Key trends for tresses

October 17 2013

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With Spring Racing Carnival just around the corner, everyone wants to know what is trending trackside this year so one can plan accordingly. Jo Smith, Owner of TONI & GUY Georges shares the key hair trends from the catwalks that will fit in with the traditional hatwear, headpieces and fascinators…

Hair11. Braiding will be strong this season, from soft loose textured fish braids to french braids; these looks can be worn traditionally or more messy and fashionable. Try a messy bun or knot, or keep the braid loose at the side to give it a feminine look. For something more edgy, tight scalp braids give the feeling of shorter hair and are a great style to wear with a hat, fascinator or jewelled headpiece.


2. The faux bob is a great way of turning long hair into a short bob. It’s a simple, elegant and classic shape with a modern feel. The faux bob looks amazing with a fascinators or jewelled headpieces.


3. With their ultra high glamour movement, Gatsby waves transports us back in time and work so well with the beautiful, feminine dresses that we see at the racetrack. This year Toni & Guy are creating a smooth defined wave through the top of the head, going into a more textured bigger curl at the bottom. This hairstyle looks great pulled to the side for a more dramatic look and also works really well with fascinators and headpieces.


4. Bardot beehive (half up half down) is a look best worked to suit individual style. For a more updated look add a tousled, disheveled curl through the back with height at the front. For a more understated look, a jewelled headpiece clipped into the back is really effective.

Beyond the track…


5. Continue to be on trend post Spring Racing Carnival by wearing hair longer with heavier layers and styled with a glamorous effortless feel. The lob (long bob) is still a key look but hair must have a strong detail with either a distinctive undercut or one that can be hidden or shown off. Fringes are fun with varying length. Balayage colour is still strong but with playful tones and the hair looking expensive – think beautifully rich and glossy, using colour techniques to highlight and emphasize the hair texture.

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