Every month or so, we’d love to introduce you to one of the stylists from our shops in Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Marylebone, Liberty and Edinburgh. Find out what it’s like to work for Ruffians, learn what makes them tick and check out some of their brilliant work cutting hair for our customers. First up: Nick Campbell from Ruffians Marylebone. Over to him.
When did you decide you wanted to cut men’s hair?
I started out as a chef – I guess I’ve always liked working with my hands! Working in a kitchen you’d rarely interact with customers and I was looking for more of that personal connection in my work. I’ve always been interested in fashion and grooming trends, so about three years ago I decided to make the move and I’ve not looked back.
What do you look for in a good barber?
A good barber for me wants to understand his clients needs above anything else. It’s so important to build relationships with clients and I think that’s something a lot of barbers overlook – for many it’s about the cuts they want to give rather than what the client needs or wants but for me it begins and ends with the customer.
What’s the one hair product you couldn’t live without?
My go-to product for almost every hairstyle is a grooming cream. It’ll help you get your hair under control and get the look you and want and it lasts all day long. My favourite one has to be Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme. It’s nice and light, not too sticky and helps me achieve results my clients love.
What does your ideal day off look like?
When I’m not cutting hair my day I love to practice yoga somewhere outside. There’s some fantastic Mysore classes in London – and a ton of amazing outdoor spaces to go and practice what you’ve learned. If I’m not on the yoga mat i will often head to east London to catch up with friends for a drink or coffee.
Where are you going on holiday this year?
I’m off to Croatia today for the Hospitality drum and bass festival, there’s a great lineup of DJs, pretty much guaranteed great weather, right on the beach. Bliss. Also, I’ve never been to Edinburgh and I’d love to pay a visit to our colleagues in the Ruffians shop there and experience all the amazing culture the city has to offer.
Describe Ruffians in three words.
Premium, Professional, Prestigious.
Book an appointment with Nick or the team at Marylebone
Want to learn more about working at Ruffians? We’re currently looking for men’s stylists at our Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Liberty shops. Visit our recruitment pages or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.