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.


Are You Christmas Party Hair Ready?

Christmas party season is upon us. It’s only normal that you want fabulous Christmas party hair, and we are here to help. We have put together some stunning, yet relatively easy, Christmas party hair ideas for you to try at home.

However, if you feel like being pampered before your big night out, why not book a Christmas party hair appointment with us. We can style your hair for you, while you sit back and relax. Alternatively we can give you a fresh haircut or a gorgeous winter colour to show off at your Christmas party!

Before we share these awesome Christmassy hairstyles with you, remember to follow the four Ps! Practice and Perfect, Prior to the Party. Don’t leave it until the last minute to try out a new hairstyle for the first time as this will end in potential failure, and a lot of stress!

Glitter Roots

Whether you are having your hair up or down, glitter roots are very on trend at the moment. There are loads of fantastic hair glitter colours in the shops. The thicker the glitter and the bolder the colour, the more it will stand out. However, remember that glitter will fall from your hair onto your outfit, so this is something to be aware of!

If you have thicker hair, braids with glitter running through can work really well.

Big Bouncy Hollywood Style

If your Christmas party is stylish and elegant then a big and bouncy Hollywood style is definitely required. This style suits most face shapes and can make finer hair look glorious and full too. You’ll need to grab your heated rollers, hairspray, shine spray and styling lotions. Patience will be needed by the bucket load for the rollers, but the look is worth it.

If patience is not your thing, or you don’t think you have the skills for this style, then book a Christmas party hair appointment with us. We can style your hair for you.

Messy Updo

The messy updo with all your hair up or half up can look really sophisticated. Having slight dirty hair (day after washing your hair) can help this hairstyle hold better. This style is behind your head so you will need to angle mirrors to be able to see what you are doing so you can create the right look. Things like grips, elastics, spray and a comb will need to be close at hand.

Again, if you’re not sure you are up to the challenge, book a Christmas party hair appointment with one of our fantastic hairdressers. We can create the perfect Christmas party hairstyle for you.


We recommend that you book hair appointments in advance at this busy time of the year. WE certainly don’t want you to be disappointed if we can’t squeeze you in.

The Answer To A Permanent Good Hair Day

As friendly hairdressers we are always speaking to our clients about good and bad hair days. Many clients dream and wish for a permanent good hair day. We all want our hair to look as great as the minute we step out of the hair salon in Huntingdon, but this is not always possible. At least it didn’t used to be possible…

Here at Rumours Hair Salon we have the answer; A Brazilian Blow Dry in Huntingdon.

A Brazilian blow dry was recently featured in the Evening Standard as a bang on-trend treatment and our hairstylists couldn’t agree more. The Brazilian blow dry is like a semi-permanent blow dry that really lasts and looks fabulous.

The Brazilian blow dry is an innovative conditioning and straightening treatment. It works by transforming the hair in its entirety, leaving your hair feeling totally re-energised. While this amazing hair treatment was originally created in Brazil, hence the name, we are thrilled to bring the Brazilian blow dry to Huntingdon.

This hair treatment is based on the protein Keratin. Without getting super ‘sciency’ on you, this is the primary protein needed for healthy skin, nails and hair. The natural substance of keratin gives your hair the ability to return to its original healthy, shiny and smooth state.

If you love the look and feel of a fresh blow dry, then you’ll love the Brazilian blow dry. You gain the fabulous flossy hairstyle you love, long after the blow-dry itself. It is also completely chemical free and although semi-permanent you can expect it to last 4 to 6 months when correctly cared for.

You’ll be following the footsteps of some well-known celebrities by booking your Brazilian blow dry in Huntingdon. Nicole Ritchie and Elizabeth Hurley are said to be huge fans of the Brazilian blow dry… not sure they get theirs done in Huntingdon though!

The Brazilian blow dry is a really simple treatment and doesn’t take long at all. Call our salon now to book in for a consultation with one of our experienced Brazilian blow dry stylists in Huntingdon.

Rumours Hair Salon – BLOG – Hair Care Tips For Windy Days

We have also noticed the quick change in the weather. Evenings have suddenly got darken quicker, the rains have come and the sunshine seems to have been gone until next year. We can’t say we have been unlucky with the weather in September. We have had some great sunny days, but autumn is finally here and that means one thing – windy days!

In this blog post we have put together some top hair care tips for windy days to help ensure your hair looks its best, even on the windiest days.

Skip The Shampoo

There is nothing worse than getting up on a dark morning, spending ages washing and blow drying your hair, then stepping outside the front door to have all your hard work ruined by Mother Nature. You don’t need to wash your hair every day. In fact our professional hairdressers in Huntington would recommend against it. If you really think your hair needs a little styling support or it feels greasy, grab the dry shampoo instead.

Invest In Good Accessories

Think about the sort of person you are and the personality you have. Then treat yourself to some hair accessories. You may prefer cute braids to keep your hair in place, or maybe you’d rather a cute hat to keep your hair in place on windier days? If you have short to medium hair you will find that bobby pins are hair slides are your new best friend. However, if you have medium to long hair you might prefer some good quality hair elastics. By having the right hair accessories in abundance you’ll never fear a windy hair day again.

