Gentlemen Only! – Truefitt & Hill

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“In the year of 1805, William Francis Truefitt opened his first gentlemen’s salon 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. Since then Truefitt & Hill occupies the position of one of the leading men’s hairdressers in the World. Glancing at the appointments book, it reads like pages from Debretts and Who’s Who. Clients include members of the male line of the Royal Family, members of visiting royal households, captains of industry, members of both Houses of Parliament, the city, the theater, ambassadors and the diplomatic service, visiting dignitaries, the professions, the arts, and all other strata of British Society.” (Truefitt & Hill)

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In 1995, Truefitt & Hill became the first spa in Canada exclusively designed for gentlemen’s needs. Located in the Scotia Plaza (40King St West) it is no surprise given its history and client base that this illustrious barber shop is an appointment only business. Much like its counter parts in Europe and the United States, this location screams luxury, and comfort which is reflected in their meticulous attention to detail. With their antique barber chairs, mahogany furniture,  and their own personal line of shampoos, shaving cream, perfumes and aftershave products is their any doubt that quality is their prime directive! Did I mention they do “Boot Shine”-now if that isn’t a reflection of the sheer calibre of service then I don’t know what is?

As the title of this article states “Gentlemen Only”, this is not for everyone, its only for the Best! Now I’m sure most of you are wondering the price tag to all this luxury. So here is the break down:

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  • Haircut – $36.00
  • Child Haircut (12 & younger) – $29.00
  • Hot Lather Shave – $42.00
  • Beard Trim – $39.00
  • Neck Shave Only – $14.00
    (No appointment needed)
  • Shampoo Only – $27.00
    (No appointment needed)
  • Hair Coloring – $69.00
  • Foil Hi-Lites – $69.00
  • Cleansing Herbal Steam Facial – $70.00
    (Please allow 1 hour for this service in semi-privacy)
  • 1 Hour Relaxing Stress Relief Massage (semi-privacy) – $70.00
    (Massage of the face, neck, shoulders and scalp)
  • 1/2 Hour Relaxing Stress Relief Massage (semi-privacy) – $38.00
    (Massage of the face, neck, shoulders and scalp)
  • Manicure – $22.00
    (We use only sterilized tools)
  • Relaxing Hand & Forearm Massage – $22.00
    (Please allow 1/2 hour for this service)
  • Pedicure – $50.00
    (We use only sterilized tools) (Please allow 1 hour for this service in privacy)
  • Soothing Foot Massage – $45.00
    (Please allow 1/2 hour for this service in privacy)
  • Shoe Shine – $6.00
  • Boot Shine – $8.00
    (Drop-off service available.)Aftershave

Please also note that Truefitt & Hill also offer special service packages that combine many of the above mentioned services. This is a great option for those considering gift ideas for the men in their lives or perhaps a self-gift for those who know they deserve to be treated to the best.

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