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Barbers shampoo, cut, trim, and style hair and shave, trim, and shape beards. While barbers are formally trained to perform other services such as coloring and perming hair, most barbers in barbershops do not offer these services. Barbers may also call themselves barber-stylists, and a few may even refer to themselves as tonsorial artists, an old-fashioned term that is derived from a Latin word meaning "to shear." There are approximately 15,100 barbers in the United States.