Lucky Tiger's roots go back to 1927 when P.S. Harris, an amateur scientist, and popular barber in Kansas City, Missouri, created a tonic for the hair and scalp in his basement.
He called it Lucky Tiger Tonic.
Everyone who visited P.S.’s Barbershop would look forward to their shave, haircut and a generous splash of Lucky Tiger Tonic. It was different and better than other tonics used in those days, and customers from miles around would rave about its soothing effect.
P.S. began to sell the tonic out of his shop. A few years later, a business associate convinced him that his special tonic would be a big hit in barbershops across the country. So, in 1935, Lucky Tiger was trademarked, and a classic American brand was launched nation wide.
As the early 1950's rock n’ rolled around, Lucky Tiger Tonic was the most popular barbershop brand across America.
Lucky Tiger provided confidence to American men, young and old. As hairstyles changed and the "rebel" look began to reflect the times, Lucky Tiger was there to give guys that sultry, just right duck-tail flip as worn by the cultural heroes of the day: Dean Martin, James Dean, Brando and Elvis.
The 50's and early 60's were a great time for Lucky Tiger but then in 1964 the Beatles hit our shores from Liverpool, England and changed pop culture and the look of young America overnight. With the arrival of the Beatles and the hippie movement of the late 60's that followed, men’s hair styles grew longer and more casual, and the Barber industry was forever changed for the worse.
Even so, Lucky Tiger maintained a fiercely loyal following and it is with great respect to those customers that the original products are still available today.
Lucky Tiger products are truly "Barbershop Classics."