Frequently Asked Haircut Questions In Huntingdon

While hairdressers, hair stylists and hair salons have been around in Huntingdon many years, offering haircuts and other hair services – there are still questions that we are regularly asked. So, we thought we would put together a blog post including the frequently asked haircut questions in Huntingdon, and their answers.

Should I Wash My Hair Before My Haircut?

You don’t need to wash your hair before your hair appointment. Our haircut appointments will include a hair wash too. This is where we will use our best quality shampoo and conditioner. You will even get a mini head massage too. We will use our highly professional haircare products that are suited to your hair type. This takes away the stress of having to wash your hair before you come, plus it gives you a relaxing treat too. In addition, it will add to how amazing your hair looks and feels after your hair appointment in Sawtry.

How Long Will My Haircut Take?

That’s a bit like asking how long a piece of string is I’m afraid. However, if you pop in before your appointment, we can give you an idea based on your hair type. The length of time a haircut takes will depend on how much you are having off and the condition of your hair. It will also depend on how long or thick your hair is too. Generally speaking, a cut and blow-dry appointment will take around an hour. If you are short on time, then let us know beforehand. We can then confirm more exact timings for your haircut.

What Haircut Should I Get?

If you are wondering about the type of haircut or hairstyle you should go for, then you need to book a hair consultation. These are offered for free to all of our clients. They can even take place right before your appointment, or days / weeks before your appointment – whatever works best for you. During your free hair consultation, we can look at your hair type and talk about hair concerns and your hair goals. Based on this, together, we can come up with the best hairstyle and haircut for you, your hair dreams and hair care routine.

How Often Should I Get My Haircut?

How frequently you need your haircut really depends on your hair type and the hairstyle you prefer. For example, if you have short hair that you want to keep short, then an appointment every 4-6 weeks is fine. However, if you have medium to long length hair and it’s in good condition, you will only need an appointment every 6-8 weeks. It really depends on how quickly your hair grows and the style of haircut you have chosen. After each appointment your hairdresser can recommend a date for your next appointment so you can keep your hairstyle looking fabulous.


Do you have any questions about getting your haircut in Huntingdon? If so, drop us a line, phone the team or message us on social media. There are no silly questions!

Top Tips For Summer Hair Care

The summer season and days sat in the sun will soon be upon us. We all know about the dangers of exposing our skin to the harmful UV rays, but we often forget about our hair. The hot weather, suns rays, saltwater, chlorine and humidity can cause havoc with our hair. This is why you need to follow our top tips for summer hair care. These tips will help your hair to stay healthy throughout the summer months and the rest of the year.

Whenever possible, you should wear a hat when you are outside. This will help to protect your hair colour. You spent a lot of money getting the perfect hair colour in Huntingdon – don’t let the sunshine ruin it.

Pop into our salon and grab a good conditioning treatment. This will help to revive dehydrated hair. We have some really great conditioning treatments available to take away and they can be used 2-3 times a week to really nourish your hair.

You want to loom your best in all your holiday snaps, so nook in for a haircut in Huntingdon before you go. Not only will this mean that you hair looks fabulous, but it will also give your hair extra strength, shape and shine for when you go away. You might want to try a new style for summer too. Maybe something shorter or easier to manage to keep you cooler?

Try to let your hair dry naturally in the sunshine instead of grabbing the heated styling tools. Your hair will have had more heat than it can cope with, so go careful with extra heat. If heated tools are absolutely necessary, turn down the heat and use heat-protecting hair products.

We all want a dip in the pool to cool down, but chlorinated swimming pools can cause havoc with your hair. Make sure you shower before you get in the pool. This will ‘fill up’ your hair so it soaks up less chlorine. Make sure you shampoo and condition your hair when you get out of the pool. This will help to remove any chlorine from your hair.

It’s important to keep on top of your regular trims over the summer months. This will help to keep your hair looking beautifully healthy. It will also help to keep those split ends at bay. Make sure you book a hair appointment in Huntingdon when you get back too. This way we can trim off those beach-frazzled ends and leave your hair looking healthy and summer fresh again.

Why We Offer Complimentary Hair Consultations In Huntingdon

Have you been considering a new hair style or colour? Then you need to give us a call. We offer complimentary hair consultations in Huntingdon so we can plan out your new hair style with you. You can book your hair consultation with the stylist of your choice. They will take their time to get to know you and your hair goals. During the complimentary hair consultation, they will also find out more about your hair routine and what you like and don’t like. Based on this, they can look at some colours and styles that will perfect for you, your hair and your personality.

