While we definitely love millinery in the traditional sense of hats and headpieces, it’s clear that headbands will be the go-to accessory for many race goers this Spring Racing season.
Your Closet can complete your entire race day look for less with their designer dresses, clutch bags and millinery hire options. They stock these beautiful Danica Erard and Natalie Bikicki headbands along with many other on trend headpieces which can be delivered straight to your door!
What headbands lack in wow factor they make up for in comfort and versatility, especially when it comes to hairstyles. We got together with Natasha and Kim from Paparazzi Hair Body Face to find out what’s hot in hair and makeup this spring with styles you can do at home yourself. Their advice is to embrace your natural texture or the comeback of the straight and sleek glass like hair. Wispy lashes are in and paired with natural brows will enhance your face shape. To keep your makeup fresh for a day at the track opt for bronze eye shadows and a glossy lip.
Take your everyday pony and give it a glam twist. Have it completely straight or with a few curls in the end. Make it neat by tying some hair around the hairband. This is by far the easiest hairstyle to do at home and only takes a few bobby pins to finish off the look. Add dramatic makeup to be seen through the veiling to make your eyes pop.
Beachy waves are unfussy and an effortlessly chic option to pair with a headband for the races. This perfectly messed up style can take a little time at home. For staying power make sure you use a salt spray or root powder to give your hair some extra lift. If you use a straightener to curl your hair make sure it is facing down to the floor rather than horizontal to ensure you get soft waves that look totally natural. GoodHouseKeeping.com have some easy DIY tutorials to try at home.
STRAIGHT AND SLEEK
Straight hair is the kind of style that looks glam with everything from a great dress to a lazy Sunday outfit. Be sure to start with dry and product free hair. Straighten small sections of hair rather than random bits to save time and make sure you pull downward from the roots. Use a finishing product but avoid silicones and oils – instead opt for a light hold hairspray once the hair has cooled down.
BUNS AND UPDO’S
Buns vary so much and because they require minimal equipment they are perfect to attempt at home. Messy braids, bouffants and elegant knots are all acceptable race day styles that compliment any headpiece. If all else fails a sock bun is always a neat back up option. Start with a solid base, like a pony tail, and pin sections as you go. A strong hold hairspray will keep everything in place and use a disposable mascara applicator to brush down the fly aways.
There are hundreds of DIY ‘no heat’ tutorials to get easy curls, from using flexi hair rods to braiding your hair the night before. For a professional look all you need is a curling iron or straightener and some quality hairspray because it’s all about technique. Wind your hair the same direction in small sections, spraying after each curl (small sections for tight curls, large sections for bigger curls). Gently brush out your curls with a brush or your fingers and touch up any ends that are sticking out the wrong way.