Frozen in time: Sevnica oldest barber and hairdressing salon to become a cultural monument

Frozen in time: Sevnica oldest barber and hairdressing salon to become a cultural monument

The Sevnica salon operated between 1900 and 2003. Since 2013, it has been a monument of local significance.

A century of stories from Kreutz hairdressing

In Sevnica, this year they will start arranging the Kreutz barber and hairdressing salon from the beginning of the last century on the main square there, which they want to preserve and protect as a cultural heritage.

The Kreutz salon has been offering services to women and men of Sevnica (and wider) for decades. But above all, the place is somehow still present in the hearts of the locals for the kindness and professional hairdressing knowledge by its owner Dragica Zupanc (nee Kreutz), who passed away in 2017.

The Kreutz barber and hairdressing salon was the first hairdressing salon in Sevnica, opened in 1900 by Dragica’s father Dragutin Kreutz from Ljubljana.

The original 70’s (and after) interior

The Kreutz barber-hairdresser was initially only for men. It was not until 1937 that Master Kreutz opened the doors of his salon to women as well.

Later on the craft was taken over by his son Rudolf Kreutz. After his death in 1945, the family business was continued until 1970 by his wife Milka, when it was taken over by her daughter Dragica.

Besides making many Sevnica heads beautiful and trendy looking, Dragica was known as a cheerful story-teller who significantly contributed to the Sevnica community spirit.

Dragica Zupanc (nee Kreutz)
Photo credits:  The Posavje museum Brežice

Read also: A day trip to Sevnica from Ljubljana – (letsgoslovenia.si)

Sevnica, Slovenia



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