Sometimes when it comes to drastic hair colour changes it can take more than one appointment. Our hair colourists in Huntingdon can discuss this with you during your complimentary hair consultation. They will talk about the stages of colour changes to get your dream hair colour. This will include ideas of what your hair will look like in-between the start and finish, how to care for it and how long your hair colour dream will take.

When you choose a hairdresser in Huntingdon you are trusting someone with your hair. A big hair change is a big deal, you want to know you are in safe hands. That’s why we don’t charge for our hair consultations. We want you to get to know us, as much as we want to get to know you. That way you know you are safe in our experienced and talented stylists’ hands.

Our hair colourists in Sawtry have a duty of care. They want you to look and feel fabulous. We want to make sure that there is no allergic reaction from our products. This is why we complete an allergy alert test, to ensure the hair colouring is safe for you. This test is also known as a patch test or skin test. It needs to take place at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment.

While that bit can be a bit boring, it’s great fun to change your hair colour and style too. Our hair colourists want to make sure that the colour of your skin tone suits the colour hair that you want. The right colour can make your face glow with youthfulness and vibrance. However, the wrong colour can drain the colour from your face and leave your skin looking dreary. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have the colour you want. It just means that our colourists will offer a different way to achieve the colour you want. This could be through high lights, low lights or balayage for example.

During your free hair consultation, we will talk about your personal style too. It’s important you know if you want to turn heads, stand out or blend in. Your hair will look fabulous regardless and definitely be noticed. We can just make sure that your hair matches your personal style and the look that you want.

Feel like now is the time to change your hair colour and style? Call us now to book your complimentary hair consultation and see what we can achieve for you.

Why You Need Toner In Huntingdon

A toner is something we often recommend to our clients that have coloured their hair. It’s a fabulous treatment for your hair to keep it looking natural and fresh. If you have noticed that your blonde hair is turning a brassy shade or there are orange tones in your bleached hair – a hair toner in Huntingdon could be just what you need. Not only will it make your hair colour more natural, but it will also make your hair look healthier and shinier too.

Here at Rumours Hair Salon in Sawtry we will often offer a hair toner to all clients going blonde. This can be done during the hair colouring appointment to keep hair looking natural in colour. However, you may also want to pop in a few weeks after your hair colouring in Huntingdon for a hair toner. This can top up the colour, keeping it looking natural, fresh, healthy and shiny.

One of the great things about hair toners is that alter the undertone of your hair. However, they do not lift or discolour the shade. They aren’t recommended for darker hair but are great on bleached or blonde hair. You can use a hair toner colour appointment in Huntingdon to manipulate the blonde shade of your hair colour. Toners can also be used to add fashion colours to your hair, such as lilac or baby pink shades for example. A toner will wash out of your hair over time, but you can also book in for a top up on your hair colour.

Our hair toners have been designed to offer your hair the highest quality ingredients. They are also created to minimise damage during the hair colouring process. Once you have had your hair coloured with us, we would recommend booking in for as toner 2-8 weeks afterwards. This will help top preserve the colour of your hair and keep it looking and feeling healthy.

If you are using bleach or ammonia on your hair, we would highly recommend that as well as toner to care for the colour, you care for the hair too. This can be done with a deep conditioning treatment that we can complete in the salon for you. We can also offer you some incredible products from the salon that will help keep your hair nourished and moisturised. For example, our hair masks can really help. Just pop in and ask for our recommendations based on your hair colour and type. We want to help you to have salon quality hair for longer.

Love Is In The Air & Red Is In The Hair

February is the month of love – we see reds and pinks everywhere we go. But while love is in the air, we are seeing that red is in the hair this Valentines Day too. We have lots of clients come into the salon to enquire about going red. Many hair experts believe that these is no look more stunning than a beautifully cut and styled redhead. While it’s claimed that blondes might have more fun – a coloured or natural red head, definitely turns heads!

However, if you are considering going red with your hair – you need to know that it may take a little more maintenance to keep its stunning colour and shine. This is especially the case when compared to blonde or brunette hair maintenance, for example.

But don’t worry – help is at hand. Our professional hair colourists in Huntingdon know what it takes to keep your red hair looking fabulous. In this blog post we share some red hair care essential guidelines that you need to follow to keep your red hair looking fabulous.

It’s important to book yourself in for a free hair colour consultation in our hair salon in Sawtry. This way our hair stylists can ensure that we get the perfect red colour for you. This recommendation of hair colour is based on your hair type, style and condition. We will also consider your face shape, lifestyle and hair care routine too. This will help us make the right hair colour recommendation for you. Our hairdressers want to give you a colour that you will love, and a colour that will last.

