Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Entrepreneur to Open Conchita Wurst Hair Salon in Moscow

Whether they love her or loathe her, transexual Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst continues to inflame passion among Russians, with one fan now planning to open a Moscow-based salon in her name.

Serge Klimov, owner of a high-end beauty parlor in Moscow, is planning to set up a salon named after Wurst — a cross between a hair salon and a club, Izvestia reported Tuesday, citing the project's legal representative, Irina Soloviyev.

Food and soft drinks will be available on the premises, and anyone who can produce a flawless rendition of Wurst's Eurovision-winning song "Fly Like a Phoenix" will be served free of charge, Soloviyev was quoted as saying.

So as to avoid falling foul of Russia's gay propaganda law, which forbids the so-called promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors, entry will be granted only to those clients aged 18 years and older in possession of a membership card, Soloviyev added.

"As far as I know, there is only one gay-oriented hairdresser in Moscow at the moment, so that the niche is still free," Izvestia cited Olga Chuvatova, head of consulting agency Salon Mechti, as saying.

See also:

Moscow Authorities Block Gay Pride March in Honor of Eurovision's Conchita Wurst

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more