Weird Things That Happen To Your Hair In The Winter

Every winter there are weird things that you will notice happen to your hair. It’s the cold temperatures that the winter weather brings. According to science, these are the most common, but weird, things that happen to your hair in the winter.

  1. Your Hair Will Be Dry

It doesn’t matter how moisturised and wonderful your hair is the rest of the year, the cold winter weather will make your hair dry. When it comes to maintaining healthy hair, you’ll quickly find that dry hair is the root of all evil. As the weather gets colder the moisture in the air decreases and this leaves your hair feeling dry. We would recommend you treat yourself to a deep hydrating mask, just once a week during the winter months. It will help keep your hair moisturised and hydrated during those chilly months.

  1. Your Hair Will Be Dull

Another of the weird things that happen to your hair in winter is that your hair will become dull, as well as dry. The best way that you can keep your hair shiny and glowing is with the hydrating mask, which helps hydrate and moisturise your hair. There are some brilliant shine mist sprays on the market too. These are a great product for maintaining the sheen to your hair. If you don’t want your luscious locks looking a little worn, treat yourself to a shine mist and some hydrating hair masks. You’ll soon get the shine back in your hair again.

  1. Split Ends Will Appear

As the air becomes dryer, your hair will become more brittle too. This means that your hair will be more prone to breakage, in particular split ends! Just as with dull and dry hair, we would recommend a moisturising or hydrating mask. You can also slow down the process of split ends by holding back on heated tools or using less heat if heated tools are required.

  1. You May Lose Some Hair

There is such thing as seasonal hair loss. While some people think that the cold weather results in hair loss, this isn’t quite the case. Instead, you are more likely to lose more hair during the colder months due to a mix of a lack of hydration and a lack of humidity. This is especially the case when you compare the hydration and humidity through warmer weather to the colder weather in the winter months. While it is one of the weird things to happen to your hair in the winter, it is normal and not something that you should worry about.

Why not book in your hair appointment in Sawtry now, ready for when we open again. We can chop off those split ends and treat your hair to some essential hydration products too.

 

 

 

Should I Dye My Hair At Home Or In A Hair Salon?

Taking the hair colour plunge for the first time? Or maybe you have had the same colour for years and feel like you’re ready to change it up for something new? It’s only normal that you may be wondering if you should just dye your hair at home. Or maybe it would be better to have your hair coloured in the salon?

Hundreds and thousands of people colour their hair at home. Yet, hundreds and thousands of people also get their hair coloured in the hair salon. Below we explain why we think you should get your hair coloured in a hair salon, instead of at home.

Hair Consultation

The biggest advantage of having your hair coloured in a salon is the free hair consultation. Our hairdressers in Sawtry have spent years training and colouring hair. They know what colour you can achieve form your hair. They also know what colours match your skin. You can have the best intentions when colouring your hair at home, but the final colour can be vastly different from what you expect.

Expert Knowledge

If you want to achieve a hairstyle with dimensions, shades and colour graduation then you’ll need expert knowledge. While an all-over hair dye at home may seem simple, what if you want something more? Our experienced hair colourists in Sawtry can help you with grey hair blending, highlights, lowlights, baby lights and balayage. Our hairstylists are experienced at creating stunning and natural looing hair with vibrant colours and tones.

Greys Be Gone

If you’re trying to banish grey hair, then a salon for your hair colouring is definitely the best option for you. Box dyes can conceal your grey hairs at first, but after a week or two the strong and sharp lines of your greys will soon come through. Our hairstylists in Sawtry are experienced at grey hair blending. They know the tricks, tips and tools to use to blend in your grey hairs, so you won’t need to touch up every week or two. This will save you the strain on your hair and your purse from repeat colouring and touch ups.

You Could Save Big

Box dyes might look like the perfect colour for your hair, but they are based on the hair colours of everyone. Mid-brown to you may be completely different for someone else. The thickness and condition of your hair needs to be taken into account. We often see ladies come into our salon with hats or scarves on because the box dye colour that looked so perfect, turned out so wrong. It then costs more to do a hair colour correct treatment, as opposed to just getting the right colour the first time with our professionals.

Should I Dye My Hair At Home Or In A Hair Salon?

The bottom line, as with everything, is that you get what you pay for. Only a qualified hairdresser can deliver the exact colour you are after in the exact style you want. They’ll be able to do it professionally for you, while you sit back and relax (without ruining the towels at home that you would when doing your own box dye).

Call us now to book your free hair colour consultation or hair colour appointment in Sawtry.

