First Norilsk barbershop opened in 1937

First Norilsk barbershop opened in 1937

May 03, 2023

The first barbershop was located on Zavodskaya street: there were women's and men's rooms, and only two services were offered - haircutting and shaving.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 1944, in the Norilsk hairdressing salons, ladies were already offered washing, haircuts – simple or shaped, curling and styling. Hair dyeing became available, but only in two versions – blonde for 25 rubles or brunette – for 30.

At the end, they could freshen up your face and costume with your choice of triple cologne, cinchona water, vegetal or top quality perfume.

At the same time, men were offered several options for haircuts: from the cheapest – bold, at only a ruble cost, to an English polka for two rubles and a ‘beaver’ for three.

In addition, a Norilsk citizen could have his mustache and beard shaved, his hair washed and bryolin applied to add shine, get a massage and facial compress. One could also have his hair, eyebrows, eyelashes or mustaches dyed.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we talked about how the tourist Gleb Travin crossed Taimyr by bicycle.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

May 03, 2023

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