Truefitt & Hill
Though it was once almost taboo for men to openly show concern for their appearance, today’s big city gents have fully embraced the trend towards male-centric grooming products and services – just look at NYC’s Fellow Barber, Melbourne’s Herr Blick, and London’s The Refinery all championing the cause. And, not to be outdone, Bangkok too is jumping on the global bandwagon with a slew of guys-only spa and beauty spots recently launching to keep up with the burgeoning demand. Standing out in the crowd is England’s oldest barbershop Truefitt & Hill, whose 200-year heritage and fabled patronage by the British Royal Family has earned it a reputation from as far afield as the Thai capital, the site of its most recently opened international outpost.
Pre-book an appointment at T&H’s Central Embassy location – echoing the old-world ambience of the London original with dark wood shelving, monochrome photography and pale blue-striped wallpaper – then allow the expert barbers to snip, shave, knead and polish you to perfection with their range of classic services. Try a straight razor shave complete with luxurious scented towel wraps, a 20-minute calming head massage, or spa manicure or pedicure including massage, buff and polish. Or, for the more experienced groomer, there’s a range of less common offerings like Sino-Thai style ear cleaning, facial hair waxing and hair colouring. Go on fellas, get your groom on!
4/F / Central Embassy / 1031 Ploenchit Rd / book at least three days in advance / truefittandhill.co.uk