It’s the time of the year where you see fascinators and hats turn up in every department store and clothing boutique – its spring carnival!
Although the dress and shoes are important – Melbourne Cup is really all about the hair.
Every year, new styles emerge with headpieces and hats – and Elite has the industry insight so you are bang on trend at this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Just had your extensions done and your hair is looking gorge, and you just can’t bear to cover it up with a big sunhat or headpiece? Flowers are the option for you! Head to your local florist and get your hands on a large artificial flower (we love the silk ones!) in a beautiful bright colour complimentary to your outfit. Cut off any excess stem and hot glue your flower to a nice big clip. Tightly pull the hair back from just above your hair and secure your flower here. This is a summery and romantic look that suits long, beachy waves.
Want to go all out for Melbourne Cup? Crowns are bang on trend this year. Golds, coppers and metallic colours look incredible atop a full head of glamourous old Hollywood waves. These can be an expensive purchase though, so check out Asos and The Iconic online!
This is for the inner princess! A lace headpiece looks amazing with the hair slicked back nice and tight, and long and sleek down the back. As this is quite a statement, make sure you keep your makeup nice and natural.
4) Upstyles with accents
There are only a few occasions per year that you can wear a dramatic upstyle – and Melbourne Cup is one of them! The Elite girls have been practicing their upstyling and have some stunning techniques and designs including cute flowers and gorgeous little clips to help you stand out from the crowd.
Call us on 0427 424 736 if you would like to book in for Melbourne Cup – but get in quick, we are filling up fast!