Hat? Fascinator? Wearing your hair up? Or should you wear your hair down? Deanna Parker Attwood, creative director of Wieselmann and Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Ambassador has quick and easy hair styling tips to ensure your focus is on the Races, and not on a dishevelled ‘do!
Best Race day hairstyles
If you hate hats and hairpieces, you need to make sure your hair is the stand out so that you’re not frowned upon for snubbing traditional headwear.
Glamorous curls tumbling to one side always do the trick for a dressy affair. Make sure your hair stays under control all day with Osis Twin Curl, and Silhouette Super Hold hairspray.
Statement hair is also a great way to make the need for a hat redundant. An expertly crafted braid around your hairline, or a series of tightly woven braids will make your hair the crowning glory.
How to style your hair around a fascinator
Styles should be simple and classic, such as a low ponytail or a chignon.
Hair should be immaculate and shiny. Opt for a shine maximiser like Oil Miracle Divine Polish that not only gives shimmer, but also keeps flyaways in place.
Always part your hair on the opposite side to the side on which you’ll be wearing your fascinator.
How to avoid hat hair
If you do opt for a big hat, you still need to make sure your hair is under control underneath it.
Tumbling curls look fabulous falling from beneath a great hat, so make sure they look beautiful all day by using a product such as OSiS Curl Me Soft which gives great soft wave and curl control without overburdening.
Smooth your crown with Osis Magic prior to settling your hat, and should you choose to remove it later, you’ll be flyaway-free!
A low, slightly undone bun is also a great option to wear beneath a hat, and it will still look glamorous should you choose to remove your headwear later. Hold your style in place with Osis Elastic for hold without the crunch.
Keep a gloss spray or serum such as Oil Miracle Divine Polish in your handbag for a quick touch-up if needed.
What’s your favourite Races hairstyle?
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