Guiness World Record holder for the World’s Oldest Barber Shop, Truefitt & Hill has officially opened on Genge Street in Canberra.
The ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr was on hand to officiate the opening, slicing the ribbon with a cut-throat razor.
“It’s great to see Truefitt & Hill choose Canberra for its first Australian store,” said Mr Barr.
“Canberra is a growing city and the arrival of another worldwide brand shows how well our city is progressing. Canberra is Australia’s happiest, most liveable and most educated city and is increasingly a place that overseas brands are attracted to.”
First established in London in 1805, Truefitt & Hill have an ingrained reputation of unrivalled service, as well as an impressive list of high-profile clients.
The Canberra outlet offers the utmost comfort and discretion. The front of the store boasts an impressive array of luxury grooming products, including razors, shampoos, aftershaves and colognes.
In the back, away from the view of the street, are three barber’s chairs, where clients can be treated to a range of services, including haircuts, face masks, manicures, and the classic hot towel shave.
In the corner sits a whisky bar, stocked with a range of quality scotches that customers can enjoy while being pampered.
A nice touch is the Glenfiddich Suite, a private room with a single chair so you can enjoy your haircut in complete privacy, with bookings an extra $50.
Canberra’s economy showed significant growth over the 2016-17 financial year. It was chosen as the most livable city in 2014 by the OECD and 3rd best to visit last year by Lonely Planet.
Truefitt & Hill Canberra director Khustwant Dhanoa said Canberra truly is a perfect fit for their first outlet in Australia.
“We have spared no expense in creating the ambiance and exclusive service experience that is the hallmark of Truefitt & Hill’s heritage and acclaimed brand to the local Canberra community and its visitors,” Mr Dhanoa said.