Cup Day Wrap Up

It might have been a dreary day in Flemington but even hours of rain didn’t dampen the moods, or the outfits at yesterday’s Melbourne Cup. It was go bold or go home, with celebrities and race-goers alike nailing the bright colour and statement headwear brief.


It’s no secret that rain can wreak havoc on your hair, but it seemed stylists had planned ahead, factoring in the elements with plenty of up styles and textured waves that could withstand the stormy weather. ELEVEN Australia Co-Creative Director, Joey Scandizzo armed himself with ELEVEN Australia Sea Salt Spray to prep Rachael Finch’s barely-there bends. “I sprayed it all through to give Rachael’s hair a foundation of hold and structure,” Joey says. “Then I used ELEVEN Australia Flat Iron, holding it horizontally across a section of hair, flipping it back and forth down the hair to create soft bends.”  Finishing the look with ELEVEN Australia Flexible Hold Hairspray ensured Rachael’s waves lasted all day.


From actress Nathalie Kelly’s textured bends and Elyse Knowles’ soft waves, to Kate Waterhouse’s topknot and Charlotte Ennels’ modern twist, scroll down for our favourite hair looks form Melbourne Cup Day.


Rozalia Russian with hair by Hermiz Daniel (pictured above).


Rachael Finch with hair by Joey Scandizzo 


Megan Gale with hair by Marie Uva


Nathalie Kelley with hair by Marie Uva


Rebecca Harding with hair by Marie Uva


Rozalia Russian, Nathalie Kelley and Rebecca Harding shot by Dan Castano for Elle Australia.

Rachael Finch, Megan Gale – Images via Instagram.