Get Race Day Ready

Ladies day is a huge event in the racing calendar and the best excuse to get dressed up and sport some killer race day make up and hair. We don’t have to tell you how important gorgeous hair and make up is – it can make or break your race day look. But don’t worry, HQhair are on hand to help you to get prepped, dressed and race day ready with HQhair’s 10 favourite race day looks to have you looking and feeling like a celebrity.

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Dress to impress with this killer race day look. Team a classic smouldering eye with a deep red lip for a look that will have all eyes on you – opt for a simple bronze, glowy base and let your eyes and lips do the talking. Make sure you’re prepared with a handbag mirror and your fave deep red lipstick to top up your lips and make sure you slay all day. We’d recommend teaming this killer race day make up with a super shiny, sleek ponytail that will give the horses a run for their money…

Don’t like following the crowd? This look is a boho lovers’ dream. Team beachy waves with super-bronzed make up and a statement floral headband for the ultimate boho look. The night before the races, wash your hair and spritz on plenty of salt spray (we LOVE the Balmain Hair Texturizing Salt Spray), sleep with your hair in a loose braid to wake up with gorgeous, beachy waves. As for your make up, keep it super-glowy, bronzed and simple for a ‘just stepped of the beach’ look, TheBalm’s Betty Lou Manizer 3-in-1 Bronzer will be your new BFF for this race day make up.

You can never go wrong with a gorgeous, classic look. Team a sleek bun with a soft smokey eye and a classic red lip for a gorgeous yet understated look that will be sure to get you noticed. Opt for a red lipstick with a blue undertone to keep your make up looking fresh and bright – the girls at HQhair cannot get enough of the Chantecaille Matte Chic Liquid Lipstick in Carmen.


The classic waved lob is going nowhere fast, the Trevor Sorbie keratin and argan curls and waves multi styler will help you get this gorgeous waved hair; team with a super glowing face, a subtle brown eyeshadow, killer lashes and a killer brow game for a gorgeous, demure look that will see you getting attention from all of the stallions…

We couldn’t forget the trusty curly blow dry to have you looking and feeling like a princess. Team a big, bouncy blow with a sheer pink lipstick and a simple cat eye for a gorgeous, sophisticated look. Get your hands on the Illamasqua Precision Ink eyeliner and Chantecaille lipstick in ‘Narcissia to have you well on your way to nailing this look.

Hair accessories are huge this season – tie a loose ponytail with a velvet ribbon for a fresh off the catwalk look that will last all day. A dark smokey eye and plenty of highlighter is the perfect race day make up, it will finish off this killer look and will see you receiving looks of envy from all of the other race-goers.

This race day make up and hair is effortlessly gorgeous. With tousled waves, a red lip and a huge hat, all eyes will be on you. Invest in a good setting powder (we are obsessed with the RMK Translucent Face Powder) to set your make up under your eyes and your T-zone to make sure your make up lasts as long as you do!


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If you’re wearing a statement outfit to the races, make sure you keep your race day make up and hair elegant and simple. Channel those elegant vibes with dark smokey eyes, a mauve pink lipstick and huge bouncy hair for a mane as gorgeous as those horses you’re betting on – the Lord & Berry Timeless Kissproof lipstick in ‘Perfect Nude will be sure to get you all the way to the finish line.


What look will you be slayin’ this race day? Let us know over on our Twitter!




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