Could this strip be inspired from Schulz’s childhood? His father did own a barbershop in Minnesota.
Or taken from his own weekly visits to the barber?
The line Yes, sir, “It pays to look well” is subtle but real. I’ve never had my hair cut during the 1950’s, but that sounds like true old timey barber-speak to me.
From: The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 (Vol. 1)