The Rise of Ruffians

By Adam Friday 9th Oct, 2015

Ruffians remain on our radar for two reasons a) because since arriving in Covent Garden they’ve managed to cause quite a stir in the men’s grooming world and b) because everyone involved in the business we’ve met just seem like jolly good chaps.

A few weeks back I was asked to profile a high street brand and needed to be in the shot. I called the guys at Ruffians to see if they could hook me up at short notice and hook me up they did.

I’ve never had a bad experience there and was assigned Tommy Cunliffe, a dapper chapper, himself who did a great job. Like previous barbers I’ve had at Ruffians the session was engaging, relaxed and most importantly resulted in a high quality cut.

We’ve reviewed them before but Ruffians is on a shortlist of brands that have earned regular DC write up’s. So when I asked the PR team if there was any news I should share, it appears Tommy, my barber, was being modest.

Turns out he’d recently been named as one of the most exciting up-and-coming hairdressers in the UK after winning The RISING STAR award in prestigious hair industry competition, The It List, which celebrates the brightest young stars aged 30 and under.

Tommy, who has only been cutting hair for two years, received his accolade on Monday 7th September at the spectacular It List Grand Final, which was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall at the Natural History Museum, London, in front of a 600-strong audience of hair, fashion and media VIPs. Bravo chap!

But turns out, Tommy did the double that night and actually makes up part of a team that Ruffians Owner Andrew Cannon sculpted together to win Best Salon Team in the national competition Most Wanted.

This news comes as no surprise to us. We’ve been barking on about them for a while now but now you know where to go if you want a good, fuss free cut in central London.