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GET THE LOOK: TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET

Everyone’s hair hero right now is the incomparable Timothée Chalamet. He’s sky-rocketed in his career, he’s unafraid to take on the high fashion stakes, and he wins, in no small part, thanks to his HAIR. (We would think that, but it’s true!) 

Maxwell from Ruffians Shoreditch gives us the lowdown on how to get Timothée’s look. 

“This style is great for hair with some body, and a natural curl or wave. But first, you’re going to need some length. If you’ve been used to having your hair shorter it may take a couple or more cuts to get to the desired look. We’re seeing more and more requests for this, with the likes of Timothée and Adam Driver setting the trend for glossy, longer waves. Hang in there and take the journey with your barber – they can provide styling tips that will ensure you look great at all the in-between stages. 

When you reach the desired length, ask for an all-over scissor cut, keeping length on the top and slightly tapering in the sides for graduated precision.”

“Once you’ve got the cut, the styling options are so varied,” enthuses Maxwell. “For a relaxed, daytime vibe, spritz in some Ruffians Marine Salt Spray and leave to dry naturally. For a slicker look, rub a pea-sized amount of the Ruffians Styling Paste in your hands and run through from front to back when almost dry.

For full, bouncy waves, run a generous dollop of our Hair Cream into damp hair and then gently diffuse with a hair dryer. When the hair is 90% dry, down tools, and run your fingers through to open up the waves.”

All you have to do now is pick up that trophy. 

To book a haircut with Maxwell or any of his colleagues click here or pop into the Shoreditch shop.

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Christmas Gifts for Him- Liberty London

Christmas is just around the corner, so here at Ruffians we’ve put together a Liberty London Christmas gift list to help give a kick-start to your Christmas shopping.

This year we thought we’d start with the boys and who better to help us with our gift ideas than the wonderful Ruffians Soho-Liberty team.

We asked our fabulous crew to scout the shelves and rails for a gift they’d be happy to receive this Christmas and lets just say, they didn’t let us down!

ALL BLUES

Silver Rope Polished Bracelet

£200

Liberty London

Ollie, Ruffians Liberty’s front of house, is renowned for his bling and is very often found staring wide eyed at the jewelry counter in the menswear accessories department at Liberty London.

But this magpie definitely has a great eye for something special and has chosen this ALL BLUES Silver Rope Polished Bracelet.

Ollie explains, ‘I love the whole All Blues range- it’s classy, simple but different. This bracelet would elevate any outfit, whether you’re at a dinner party or a night on the town!’

This stunning polished bracelet is engraved with the ALL BLUES logo, Stockholm hallmark and standard of fineness mark ensuring origin and material. Coming in three sizes, there’s sure to be a choice for everyone. Accompanied in a stylish gift box, this is a stocking filler sure to make any guys Christmas morning a very special one!

PENDLETON

Brownsville Shearling Collar Coat

£550

Liberty London

Our talented barber Matthew is well known for his quirky but trendy outfits and this choice is no exception!

Pendleton’s best-selling Brownsville coat returns for AW19 with a new jacquard pattern, inspired by age-old Native American marker trees.

‘This is a coat that even Starsky would be proud of. Its beautiful, timeless design means you’ll be looking great and keeping super warm this winter!’ Matt suggests.

‘For an effortless winter look, this coat can be worn with anything and will look awesome paired with a big pair of boots.’

Named after the Brownsville Woolen Mill, this coat is woven from the label’s signature blanket-weight wool. Cut to a generous length and accented with a genuine shearling collar, this timeless jacket is designed to keep you warm all season long.

ACNE STUDIOS

Toronty Wool-Blend Logo Jacquard Scarf

£180

Liberty London

The gorgeous Craig is Ruffians Soho-Liberty’s queen of accessories and surprisingly, this isn’t a tote bag.

‘This is a great quality, funky scarf that’s basic in colour and has a flash of branding,’ Craig tells us.

‘I’d wear it over a gilet or overcoat. It’s a blanket sized scarf, so great for the colder days!’

Showcasing the impeccable quality and addictive texture, this supremely soft, wool-blend scarf takes on an oversized, blanket-inspired silhouette with a large contrasting logo.

Drape it around your neck over outerwear in crisp weather, or snuggle up on the sofa wrapped in its felted wool cosiness.

WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE

Branson Leather Cardholder

£80

Liberty London

‘I like things to be simple,’ our newest barber Simon told us.

