The Autumn Racing Carnival is right around the corner and while we have our fascinators, dresses and accessories sorted – there’s just one thing missing – the perfect hairstyle.
From a sleek and simple ponytail to loose and luscious curls, we share our three favourite trends and how to style them for the Autumn Racing Carnival.
Chic and Sleek
If there’s one hair trend that we’ve been seeing more of on the runways and red carpets, it’s the low slick back pony. Synonymous with Bella Hadid, and worn by the best of them from Beyonce to Gigi Hadid, this look is clean, simple and effortless to pull off for the Autumn Racing Carnival.
Plus it comes with the added bonus of staying (more or less) together as the day goes on, and in the worst case, can be fixed up quickly in the bathroom in mere minutes.
This lovely, low-maintenance hairstyle looks best parted in the centre with clean, thoroughly brushed back hair (or with the help of your handy straightener).
Pull off the look by gathering your hair together at the nape of the neck and securing your new pony with an elastic while keeping a section of hair free. Wrap the loose hair around the elastic and secure the ends with bobby pins. Add a touch of fixing hair spray and voila! You’re ready to take on the Autumn Racing Carnival in style.
This chic, no fuss do looks best with a pared back fascinator. Our favourite pick? The Olga Berg Reyna Floral Metal Headband. Subtle yet intricately detailed, this pretty metal number will look gorgeous with the low-pony look.
Loose curls is our favourite hair trend for the Autumn Racing Carnival. A staple of Gigi Hadid’s red carpet looks, this pretty style looks effortlessly feminine.
Perfect for race day this gorgeous look stays intact the following day, so you’re guaranteed to get the most bang for your buck.
While we love a loose curl as much as the next girl. The hurdle of getting it right? Not so much.
Pulling off the look might require a little practice (and some key tools) but the result is totally worth it.
Cascading curls come to life when teamed with the right fascinator. Our top pick is a metallic headband. The perfect balance to your lovely new locks, a headband fascinator introduces a touch of girly glamour to any race day outfit. We love the Heather McDowall ‘Valerie Crown’ for a burst of elegance and girly energy.
Braided everything has been one of the biggest hair trends since Kylie Jenner took the look to her 86 million followers on Instagram. For the essential race-day spin on this coveted hairstyle, we can’t go past a romantic braided updo.
The ultimate in race-day sophistication, this trend is the perfect way to polish off any formal outfit.
Taking cues from celebs like Elle Fanning and Kylie Jenner, the braided updo is not only simple to style but is guaranteed to stay together with bobby pins and a touch of fixing hairspray.
Create the look by working texture or dry shampoo into your roots to build soft volume and texture. Next, add a centre part and braid each side, and pull together in a low, messy bun when the braids reach the nape of the neck.
For the ultimate in hair heaven, you can’t go wrong with the Morgan and Taylor Lavina Fascinator. Crafted out of faux leather petals, the arrangement sits on the crown beautifully and adds a floral flair to the dreamy braided updo.
We’re Ready for the Autumn Racing Carnival
Whether you love a gorgeous loose curl or a princess-worthy updo – we’ve got you covered this Autumn Racing Carnival. For more headpiece tips and tricks, check out our guide to fascinators HERE.