The Five Biggest Haircut Trends Of Autumn 2020

There are some awesome haircut trends of autumn 2020 we just had to share with you. Think rebellious crops and iconic throwbacks along with 60s and 70s references. This autumn has some incredible haircut trends coming. We have shared some of our favourite haircut trends of autumn 2020 with you in this blog posts. So, grab a cuppa, sit back and have a read while you dream up your next fab hairstyle.

  1. The Shag

The 70’s shag haircut is set to be the biggest haircut trend of this autumn. It works really well with long and short hair, while being easy to maintain. This haircut is a mixture of a feather cut around the face and lots of choppy layers to create some fabulous volume. If you’re looking to add more volume, a nice salt spray will be your perfect product.

  1. Bold Fringes

The bold fringe was a really popular look in the 1960’s and is back for more love and attention. From side fringes to heavier blunt bangs – autumn is definitely the season of the fringe. If you’re worried about overwhelming your face shape, opt for a lightly cut, wispy fringe.

  1. Blunt Bob

With the summer lockdown there was a real rise in grown-out bobs and lobs. This season, however, will be all about sharp blunt bobs that hit the jawline. Precision cutting of shorter styles will also take centre stage this autumn. If you have a rounder face, an angular or asymmetrical bob will frame your face perfectly.

  1. Pixie Crop

If you’re looking for the ultimate low maintenance cut, then the haircut trend of autumn for you in the pixie crop. It’s a really nice bold and voluminous style. Retro icons like Mia Farrow worked it well, but if you want to keep it modern go for choppy layers which will add great volume too.

  1. Classic Collarbone

The collarbone cut s a very class haircut trend for this season. If you’re not looking to go too short, then it’s the perfect haircut for you. This style is a classic face-framing style for all face shapes. If you’re looking to add volume, then stick to blunt ends and a few layers. This is a fantastic take on the sharp bob, without loosing the hair length you love.

Looking to try out one of these biggest haircuts trends this autumn? Call our team or book a hair appointment in Sawtry. We can chat about the style you like and talk about how it will work for you.

 

Beautiful Balayage Benefits

Balayage as a hair colouring technique is a really popular trend in our hair salon at present. In this blog post we would like to talk about what balayage is, how it works and what to expect from your balayage hair colour in Sawtry.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage is the French word for ‘sweeping’. It is a hair colour technique where a hairdresser uses their freehand hairdressing skills to sweep colour on your hair. The mid-lengths and ends of your hair will be coloured lighter than your roots. You will notice a gradual and stunning transition from your dark roots to the lighter tips. The gradual change in colour creates a gorgeous soft look for your hair.

Why Get Balayage Instead of Highlights In Sawtry?

Balayage allows us to create a customisable colour for your hair. There are lots more choices of colours and styles than simple highlights. Whether you are looking to create than sun-kissed hair looks or would like to try out a new bolder colour, balayage is the perfect option for you. Balayage provides a great canvas for your hairdresser to create the colours and tones of your choice.

Balayage Lasts Longer

While balayage takes longer to create than more simple highlights, the results are worth the wait. The longevity of your bespoke balayage colour will really last. Our clients that have balayage often notice that their colour lasts up to 2 months, or longer in some cases. We would recommend that you have a toner every 2-3 weeks to keep your hair looking vibrant. Make sure you still keep up your regular hair trims to keep your locks in great condition too.

Balayage Works For Greys

Some clients are concerned that because they have grey or white hair, they cannot have balayage in Sawtry. However, this is not the case at all. We apply a root colour to your hair first, and this colours are lighter hair. We then use the lightener on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair to perfectly blend the hair colour beautifully.

 

Want to know more about balayage in Sawtry for your hair? Call us now or book a free hair consultation.

Covid-19 Update

I feel we need to start this blog post by saying we have missed you all so much. We also want to say thank-you so much to those of you that have followed our requirements and guidelines during hair appointments in Sawtry over the last few weeks. It has certainly been a learning curve for us all.

For those clients that have not yet been in for their first hair appointment in Sawtry since lockdown, we have listed below what you can expect;

  • Face Coverings & PPE

We do require you to wear a facemask, with elastic round your ears, before entering the salon. This face mask must be worn for your entire visit and not removed until you leave the hair salon. This is for the safety of our other clients, for your own safety and the safety of our hairdressers too.

You’ll see that our hairdressers in Sawtry are wearing the correct PPE too. This includes masks, visors, plastic aprons and glover in some cases. We still want to hear all about what you have been up to during lockdown and your hair goals. However, we will be keeping our masks on and request that you do the same when chatting.

