From this he had risen one step and become porter and messenger in a barber-shop.
"And then to a barber-shop with him," went on Mrs. Effie, who had paid no heed to his outburst.
They were standing at a front window, watching Matthews cross the parade-ground to the barber-shop.
Right abreast the post-office; Henry Cahoon has been usin' it for a barber-shop.
Flynn was intensely proud and fond of the establishment, and was insulted if it was alluded to as a barber-shop.
I saw a barber-shop with chairs, niches for the soap and mugs, and the waiting sofa.
They had moved along the street until they reached a barber-shop, from which proceeded the sound of a violin.
He resolved to be on the lookout that day for a barber-shop set.
A little way they walked in silence, the light of the barber-shop falling across the road ahead of them.
You'll find a barber-shop and a bootblack around the corner.
1570s, from barber + shop (n.). Earlier in same sense was barbery (c.1500). Barber-shop in reference to close harmony male vocal quartets, it is attested from 1910; the custom of barber's keeping a musical instrument in their shops so waiting customers could entertain themselves is an old one, but the musical product had a low reputation and barber's music (c.1660) was "wretched, poorly performed music."