With the Spring Racing Carnival almost here, there is no better time to start thinking about the final touches of your race day look. Whether you’re there for the horses or to simply socialise and check out the latest trackside fashions, gorgeous hair is the perfect complement to any races outfit.

Here are two great Races hairstyles from Herbal Essences that you can recreate at home in just a few easy steps.

Look 1: The Sleek Ponytail 

Simple, yet stylish, the sleek ponytail is the sophisticated hairstyle that’s a true race day classic. Add a fresh flower for extra “wow”. To complete the look you will need a hair elastic and bobby pins.

1: Wash hair with Honey I’m Strong shampoo and conditioner.

2: Apply Dangerously Straight Leave-In Conditioner throughout hair from root to tip.

3: Blow dry straight with a round brush.

4: Comb hair into side ponytail and secure with elastic.

5: Add a fresh flower and pin into place.

6: For a glossy finish, use None of Your Frizzness Smooth Luvin’ Serum to smooth any flyaway’s and spray with Set Me Up hairspray.


Look 2: Loose Waves 

Feminine, fun and fuss-free, loose waves is the perfect hair-down look to carry you into the night. Best complemented by a bright head piece to stand out from the crowds. To complete the look you will need hair tongs and bobby pins, plus Tousle Me Softly hairspray for flexible hold and a violet scent.

1: Wash hair with Tousle Me Softly shampoo and conditioner.

2: Use Tousle Me Softly mousse on wet hair and scrunch mid lengths to ends.

3: Flip head upside down and blow dry with a paddle brush.

4: Tong the hair in 1 inch sections, starting at the front and working your way to the back.

5: Spritz Tousle Me Softly spray gel onto hair and run fingers through. Add your headpiece and secure with bobby pins.

6: Finish with Tousle Me Softly Hairspray.

Which is your favourite races hairstyle?