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The Upsherin long predates the Chasidim. Rav Chaim Vital wrote in (the 1500’s in) Sha’ar HaKavanos that the AriZal gave his son’s hair “the known minhug of upsherin” on Lag B’Omer in Miron. Many Sefardim also practiced it before the Chasidim. The Ridvaz also writes that “it is already a custom in all the surrounding areas to consider upsherin as a full-fledged neder”.