Celebrity Hairstyles Adapted for the Races

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Celebrity manes

Here’s how to channel your favourite star styles for raceday

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Luscious locks

Long, bouncy manes are still ruling the world in Hollywood, and if you’ve got the length, all you need are decent blow-drying technique, tongs and a spritz of body building product. If your tresses are shorter, ask your hairdresser about extensions or clip-in hairpieces for one-off boost on the day. For inspo, see Jennifer Hawkins, Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson, Beyonce – you name ‘em, they’re wearing it long and lovely!

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Dip dying

From Drew Barrymore to Gigi Hadid to Gwen Stefani, they’ve all experimented with a look called ‘dip dying’ – which can vary from a softer shade at the ends of your locks to a full-on bright colour down there. It’s a version of the popular technique known as balayage, also known as ‘root smudging.’ While it’s a permanent colouring process, why not buy a colour spray – available from pharmacies – and tint your ends to pick out a hue in our raceday outfit? A hint of baby pink or electric blue working back with your shoe, bag or jewellery could take your look to the next level.

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Beautiful braids

Fishtail, mermaid, milkmaid… braids are so hot right now and there are endless ways to adapt the style to suit your face. As seen on Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Dianna Agron and many more, braids are wonderful in so many ways: if you’re not a plaiting maestro, messy is fine; braids love unwashed hair and can salvage a bad hair day, plus they work they work beautifully with racewear. Traditionally, thoroughbreds were braided prettily for the races – now it’s our turn!

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