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Needs some hair inspiration? Well we have some from celebrity and TV Hair Stylist, Lauren Gregory. These styles will take you from trackside to well beyond sunset.


Lauren has developed looks, tips and tricks exclusively for The Jockey Club on how to wear your hair for a day at the races this Autumn and Winter.


The looks have been created with the British weather in mind and some feature the fabulous fedora. Not just a beautiful accessory, the fedora is vital to keep heads nice and toasty in the sometimes chilly temperatures.


Lauren, who has worked with brands such as Tresemme and clients like Stereophonics, said: “Hair is such an important part of the racing look and with cooler and sometimes windy conditions in the UK, if your hair goes wrong, it can really mess up your day. We’ve developed looks that are easy to follow using minimal techniques and tools , but are long-lasting. Our model had amazing hair to work with, but these styles can be adapted to all types.”


Right now, we’re loving the Hicks & Brown fedoras and Holland Cooper trilbys.  



Style One: The Loop Through Braid


Step-by-step guide

  1. Tie a small ponytail from your top section with small elastic.
  2. Create a second pony below and feed up through a gap in first pony.
  3. Continue the process until you reach the neck and then continue with remaining hair.


Top tip - Day old hair is best for this look and back-brush to add volume to each section.


Style Two: The Double Ponytail


Step-by-step guide

  1. Make one pony with a large section of hair from ear-to-ear and tie.
  2. Move to one side.
  3. Take the rest of the hair and make into a second pony directly under the first.
  4. Back-brush bottom of top pony and top of bottom pony to create volume.
  5. Cover second pony with first.


Top tip - Spray dry shampoo into the top to add texture.

Style Three: The Low Bun


Step-by-step guide

  1. Take a section from below the crown.
  2. Tie into small pony, loop through and pull tight.
  3. Take a section below ear and across, loop through and pull tight, over the previous pony.
  4. Take bottom section and the rest and repeat the process.
  5. Gather the hair and tie with elastic at the bottom.
  6. Backcomb the top of the pony and pull it up through from the elastic.
  7. Pin to secure.


Top tip - Pull sections out to loosen and soften to suit your face

Style Four: The Double Dutch Thin Braid


Step-by-step guide

  1. Centre-part the hair.
  2. Dutch braid (plait under so it stands proud of the head) both sides to the top of the ear.
  3. Finish the plaits off with elastic band.
  4. Tie the two braids in a knot at the back of the head.
  5. Fold ends of hair around and secure with grips.


Tip - Hair spray the hair before you start to give grip



Shree Patel

Hair & Make-up

Lauren Gregory


Oli Hillyer-Riley

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