  • Skin Tests

If you have not had a hair colour appointment with us, within the last 6 months we will request you pop in for a skin test 48 hours before your appointment. If you have used a box dye since you last saw us, again we would request that you come in for a skin test before your hair colour appointment in Sawtry. We will not be able to complete your hair colour appointment if you have not had a skin test prior to your appointment. This is for your health and safety.

  • Appointments

Due to cleaning in-between appointments and social distancing we will have less clients in the salon at a time. Hair appointments will take longer – but this will mean that we can catch up on lost time too. We request that you arrive on-time for your appointment, and do not arrive too early or late. This is because we need to limit the amount of people in the salon at one time. Please book your hair appointment online or via phone. Previously, we loved you popping in to book your hair appointment, but this is not ideal at present.

  • Illness

If you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or someone in your family is, we would request that you cancel your appointment as soon as possible. We will get you booked in again once you have finished isolating.

  • Contact

It will be air-hugs, waves and air-fives for the time being, but our level of service will not falter. We look forward to seeing you soon, and then again when the world returns to a more ‘normal’ state.

Hair Care During Coronavirus

As we entered 2020, nobody could have predicted that the UK was going to go into lock down just a few months later. The latest regulations and government advice have left hair salons, like ours, having to close their doors. This has meant our clients have been left with cancelled appointments. We have had lots of calls and emails from our clients wondering just what to do and how to care for their hair during coronavirus.

In this blog post we share some top tips for hair care during coronavirus. There are some things we will recommend that you start doing, and some things that we would definitely recommend against.

For example, if you have coloured hair and will be missing your next hair colour appointment, then do not reach for the box dye. Remember when you first had your hair coloured with us? We did a 48 hour colour test with you. This is because people can have allergies against hair colour. It is essential these test take place. Yet, with a box dye this is not always possible.

Our hair colourists are also qualified and fully trained. They have had hair colour training. This means they can select the right colour for you based on your current hair colour. An image of your hair colour on the side of the box won’t tell you the condition of your hair, the thickness of your hair or how the colour will turn out.

Box dyes can also damage the condition of your hair. We use the best quality hair colours at our salon. We also have other hair care treatments that ensure your hair is protected during the colouring. Colouring your hair can damage the condition of your hair. This is even more likely when you dye your hair at home.

If you are worried about roots, we would recommend you reach for a touch-up root spray. These can be the perfect saviour for your hair and roots. The spray will instantly cover any roots, but it will also rinse straight off when your hair is washed.

Without a regular trim you may find you get spilt ends or your hair becomes frizzy. We would highly recommend that you use this time to nourish your hair with hair masks. Ideally once or twice a week, a hair mask will give your hair the nourishment it really needs.

Less people are seeing you while you are on lock down, so try and avoid the heated tools. Give your hair a break from heated tools and allow your hair to dry naturally for a while. If you want to keep longer hair out of your face reach for a soft scrunchie instead of elastic hair bands as these can cause damage to your hair.

Please contact us by email if you would like some more top tips for hair care during coronavirus. Our dedicated hair stylists are currently based at home, but happy to answer any queries you may have.

Spring 2020 Hair Trends

Believe it or not, spring is upon us! It’s understandable that you may have missed the arrival of spring, what with all the awful weather we have been experiencing recently. If you haven’t had the urge to jump into spring with a new wardrobe, then maybe start by switching up your new hairstyle?

In this blog post we share five of our favourite spring 2020 hair trends that we know you’ll want to try yourself.

  1. The High Ponytail

We love the high ponytail and don’t think it will ever not be in style. However, spring 2020 is showing the look is still here to stay. Rihanna has been rocking a blown out high ponytail that looks great. Meanwhile, Laura Harrier has been spotted with a high ponytail of knotless braids that may take a little more effort, but look great.

  1. The Deep Side Parting

The shoulder-length bob is huge this season. It was been spotted all over the red carpet during the award season of 2020. Swap from the standard parting to a deep side parting to really spice up your shoulder-length bob this spring.

  1. The Pearls

While many of us dream of pearl jewellery, the current spring 2020 trend is pearls in your hard. These glossy white beads look fabulous on hair accessories such as hair clips or pins. Yet, they look even better when attached directly to your hair. Lucy Boynton worked this look really well with a string-like line of pearls. Or you could scatter pearls across your braids like Tessa Thompson did recently.

  1. The Flip

We know that the flicking out of the ends of your blow out was very 1960’s. However have you considered flipping the ends of your blow out in? Sophie Turner and Jennifer Lopez are very much running with this latest 2020 spring hair trend to bring this retro style back in. Why not try flipping your ends out, instead of in next time you have a blow out?

