The world’s oldest barbershop, Truefitt & Hill, is to start business in Sri Lanka and is looking for suitable partners, a statement said.

“After the successful opening of this international barbershop in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, we are very eager to expand in Sri Lanka,” Istayak Ansari, Director, Lloyds Luxuries said.

“We are looking for suitable partners to enter into franchise and distribution agreements in Sri Lanka and extend exclusive rights for this territory.”

The oldest barbershop, as recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014, began in fashionable Mayfair in 1805, the year of Nelson’s victorious Battle at Cape Trafalgar.

Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beau Brummell, Lord Byron and Frank Sinatra’s favourite barbershop – Truefitt & Hill, is a company brought to India by Lloyds Luxuries.

The company acquired the master franchise Licence for not just India but also Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and Vietnam.