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.

Top Tips For Protecting Your Hair in the Summer

During the warmer and sunnier summer months our hair can be damaged in a variety of ways. These include the harmful rays of the sun, sweat, humidity, sand, chlorine, lack of hydration and so much more. In this blog post we have put together some top tips for protecting your hair in the summer months, whether you’re holidaying abroad or enjoying time in the UK.

  • Love Your Conditioner – This is the hair care product that will help restore some moisture in your hair. Make sure you choose a conditioner that matches your hair type and texture. If you’re going for a dip in the pool pop some leave in conditioner in your hair before you go for a swim, and wear a swim cap if possible. This will go a long way in protecting your hair in the summer.


  • Shampoo Carefully – Shampooing your hair every day will do more harm than good. While it might be tempting to wash your hair after a sandy day at the beach, or a sweaty picnic in the park, we recommend you don’t. When you do shampoo your hair, make sure you shampoo the scalp, not your hair.


  • Swimming – A dip in the pool will help cool you down in the warmer weather; however it could damage your hair. As we said before, put on leave in conditioner before you jump in. Do not shampoo your hair before swimming as this will take the protective oils out your hair. After a swim have a quick shower to get some of the chlorine out of your hair.


  • Avoid Heat – The sun is giving your hair enough heat. Anymore and you will definitely cause additional damage to your hair. Go low and slow on your blow dryer if it is absolutely required. Try and use as little heat products as possible and air or towel dry wherever possible. The less heat the better when it comes to protecting your hair in the summer.


  • Maximum Fluids – Drink lots of fluids. Not only is this good for you in the hotter weather, but it is good for your hair too. Your hair and skin will benefit from being hydrated so make sure you keep drinking those fluids for your health and the health of your hair.


  • Deep Conditioning – Your hair will become dry and brittle over the summer so a deep conditioning treatment on your hair every now and again will come in handy. Your hair will love you for it and you’ll quickly notice the difference.


  • Post Holiday Trim – Towards the end of the summer holidays make sure you book in for a trim. Your hair really does take a beating in the summer. A quick trim will get rid of the dry and split ends, and you’re hair will look and feel healthy again. You could also book in for a hair treatment top give your hair that added love it needs.


Have a great summer. We can’t wait to hear your summer plans at your next hair appointment in Sawtry.

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How To Choose The Right Hairdressers In Huntingdon?

When you are looking to try a new hairdressers or you have moved to a new area and you need to find the right hairdressers in Huntingdon it can be tricky. There are so many hairdressers out there and by choosing the wrong one, you could end up with a bad haircut, dodgy hair colour and some tears of distress!

So how can you choose the right hairdressers in Huntingdon for you and your hair?

Ask For Recommendations

Talk to your friends, neighbours and work colleagues about the hairdressers in Huntingdon that they go to. As well as the name of the hair salon they recommend, ask which stylist they use too so you can get a haircut as good as they have got. Tell the hairdresser who recommended you too. Here at Rumours we have a really great referral scheme that you and your friend will love!

Check Reviews Online

Of course you’ll want to check the website of the hairdressers in Huntingdon to see the sorts of things that their clients say. However you also need to look on social media and independent review sites. A hairdresser will only share the best reviews on their website, but if they get bad reviews online it can be tricky to get rid of those or cover them up!

What Do You Love?

Know the products and brands that you love or have used before. When you call up to speak to the hairdressers make sure you ask if they use these brands. This is especially a good idea if there is a brand you adore and you know a chosen hair colour product suits your hair perfectly.

Take A Stroll

Walk past the hairdressers when you get a chance. This will give you a chance to see how busy they are as well as the sorts of client’s that they work on. You’ll be able to see if you like the style of the salon and the hairdressers in the salon. For example, if all the hairstylists have crazy hairstyles and cuts in vibrant colours of the rainbow, but you like something more traditional then that hair salon may not be for you.

Book A Blow-dry

Having a quick treatment at the salon will give you a chance to try out the hairdresser. A treatment like a blow-dry will not ruin your hair for months to come, like a hair cut or colour appointment. Instead you’ll get a chance to experience the welcome in the salon, the feel and atmosphere in the salon and the skills of the hairdressers. If you like what you see then you could book your next appointment when you’re in the salon.