The first (barbers) that entered Italy came out of Sicily and it was in the 454 yeare after the foundation of Rome. Brought in they were by P. Ticinius Mena as Verra doth report for before that time they never cut their hair. The first that was shaven every day was Scipio Africanus, and after him cometh Augustus the Emperor who evermore used the rasor. PlinyNatural History. Bk. VII. Ch. LIX. Hollands trans.
Whose beard they have singd off with brands of fire; And ever, as it blazd, they threw on him Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair: My master preaches patience to him and the while His man with scissors nicks him like a fool. Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 171.