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Celebrity Inspired stylish hairstyles for race day

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If you've been attending or watching one of the biggest racing week's of the year at Cheltenham you may have noticed some beautiful outfits, hairstyles and hats on show. If you're visiting a big race event like Cheltenham this year, here are a few tips on the styles you can try. Some of our favourite celebs have been spotted in the stands and we couldn’t help but take a look and steal some inspiration.


Equestrian chic


Zara Tindall was leading the way for the up do this week and we think it suits her perfectly. Zara teamed her pulled back look with a messy bun, a high collared outfit and a popping peacock fascinator. After an illustrious career on the track, she’s looking fantastic as a spectator, too. You can take a leaf out of her book by smoothing everything at the front but getting slightly shaggy at the back.


Wavy wonders


We think the most playful race day hair is wavy or loosely curled. There’s nothing quite like framing your face with a bit of cheerful bounce and body. Gabby Logan pulled this off flawlessly when she classed it up with a sharp dress and hat. It can be softened with a slightly more casual look if that’s what you’re aiming for. Honestly we just love waves at the races!


Long and loose


It might be a tad windy out there but it’s certainly not stopping the ladies from letting their hair down, literally. It takes a level of skill to keep your longer locks looking tidy as you cheer wildly for your horse but it’s possible! A straight centre part keeps things sophisticated and focuses observers attention to your face and smokin’ outfit. This is also a fantastic style of choice if you choose to leave the fascinator at home.


Half n’ half


If you’re looking to balance long hair with keeping your face clear, it’s time for the half up do. This look has been spotted at Prestbury Park countless times and for good reason. The sleek brushed back look gives great purchase to a fascinator but still lends elegance.




The last look is inspired by former cyclist Victoria Pendleton. It’s about as low-key as you can get while staying classy enough for race-day. If you’re not too worried about where your hair is at, or you’re in the middle of growing out an unforgiving dye job, take a leaf out of Victoria’s book. Throw a large hat over a plain jacket and bold scarf. Everyone will focus on the colour at your neck and completely fail to notice your hair, no matter how it’s falling.


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