Established in 1805, Truefitt & Hill is the world’s oldest family-owned barber establishment and has been entrusted with the jugular veins of British Royalty since the early days of its inception. Now, the austere London barbershop plants its first flag here in Singapore at Ann Siang Road, marking the brand’s ninth shop in the world, along with branches in Chicago, Las Vegas and recently, Kuala Lumpur (at the Majestic Hotel). Bringing the concept here is newly established lifestyle company 30 Degrees. CEO Marc Nicholson is a self-described wet shave addict who is hoping to capitalise on the growing trend of Singaporean men wanting to get an old school shave and a bit of pampering.
Among the services to look out for is Truefitt & Hill’s signature grooming packages that put its T&H-trained international barbers’ wide-ranging expertise on display. Treatments available include wet shaves, facials, haircuts, nose and ear waxing, manicures and pedicures, as well as other perks like complimentary coffee, tea and martinis, shoe shining and shirt ironing in the midst of the handsome Timothy Oulton-sourced decor of the shophouse space. If time is a factor, pop in for a 30-minute hot towel shave ($30) or quick trim ($70), or take the experience home by looking to T&H’s retail shelves of shaving equipment (from $180 for a badger brush, $350 for a razor), shave creams (from $25) and colognes (from $112 for 100ml). Natasha Hong