  1. Beachy Waves

While it doesn’t feel like spring has sprung, it certainly doesn’t feel like beach days in summer are coming either. However, beachy waves are a big 2020 spring hair trend. The best part of this style is that it’s supposed to look undone. Don’t be fussy when you’re doing it, just use a flat iron for gentle waves in your hair.

 

If you fancy a new hair style this spring, give our talented hairdressers in Sawtry a call. Show us the styles of colours you like and we can do the rest for you.

 

Drastic New Hair Change For 2020?

If you are planning a drastic new hair change for 2020 then this is a must-read blog post for you. We have put together three important things that you need to consider if you are planning drastic new hair for 2020.

  1. Be Realistic

It’s all well and good seeing a celebrity with a fabulous new hair style and thinking that you want that, but you need to be realistic. This celebrity is likely to have an entourage of stylists with them all the time. Think about the level of maintenance and time you want to put into your hair each day, and how often you want to visit our hairdressing salon in Sawtry.

If you only want to devote a few minutes a day to your hair, and come to our hair salon the minimum of every 6-8 weeks for a trim, then tell us. We will make sure you have a low maintenance style that looks fabulous with minimal effort and trips to the hairdresser.

  1. Bring Photos

Different hairdresser terms mean different things to different people. Unless you are saying ‘shave it all off’ there is a lot that can be read into different words. This is why it is a great idea to bring photos. This way your hairdresser in Sawtry knows exactly what you are thinking, and you don’t need to sit nervously hoping you have described the right thing.

Whether it’s a colour, cut or style you are thinking about, bring the photos. You think brown is just one colour? Type brown hair into Pinterest and see all the different shades and colours that come up. A visual reference is the best way to ensure your hairdresser and you are on the same page.

  1. Be Open To New Treats

When you have a new hairstyle, you may need new hair products or tools. These are the things that will keep your hair and your fresh new look fresh and healthy. Your hairdresser is recommending these hair treats to help you and your hair; they’re not up-selling for the sake of it. Listen to what your hairdresser recommends.

Be open minded to the fact that these products and tools could make or break your style, but that doesn’t mean you have to use everything they recommend. You may already have hair products at home that will work just as well. Have a think about treating yourself to some lovely new hair products though. The products you use can often be the star of the show weeks down the line after you have left the salon.

 

Are you planning a drastic new hair change for 2020? Call our hairdressers near Huntingdon now. We can book you in for a free hair consultation and talk about your drastic new hair change and how it could work for you.

 

Choosing The Perfect Hair Colour

So, you fancy colouring your hair and trying out a new colour? Exciting stuff! BUT, choosing the right hair colour might not be as easy as you think. It’s not as easy as seeing a colour you like and asking the hair colourist in Sawtry to make your hair that colour. Instead, there are factors you need to consider when choosing the perfect hair colour.

For example you need to think about your complexion, clothing colours, time of the year, current hair condition and more. In this blog post we look at some of the factors that you need to consider when choosing the perfect hair colour.

Match You Hair and Skin Tone

When choosing the perfect hair colour you want to compliment your hair colour to your skin tone. For example, if you have a pink complexion and lighter skin then a warmer hair colour will work beautifully with your skin tone. However, if you have more olive skin, why not opt for a lighter hair colour? We wouldn’t recommend you go more than 2 steps lighter or darker that your current hair colour, so you have a happy medium. Unless you are feeling really brave and want to make a real impact!

The Impacts

Different hair colours will have different impacts on your hair. For example, if you have dark coloured hair it can look thicker and fuller. However lighter hair colours will accentuate textures and layers in your hair. Think about the colour of your hair with your new haircut or style as well. Would you like a single colour all over, or different shades to give your new hair dimensions?

Hair Condition

If you have weak or brittle hair we would recommend that you avoid any big colour changes as this can further damage your hair. When you colour your hair to a lighter shade you are stripping the pigment from your hair. We would recommend that if you have weak or damaged hair you go just one shade darker or lighter than your current hair colour.

Your Personality

Your hair colour is about you. You will be the person that sees it the most and you know the reaction you want from people when they see it. If you want to choose a colour that stands out then go for it, don’t be afraid of judgement because if you love the colour you will look fabulous and confident with it anyway. The perfect hair colour will leave you feeling happier and more confident in yourself.

Remember Your Age

As you age we recommend that you opt for lighter hair colours. Our skin ages over the years and we are more likely to get grey hairs. Lighter colours hide these greys better than darker colours that can make the greys look more prominent. Choosing a lighter hair colour will also reflect your skin tone perfectly, creating soft looking skin.

If you need help choosing the perfect hair colour, speak to our hair colourists in Sawtry. We will be only too happy to book you in for a hair consultation and chat about your dream hair colour.