Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers was conceived of by three professional men who grew tired of going to female-centric salons in order to get a good haircut. “We wanted services like shaves and shoe shines, services that salons just didn’t offer. We wanted to find a place where the customer was the most important person in the room and service was provided without an attitude. We wanted a place to relax where we could find flat screen TVs, a comfortable bar, and living room furniture. We found this did not exist, so we created Truman’s.” – John Esposito, founder and owner of Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers.
After over 10 years of dedication to men’s grooming, we saw an opportunity to offer our clients a more complete experience with a custom-made line of highly functional, result oriented products for men. Using our two NYC lounges as our testing ground and our clients as our critics we started the development of Truman’s Products with a simple 3 SKU line (Moisturizing Shampoo, Superior Shave Cream and Finisher Hair Paste). Truman’s products and services earned accolades and awards with Men’s Health Grooming.
- “Sometimes a guy doesn’t want to go to a “salon.” Sometimes he wants a stiff drink with his haircut, and yeah, maybe a massage and a straight-razor shave. Enter Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers, a new anti-spa made for a man. Basically, that means a well-stocked bar, overstuffed red leather barber chairs, giant plasma-screen TVs (usually tuned to ESPN), and straightforward services, from a simple beard trim to a pedicure. And though it all sounds very retro, Truman’s didn’t get all kitschy with the decor – think sophisticated lounge, not Harvard Club.” – GQ