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Spring Racing Headwear: What’s Hot this Season

February 2018January 2018September 2017

We take a look at this year’s millinery trends and Head Stylist, Jessie, from our Me by Maurice Meade salon tells us the best way to style your hair for each look.

We’ve seen a big change over the years away from large, over-the-top headwear, to a range of smaller, creative and more understated options to suit different individual styles.  There have been some highlights, like the pillbox hat, to some more questionable trends trackside in recent years, like last year’s  ‘bunny ear’ headband worn by Jennifer Hawkins.

2014 is seeing more of a push away from traditional hats and fascinators and seeing a resurgence of headbands, crowns, and smaller, more architecturally structured millenary. Floppy hats are still in, as are flowers and feathers incorporated into headwear.

Head Stylist Jessie talks us through the best ways to style your hair with each look:

If you’re going to go for the structured fascinator, keep your hair sleek and smooth.  A low ponytail or smooth blow-dry will compliment the look and not take attention away from your face. A neat braid or braided feature can also work with this look, depending on your headwear.

A floppy hat or headband should be complimented with a softer, more romantic hairstyle.  Because the headwear  doesn’t make such a statement, you can get away with more creative styles.  Soft waves, a loose fishtail braid or a combination of both waves and braids are perfect for this type of headwear.

And, if you want to break the rules and not wear any headwear at all, you can get really creative with your hair instead. Braids are so on-trend this season and there are hundreds of combinations to make a statement.

Click here to read our trackside fashion tips and trends for Spring Racing 2014.


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