‘There’s nothing worse than carrying around a huge wallet that takes up all your pocket room. This sleek and simple cardholder is perfect for the essentials: ID, credit card and a bit of cash. The fact it’s black means it goes with EVERYTHING- smart or casual!’

The leather construction offers an updated take on a simple piece, offering four card slots along with a main pocket section.

This Want les Essentials de la Vie’s Branson leather card holder is a smart grab-and-go essential this Christmas.

CARHARTT WIP

Michigan Aged Organic Cotton Chore Coat

£185

Liberty London

‘This is right up my street and could be worn by both guys and gals! With ample pockets, there’s no need for a bag or bulky trouser pockets!’ barber Keri says.

‘I love the simplicity of this jacket. The colour is versatile enough that it could be dressed up or down. It would look great for a night out or worn after work for a quick drink. I’d personally wear it with some cropped jeans or trousers, a plain tee and a pair of DMs!’

Staying true to its workwear roots, Carhartt WIP’s Michigan coat is crafted from hard-wearing organic cotton canvas.

Offering maximum durability and protection, this water-resistant jacket is designed to be worn day in and day out. Subtly distressed for a worn-in look, the aged canvas fabric will soften with wear, creating a jacket that is unique to you!

EDWIN

Sunset On Mount Fuji Hoodie

£95

Liberty London

‘A staple for any man’s wardrobe,’ manager Betty explains.

‘If my fiance had this hoodie, he’d literally live in it. Walking the dog, drinks with mates or out Christmas Shopping. If he wasn’t wearing it, I’d definitely be borrowing it! It’s a quality hoodie, fits nicely and would look great under any of the jackets chosen by the boys! The neat motif adds a bit of charm to it and makes it stand out from the usual high street hoodie!’

Crafted from brushed Felpa, this minimalistic piece features an attached hood with drawstring, accented with the label’s Sunset On Mount Fuji logo in contrasting colours. It’s finished with a handy front kangaroo pocket!

Don’t forget, whilst visiting Liberty London this Christmas, you can also pop in and purchase our brand new Ruffians product range from our Soho-Liberty shop, located in Menswear on LG. Our Styling Paste, Argan Beard Oil and Marine Salt Spray make fabulous stocking fillers!

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Get the Look: Festive Season 2019

The festive season is upon us! Presents need to be bought and wrapped, parties need to be attended and your hair needs to look on point. Here at Ruffians, we aim to have you looking good all year round and our barbers have put together a style guide to help you look your best this Christmas and New Year!

You’re joking…

What did the bald guy say when he got a comb for Christmas?

“I’ll never PART with it!”

Why did Frosty not have to go to the barbers?

Because he had ‘sNOw hair’!

Why did Santa’s hair look such a mess on Christmas morning?

Because of the RAIN-deer!

Ok, ok, no more Chritsmas cracker jokes! Let’s get to the point, this is your Get the Look: Festive Season 2019. Whether it’s the office Christmas party or New Years Eve fireworks, we have the top tips for getting your hair looking festively-good for the upcoming party season!

We’ve asked one of our newest barbers Keri at Ruffians Soho-Liberty to give us the lowdown on three key hair looks that will truly make you stand out from the crowd.

Meticulously Messy

If you’re going for the messy but stylish look this Christmas, here’s how to do it. Barber Keri suggests, this is a look for all- a messy textured look that works on any hair length.

Wash the hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo and towel dry until damp to the touch. Spray a healthy amount (6 or more squirts) of Ruffians Marine Spray over the damp hair- working it into the roots with your fingers. 

Keri explains, for the best results, blow dry roughly in all directions. This isn’t a neat style, go wild with your hairdryer, breaking the hair up with your fingers. 

The Ruffians Marine Spray will give a great texture, creating that meticulously messy look. To finish the style, use Ruffians Hair Powder to add density and hold. Tap the powder throughout the hair, close to the roots. The amount you use will depend on the hold you want to achieve- the more you use, the stronger the hold.

Now go crazy- ruffle the hair in all directions, activating the Ruffians Hair Powder and creating that messy textured look.

Keri adds, if your hair is on the fluffy or dry side, take a peas-sized amount of Ruffians Matt Clay in the palm of your hand. Vigorously warm the clay between your hands and then rub through the hair from root to tip, break the hair up with your fingers, pinching it into the desired look. She explains that the clay will take the fluffy edge off the look, adding more definition. 

Subtly Suave

Fancy a sleeker, more sophisticated look this winter? Keri has the how to for this look.  

