Meet the Ruffians #13: Edinburgh barber Robyn Mulgrew


Edinburgh born and bred, Robyn has been working the scissors for ten years, developing her experience working in some of Edinburgh’s best known salons (but now at the best, of course!). She has a black belt in tae kwon do (don’t mess). And she used to play football so she actually knows what she is talking about if you want to discuss the sport. Ideally for Robyn, Ruffians would be a beachfront barbershop, but Queensferry Street comes a close second. We picked six questions out of our… let’s call it a hat… at random for Robyn to answer to help you get to know her.

What’s the best thing about being a Ruffians barber?

The best thing about being a Ruffians barber is the diverse team, working alongside very different people make you look and think about things in different ways you usually wouldn’t.

Who is your favourite Ruffians colleague and why? 

If I had to pick one I’d have to go with Mr Ian Fallon, I’ve now had the pleasure of working alongside him twice in my 11 years barbering and I’ve always admired and looked up to him (sorry to the rest of the team! I love them all of course!)

What’s your favourite hairstyle/ type of hair to cut?

My favourite hairstyle would have to be a long textured messy look because I love to get creative and cut with my razor.

If you could cut any celebrity’s hair, who would it be?

If I could cut any celebrity’s hair it would be without a doubt David Beckham because just LOOK AT HIM!

What’s your favourite film of all time and why?

Trainspotting – I love it as it is set in my home town and portrays a gritty antithetical side of Edinburgh that many tourists and visitors are completely unaware exists. 

If I was going to give you a thousand pounds to spend in one shop, which one would you choose?

If I got given £1000 I’d be straight into the travel agents to book a holiday , the beach is my happy place!

To book an appointment with Robyn or any of our talented Edinburgh barbers, click here.

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