SHORT HAIR is back in a BIG way; from the catwalk to the red carpet, to the rise in requests we’ve had, it’s well and truly on! (

Be brave with a pixie cut, or take it slowly with a bob or lob, all huge trends right now. Try a pixie cut with a very light ash or blonde, highlighted with pink or vibrant red shades to really step out as a whole new you. Or try a layered bob, coloured in warm tones of gold blonde.

You're in expert hands with all of our hairdressers at either salon. James, Radlett salon's Artistic Director, particularly loves the resurgence of short hair; a true master, he will ensure the right shape and colour for you, taking the utmost care over your transformation. You'll wish you'd done it sooner! 


RADLETT SALON: 01923 856351
HARPENDEN SALON: 01582 767308

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There's nothing more exciting and uplifting than an image change; get inspired with these celebrities - which look is for you?

St. Albans Fashion Week - PHOTOS

At last!

... here are the photos of our models at the excellent St. Albans Fashion Week catwalk show. With a variety of brands and collections displaying, the brief was to keep it elegant and versatile,  but we couldn't resist a few twists here and there, standing out with creations that got people talking. Fashion shows are high pressure and full-on but our Radlett artistic team, led by Azaria, rose to to the occasion, kept their cool, and did us proud.  

It was a great show. Congratulations and thanks to our team, the models, the organisers and everyone that took part. 

Enjoy the pics. Best to enlarge the first and scroll through. 

CALL 01923 856351 to discuss how we can get your hair into its best shape ever. 

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Photos courtesy of Alessandro Pelosi, from

We're at St. Albans Fashion Week - WIN tickets

We're very pleased to be on hair duty at this year's St. Albans Fashion Week. 

St. Albans Fashion week (26th - 31st October) brings thousands of fashion lovers to events across the city, including two catwalk shows in the cathedral. 

With brands such as Reiss and Jigsaw, plus John Lewis and exclusive retailers Hobbs showcasing the latest autumn/winter collections, they promise to be spectacular events in a spectacular location.

If you love hair and fashion you don't want to miss this, so  we are offering the chance to win two tickets for the Thursday 29th show, where you'll be right up close to the action.

TO ENTER:  All you have to do is make sure you are following us on Twitter and then retweet any of our competition posts that include the hashtag #CuttingRoomCatwalk; or, comment on or Like our competition post on Facebook. 

You can find the post easily on Twitter with the hashtag #CuttingRoomCatwalk or by heading here: ; on

1) Only one entry per person
2) Competition closes Sunday 25th midnight
3) Winner will be randomly selected and notified on Monday 26th and tickets sent by first class post or email. 
4) Entrants must be available to attend the event on Thursday 29th at 7.10pm, In St. Albans Cathedral. 
5) Only entries via either Twitter or Facebook will be accepted and Twitter entrants must be following us.



Permanent makeup arrives in Radlett - LIVE DEMO

We're very excited to have the very talented and in demand Ania Peterak  joining our beauty and massage centre.

Ania will be performing a live eyebrow microblading demo in the salon between 11 and 3 Saturday 29th August with 10% saving on all bookings made on the day. Come and see the amazing, incredibly natural results for yourself!

Microblading is the most natural looking brows technique out there. Using tiny blades instead of a digital device, very precise hand movements achieve a beautiful brow that everyone dreams of. These natural looking brows with beautiful shape are perfect for Alopecia sufferers, over-plucked eyebrows and chemotherapy patients.

Ania is the only artist at the moment in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area to provide microblading, the newest technique of permanent makeup which has only been introduced in the UK recently. 

For more info and to see her full list of services, please visit

Or call the salon: 01923 856351


The New Look Radlett salon

The Radlett salon's had a freshen up! (And we're all chuffed to bits with it.)

It's brighter, airier, more modern, with a couple of stand-out features such as the rustic coffee table (we think it's a beauty), a comfy armchair and our rather striking centre lights! Plus a few other touches - and some more on the way, too. It's the perfect space to relax and be pampered. 

It's looking rather different now so it's certainly got everyone talking. Thanks to everyone for their kind comments, which have been overwhelmingly positive - we've even had people walk in just to say how nice it looks. 

