Making sure your outfit is perfect for Race day is not just about ensuring your dress, headwear, shoes and bags are coordinated. Hair and makeup are also an integral part of your whole look. In this first part of beauty tips for your race day look, we catch up with ghd Hair Director, Ali Homes, who gives us her tips for Spring Racing.

The key to making sure hair is ready for Spring racing is ensuring that hair is healthy. This means using a masque once a week or using hair oils to hydrate hair so that it is smooth and ready for styling. Homes suggests that “a trip on the ends and a treatment a week before race day will ensure your hair is in top shape for any up-do. This will make putting your hair up easier and more long lasting.”


To ensure that your hair maintains its health, it’s a good idea to invest in some key products to help protect hair from styling tools. Homes suggests that before styling hair to use a protect spray such as the ghd Heat Protect Spray, to provide an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage on damp or dry hair from dryers and straighteners. Plus this product doesn’t leave any residue meaning it works well with other styling products.

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We asked Homes what products are the best to give hold, flexibility, shine and maintain healthy hair when styling – important when you’re out for the whole day and don’t want to spend time fixing up your hair style. Homes suggests using the ghd Total Volume foam when blow drying to help give hair volume and add hold. ghd Curl Hold Spray to ensure long lasting flexible heat styling support, which Homes adds that “even if you are going straight, you can use ghd Curl Hold Spray to help stop humidity”. Finish off with Smooth and Finish serum to give hair that instant shine and lustre.

She also added that it’s important to have a good styling brush when creating your perfect hair style. Top brushes in the ghd range include the Natural Bristle Radial Brush for blowdrying and the Paddle Brush for detangling and smooth hair.

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In creating the perfect style, we asked Homes if there were any key trends for this year and how we could recreate this style. “Matte finish on the hair is a definite trend this year. Whether you wear it out or up! Before you finish your look use ghd Detangling Comb and very lightly backcomb the hair. Finish with ghd Final Fix hairspray. Hold the can with your arm straight so it is a fair distance from your head.”

So with these professional tips for Spring Racing, there’s not excuse not to have the perfect hair for the perfect outfit.

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About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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