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Hair Romance - This Island Life - Double knot ponytail hair tutorial

This ponytail is set to become your new favourite hairstyle. It’s so easy, and takes your ponytail up a notch from ordinary to extraordinary! (Cheesy line, but it’s true.) Meet Laura from This Island Life. Not only is she gorgeous and smart, she blogs about my favourite season, summer. Her tagline is “because it’s always [...]


Hair Romance - Street style hair - MIlan Fashion Week 10

Love this pink ombre hair as spotted at Milan Fashion Week. Teamed with a bright, turban knotted headscarf it’s such a fun, bright look.


Hair Romance - the colour mullet - party colours underneath

I just got my hair done and I have a mullet. No, not a mullet haircut! That is never coming back. EVER. But the “business in the front, party at the back” hairstyle has been reinvented with colour. I had my hair done by the fabulous Stevie of Stevie English Hair and this time I [...]


Big Hair Friday – My new hair

by Hair Romance on June 7, 2013 · 10 comments

in Balayage,My Hair

Hair Romance - Big Hair - new hair colour Stevie English June 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped me decide what to do with my hair by sharing their vote on yesterday’s hair colour post and on Facebook. There were a lot of votes for red / copper / strawberry blonde and in the end I left the deciding vote in the capable hands of Stevie from [...]


Top 5 best hair oils for balayage hair - Hair Romance

Balayage and ombre hair colour is still on trend and is the perfect way to dip into colouring your hair. Balayage describes the freehand colour painting technique where highlights (and sometimes lowlights) and applied to your hair. Ombre hair colour describes a particular style of balayage which shows a distinct colour gradation. This type of [...]



Hairstyle inspiration from the street from Hair Romance. Ever thought of coordinating your lipstick with your hair? The berry tones of her makeup match perfectly with her pink ombre hair, and she’s got just the right amount of sparkle too.



Hairstyle inspiration from the street from Hair Romance. Balayage and ombre hair colour is still popular but I rarely see red to blonde balayage. The focus is always on brunette to blonde but it’s so striking in red. To me it resembles flames going from a deep dark red to blonde tips. When I saw this [...]


Balayage hair colour inspiration

by Hair Romance on March 21, 2012 · 35 comments

in Balayage,Hair Trends


Is balayage still “in”? Technically balayage isn’t a look but a technique. It’s a colour application technique where colour is applied away from the roots and painted on to sections of hair. Normally this is more around the face and used to highlight face framing layers and give a more natural colour look. Last year [...]


Balayage is a free-hand colour technique that creates a graduated colour effect. Highlights are handpainted in to the midlengths to ends of the hair, so that the colour lightens gradually towards the ends of the hair. Balayage varies from a gentle ‘sun-kissed’ look or a more dramatic dip dye look. As it is a free-hand [...]