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Barbers and beauticians get snippy over striped poles

Barbers say the iconic red-white-and-blue pole should only hang outside shops where a licensed barber works -- and not at salons, beauty parlors or other businesses. They say a bonafide barber has a different trade and service. Minnesota is among states where lawmakers are pushing to reserve the sign for barbers, but some cosmetologists argue the barbers are being silly -- and chauvinist.
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Barbers say the iconic red-white-and-blue pole should only hang outside shops where a licensed barber works -- and not at salons, beauty parlors or other businesses. They say a bonafide barber has a different trade and service. Minnesota is among states where lawmakers are pushing to reserve the sign for barbers, but some cosmetologists argue the barbers are being silly -- and chauvinist.

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