2 Easy Spring Races Hairstyles

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?

Race Day Hair Tips

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?