Day At The Races
‘I love the idea of underdone hair at sporting events such as Cartier Polo or Wimbledon’s VIP box. Something like a straight- from-the-gym high pony oozes glam in daytime territory. Tip your head upside down and gather hair into a ponytail. Go brush-free and use your fingers instead, so you still have all the natural bumps. Fix your pony just above the crown; any lower and it’ll look too sporty.’
‘Do the opposite of what you’d expect for an outdoor event and go for poker-straight hair. Think Leigh Lezark kinda straight. It’s an amazing contrast if you’re wearing something floaty. Use straightening irons for exaggerated sleekness and a touch of hairspray if you want extra shine. Have an inkling the party will get wild? Go for a half-up, half-down style. It’s ideal if you’re likely to end up dancing like a Delevingne.’
‘Step away from top knots for events, as they can look a bit naff. Putting hair up? Aim to use the least amount of pins possible – that’s the trick to undone updos. Use prep products like a blow-dry or volume spray to give the style more guts and hold. Plan ahead; your outfit should set the tone for your hair.’
‘Ditch the hat and try a hair accessory instead. Matte metallics are great as they won’t compete with your outfit. Blow-dry your hair, then create loose waves with a wand. Leave an inch at the ends straight to keep it fresh.’
‘Festivals like Wilderness and House need something cooler than a crown of daisies. No one wants wilting blooms in their hair, although some faux flowers can look pretty and will go the distance at an all-day event. I’m a big fan of braids, and they’re perfect on hair that’s slightly dirty. Go all the way around your head or keep it asymmetric, braiding one side and securing under half-down hair.’
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