I knew I’d have to deal with the whole hair thing here on the blog this month but to be honest I really only know how to style one hairstyle and that’s mine. So it wouldn’t have made for particularly enlightening reading. Instead I decided to enlist the help of some actual experts – and who better to ask but the good folks at Ruffians. Originally hailing from Scotland, Ruffians burst onto the barbershop scene in London a few years back and revolutionised the industry. I trust them implicitly which is pretty important considering they all have razors that could easily kill a man. But more than that I genuinely look forward to my appointments, for laughs just much as the service. They’ve identified this seasons four key hair trends and provided step by step guides to getting the look. And if that’s not enough for you the barbers themselves agreed to be the models.
Hari – Short and Textured
Firstly, blowdry your hair after you’ve showered, then take Ruffians Rough Matt Clay
and rub vigorously into your hands until it’s properly spread out (and you can’t see any of it) then apply to hair from the roots through to the ends.
Wash and towel dry your hair, take a generous portion of Ruffians Styling Paste and wet slightly. Rub through hands and apply evenly over hair. Then blowdry hair whilst combing the fringe and shaping with your hands into place. Finally take Ruffians Rough Matt Clay, rub evenly through hands and apply to fringe to set in place.
Tommy – The Slick Back
Wet your hair, and comb back with a fine tooth comb. Blowdry into place with a round brush (for thicker hair this may take some time!). Take Ruffians Classic Pomade
and rub into your hands. Rub through hair evenly – add water (not more product) if first application doesn’t cover all your hair. Finally comb into place.
Jason – Longer Textured Style with Beard
Hair: Wash then towel dry hair before blowdrying. Take some Ruffians Styling Paste and rub evenly into your hands before applying to hair.
Beard: Blowdry beard and apply the residue Ruffians Styling Paste from when you styled your hair. Take some beard oil (licking the bottle is optional, it really just depends how passionate you are about grooming products) and apply about 3 or 4 drops to hand (depending on beard size). Finally apply to beard and make stupid faces.
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