With the Brisbane Racing Carnival in full swing, let’s talk Millinery and Hair Trends

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Millinery is the old-time word for hat or fascinator which, let’s face it, is the fundamental building block of your entire race day look. This season we are seeing lots of different styles from traditional pieces, to subdued halo-inspired headbands and even trendy pony-tail scarfs. We’ve got the low-down on what’s trending and the best ways to style your tresses to suit your millinery pick this race season.

THE TRADITIONALIST

Whether it’s a fascinator or a beautiful hat, one of the most versatile and easy hairstyles to suit has to be the bun or roll! Wear it low or high, sleek or messy, small or big…

  • Prep wet hair with a heat protecting spray and blowdry. Depending on your desired finish, either straighten or curl hair. Hair in the image has been straightened for a smooth finish

  • Pull hair into a ponytail and secure. Use a small to medium sized hair donut to create a bun

  • Alternatively, sweep hair to one side and pin, then gathering and twist hair to the other side, tuck the top of the hair in the funnel created by the twist and pin to secure

Races Hair
Halo Headband with curls

THE HEADBAND

… or the Halo, they are just so gorgeous! And when it comes to styling your hair to suit, you can’t go pass tousled curls or smooth locks left down and natural…

  • For a super sleek look, blowdry hair using a smoothing serum. Finish the look using an anti-static serum and straightening iron

  • For loose curls, blow dry hair using a texture spray a craft curls using either a straightener or curling wand and finish with hairspray

  • To keep hair looking tidy, smooth down the front of your hair using pins behind the ears which will be concealed once the headband is in place

THE PONYTAIL SCARF

Despite how effortlessly easy this look is to create, the finished product is ever so polished and chic. This look is perfect for those who are not into the traditional head pieces or headbands…

  • Start by blowdrying damp hair with a texturizing serum or spray. Once dry, smooth hair with a comb and begin to curl in sections

  • Opt for a middle or side part, pull into a tidy ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Secure any flyaways with some hairspray and pins

  • Finally, grab your scarf and get creative! You might want to tie it in a single knot or bow. If you find it starts to slip throughout the day, secure it by wrapping it once through your hair tie

The Ponytail Scarf

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