Jay Anaya is a British-Colombian hairstylist, barber and educator.
He is noted for repopularising the Art of Shaving, bringing the classic men’s cut and beard design into the modern era, worn by film stars including Cristopher Lee and singers like Gerry Rafferty, with more than 30 years of experience under his belt.
Born and raised in Colombia, from his early life Jay held various jobs under the guidance of his father, who was also a hairdresser and a barber and Jay started his career in his father’s humble salon back in Colombia. In 1997, Jay was crowned ‘Hairdressers of the Year’ in Colombia, an award that helped pave the way for his education and training in London. After developing a reputation in Harrods, Gentlemen’s tonic Mayfair and Alfred Dunhill London Jay moved to Singapore in 2008 where he opened his first company T.F.M specialising in mens grooming.
After exposing his invaluable experience to the international fashion arena, Jay started to work with professional companies, opening barbershops from scratch in Fortnum & Mason (London) and Sultans of Shave (Singapore) and is currently helping on the operation of five more outlets in Singapore and one more in the UK.