The camera faces a barber shop front. A barber brings out a sign to hang in front of his shop. It pictures a clean-shaven man and reads "How you look after being shaved here". A rival barber passes by and upon seeing the advertisement defaces the sign, drawing a beard and razor cut onto the shaved face. A young boy laughs when he comes across the sign, beckoning his friend over. A smart gentleman in a top hat joins them in laughing at the sight. When the barber finds them laughing at the defaced sign he assumes the man had defaced the image. The boys run off but the two men scuffle on the street in front of the shop. The barber carries the gentleman inside, wiping shaving foam all over his face. Back outside, the two men continue to fight and the gentleman smashes the sign over the barber's head before running off. The film closes with the barber explaining the sequence of events to his rival.