As we all know, hair frames your face and is a very important touch to your overall race day look whatever your style trackside. No matter how edgy your stance, or perfect your pleats, unattended hair to match is nobody’s friend!
Check out these four classic dos with a twist to get all eyes on you this Autumn.
A Fresh Take on the Classic Pony
Neat, slicked back hair in a ponytail is not only a relatively easy do-it-yourself option, it’s a great way to let your millinery or headpiece take centre stage. Jazz up this old classic by curling the ponytail for extra bounce, or looping your pony around the tie using an accessory. For a sexier more casual look, embrace a loose side pony and even put in a few links of a plait at the very end before tying.
There’s no better way to class-up your look than with a bun. Take your top knot to the next level and experiment with a range of donut accessories to enhance size. Get creative with texturizing the hair like crimping and curling sections before pinning it up. Channel your inner-Audrey and create more of a ‘roll’ look and position your headpiece to compliment. Be patient and make sure you have plenty of bobby pins!
Loose and Luscious
For those who prefer to wear their hair out, or for shorter styles, a day at the races is your time to really get creative with your tools and products. For a striking beach babe wave opt for a wide barrel brush to compliment a more simple dress or head piece, or put that straightener to work and pull your hair to one side and show off those cheekbones for a sleek, sexy look. Have some fun with teasing at the roots and perfect your ends with product for a structured finish.
Take yourself back to the school yard – the braid is back! Whatever your hair type, braids can create a faultless and versatile show-stopping look. Shake things up with a detailed fish braid, or try a long sideways plait from one side of your head to the other, tucked under with a neat bun. For longer hair, create plaited pigtails and wrap them around the top of your head to cushion a stylish ‘crown-esque’ headpiece. Braids can also accentuate the shades and tones in your hair, adding detail to your trackside outfit.
Now all you need to do is find your fascinator.
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