Pack A Brush

In the windier weather you need to make sure you always have a hairbrush in your bag. Having this essential styling tool at your disposal at all times will make windy hair days a thing of the past. If you can brush your wind enhanced tangles out you’ll feel much better about your hair and your confidence will get a boost too.

Skip The Gloss

We know some of you love that lip gloss and this is a huge ask for you, but you need to skip that gloss. When the wind blows your hair goes on your lip gloss and you have sticky and unsightly patches in your hair. We would recommend you opt for a bit of lip balm instead. This will protect your lips from drying out in the cold weather and it will reduce the risk of hair stuck to your lips too.

If you fancy stepping up your hairstyle this autumn why not book an appointment with our professional hairdressers in Huntingdon. Whether it’s a colour change, hair up for a night out, a fresh new cut or a quick trim, our professional hairdressers in Huntingdon are here to give you the hair of your dreams! Book your next hair appointment in Huntingdon now.

Want Thicker Looking Hair?

Want Thicker Looking Hair

Many of us out there struggle with thinner hair. We want thick and gorgeous locks, but it seems that no matter how hard we try, this is a dream and never a reality. However, maybe our team of talented hairdressers in Sawtry, here at Rumours Hair Salon, can give you the thicker looking hair you dream of?

A new haircut in Sawtry can give you thicker looking hair, if you choose the right haircut and hairstyle. Some styles will naturally make your hair look thicker, and add volume to thin hair.

We have listed just some of our favourite hairstyles in Sawtry that will add volume and thickness to your hair. Don’t forget we have some really great quality and well priced hair treatments available too. These are great for helping add volume to thin hair. Just ask your hairdresser for the best hair treatment for your hair goals.

Pixie Haircut

A pixie haircut is the ultimate fuss free hairstyle that adds volume. This haircut makes it almost impossible to tell that you have thin hair. It is a timeless look and super easy to style. The pixie haircut is one of our favourite hairstyles to create when clients with thin hair want to create the look of short thick hair.

Asymmetrical Bob

This hairstyle is an angled bob. Through the bob shape and body is added to thin hair with ease. Side swept bangs and feathery layers can also be added to the asymmetrical bob for extra texture and body. Even if you choose to straighten your hair, this hairstyle will still look full of volume, thick and beautiful.

Long Bob

It is said that anyone can rock a long bob, also known as a lob. Our Sawtry hairdressers couldn’t agree more this statement. No matter the face shape, hair colour or hair texture, the lob just works! The geometric and blunt cuts of the lob create the look that your hair is fuller than it is. Instead of adding layers for volume, the straight and blunt cut makes the ends look thicker and denser.

If you’re struggling with thin hair and you don’t know what to do, give our professional hairdressers a call. We can help you achieve your hair goals and feel fabulous again!

Rumours Hair Salon – Is Your Hair Summer Ready

Is Your Hair Summer Ready?

The days are getting longer, the evenings are lighter and the weather is warmer. While that is great for picnics, BBQs and garden parties – the summer months aren’t always great for our hair. With the heat, humidity, swimming pools, sandy beaches and dry winds all on your hair you need to make sure your hair is protected and that your hair is summer ready.

Pre-Summer Cut

The first thing we would recommend is a haircut. This is your chance for a fresh look to bring in the summer. Whether you have a trim to tidy up the ends where the cold winter weather has damaged your locks, or you want to have a brand new look – our experienced hairdressers in Sawtry can help. We will help prepare your hair for the summer.

Splash of Colour

Your hair is no longer hidden under a big thick woolly hat or wrapped up in a scarf; it’s free and open for the world to see. So why not take this chance to have a colour change. Many people like to get a beach blonde hair colour in Sawtry for the summer. While others with darker coloured hair may choose to go a notch or two lighter, without going full on blonde. Lighter highlights can work really well on coloured hair too and brighten it up beautifully for the summer.

Hair Pampering

The summer is a really good time to invest in hair treatments and products. If you’re planning to enjoy days sunbathing in the garden, cooling dips in the pool on holiday, days out to the beach and more, then you need to make sure your hair has the treatments it needs. Here at Rumours Hair Salon we have a selection of hair treatments available in salon, or to take home. Why not book in for a hair consultation, tell us about your summer plans and we can recommend the best hair treatments for you?

Avoid More Heat

The British summer will bring enough heat as it is (hopefully), the last thing you want to do is add more heat. Put the heated rollers, straighteners, colours and hair dryers away. We recommend that you use the summer months as a chance to embrace your natural hairstyle. Try and opt for towel drying or air drying your hair, instead of grabbing the heated tools. If you are going for a fancy night out and really fancy a blow dry then book an appointment with us. We can use some awesome hair products and treatments that will protect your hair and keep your hair healthy when we do need to use the heat.


It’s summer time – enjoy the warmer weather, just make sure you look after your hair too!

