A Lady’s Experience at a Barber Shop

Well I feel quite privileged when I say that I got to try an experience at a 200 year old barber shop – The regal “Truefitt and Hill”. On 8th March, this women’s day they had opened up their doors to women and were actually not servicing men. Truefitt & Hill is one of the most luxurious and oldest barbershops in the world, it has been around since 1805. Can you believe that, it is older than my great-great grandparents probably!

Long time in business, you would think they are good. Well, they are better than good, in-fact are special. And their London branch is good enough for the husband of Queen Elizabeth and many other celebrities. This is probably why all their services are named royally. I have heard from my male friends that “you go in a boy and come out a gentleman”. The British-based barber shop opened its first door in India in 2014 with a promise to introduce a new level of indulgence for the metrosexual man. Insider news – I hear they will be opening services for women late this year, shhhhh 😉

My Experience at Truefitt and Hill, Mumbai – Khar Branch

I got to try their new Royal Whitening Peel-off Mask service. As soon as I entered the store, I was struck with a pleasant ambience and welcomed by their very warm branch manager. He gave me a welcome drink (coffee, my favourite drink) and he also clicked my ‘before and after’ picture. The barbershop, is designed to service 7-10 customers at a time, is very spacious and authentically British in its interiors.

The masseur was very graceful and explained me all the steps that would be involved in the 30 minute treatment: clean-up, scrub, mask and massage.  I especially loved the feel and texture of the mask used, it was pink in colour and extremely silky. Now, who doesn’t love pink? The mask was left on for about 15 minutes and taken off with a moist towel, I would say that the mask left my skin supple, moisturized and radiating.

Here is a technical explanation: Royal Whitening Peel-off Mask treatment suits all skin types – normal, dry, oily, combination & mature. The peel-off mask contains plant extracts known for its whitening actions and pure vitamin C which protects the epidermis. The active ingredients in the peel-off mask plays a key role, act as anti-radical and also prevents the synthesis of melanin which are responsible for the appearance of dark spots on the skin. The moisturizing effect also leaves the skin healthy.

A lady’s perspective on this gentlemen’s grooming shop – While it may sound extravagant and expensive to many people, but then this royal barber shop aims to satisfy only the most luxury loving souls. If you want to experience the difference between shabby / unkempt and ruggedly handsome then have a look at their website.


      After – without any makeup

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