Once Upon a Time
Ancient Egyptians visited their Barbers as they were the foremost men of their tribe and were also responsible for religious ceremonies. In the 3rd century, the wearing of a beard was associated with manliness. For Alexander the Great, shaving was a strategic necessity to avoid soldier’s beards from getting caught in hand to hand combat. For a Roman it was a daily tradition as barbering became the forefront for social gathering.
It was in the 12th century where barbers were separated into 3 different corporate associations: The Barber, authorized to hold a shop to shave; The Barber-Wigmaker, in charge of hair care in the big princely houses; and The Barber-Surgeon, who was in charge of beard care and small surgical procedures.
By 1850, the barber’s job expanded to include hair care. Hence forth, all barbers were trained in the art of hairstyling.
In A Modern Era
The profession of barber was put to the test. But it gained a new lease on life since the 2000s when the trend demanded that we dedicate a particular interest in the maintenance and form of men’s facial hair.
In a unique way, barbering has remained a sort of oasis for men to escape the hassle and stress of everyday life. A place to network, debate and get refreshed.
At Belgard we strive to maintain this tradition by offering complete grooming services at the hands of our experts in a relaxed atmosphere. Haircuts and traditional straight blade shaves are all offered to maintain your well being and appearance – for whatever life throws at you.
Choose an experience, choose Belgard.
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Address: 110 Rue Saint-Pierre
Montreal, QC H2Y 2L7
Tuesday: 10AM - 6PM
Wednesday: 10AM - 6PM
Thursday: 10AM - 7PM
Friday: 10AM - 7PM
Saturday: 10AM - 5PM