About our barbershops

We Are Ruffians

We are an award-winning barbers, men’s grooming brand and store, with shops in Covent Garden, Marylebone, Shoreditch, Soho (Liberty London department store) and Edinburgh.

With a focus on high quality haircuts, beard trims and cut-throat shaves, we are dedicated to creating an enjoyable and relaxing customer experience.

Our teams of barbers and front of house staff are handpicked and carefully trained to guarantee you the best possible service.

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Our locations

Our service


We want everyone who comes through our doors to feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed, so that getting a haircut seems like less of a chore.

From our unique design features to our complimentary extras, we are always intent on making our customer service the best it can possibly be: our barbers are allocated a good amount of time to give you a proper consultation; our bespoke coffee and whisky bars offer a range of drinks for you to enjoy during your service; while Scottish oak cutting desks provide a communal atmosphere, bringing back the legacy of the barber as a social hub in the community.

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Our History

Where we came from

Ruffians was founded in Edinburgh’s West End in 2012, borne of a frustration with the lack of barbers providing great customer service.

Within six months, it became a resounding success and won Best Independent Newcomer at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, and Best New Salon and Best Designed Salon in the UK at the prestigious Creative Head industry awards.

In December 2013, Ruffians brought its strong Scottish heritage down to London and launched in Covent Garden: this flagship store went on to win Best Customer Experience in the UK within eight months of trading, and Best Salon Team the very next year. Our Marylebone shop was opened in January 2016, followed by Shoreditch in August 2016. Our newest location, within the menswear department of Liberty London, opened in 2017.

Ruffians won the prestigious Wahl Professional Barbershop of the Year the trophy in 2018 and 2019.

The fact that it’s a beautifully designed space isn’t its USP, it’s the service within the store.
GQ Magazine