Ruffians Shoreditch’s Favourite Hairstyles

We spoke to the team at Ruffians Shoreditch to get the lowdown on their favourite hairstyles to cut. The team run through their best styles, who does it suit, what to ask for and why the team love these styles so much.

Richard Tucker

What is it?

Skin fade.

What to ask for?

A low fade, mid fade, high fade or if you want to take it to the extreme ask for a jarhead fade.

Who does it suit?

Pretty much anyone that feels they can wear this style, if you’re new to it then start off with a low fade so you don’t scare yourself or your partner

How to style?

If it’s a high or med fade then add moisturiser to your side and sp15 or higher if you’re hitting that sun soon. Sometimes a style paste/pomade is great on a fade, as it can darken the transition or even smooth the waves down

Why do you like it?

I’m probably a bit obsessed with the process of creating a fade and I love how fresh it looks! Brings you back to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air days.

Tommy Cunliffe

 

What is it?

Contemporary classic.

What to ask for?

Traditional short back and sides, working with the hairs natural texture/shape.

Who does it suit?

Anyone from the city gent to an interior designer.

How to style?

I’m a firm believer in working with your natural hair texture/growth patterns. As gents we don’t want to spend an eternity getting ready in the morning. The RIGHT product for your hair is the most important aspect of styling. The styling should be quick and easy: towel dried hair, maybe a quick blast with a hairdryer, and then product evenly distributed from the root (promotes volume) to the tips. Allow for natural movement, as it is hair and not a helmet!

Why do you like it?

It looks great from day one, to week 6.

TJ

What is it?

Textured/Caesar crop.

What to ask for?

Buzzed back and sides (shorter the better) high and tight, textured crop top with a blunt fringe. Point cut to give choppy texture.

Who does it suit?

Ideally younger guys with a good head of hair. Wears well with sports/street wear. Not ideal for those who work in a formal environment.

How to style?

Easy peasy! Blast dry if possible, but not essential. Apply a bit of powder or matte clay when dry to show off texture.

Why do you like it?

It’s fun to cut, looks fashion conscious but not too much so, low maintenance and a modern classic.

Legs

 

What is it?

Mid-length scissor cut, swept back.

What to ask for?

Square cut keeping the length on top all connected.

Who does it suit?

Anyone from hipsters to business folk (full head of hair needed).

How to style?

Blowdry back using a vent brush, then run some matt paste through using your fingers. Finish with dust and hairspray.

Why do you like it?

It’s a fun cut using mostly scissors and you can mix up how you wear it: either back, left or right. 

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