Ruffians won the prestigious national competition, run by Wahl Professional and was presented with the trophy on SundayOctober 2019 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 manager, Chris 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 award to Ruffians on the Wahl Professional stage at Salon International added, I was delighted to hand the Wahl Barbershop of the Year trophy to Ruffians for the second time.  

The quality and integrity shown by Ruffians should be an inspiration to other shops on how to run their business. 

Ruffians co-found and MD Andrew Cannon, pictured above with the Ruffians team, said, “To win once felt good, to win again the very next year feels absolutely amazing!  

Our shop teams work so hard and this is such a great reward for their tireless efforts.  

Would I be pushing my luck if I said I wanted to make it a hat-trick next year.