In older eras, barbers doubled as surgeons (and were ‘barber surgeons’). The often red-and-white stripes of the barber pole is said to have derived from the bloodletting performed by these barber surgeons—with the red representing blood and the white, bandages. Some hold that the blue might represent venal blood, and the red, arterial.
Today, barbers handle thick strands rather than thick gums, of course. They handle both the Ducktail and the Seneca Crane beard. At Fatima’s African Hair Braiding, the minutiae of each do are respected and attended to. Simply let us know your vision and we can handle the rest!