Once you have had your hair coloured, you need to be careful. We recommend that you cut back on washing your hair. This is because the more you wash your hair, the quicker the colour fades. We would recommend using a dry shampoo. This way you avoid stripping out essential oils and colours from your hair.

Our hair stylists can recommend a colour-sealing conditioner for you too. This will be tailored to redheads. In turn this means that the conditioner will help to lock in your colour. This will mean that you can maintain glossy hair for weeks after your hair appointment.

Make sure you keep on top of your ends as well. Colouring your hair can dry out your hair. Keep your ends under control with regular trips to the salon for a quick trim every few weeks. This will keep your hair and colour in tip top condition.

There are so many different shades of red that you can choose from. If you see a shade that you like take a photo or snip a picture out of a magazine. Red heads turn heads – which shade of red head will you become? Book your free hair colour consultation now to help find the right shade of red for you.


Keeping Your Hair Moisturised In Winter

The cold winter months make us want to wrap up warmly. But, what about our hair? The colder winter weather dries our hair out, it can result in dry skin and brittle hair too. We can all put our fancy dresses on and look amazing for the Christmas party or family gatherings. But many of us are left feeling that our dry, brittle hair is letting us down. This is why you need to look at keeping your hair moisturised in the winter. That’s what we look at in this blog post.

First things first, ditch the extra shampoo. Shampoo can dry your hair our and create a sensitive feeling scalp. In turn, this can result in extra itchiness. While it may be tempting to shampoo your hair more to give it the condition you want to it looks great – that’s actually doing more harm than good. When you do shampoo your hair, use salon quality hair shampoo – pop into the salon in Huntingdon. We can show you some products we recommend.

A leave-in conditioner can be a godsend for dry winter hair. It will help to combat the dryness of your hair while also decreasing the risk of that annoying static hair that occurs during the coldest winter weather. Your leave in hair conditioner will keep your hair hydrated. It will also keep it in one place. In addition, you could also use a deep conditioner in the shower once or twice a week.

Use the cold, darker winter evenings when you don’t want to go out, as a chance to stay in and pamper yourself. Treat yourself to moisturising hair masks and over night hydrating hair oils. These little treats will do wonders for your hair. In addition, a little bit of self love will make you feel better too.  Pop a satin lined hat on when you get to bed. This will help keep the moisture in too – or a satin pillow case if you prefer.

The weather is colder out there – make sure you drop the temperature on your heated styling tools. If possible, avoid using them whenever you can. Heatless styling is definitely the way forward if you are looking to avoid drying your hair out. If heat styling tools are absolutely necessary, make sure you use your heat-protect hair products.

Book your next hair appointment in Huntingdon now. We can snip off those brittle spilt ends and even pop a moisturising hair mask or treatment on for you too.


New Hair = New You

As each new year comes round, we all make promises to ourselves that this new year is going to be better for whatever reason. You may decide that this is the year you get promoted, get a new job, start the gym, be kinder, save more money, see more friends or any other resolutions. However, after just a few weeks, these are forgotten or postponed. Life gets busy and stops you getting the life you really want. This is where new hair really can equal a new you.

When you get new hair, you become a new you. Maybe it’s a drastic cut, a bold new colour or a new hairstyle? Your fresh hair will make you feel better about yourself. It will give you a spring in your step and enable you to ooze confidence. This will help changer your mindset and help you believe that you can take on anything!

In addition, seeing your new hair in the mirror each day will be a constant reminder too. You’ll spot your hair and be reminded of all the things that you want to achieve. It will remind you of the person you want to be and resolutions that you want to achieve. This little reminder each morning will give you a boost for the day ahead. The little reflections on shop windows, in work bathroom toilets and more will give you all the extra nudges you need.

Here at Rumours Hair Salon, we love you just the way you are. We also know that we all want to make all those little improvements in our lives. Why not book your hair appointment for as early in the new year as possible, or before 2023 is over. This will give you the kick start to the new year that you might need.

Book yourself a hair consultation to discuss your new hair goals to create the new you that you want. In addition, you can tell our hair stylists in Huntingdon what your goals are. They can then keep you on course by checking in with progress at each hair appointment. We are here to help you become the best you that you can be. We know that when you look great on the outside you feel great on the inside too.



Our Favourite Festive Hair Colours

There is no denying that the festive season is fast approaching. If you are wanting to look fabulous as the work Christmas party, or start the New Year with a fab new look – why not consider colouring your hair in Huntingdon? There are some fabulous festive hair colours that we are in love with this season. We have shared some of our favourite festive hair colours below for you to consider.

