How to Win the Race to Look Good at the Grand National

On Grand National Day , the only race that matters is the race to get ready. Here are some of our insider tips  on how to come out looking like a winner!


Don’t rely on the favourite – Going to the races is a big deal for a lot of women. It isn’t your typical night out, so don’t be afraid to try something different with your hair. If you usually wear it down, why not go for a chic up do, or if you have a ‘go-to’ hair up try letting your hair down and stand out from the crowd with some chic curls?


Who says you can’t win with a pony? – If you are wearing a hat for the National, that doesn’t mean you have to hide your hair. Pony tails are a great way to make a statement without clashing with your headgear. Sleek and chic or big and bouncy, there are as many variations of pony as there are horses on the courses.


Even if you aren’t ahead by lengths, you can still be a winner –  Over recent, we’ve seen a lot of crops and short styles making a comeback in the salon. Wearing a headband or fascinator instead of a big hat will make the most of your hair and still have everyone talking.


You don’t want your hair to fall at the first hurdle – It’s a long day at the races (and in the pub afterwards) so don’t go for a look that is too high maintenance, it’ll start flagging towards the end of the race. This is why the effortless, boho look can be a good look for the early spring race – it’s loose enough to stay looking good from the champagne breakfast until the night cap!


Hopefully the going will be good on the day, but just in case it’s not great, be sure to weather proof your hair – fingers crossed its a glorious day but I’d bet good money on there being a breeze in Aintree. Try to keep your hair off your face  with a plait or braid. It’s an on trend look that will give you an obstructed view of the action.


A photo finish – we all know that the paps are out in force for the races so make sure your hair is picture perfect beforehand. Having your hair freshly coloured for gloss and shine, a fresh cut to add bounce and movement or a smoothing treatment to keep your hair on course.


So, whatever you decide to do with your hair, take our advice and you’re definitely on to a winner!