Ruffians is up for Best British Barbershop AND Best British Barber 2019!


We’re incredibly excited to share the news that Ruffians’ Marylebone shop has been shortlisted for Wahl Professional’s British Barbershop of the Year 2019! Which is super exciting given that Ruffians Covent Garden is the current title-holder of the award. And if that wasn’t enough, Ruffians star barber Richard Tucker has also been nominated for Wahl’s Best British Barber too!

Ruffians Marylebone nominated for Wahl Barbershop of the Year

Ruffians Marylebone is nominated for the Wahl Barbershop of the Year 2019

A massive congratulations to Stevie, Luke, Sam and the rest of the Ruffians Marylebone team for this one, because it is their hard work and dedication that have earned them this nomination for Wahl Professional’s Best British Barbershop!

The Wahl Barbershop of the Year is a hugely coveted award, as the calibre of shops that are entered every year is so high and this year is no exception. Wahl’s judges consider every aspect of the business: quality of hairdressing, customer experience, interior and branding and use secret shoppers to assess the quality of all the finalists.

Ruffians Shoreditch barber Richard Tucker nominated for Wahl Barber of the Year 2019

Mr Richard Tucker. Nominee for the Wahl Barber of the Year and all-round lovely chap.

The Wahl British Barber of the Year is a chance to compete for one of the hairdressing industry’s most highly coveted awards. Richard will be competing on his technical ability, visionary flair, unique skills – including what we would argue include the best fading technique around – to be crowned Wahl’s British Barber of the Year.

Obviously we are highly, highly biased but we believe that Richard couldn’t deserve this nomination more. Five years ago, Richard was working as a care worker and had never cut hair professionally in his life – but had taught himself all the key skills at home. It was immediately clear that we had found a diamond in the rough so we gave him a job and boy, we are glad we did! Over the years Richard has honed his craft and now has amongst the most loyal customer base of all our barbers. We are delighted that his impeccable customer service and incredible technical ability has been recognised here.

The winners of both awards will be announced on the Wahl Professional stage at Salon International 2019 on Sunday 6th October – watch this space and wish us luck!

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