Ruffians is looking for talented barbers/ men’s hairdressers to join our teams in our London and Edinburgh shops

Are you a talented hairdresser looking to make the move in to barbering? Maybe you’re an accomplished barber who wishes they simply had more time to dedicate to customers and offer a more relaxed, quality service? We might just have the opportunity you’re looking for!

We’re looking for people to join our team at four of our central London locations – Covent Garden ( 2018 Wahl Professional’s Best British Barbershop of the year ) and Soho-Liberty. We’re also recruiting for a talented barber/hairdresser (or a recent grad with great potential) for our Edinburgh store.

Ruffians is a multi-award-winning barber shop and men’s grooming brand. Our focus is 100% on our customers, delivering a premium service, original products and a proper experience. This is your opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading barbers, helping us to advance the men’s grooming revolution!

Whether you’ve got 25 years of experience cutting men’s hair under your belt, or you’ve only just received your NVQ2, we are interested in seeing your potential to work at Ruffians. Our team is comprised of enthusiastic, friendly and fun barbers – we don’t take on any egos!

If you’re passionate about hair, if you love to socialise and if you’ve got a naughty glint in your eye – then send over your CV to with a few words about why you’d be great for our team.

We recruit any level of experience, and everyone we hire will go through the same Ruffians training, to ensure a fully standardised service for our customers.

Ruffian wanted: Customer Service and Retail Manager to join our Shoreditch shop team

We have an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in delivering exceptional customer experiences and driving retail sales, as we are looking to recruit a fun, super-cool and hard-working Customer Service and Retail Manager to work in our Shoreditch shop on either a part or full time basis.

We are busier than ever and we’re looking for extra pairs of hands to join the team and help with the day-to-day running of our East London outpost.

As a Ruffians’ Customer Service and Retail Manager a great customer experience literally starts and ends with you (obviously the barbers will take care of all the good stuff in the middle!) – you’ll be the friendly face that welcomes them when they arrive and waves them goodbye when they leave. You’ll be the bright, helpful voice at the end of the phone and much more besides: From running the retail area – helping to sell Ruffians’ own brand grooming products – to making great coffee and helping keep the shop looking perfect.

We need someone organised, presentable and with an excellent telephone manner, who can welcome customers to Ruffians and ensure they have an impeccable experience by smoothly managing the shop floor.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone who has worked in a retail or customer service role and has experience of being part of tight-knit team in a fast-paced environment.

Think you fit the bill? Then drop us your CV by email with a short covering letter explaining why you’re perfect for the role:

For other opportunities, keep you eye out on the Ruffians Notebook and recruitment page.

Introducing the latest Ruffians recruit – new Shoreditch Barber Maxwell Oakley

We’re delighted to introduce the newest member of the Ruffians family, Shoreditch barber Maxwell Oakley, who started this week!

Kentish born Maxwell has over 9 years experience in men’s hairdressing and is a master of both classic and modern barbering styles.

”I am passionate about hairdressing and in particular the freedom it allows us to create, working with the customer to find the perfect haircut and style for them.”

Maxwell Oakley

When Maxwell’s not concentrating on making clients feel and look their best, he spends most of his time on his drum kit, either playing live shows or in the studio – it’s possible you may have seen him perform at Glastonbury or listened to his band on Radio One!

Maxwell at work at Ruffians Shoreditch.

Maxwell is available from 11-8 every day except Sundays and Wednesdays. Book an appointment at Ruffians Shoreditch online, in person or over the phone on 020 7613 2000

New Barbers wanted!

We’re always on the lookout for the brightest and best hairdressing talent and we are actively looking for new barbers for our Covent Garden and Marylebone shops. If you think you’ve got what it takes, check out recruitment page and get in touch!