Pop down and check it out. These photos don't really do it justice but we'll have some good ones soon. Not visited us before? Why not come along to our Get Pampered evening, Saturday 8th August. 

There's more...
The new look is just one of the things we have been doing to improve your experience at the Radlett salon lately. With new management, we've been working hard to be even better in every area of what we offer – so we can bring you the highest standards in cutting, colouring  and styling, alongside warm, welcoming service, in the chilled out atmosphere of our beautiful salon. We're reinvigorated, supercharged and better than ever! 


First pics...

PHOTOS: Creative night

Our stylists are a creative and passionate bunch, dedicated to their craft - always experimenting with new techniques, always refining and honing their skills. Along with regular training, the creative nights are a key part of our commitment to the highest standards of hairdressing; they're also a lot of fun - making them a highlight of our calendar! 

To get playful with alternative ombré techniques, using vintage pinks and purples.

Both our models had thick dark hair, so we first had to strip out some colour. With Sarah (left) we used a backcombing technique, to get more colour into the ends of the hair, for a stronger. more defined finish.  For a more subtle and blended effect, on Charlotte we used a balayage (freehand) technique, sectioning off the hair into pony tails before applying the colour.

We loved the results. Two fabulous effects achieved using different ombré application techniques. The second photo doesn't quite show off the colour detail in all it's glory unfortunately - but we'll work on our photography for next time!

Want to be a model? Do you dare with your hair? We need models of all hair types for future evenings of fun and creativity! Pop in or call 01923 856351

Models required

Education is a core part of what we do. Not only are our stylists constantly training and learning, attending courses, keeping up with the latest techniques and trends, and honing and sharing their skills, but we pride ourselves on the quality of the training we give our stars of the future. 

Models for trainees: 

Everyone wins here - you pay only a small fee to cover the cost of the colour, which will be £15-£20, and our trainees get to advance their cutting and/or colouring skills, taking them a step closer to becoming a full fledged salon stylist. The work will be overseen at all times by our head trainers. Please call 01923 856351 (Radlett), 01582 767308 (Harpenden).

Creative night models (Radlett salon):

Want something a little more striking? Are you fashion mad and love to turn heads with your clothes and hair? Well we love getting creative - so allow us! Our creative evenings take place every couple of months and are one of the most anticipated events in our calendar - be part of the fun.You pay only a small fee to cover the cost of the colour, which will be £15-£20.  Please call 01923 856351 to discuss your hair and suitability. 

Azaria – the new salon manager

We are delighted to have made Azaria the manager of the Radlett salon.  A very experienced and talented stylist, she is available for gorgeous blow-drys,  elegant or edgy cuts, dry cuts for curly hair, plus rich and vibrant colour work that will bring lift your hair as well as your spirits. Haircuts for the discerning gentleman too. All that plus a warm, welcoming manner and an ear as trained as her eye - for a look perfectly tailored to your needs. Read her profile below to learn more.

To make an appointment with Azaria please 

call 01923 856351


In my 11 years of hairdressing I have been fortunate to have various experiences in Ireland, Australia and the UK, including working in the fashion industry on session styling, photo shoots and Ireland's fashion TV programme, Xposé.

Hair icons
Rihanna she always keeps us guessing what she will do next. 
Blake lively for the best red carpet looks.
Katie perry for creative beautiful hair.

Hair stylist hero:
Lee Stafford for his texture and creativity.

Favourite product:
Kérastase Volumifique shampoo, conditioner and volume spray for amazing body with a weightless natural finish. 

Look of the moment
Summer look beach waves with lighter ends. Great for any long hair.

Hair tips:
Two of my many proven to work styling tips are...

To get a fringe to sit style from wet to dry with a nozzle on the hairdryer using the tight side of comb dry the hair straight down and side to side to combat any unruly hairlines.

For fine limp hair style using correct product and using only hands or comb for best results in limited time - feel free to come in for a tutorial.

If you struggle with your hair and feel you have had one too many bad hair days, I would love to see you for a consultation and I guarantee to use my extensive experience and knowledge to provide a easy to maintain look.

