Those barber shop candy cane poles are a thing of the past and I found one while passing Sum's Beauty Center in Chinatown. It symbolized blood and bandages, the red for blood and the white for bandages. I suppose the blue was added to the newer candy cane poles to make them all American. The barber used to be a place to go to for minor surgery and for teeth yanking! Chop, chop, go to Sum's for sum full service in salon! There might be more than you bargained for.