been found among relics of the Bronze Age (circa 3500 BC) in Egypt. Barbering was introduced to Rome by the Greek colonies in Sicily in 296 B.C. and barbershops quickly became very popular centers for daily news and gossip. A morning visit to the tonsor became a part of the daily routine (as important as the visit to the public baths) and a young man’s first shave (tonsura) was an essential part of his coming of age ceremony. And to think that mothers still fight with their sons over cutting their hair…

And now…the shocker: barbers in ancient times were also surgeons and dentists. In addition to haircutting, hairdressing and shaving, barbers performed surgery, bloodletting and leeching, fire cupping, enemas and tooth extractions. Thus, they were called “barber surgeons” and formed their first organization in 1094. The red and white-spiraled barber pole indicated the two crafts, surgery in red and barbering in white. The barber’s salary was higher than the surgeon’s…that is, until surgeons began being stationed on British war ships throughout the numerous naval wars.

History of the Barber Pole

The modern barber pole originated in the days when bloodletting was one of the barber’s principal duties. The two spiral ribbons painted around the pole represent the two long bandages used during traditional bloodletting: one twisted around the arm before bleeding and the other used to bind it afterward. Bandages were commonly wrapped around a pole so they’d be ready for the next patient. However, when the pole wasn’t in use not in use, it was hung at the door as a sign. As time went on, barbers preferred to keep the bandages handy and painted a pole in white and red to hang outside instead. Thus, the modern barber pole was born!

 

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Monday 8am-4pm Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday CLOSED Thursday CLOSED Friday 8am-4pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm Appointments can be arranged for later hours by phone request.

Christine Conover, Christine's HairStop