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Mini Hairdressing Museum

  • Bernkastel-Wehlen

It is probably one of the smallest museums in Germany and has only one focus: the history of hairdressing. In the Bernkastel-Kues district of Wehlen, Martha Commes has collected an estimated several thousand hairdressing utensils over the course of many years.

In almost 100 years, quite a lot of... Many collected hairdressing utensils razors, ondulating irons, wraps.... - too good for cellars and attics, too much for a showcase. This is how the idea and realisation of the Mini Hairdressing Museum came about.

History An old service area with cupboards and showcases was built up - the mini museum quickly filled up. Drying bonnets from 1921 and 1930 a permanent waving machine with electricity before 1950, various hot waving machines Permanent wave rollers made of wood metal and plastic rollers, curling rollers a hair clipper hanging from the wall, various hand hair clippers operated by hand without electricity and battery, razors, razor blade sharpeners, the first hair cutting scissors and effiliation scissors Ondulating irons for on the fire or "newer" ones with heaters Tin combs from 1946 and other hair accessories Hair nets for her and him, beard nets for at night Books from the associated library.... Kurt Krüger filled idle time in the salon with hair work. Since there was no television in the beginning, he also spent his free time doing this.

He made custom wigs for customers and for the performers of the Wehlen theatre group and the carnival. He also made bald wigs and beards, a special highlight being a beard for his son-in-law G. Commes as father Abraham. Yards of braids were made for hairpieces and plaits. Tangled hair was used to make chignon and knots. Through Corona, Martha Commes also had an unusual amount of time and refurbished many of the wigs. The mini-museum with its 10m² became more and more crowded. In the basement rooms there were still the old handmade goods cupboards and the counter of the shop, so the museum was extended by one room.
Mrs. Commes is happy about every visitor, likes to explain the various objects and knows a story about everything!

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Hauptstr. 104

54470 Bernkastel-Wehlen


Phone: +49 65316261


Website: www.friseur-krueger.com/mini-friseur-museum

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