Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hat’s Off to Stylish Hair

For the fourth consecutive year, Toni & Guy are supporting Royal Ascot, and will be creating the stunning catwalk hair for the Fashion Show in the Bessborough Restaurant.

The increasingly popular trend of millinery fused with hairstyling, as worn by the late Isabella Blow and seen more recently on Lady Gaga and Headonism milliner, Charlie Le Mindu, was pioneered by Toni & Guy’s Creative Artistic Director, Indria Schauwecker.

As millinery is such an important part of Royal Ascot but can be a tricky trend to pull off, we invited Indria Schauwecker to offer her hair styling insight and advise on how to wear your hair with hats in mind.

“Hair can often be a challenge when thinking of a style to wear with your fascinator or hat. Should you wear it up, down, simple or styled?”

“If you’ll be wearing a hat, the low chignon will be your style saviour. Update the style with a romantically disheveled finish, using an organic texture in the hair. If your hat is a simple statement use, your hair to create detail by incorporating fish-tail braids into the chignon.”

“We worked on several shows at London Fashion Week this season with floral fascinators; I think the trend will be huge at the races. If you choose a fascinator this summer take some style inspiration from the roaring twenties and Great Gatsby glamour and add feminine detail with soft and wearable Marcel waves.”

Indira also recommends the humble ponytail – “versatile, simple enough to complement a decorative hat, always the picture of elegance and suitable for whatever British weather throws at us!”

Please note the revised Royal Ascot dress code, details of which can be found by Clicking Here.

The TONI&GUY Session Team will be styling the hair backstage to accompany Spring/Summer collections from design icons: Amanda Wakeley, Giles Deacon, Todd Lynn, Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones, highlighting the true essence of British talent and eccentricity.

To book a table in the Bessborough Restaurant, call 0844 346 0346 or visit

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