Ruffians’ Covent Garden shop has beaten stiff competition to be named Best British Barber Shop in a prestigious national competition, run by Wahl Professional!
Ruffians received the accolade yesterday at Salon International, the annual marquee event of the global professional hairdressing industry, held at London’s Excel Centre.
Despite being up against some of the biggest names in the industry, Ruffians managed to take home the trophy. Wahl Professional’s Marketing and Communication Officer, Christopher Barleycorn, said
‘The Wahl Barbershop of the Year is a hugely coveted award, as the calibre of shops that are entered every year is so high. The judges consider every aspect of the business: quality of hairdressing, customer experience, interior and branding’.
Wahl’s Global Artistic Director, Simon Shaw, who presented the trophy to Ruffians Covent Garden on the Wahl Professional stage at Salon International added:
‘I was delighted to hand the Wahl Barbershop of the Year trophy to Ruffians. The quality and integrity shown by Ruffians should be an inspiration to other shops on how to run their business.’
Andrew Cannon, Co- founder and CEO, Ruffians – pictured above picking up the trophy from Wahl’s Simon Shaw, was ecstatic about the win:
“It feels amazing to win this award. It’s a tough one to win because there’s a lot of great competition out there. For me, this is a team award – everyone in the shop pulling together to be the best, which is what makes it so special – we really wanted to win!”
Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international industry leader in the manufacturing of high performance, hardworking products, designed to the highest standards for the professional beauty and barber salon trade, consumer personal care and animal grooming. Wahl currently employs 2,000 people internationally and products are available in 165 countries around the world.
For more information about Wahl and the professional hairdressing range, visit their website.