Spring Clean for Sawtry Hair Salon

Spring is clearly springing, the evenings are lighter, the days are drier and we can finally put our woolly winter wear away. However, they aren’t the only changes you’ll notice this Spring. Here at Rumours Hair Salon in Sawtry you may have noticed we have been having a bit of a spring clean too. We have been going through the ‘out with the old, in with the new’ process; and it’s looking pretty good!

We had a salon refit in January which has gone down really well with our clients. The ‘R’ mirror looks awesome and has loads of really positive comments along with the layout, colours and general refit of the hair salon in Sawtry.

We also have a brand new hair stylist that is joining our team. Anna is a top stylist who got into hair dressing at her secondary school, found it was a skill that came naturally to her and she has loved hairdressing ever since. Anna really loves creating long, choppy bobs and nice bouncy blow dries!

Now what about you? Are you having a spring clean for your hair?

While the spring weather may be here, it is likely we will still experience some April Showers. It is a good idea to prepare for these. Try out putting your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun in case of April Showers. If you have shorter strands round the front you may want to grab some bobby pins and pin them round behind your ear as this will add extra polish to your look, while keeping your hair out of your face.

The colder winter months can cause damage to your hair, especially with extra heat drying required, strong winds and rain. We would recommend that you book in for a spring clean snip. We can trim your dead ends off so you have a re-fresh for spring.

The sunnier days call for sunnier hair colours too. Now could be the time to consider balyage for your hair. It is a really hot trend this spring and summer. It creates a sun-kissed natural look for your hair colour, without the noticeable re-growth lines.

If you’d like to check out our new hair salon refurb, you want to meet Anna or you fancy a spring clean for your hair then pop in. Alternatively you can give us a call, send an email or book your next hair appointment in Sawtry online. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Top Tips For Winter Hair Care

Over the last few days, we have definitely noticed a cold snap in the air, and although we are now well into 2019, it feels like winter has just arrived. In this cold weather our hair can be very prone to damage, so we have put together some top tips for winter hair care!

Keep It Cooler

While a really hot shower may feel like the best way to warm up, it will dehydrate your skin and hair so try and turn down the heat and have a slightly cooler shower. It will be good for your skin too.

Shampoo Regularly

In the colder weather you should be washing your hair with shampoo 2-3 times a week to prevent your hair from drying out too much. Make sure you use shampoo regularly, but not too often.

Oil Your Hair

Your scalp will be drier in the colder months, so use hair oils to reduce the risk of dandruff and scalp irritation. Oil is great for your hair as it will keep your scalp moisturised.

Double the Conditioner

We are always telling clients about the importance of conditioning their hair after shampoo. However, in winter conditioning your hair is even more important. A leave in conditioner after washing your hair is highly recommended during winter months.

Dry Your Hair

While a blow dryer may be the best tool to hand when you want to style your hair, we would recommend that you make sure you treat you hair really carefully in the cold weather as heat tools can dry out your hair and scalp.

Dry With Air

If you have the time, then try and dry your hair naturally whenever possible. Allowing your hair to air dry is much better for it then dryers and irons. Remember though, going outside into cold weather with wet hair can cause your hair to freeze and break, so make sure it is dry when you leave the house.

Regular Trims

Every year our hairdressers in Sawtry see the damage that the winter weather can do to the ends, making the hair dry and brittle. Make sure you book regular hair appointments in Sawtry to trim your hair. This will help keep your hair in a good condition and reduce the risk of split ends.


Have you got any top winter hair care tips you would like to share with our readers?


Prevent & Repair Heat Damaged Hair

Prevent & Repair Heat Damaged Hair

No matter how thick or thin, strong or long your hair may be no hair type is immune from heat damage. However, there are lots of ways that you can protect your hair from heat damage and we have shared some of these in the blog for you

  • Make sure you have book in for regular trims and haircuts in Sawtry. Once you hair has broken at the tip it will grow up your hair, a regular trim will chop these dead ends off and stop them from damaging the rest of your hair further. Every 6-10 weeks you should be getting your hair trimmed.


  • Using a high quality shampoo that is strong enough to withstand heat damage and prevent hair breakage is highly recommended. Also treat yourself to a good light spray or detangler to add another layer of strengthening and protection to your hair after washing it. Speak to our awesome hairdressers in Sawtry who will recommend the best hair products for your hair.


  • Air drying your hair whenever possible is a great way of reducing the risk of serious hair damage in the future. If it isn’t possible to air dry your hair because you don’t like your natural style, then consider some quick and easy hairstyles that don’t need heat. Hairstyles like messy buns and braids are ideal no-heat hairstyles.


  • As tempting as it may be, do not turn your heated tools up too high. It is much better for the health and condition of your hair if you do a few more strokes with a cooler flat iron, then fewer strokes with a hotter flat iron.


  • Treat yourself to a hair mask about once a week. Not only will this give you some quality time to yourself where you can relax, but it will do wonders for your hair too. A hair mask will keep moisture in your hair, but it will also add that extra layer of protection when you style your hair with hot tools too.


If you worry that your hair is too damaged and it is beyond the level of return, then why not pop in and see us. We may be able to offer you an awesome hair treatment in Sawtry that could save your locks, or we can recommend a hair style that will help repair your locks and remove damaged ends.