"As a local man I couldn't let this opportunity slip through my fingers, I knew there is a high demand for a place where gentlemen could go to be gentleman and feel at home and that's when, last autumn, True Gents was born. As described by a recent customer, it truly was the "hidden gem of Hitchin" with the dark front windows many passers by didn't know the barbers still existed. However, with the recent refurbishment True Gents have had, the barbers is now fully exposed for all to admire. Some of the alterations including the new wood textured flooring, lighting and Tiffany lampshades, many have said the barbers is unrecognisable."
Men's barbers are often quite small and narrow but True Gents is very spacious. A double-fronted property, it has four barber's chairs and an ample waiting area for customers. The Tiffany lights add a classy feel as well as paying homage to times past. A new doormat with the eye-catching True Gents logo that was conceived by Tony welcomes clients.
There are four professional barbers, three of whom are full time and rack up an impressive 45 years experience between them. Customer testimonials on the company's Facebook page describe the hair cuts as the best around and wet shaves are now also being offered.
As its name would suggest, True Gents Barbers aims to attract the discerning gentleman who wants a good quality gentlemen's barber service.
"We cater for all ages here" says Tony "from the young gentleman to the elderly customer who come from all walks of life." And contrary to what many might suppose of a barber, True Gents doesn't only specialise in the traditional short, back and sides. "We can also do the latest haircuts for teenagers" Tony explains. "Once individuals visit us, we tend to get repeat business. We are mid-range, not overpriced and we don't just give you a good wet shave, we also give you a great haircut".