Plaits are Back this Spring Racing Season
Plaits are back, and not your schoolgirl variety, they're sultry, stylish and they look fantastic with a fascinator or hat this racing season according to Rokk Ebony Hairdressing.
The award winning salon brand unveiled its elegant and glamorous Spring racing looks last week to a star studded audience of race lovers at the prestigious Caulfield Races Ladies Luncheon.
"Plaits, in particular the 'Milk Maid Braid' variety are hot this racing season," says Fiona Verga, Rokk Ebony Creative Director. "Don't be shy to experiment with a different look that is going to bring out the best in your racing outfit."
"Hair should work in harmony with your head piece. Fascinators should be worn angled above one eye and fitted securely with bobby pins. A sleek pony tail or sophisticated bun is appropriate, but if you want to wear your hair out, go for soft, full curls or a smooth wavy look - not hard curls saturated with hairspray!"
Rokk Ebony Hairdressing is the official hairdressing sponsor of the Caulfield Racing Carnival and has a long partnership with horse racing, with many family owned horses racing to victory in the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups. The Rokk Ebony family continues this involvement by ensuring the racing ambassadors are always looking magnificent.
The six award winning Rokk Ebony salons continue to be the first choice at the hottest Australian events, including Fashion Week and more recently backstage at the Arias.
"We like to push the boundaries of fashion," says Fiona. "These new plait styles not only capture the elegance and prestige of the races, but they are a little edgy, the perfect blend for a stylish race look."
Anyone can get this look at home, Fiona Verga - Rokk Ebony Creative Director shows you how.
1) Fix the hair into a side ponytail. Use hair spray to smooth out hair and comb it into place and secure it with a thin elastic band.
2) Add some molding creme to the ends of the ponytail, separate the hair into 4 -5 sections and braid each section, again securing each one with a small, clear elastic.
3) Then bring the ends of each braid up to the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins and perhaps leave one braid out to wrap around the base of the ponytail to cover up any loose ends.
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