The spring racing season is upon us and with so much to plan, you can’t forget your most important asset… your hair! Working out how to wear your hair or which accessory to use can be tricky, but the team at Oscar Oscar Salons have you covered as they share their top looks for Spring Racing Carnivale.
Mary Luangkhoth – Salon Partner at Oscar Oscar Pacific Fair
This season, expect to see millinery-inspired, bold headpieces that call for more simple hairstyles which are romantic and soft. Gone are the days of formal upstyles and slicked back chignons that were tucked away under giant fascinators… Think centre-parts, polished waves or low, chic ponytails. It’s all about showing off beautiful, healthy-looking hair with a dramatic headpiece such as an embellished headband. Braids and plaits are still very much on-trend but the less structured and more textured they are the better…
This style is super versatile and sure to be a favourite this year. Combine loose, textured curls with a free-falling ponytail, or add a loose braid for a bit of extra detail. Glamour Waves It’s all about glossy, polished locks. Opt for loose waves with a centre part… the perfect accompaniment for an embellished headband.
Check out next page for how to create this look.
This elegant style is perfect for spring racing! Choose between a smooth and curly pony or one that is textured and loose, securing it above the nape of your neck. Loosen a few pieces around your face to add softness, or add a hair scarf for a pop of colour. Textured Knot For a romantic twist on the traditional chignon, opt for a loosely secured, knotted bun. This elegant look will complement any outfit and let your headpiece do the talking… Check out how to create this look below.
Jess Longhurst, Artistic & Technical Director at Oscar Oscar Robina
shows us how to create her favourite looks, which can be mastered at home or styled effortlessly in salon.
STEP 1: Spray hair with Aveda Texture Tonic then dry with a hairdryer.
STEP 2: Starting from the face, curl your hair in sections using a ghd® curling tong, rotating curls away from the face and heating each section for 3-5 seconds before sliding the tong out.
STEP 3: Spray hair with Aveda Air Control. Ensure curls are completely cool, then using a wide tooth comb, brush out the hair starting from the ends.
STEP 4: Next, split hair down the middle at the back of the head. Tie the two sections together in a knot at the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins. Then repeat with the remaining ends, knotting them under the previous knot.
STEP 5: Lightly spray with Aveda Air Control. Gently pull a few pieces around the face and add your fascinator to finish.
glamour waves how-to:
STEP 1: Apply Shu Uemura Ample Angora Volumising Foam then dry with hairdryer.
STEP 2: Take the two sections of hair that frame your face behind your ears and tie them at the nape of your neck to create a sleek look at the front. Spray with Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer.
STEP 3: Starting from the nape, curl your hair in sections using a ghd® curling tong, rotating curls away from the face and heating each section for 3-5 seconds before sliding the tong out. Once complete, gently smooth flyways with a soft brush.
STEP 4: Gently spray your curls with hairspray, then using a wide tooth comb, brush out the hair starting from the ends. Apply Shu Uemura Touch of Gloss for extra shine and complete with a head piece.
OSCAR OSCAR’s Top Texturising Products: Aveda, Texture Tonic RRP $39 and Shu Uemura, Texture Wave RRP $48. Available at Oscar Oscar Salons Pacific Fair and Robina.
Not sure if you can nail your spring racing look yourself? Visit Oscar Oscar Salons:
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre 07 5570 6955
Robina Town Centre 07 5655 5299