This is Christina, but since at last count 11,907,709 of you have visited her site Hair Romance, I’m guessing you’ve already made her (and her beautiful curls’) acquaintance. If not, you’re in for a treat because Christina is one of the loveliest Australian blogging superstars you could ever hope to meet. We used to live in the same neighbourhood and hanging out with this girl over a glass of wine and/or cup of gelato is one of the things I miss most about Sydney. Thank goodness for blogger conferences and living vicariously through instagram!
Hair Romance is all about loving and having fun with your best accessory: your hair. Christina maintains that the secret to good hair is a great haircut, so there’s a lot of information about getting the best from your stylist in her posts. She also blogs heaps of quick tutorials which she creates and photographs on her own hair, proving we call can master awesome braids, twists, and styles ourselves.
Hair Romance gained a huge following when Christina set herself the challenge of creating 30 different braided hairstyles in one month. The series went viral, an ebook followed, and now Christina has a second ebook of up-dos under her belt, launched two new blogs (here & here), and has established herself as a Pinterest pro who writes and speaks on the business of how to use Pinterest to drive web traffic. It’s an impressive resume, and an inspirational tale of a blogging-preneur from our own community living the freelance dream! So without any more
gushing introduction from me, let’s hear from Christina in her own words:
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
I feel like my style is changing at the moment. I used to be very corporate during the week and still live in heels on the weekends. I didn’t even own a pair of jeans! I also used to wear a lot of black. Now I work from home and so my style is more laid back. I tend to go for classic pieces and now I wear a lot more colour. I have an obsession with stripes and love a bit of sparkle and leopard print.
Q: What item in your closet are you loving most this season?
My leather jacket. I bought it when I was in Italy and it goes with everything. In a weird way I don’t mind autumn and winter coming so I can wear it more often.
Q: What’s your biggest style challenge & how do you deal with it?
Growing up, it was always my hair. I had no idea how to style my curls. Now I love it and blog about it almost every day.
Q: Do you have a signature scent?
I love perfume. My signature scent is Dolce Vita by Christian Dior, I’ve been wearing it for years. Last year I discovered Bond No 9 in New York and I love their eclectic mix of scents matched to NYC neighbourhoods. I’m still trying to pick my fave.
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Q: What inspires you lately?
Old movies, early morning walks, seeing my friends’ succeed in new business ventures, Pinterest, travel
Q: What’s the most recent thing you’ve made?
I’ve just finished writing a book! Biggest project I’ve worked on and it will be published later this year. I can’t wait to see it in print.
Q: What do you love about blogging?
Being able to work anywhere in the world. I love that it gives so many different people a voice and I love the connections I’ve made through blogging. I’ve met, and become friends with, some incredible people that I never would have met if it weren’t for my blog.
Q: If you could jet off anywhere in the world, where would you go?
NYC – my favourite city. Then I’d just keep travelling around the world. I live to travel.
Q: Tell us a joke!
I wish I could! I am the worst at telling jokes, I always forget the punchline.