6 Ways to Style Your Race Day Hair

With the Race That Stops The Nation galloping towards us next Tuesday, the fun and glam of Race Day festivities will first kick off tomorrow with the AAMI Victory Derby Day and we’re excitedly looking forward to all the fashion from the field.

But for our Fairies looking for styling tips ahead of the Race Day action, we’ve got you covered with these perfect styling tips from the talented Exquisite Bridal Hair.

Floral and Bohemian

It’s the season of flowers and what better occasion to pull out a floral wreath than during Racing season. Make sure you’ve brushed up on your floral knowledge ahead of the races, as each day has a different official flower. Use blue cornflowers for AAMI Victoria Derby Day and white freesias for Melbourne Cup Carnival. Style with loose curls or loose beach waves for the perfect Bohemian look.

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Make Your Hair The Star Piece

While Melbourne Cup Day generally calls for tradition, shake the status quo but opting to use your hair as the centrepiece. Channel your inner Ashley Hart and stand out by adding a touch of uniqueness to your racing look – rather than a crown or bejewelled headpiece, try a quirky bow like this amazing styling by Exquisite Bridal Hair.

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Traditional and classic

Fascinators have long been the go-to for Race Day fashion, and they continue to be a timeless piece to top off your best racewear, no matter how extravagant they can often be. For a classic Race Day look, style your hair into a sleek or romantic curly updo and style with your fascinator of choice.


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Feathers and nets

While still a traditional Race Day look, using light feathers and netting in your updo creates a more demure look that channels old school glam. Like this look by Exquisite Bridal Hair, add a modern twist to your hair by weaving the strands over and under each other rather than a usual braid, and top it off with a light piece of netting that falls just above your eye. If feathers aren’t your thing, try a single white freesia for Melbourne Cup.

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Old School Glamour

It doesn’t always have to be about “Out with the Old and In with the New.” Create an elegant Race Day look by styling your hair into glamorous Hollywood waves. Whether they’re loose or in an updo, these luscious waves will have you channelling your inner Hollywood Film Queen. To create your Race Day crown, try a subtler look with fine diamonte pins instead of an extravagant headpiece.

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Mix and Match Different Styles

So you’ve got your dress but you can’t decide whether you want loose boho waves or a flattering updo. So why not try both? Along with your loose waves, add a braid along the side of your hair and pin up in a loose bun. Incorporate the season and the occasion into your hairstyle with fresh flowers and the Official Flower of the event.

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For modern and timeless looks, and excellent service that comes to you, contact Exquisite Bridal Hair for your hair styling needs. Whether for bridal or special occasions, Exquisite Bridal Hair are experts in creating styles that suit you. Covering Sydney metropolitan, interstate, and country areas, their mobile hair service will take some of the stress of the day away by coming to you.

Posted in Events, Fashion, Hair by wedded wonderland

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