How to: Colour Block Hair

A few of you asked about how to get the colour block hair look from yesterday. LC and the team at The Beauty Department have answered your calls with this how to. Like them, I recommend seeing a professional stylist to colour your hair but The Beauty Department have some tips on their site here.

Kathy corrected me on Twitter saying that this is technically “dip-dyed” hair. Then I remembered I saw this amazing hair at Hair Expo at the Original & Mineral mini catwalk at their stand. This fabulous bleach dip dye was created with ammonia-free lightener – amazing!


How to get temporary colour block hair

The gorgeous pink tips on the lovely Abbey Lee are not permanent! Her colour is temporary created just for this shoot. Chatting to Kathy, I think this was created using pigment and hairspray. You can create this yourself at home by using hairspray and colour pigment in light layers to build up the colour.

This is a great way to see if you like it before you dye it permanently. But beware, this will be a seriously messy process and be careful what you wear as the colour won’t last and may stain your clothes! I can’t help but think it would be worth it for a party though…

And speaking of pink hair and parties, I feel it’s time to share a piece of my hair history – here’s two shots my friend found in her archives of me at a party with my pink colour block hair!

Yes, I am wearing the front panel of a motorcycle. You can’t see in the pic but I am also wearing pink and white rollerskates. This was my permanent hair colour but I’m also wearing a fuzzy pink accessory over one ear. It’s such a perfect colour match I couldn’t remember if it was my hair or not!

Are you going to try this dip dye colour block hair? Would you like to see more of my hair history…?

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  1. Stacy says

    Very cool…and you were very adventurous with your hair!

    I was thinking that the spray color we have for the kids' hair for Crazy Hair Day at school would possibly work for a temporary method. I remember spraying it into my daughter's hair and being horrified. I couldn't imagine it would come out easily in the shower, but luckily it does. She has that beautiful highlighted California blonde that people pay lots of money to their colorist to achieve LOL!

  2. Rainy Daisy says

    tee hee! You are just adorable. I would love to see some more hair history. What a fun way to see a person's life….autobiographical hair?


  3. Hair Romance says

    @Stacy – There's a lot more in my hair history but this is probably the craziest! Coloured hairspray is a great idea.

    @Ms Styling You – Thanks Nikki xxx Can you believe I met my husband with this hair? That's another story…

    @Rainy Daisy – Thank you! I love hair histories, I have a few photos I'm not sure I want to share – hair disasters more like lol

  4. cassi says

    So. I'm completely in love with this. But. My hair is dark (not naturally as dark as I color it). Do you think it would still look as awesome as it does with the blonde?? I've never been more ready to go and buy some hair color! :)

  5. Hair Romance says

    @Cassi – definitely! Check out the brunette look on yesterday's post – I love it!

    @Jen W – Too funny! My friend emailed these to me a couple of weeks ago. Such a blast from the past. So ahead of the trend 😉

  6. Marusya V says

    I had color blocking done 8 years ago! At that time no one have heard ab color blocking. My hairdresser was shocked by such request… LOL I was blond with bright pink ends. Same ideas as your but for long hair.
    I might try to do something soon again.. getting bored with my brunette look of the moment.

  7. With love, Lila says

    I am absolutely in love with the first look and would love to recreate it do you know any salons in NZ auckland that offer this?

  8. Stacey2203 says

    How would you choose which pieces of hair to dye, though? I'd love to do this, but knowing me I'd muck it all up :)

    • Kellie says

      The way I did mine was to put it into 2 pigtail braids with about 3 or 4 inches sticking out at the ends .. and that’s the part I dyed. :) My hair is very long though .. so, this might not work for everyone.

  9. Kellie says

    This is how my hair is right now! I didn’t realize there was a name for it. My hair is very curly like yours but, it’s very long .. almost past the middle of my back, medium brown but, the last 4 inches or so are bright, fire engine red. I love it .. very fun. And it’s long enough to hide the colored bits into a bun, if I needed to. :)

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