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Museo del Barbiere

Museo del Barbiere
Museo del Barbiere
Museo del Barbiere
Museo del barbiere

In the historic Via Mario de' Fiori a few steps from the Spanish Steps, we find the "Barber Museum in Italy and in the world". The ancient cerusic, much feared in the past, as it could carry out even small surgical operations, has now lost its aura of terror and acquired a charm and an allure of a completely different thickness, driven a lot by the beard that has become overwhelmingly fashionable again.

On the second floor of the salon de barber there is the museum, a truly suggestive discovery, not only for enthusiasts: curiosities and memorabilia from the 1800s and 1900s, razor blades, sharpener, tools for bloodletting, scissors, hair clippers, calendars, brushes, candelabra, safety razors, electric razors, old blades, hair dryers, perfume bottles. In the center of the museum room, a barber's station from the 1930s makes a fine show.

Tools that come from the barbers' salons of various Italian, European cities and from every corner of the world. After a crisis that lasted for years, the barber's profession regained strength, changing mentality, the shops were taken over by young people who very often studied abroad and experienced internationally. For men, now, taking care of oneself is no longer an exception, but the rule, doing it in a beautiful, refined place, with trained and educated professionals is the minimum required.

What was once a necessity only for women is now also for men. The barbers of this new and prepared generation have also recovered the old "Italian shave". These are the iron rules that distinguish it: hot cloth, shaving, cold cloth, customer standing on the armchair, the barber revolves around. The razor with a compass opening is used: expertise and craftsmanship are tried. The client with his face covered, probably with a cold cloth after the warm one and the passage of the razor. Finally we have come to understand how the craft trade has an ancient and worthy culture behind us, still to be discovered.

In the historic Via Mario de 'Fiori a few steps from the Spanish Steps, we find the Barber Museum in Italy and in the world. The ancient cerusic, much feared in the past, as it could carry out even small surgical operations, has now lost its aura of terror and acquired a charm and an allure of a completely different thickness, driven a lot by the beard that has become overwhelmingly fashionable again. On the second floor of the salon de barber there is the museum, a truly suggestive discovery, not only for enthusiasts: curiosities and memorabilia from the 1800s and 1900s, razor blades, sharpener, tools for bloodletting, scissors, hair clippers, calendars, brushes, candelabra, safety razors, electric razors, old blades, hair dryers, perfume bottles. In the center of the museum room, a barber's station from the 1930s makes a fine show. Tools that come from the barbers' salons of various Italian, European cities and from every corner of the world. After a crisis that lasted for years, the barber's profession regained strength, changing mentality, the shops were taken over by young people who very often studied abroad and experienced internationally. For men, now, taking care of oneself is no longer an exception, but the rule, doing it in a beautiful, refined place, with trained and educated professionals is the minimum required. What was once a necessity only for women is now also for men. The barbers of this new and prepared generation have also recovered the old "Italian shave". These are the iron rules that distinguish it: hot cloth, shaving, cold cloth, customer standing on the armchair, the barber revolves around. The razor with a compass opening is used: expertise and craftsmanship are tried. The client with his face covered, probably with a cold cloth after the warm one and the passage of the razor. Finally we have come to understand how the craft trade has an ancient and worthy culture behind us, still to be discovered.
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