Azaria: manager of the Radlett salon

Azaria: manager of the Radlett salon

Summer look beach waves with lighter ends:  Azaria's look of the moment

Summer look beach waves with lighter ends: Azaria's look of the moment

We're Hiring!

Experienced Stylist 

We are seeking a talented stylist with at least 5 years' experience to join our friendly and dynamic Radlett team.

 We are a well-established 5 star boutique salon in a high-end town, providing exceptional hairdressing and impeccable service in glamorous surroundings. 

The salon is five minutes walk from Radlett station, so easily accessed from London (20 mins), Luton, St. Albans, Borehamwood. Neighbouring towns such as Watford and Bushey are a short drive away.

We offer excellent rates of pay, flexible hours, as well as training and development opportunities. We proudly care for our staff as we do our customers.

If you are a talented all-rounder that's ready for an exciting new challenge and looking to take your career to the next level, please get in touch . Either fill out the form telling us about yourself and your experience, or call for more info: 01923 856351.


Moroccanoil Treatment - 25% extra free

As if it weren’t enough that they gave this stuff to the world in the first place, the makers of everyone’s favourite hair treatment oil are now treating us to an extra 25% in every bottle, absolutely free. So that's 125ml for £31.45*. 

From the Moroccanoil website:

Hair that’s silky, healthy, shiny and full of life. Moroccanoil® Treatment is the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care and created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. An essential foundation for hairstyling that can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, strengthening proteins and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth, manageable and nourished with each use. Discover the original.

From Radlett salon's Lucy (a big, big fan):

One of the best things about it is how light it is. It's absorbed instantly, leaving a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine, with no residue. Love it. 

*While stocks last. Come in, say hi, buy and enjoy (responsibly).



Welcome back Emma!

We couldn't be more pleased to welcome back Emma to the Radlett salon. Emma is an extremely popular senior stylist, not least of all because she’s an exceptional listener, who takes great care to understand her clients' needs before working her magic.

Emma is available for ladies hairdressing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Call for appointments: 01923 856351


Stylist Profile: Emma

Position and experience: Senior stylist, Lòreal Colour Keys course, Ace of Fades barbering course.

Specialities: Hair-up and creative colours.

Qualities: Creative eye. Passion for hair styling.

Favourite all time celebrity hair icon: Kate Moss - effortless hair always, natural, style icon for years.

Hair hero: Vidal Sassoon for his iconic hairdressing.

Fun fact about yourself: Often take part in Zumba fitness classes.

Favourite hair product: Moroccanoil. It’s great for all hair types and can be used on wet or dry hair leaves hair feeling soft flexible and shiny.

Top hair tip: Regular hair treatments (intense masques) are a must to keep hair in tip top condition.

Emma Radlett Salon

Gift cards and g&t’s for Mother’s Day

Anyone for a gin and tonic?

Book an appointment at either Cutting Room salon this Saturday and as well as receiving the best hairdressing and warmest welcome in town, you’ll also be treated to a complimentary gin and tonic. Join us in raising a glass to mothers everywhere!

Gift cards

Giving a Cutting Room gift card on Mother’s Day has long been the quickest, guaranteed route to becoming “the favourite”. In fact, it's only rival is a gift card from our Radlett salon’s beauty and therapy centre, where she'll receive an indulgent pampering session from a menu of a gazillion beauty and massage treatments. Take your pick or go all out! 

Love is in the hair

A romantic evening for two or a glamorous night out with friends - everyone wants to look their fabulous best on Valentine’s. So give yourself the gift of great hair this Friday* with an appointment at The Cutting Room and we’ll show how much we care with a tray of gifts that will include chocolates and a glass of rosé. Plus, our stylists will even be putting 10% more love into their work (so that’s 120%!)

Both teams are dressing up in their chicest reds too, so be prepared - it’s going to be one hot date.

We still have a few appointments available so book now and let us make your Valentine's day extra special this year.

*Thursday too at our Radlett salon!

And for the person you care about...

...our gift vouchers make a wonderful, thoughtful valentine’s gift. Pop into the salon to purchase.