Kolkata got the Royal London touch – World’s oldest ROYAL BARBER SHOP from London, now in Kolkata

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L TO R - Anuradha kumari, Marketing Manger, Sanyogita Ramanan, Business Head, Bashir Sheikh,Project Head,Priyadarshini Ghosh, Store Manager along with Mr. Istayak Anasari, Director & Co Founder , Lyod Industries Ltd
L TO R - Anuradha kumari, Marketing Manger, Sanyogita Ramanan, Business Head, Bashir Sheikh,Project Head,Priyadarshini Ghosh, Store Manager along with Mr. Istayak Anasari, Director & Co Founder , Lyod Industries Ltd
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KOLKATA GETS ITS FIRST ROYAL BARBER SHOP – World’s oldest barbershop from London, now in Kolkata

Kolkata, 27th April 2018 :

Having groomed the Monarchs of Great Britain for 212 years through nine consecutive reigns, Truefitt & Hill continues the legacy by bringing their sophistication to Kolkata on 28th April 2018 at Galleria 1910 – Wellside Camac, Camac Street -The first store in Eastern India. The uber millennials of Kolkata can now enjoy a traditional hot towel wet shave, haircut, facial, manicure pedicure and simply relax and unwind. Truefitt & Hill also offers a complete grooming range of 150 products for men which includes shaving products, fragrances, hair, skin & bath products and shaving accessories.

Brought to India by the Lloyds Luxuries Ltd., which has acquired the Master Franchise License for not just India but also Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and Vietnam, the venture looks promising. Started by Mr. Krishna Gupta & Mr. Istayak Ansari in 2013, Lloyds Luxuries Ltd. aims at creating an atmosphere of total relaxation and ultimate comfort for their male guests. 

Through this, they wish to encourage grooming for men greatness. “Our aim is that the customer should ultimately feel revitalized and renewed when it’s time to leave. We don’t just offer a service, we offer an experience. Grooming yourself is a daily necessity, we provide you with the most luxurious atmosphere and highly skilled barbers and staff to turn that into a luxurious experience. We currently have 13+ open and operating stores across 7+ cities in India. We have 6 Truefitt and Hill stores in Mumbai, 1 in New Delhi, 1 in Gurugram , 2 in Bengaluru, 1 in Hyderabad , 1 in Ahmedabad and 1 in Jaipur. We are in an expansion mode and opening stores in Koregaon Park-Pune, Juhu-Mumbai, Sector 9 – Chandigarh, Whitefield – Bangalore, Alwarpet –  Chennai. We are opening our first International store in Dhaka, Bangladesh in affluent neighbourhood of Gulshan Avenue.”

“The highlight of Kolkata store is its beautiful location and heritage building. Previous owners of this manor were Sir R N Mookerjee and Sir Biren Mookerjee. One of the richest family during 1920 and both were knighted by Her Majesty Queen of England.   As per historical research we believe they used to be patrons of Truefitt & Hill, London during their London visit.”

Truefitt & Hill worldwide is in 12 countries including India and present in cities: London, Canberra, Baku, Toronto, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Salmiya, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Chicago, Washington.

About Truefitt & Hill

The prestigious history of Truefitt & Hill began in 1805 during the reign of H.M. King George III. Since then, the clientele have included members of the male like of the Royal Family, as well as members of visiting Royal households. Their barbers hold Royal Warrant to H.R.H., The Duke of Edinburgh. It has provided discerning gentleman with the finest grooming products and services. The elite clientele also include the Business leaders, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and Diplomats and visiting Dignitaries. Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and Laurence Olivier are few of their renowned clients. Apart from London T&H, they now have the luxe barber shop in London, Chicago, Toronto, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Baku.

Superior and distinct services offered by Truefitt and Hill are The Royal Shave and Haircut, Classic Shave and Haircut, other hair treatments, Royal manicure & pedicure, head massage, facials, etc. and offer  complimentary valet service, wi-fi, refreshments with every visit.

The signature service is Royal Shave which is very unique 45min service. Experience the luxury of a timeless straight-razor shave. Perfected since 1805, this classic Royal ritual begins with the wrapping of hot towels followed by exfoliating the face with a scrub. Thereafter, the skin is nourished and massaged with a light-textured pre-shave oil. This makes the beard soft, allowing the razor blade to glide smoothly. A hot towel is wrapped again, an occurrence that is repeated often to help open the pores and relax the customer. Using our handmade badger brush, a small amount of our glycerine-based shaving cream is applied to create a rich and emollient lather. The brush coats each individual whisker with shaving cream ensuring the most comfortable shave possible. Now, holding the skin taut with one hand, the other hand does its magic with a straight-razor. This zen experience of shaving heightens when the Royal Shave concludes with a relaxing facial massage and the application of a selection of 10 aftershave balms. 

They also have an exclusive VIP Room called Dukes’ Den for that special engagement, business meeting, or simply just to relax and unwind!

Truefitt & Hill offers grooming products which includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, colognes & aftershaves, bath and body products, shampoo and conditioner, shavings kits etc. All the products have been carefully crafted in England since 1805. Their essence is British heritage at its best. The dedicated team of highly skilled professionals, chemists, designers and craftsmen work tirelessly to deliver products known today for their distinctive tradition of innovation and excellence. Their iconic ranges will continue to be produced in England as they constantly endeavour to bring new and exciting products in response to customer’s needs. 

Truefitt & Hill Kolkata

Address: Galleria 1910 – Wellside Camac, Premise No- 7, Ho-Chi-Minh Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

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