For over two centuries, Truefitt & Hill has provided discerning gentlemen with only the finest in grooming products and services. Our offering gives men the opportunity to look and feel their very best.
Established in 1805, we maintain the world’s oldest barbershop* and are barbers and Royal Warrant of Appointment holders to H.R.H., The Duke of Edinburgh. Today’s product offering is the result of nearly 200 years of research and intimate customer relationships. Our knowledge and experience provide today’s man with an service that is both sophisticated and practical.
Men deserve the best in everything they do. If you are looking for the finest in men’s grooming, we are confident you will find Truefitt & Hill’s unmatched product quality and prestigious tradition extremely compelling. Our products are formulated with an exquisite blend of rare and sophisticated essences. The offering includes a full line of shaving, fragrance, hair and bath products to provide a daily grooming solution for today’s man.
For an exceptional experience of Truefitt & Hill services, visit one of our barbershops and enjoy a hot lather shave, haircut, and shoe shine for that special engagement, business meeting, or simply just to relax and unwind.
Many of our fine preparations have been formulated in the same way for over 190 years and are still sold to the nobility, whose families have been aware of Truefitt & Hill’s tradition as Purveyors of Excellence throughout the generations.
In 1805, William Francis Truefitt opened his first Gentlemen’s Barber Shop at 2 Cross-Lane, Long Acre London. In 1811 he moved the business to 40 Old Bond Street and established himself as “Court Hair Cutter” and “Court Head Dresser” where, along with his sole employee, his brother Peter, he was soon to become Wigmaker, by Royal Appointment to His Majesty, King George III.
Throughout the early part of the 19th century, when regular visits to the barber were essential to facilitate the wearing of wigs by Gentlemen, Old Bond Street became increasingly more fashionable and the Truefitt’s barbershop flourished.
In 1911 Edwin Hill & Co. set up a barber shop at 23 Old Bond Street, and it was to this address H.P. Truefitt (Francis Truefitt’s nephew) moved in 1935 to form, the still existing, Truefitt & Hill. The present location of Truefitt & Hill at 71 St. James’s Street, London, was taken up on Valentine’s Day 1994.
Truefitt & Hill occupies the position of one of the leading men’s barbershops in the world. A haircut, a shave with hot towels, and a manicure at Truefitt & Hill leaves a gentleman ready to face the world knowing that he has been well and truly groomed for the occasion, whatever it may be, by one of England’s Hairdressing Aristocracy.
Throughout its entire history, Truefitt & Hill and their predecessors have been involved in the production of Hairdressings, Shampoos, Perfumes, and Colognes and continue doing so by striving towards serving only the best of cosmetics for grooming the gentlemen of today.