This is a subtly suave look, best for mid length, longer hair. Firstly, wash the hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo and condition with Ruffians Original Conditioner

Towel dry the hair. Take your Ruffians Hair Cream and portion a pea-sized amount into your palm. Rub the cream between your hands and work it thoroughly through the hair, applying it from the roots to the ends. 

Now, Keri says you have two options, if you’re in a rush, brush/ comb the hair into the desired shape- parting the hair on the side of your preference and leave the hair to dry naturally. If you have time to spare, get the hairdryer out, directing the hair on the sides and top backwards, away from the face. Once dry, take a fingertip worth of Ruffian Styling Paste rubbing it vigorously between the palms of your hands. Really work the product throughout the hair, again working it from the root to the tip. 

Finally, for a sleeker look, use a brush/ comb to style as desired. For a more natural look, push and shape with your hands and fingers. To fix into place, finish with a strong hold hairspray, to fix into place!

Sickeningly Slick

Our barber says, you can achieve this style with most lengths of hair, longer hair will obviously push back easier than shorter lengths.

Wash the hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo and then lightly towel dry, leaving the hair damp. Keri suggests, this is a wet look so product will be added to the hair while it is wet. Ruffians Styling Paste can be used, taking a fingertip amount and working it between the palms of the hands. Rub the product thoroughly through the damp hair, pushing it backwards with your fingers, brush or comb. Using your fingers will give you a natural texture, whereas the brush or comb will give a sleeker maintained hold. 

The Ruffians product range is available to purchase from all five of our shops, or can be bought from our online store. Want to let the experts sort your hair and give you the lowdown on the best products for styling it? Book an appointment now.

Barber: Keri Nobbs (@keri_barberxstylist)

Ruffians AW19 hair and grooming trend predictions: the mod-inspired mop is making a comeback

Autumn is fast approaching and you can always tell when the new season is coming as people start to smarten up their wardrobes and their hairstyle takes on more importance. We asked the teams at all of our shops to tell us which styles and trends they think will be big for the AW19 season.

The Mod-inspired mop

First up is Ruffians Marylebone where Manager and star barber Luke Davies’ prediction for the season ahead is that the mod-inspired mop is set for a long overdue return to men’s hair fashion.

With its heritage set in the 60s and after a reboot during the Britpop era, it’s been a while since we have seen these mod-ish shapes coming back in to the mainstream.

What to ask the barber for

So, what should you be talking to your barber about to get this look? Essentially, it’s a scissor taper from the nape with a steep angle to the crown. The crown is pretty short and choppy then elongated towards the forehead and heavy distressed fringe chopped in around brow level or just above for the brave.

Lots of texture is the key here. Point cut, texturised or even razor cut. This means the hair is tailored perfectly to your hair type, face shape and hair density. A truly bespoke look.

How to style it

This one needs a little more attention at home. After washing apply some thickening salt spray over the surface and dry flat pointing the dryer forward and wrapping it around the shape of your head. No need to try and get extra volume, the texturing will give you movement.

Style with a smidge of matt wax to enhance the texture and give you soft control.

Here’s a nice recent example on the Ruffians Instagram:

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Ready to get your mod on? Whatever style you’re looking for, you’ll be in safe hands with Stevie, Luke and the team at Ruffians Marylebone! Book an appointment online, in person or over the phone on 020 7935 2020.

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Ruffians at the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show

Earlier this month, the Ruffians Edinburgh team had the pleasure of styling the hair of the male models who took part in the annual Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show (ECFS). The show this year was all about creating an immersive experience, incorporating taste, smell and touch into the runway and Dan, Robyn and Laura had a blast being a part of such an important event. This year, ECFS was raising money for the mental health charity, Penumbra, which helps adults and young people across Scotland battling with poor mental health, offering a wide range of services which promote recovery and give hope to those in need.

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Here at Ruffians, we’re all about looking and feeling good and believe in the importance of self-care when it comes to mental health, thats why we were thrilled to be a part of this special cause in raising money for Penumbra. Dan, Robyn and Laura were on hand to deliver expert styling and to also give out a few tips and tricks backstage for the models and designers alike.

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For the past two years, the ECFS has been a huge success, raising nearly £35,000 in 2017 and 2018 for various charities. Dan, Robyn and Laura were all excited to get stuck in, from skin fades to longer cuts, the team left no hairstyle untouched for this collaboration of fashion, music and art.

To check out the Edinburgh team or to book in with any of our talented barbers across our five shops click here