Mushroom Brown
Mushroom Brown is definitely a shade that is having its ‘moment in the limelight’ in clothes, interiors and hair. It can be achieved with a multi-tonal, ashy and purple shades. While it isn’t brunette in colour, it’s also not quite blonde either. This is what makes it a really nice dimensional look with depth for your hair colour this festive season.

Brunette will always be a strong hair colour for the winter. This is because it is a warm colour of hair. It also looks healthy, natural and glossy on most people. Make sure you speak to our hair stylists in Huntingdon to choose the right shade of brunette to match your eyes and skin tone. This will ensure that you look and feel fabulous.

Icy Blonde
What says Christmas like ice? This is just one of the reasons that icy blonde hair colour is always a favourite around this time of the year. It can be done as a platinum blonde icy white colour all over, as highlights or even as a balayage colour technique. Why not book a free hair colour consultation to make the best decision for your hair colour and style goals.

Just as the brunette is popular at this time of the year, copper hair colour in Huntingdon is popular for the same reason too. It’s a warm and toasty hair colour. If you are looking for the perfect transition from autumn into the holiday season – this could be the brave and vibrant look for you. It’ll certainly brighten up your winter look.

Golden Blonde
Another way that you can add warmth into your hair colour in Sawtry this festive season is with golden blonde. It gives you hints of golden blonde and honey hues. This works really well for our clients that have a paler complexion, especially during the colder months. A gilded blonde balayage is a really good option for a low-maintenance hair colour solution this festive season.

Book your hair colour consultation now and let’s plan the perfect hair colour for you.



Why Regular Visits To The Hairdressers In Huntingdon Are Necessary

A top priority of many of out clients is to have healthy and beautiful looking hair. However, for this to be possible, regular visits to the hairdressers in Huntingdon are necessary. This will help you maintain healthy hair. It will also ensure that is stays looking beautiful.

Whether you have long or short hair, regular visits to the hairdressers in Huntingdon are necessary for many reasons. We look at some of the benefits of regular visits to the hair salon in Huntingdon to show you just how necessary it is for you and your beautiful hair goals.

  • Damage Prevention

Just like home improvements, prevention is better than cure. When you come into our hair salon in Sawtry your hair stylist will be able to assess the condition of your hair. They can then recommend or offer treatments that can help with the health of your hair. Regular appointments means that you can keep on top of and prevent split ends and breakage too.

  • Professional Styling

One of the best things about getting your hair done in a salon is the professionally styled hair that you are left with. With regular hair appointments, your hair can look and feel more fabulous, more often. Your stylist can also recommend shape, colour and length changes to suit your schedule, upcoming events or seasons of the year. This will help ensure you look and feel your best throughout the year.

  • Stress Relief

The hair salon is a great place for stress relief. You can just stop and relax for a few hours. It gives you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if just for an hour or two. You can enjoy being pampered and looked after. This makes for a calming and therapeutic experience which will make you feel better from the inside.

  • Improved Confidence

When you look good, you feel good. This is why regular visits to the hairdressers is so important. It gives you a confidence boost when you need it. Having healthy looking hair and a great hairstyle and colour that suits you will give you more confidence in yourself. It will also give you a boost of self-esteem and help you remind yourself how awesome you are.


If you want to feel great and look great – make sure you visit the hair salon regularly. It’s good for your hair, it’s good for your mental health and it’s good for you too!

Why You Need A Fresh Cut And Colour For Autumn

We will soon be saying goodbye to hot and sunny summer days. Instead, we will be pulling out the thick jumpers and grabbing our gloves and scarves. Autumn is on its way, and that means winter will soon be here too. Along with a wardrobe change, you will need to change up your hair and your hair care routine too.

The drop in temperature as the season changes to autumn can bring dry and cold air. In turn, this can cause your hair to become frizzy and brittle. This is why you need to look after your hair in the autumn months. One way of doing this is by getting a fresh cut and colour for autumn. This will help keep your hair healthy and looking gorgeous throughout those colder autumn months.

  • Fresh Cut For Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time for a trim, or even a big chop. You can trim away that hair that has become damaged by the hot summer sun. Think about your face shape when you are considering a bigger chop. Our professional hair dressers can help recommend the right hairstyle for you if you are considering something more than a quick trim to get rid of the sun damaged hair.

  • Fresh Colour For Autumn

The leaves change to such pretty colours in the autumnal months. Many of our clients are tempted to change up their colour to something more autumnal. Autumn is a great opportunity to add some warmth into your hair colour. This could be through highlights, low lights, balayage or a completely new colour. Whether you fancy a brunette and ombre type hair style, or a hint of some gorgeous autumnal reds and oranges, our friendly hair colourists in Sawtry can help.