The Importance Of A Regular Hair Trim

The Importance Of A Regular Hair Trim

Have you been shying away from getting your hair trimmed by the hairdressers? That needs to stop. Some people believe that trimming your hair doesn’t haven’t any benefits. They’re wrong. There are some serious benefits to getting your hair trimmed by a hairdresser. That’s why we are always recommending regular hair trims in Sawtry. We don’t just recommend them for the fun of it.

In this blog post we look at the importance of a regular hair trim. However, first we look at what a hair trimming appointment involves and how often you need one.

  • What Does A Hair Trim Appointment In Huntingdon Involve?

Getting your hair trimmed is also known as dusting the ends of your hair. This is because you are getting rid of the parts of your hair that could be damaged. When you get your hair trimmed you are getting rid of the damage your hair can get on a daily basis. A hair trim is like a tidy up to leave your hair looking and feeling fresh and healthy.

  • How Often Should You Book A Hair Trim Appointment?

It really is dependent on your hair type, how healthy it is, the style and the condition, as well as how quickly it grows and your hair goals. However, a good rule of thumb is to have your hair trimmed every 4-6 weeks. This will help you retain length and keep your hair healthy and strong.

  • The Importance Of A Regular Hair Trim

There are lots of important reasons that you should book a regular hair trim. One reason is that trimming your hair actually encourages hair growth. By cutting off the split ends you will make your hair healthier so it can grow stronger and longer. Freshly trimmed ends will also help to detangle your hair and make your hair easier to manage and less tangled.

If you hate having frizzy hair, then a regular trim is highly recommended. This regular trim can help avoid frizzy looking hair, leaving it strong and sleek. By getting your hair trimmed you will also give your hair an instant boost of volume and thickness.


When was the last time you booked a trim for your hair? Call us now to book yours. You’ll be impressed by the results and wonder why you left it so long!

Winter 2021 Hair Trends

Winter 2021 Hair Trends

Winter 2021 Hair Trends

Winter can be a tricky time for our clients. The brave and short hairstyles of the warmer summer months are a thing of the past. Now it’s all about warmth, in length, volume and colour. Finding a hairstyle that is winter weatherproof, from wind and rain, can be tricky. Hair is more prone to damage in the winter months, so you want a winter hairstyle that looks healthy too.

In this blog post we share just some of the winter 2021 hair trends that will look and feel warm and healthy. Check out the winter 2021 hair trends and see which one you might like to try.

Choppy Cuts

Chopping cuts were a huge trend in the summer and they look set to stay for the winter months too. We find that choppy cuts are a really great hairstyle for those wanting a low-maintenance hair style. All that’s needed is a touch of texturizing spray to enhance the volume and style. Then you’re away. Our hairdressers in Huntingdon can show you how to style your hair and recommend hair products too.

Fab Fringes

Full fringes will be an extremely popular winter 2021 hair trend. They look stylish and trendy with any hair length. This includes shirt bobs, mid-length cuts and long luscious locks. A full fringe is a fab way to update your hairstyle and transform your hair for a completely new and fresh look. Our hair stylists in Huntingdon can help you choose the right length fringe for you and your face shape to ensure you leave the salon looking and feeling fabulous.

Wet Look Waves

If you’re looking for a glamourous look for the work Christmas party, then wet-look waves are for you. The key is the hair products you use. Again, our professional and friendly hairstylists can recommend the best products for you. Mixing a hair gel and shine crème together can get the perfect wet look waves result that you’re looking for. It’s all about the slicked-back hair and you’ll have a style that is completely winters weather-proof.

Terrific Texture

The winter months are a great time to embrace the natural textures of your hair. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, use this winter as your chance to show them off. Grab a mousse and scrunch it into your hair when it’s still damp. Then leave your hair to air dry naturally. The final result – stunning hair that your friends will envy you for.

Need a hand getting the right winter 2021 hair trend for you? Why nook book a free hair consultation. You can sit with our hairstylists and talk about the best style for you.

Giving Brown Hair A New Lease Of Life

Brown hair can get a bad rap. People colour their hair from brown to copper, dirty blonde and other shades as they’re concerned it looks dull and boring. However, brown hair is actually one of the most versatile hair colours out there. In this blog post we share ways that you can go about giving your brown hair a new lease of life, while staying true to your brown hue.

Twisted Balayage

A great way to give your brown hair a new lease of life is by adding dimensions. This is easy with balayage. It’s a really popular hair colour trend and looks great on brunettes. Our hair colourists in Huntingdon will keep your gorgeous brown on top and then just lighten the ends. This means there are no harsh lines as the roots grow out, which means no frequent touch-ups either.

Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights and lowlights are a great way of colouring your hair without going all out on a fresh style and colour. By adding streaks of your favourite colours and shades throughout your hair you can add dimension and depth to your hair. We would recommend a colour that is two or three shades lighter or darker than your brunette hair colour as these will blend beautifully. However, if you’re looking for something striking, why not use deep red low lights to add drama to your brunette tresses?

The Chop

Another way of giving your brown hair a new lease of life is with a haircut. A fresh cut and a new style can transform your luscious locks. If you are feeling brave why not opt for a major change that’s sure to be noticed. A closely cropped pixie style for example. Or if you don’t want to go that short how about a trendy lob? Both styles will really change your attitude on your dull and boring brown hair into something amazing.

Add Length

Instead of going shorter, why not go longer? You can use hair extensions to add length and volume to your hair. Opting for lengths of extensions that are slightly longer than your natural hair will add thickness. The longer the extensions, the more dramatic your look. You could also opt for a slightly different shade to add extra colour into your brunette mane.

If you’re looking to give your brown hair a new lease of life, call our team. We can book you in for a free hair consultation in our Sawtry salon. We will talk about what your want to achieve, your hair goals and your hair regime. Then we will discuss the best hairstyle and colour for you.

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.

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.

Fresh New Hair Style With Our Fresh New Team

The summer is a great time to try out a fresh new style. This is especially the case if you are someone who has the summer holidays off.  We’re talking to you parents, grandparents, child carers and those working or studying in schools, colleges and universities.

You can be brave and go for that hair colour, hair cut or hair style you have always liked the look of. You then have the summer holidays to get used to it. If you love it we can book you in for a hair appointment to touch it up again. If you still don’t feel brave enough we can change it before you go back to work.

We have the perfect fresh new team for your fresh new style in Sawtry.

While Ally and Bev have been with us for some time now and are much loved by our clients, we’ve added some fabulous fresh talent to our team. These come in the form of Lisa and Miranda, our new Style Directors. All of our team are still backed by the wonderful Emily who is our superb salon assistant.

Bringing in new talent to our hair salon in Sawtry brings new skills, experience and techniques for our clients. If you’re thinking of trying out a fresh new hair style this summer why not book in for a hair consultation?

During a hair consultation with our new team you’ll get input from all the experienced hair stylists who can recommend the best hair options for you. Think Tattoo Fixers when the tattooists all design their idea and the client chooses the best tattoo for them – it’s just like that, but with hair!

Ally has been with us for 5 years and has worked at other successful salons in Peterborough before joining us. Lisa has worked alongside Lee Stafford. Miranda is dedicated to ensuring her clients love their hair, so their hair loves them and Bev has been with us over 25 years. Not forgetting Emily who has been with us for a good few months now and adds great value to the customer experience.

You will get the input, experience, ideas and latest techniques from all this talent – ensuring you can have that fresh new hair style that you’ve dreamed of.

What Is Hair Colour Correction?

We’ve all been there at one time. We want to try out a new hair colour. While we usually go to the hairdressers, we have decided this time we will do it ourselves. After all, it can’t be that hard? Plus, it’ll save a few pennies too.

However, this can sometimes lead to a desperate or even urgent need for hair colour correction in Huntingdon. Perhaps the colour has come out too dark, too light or a massive spot has been missed. We have even seen some cases where the wrong hair colour was in the box and therefore our client had the wrong hair colour result.

What is Hair Colour Correction in Huntingdon?

Hair colour correction is needed when the hair colouring goes wrong. It will often happen when a boxed hair colour is used at home, or an inexperienced stylist tried something new. In some cases hair colour correction can be done in one or two steps. However, some hair colour corrections will take several visits to the salon.

This is because the hair needs to be protected. Rapidly lightening your hair colour can cause severe damage. We would always recommend that if your hair colour goes wrong that you call the experts. Here at Rumours Hair we have helped many clients with colour correction in Huntingdon. There is no need to be ashamed or embarrassed.

If you try and repair the hair colour yourself you could end up causing more damage to your hair. We will work with you to protect your hair, while helping you achieve the right colour. In many cases we will work to a middle shade to give you a colour you aren’t ashamed of. Then we will book a follow up appointment with you to take your hair to the right colour.

How Long With Hair Colour Correction Take?

It is almost impossible to put an exact length of time on a hair colour correction appointment. This is because it depends on the original colour and condition of your hair. We then need to look at the colour it is now and what colour you want it to be. In many colour corrections will take a few hours. However in other cases it will take one long appointment or a series of smaller hair appointments spread over a few weeks.


If you’re thinking of doing your hair yourself to save money, it might be worth waiting a while. If you can book in with a professional hair colourist then you may find you end up saving a lot more money! This is especially the case if you’re going for a big colour change.