The Best Melbourne Cup Hair Accessories in 2022

melbourne cup hair accessories

Anyone else got a good dose of racing fever this year? With the latest announcement that 10,000 lucky spectators can celebrate trackside this Melbourne Cup 2021, you can bet we’re thinking about our outfits. Whether or not you’re going to Flemington, or picnicking at the park to celebrate, we have all the best Melbourne Cup hair accessories to help finish your look. Take a read of our top 6 now! 

Melbourne Cup 2021

As we emerge from lockdowns, it’s been a little unclear as to whether the racing carnival would be spectator-free or not this year. In exciting news, Melbourne Cup will be the first event in the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival 2021 to allow some spectators to attend! Whilst it’s not the crowds of past years and there are various other restrictions attached, we’ve never been so excited to dust off our heels and put some makeup on again. Whether you celebrate at Flemington, your lounge room, or have a picnic with friends, we think Melbourne Cup 2021 is the most perfect time to feel good and get dressed up again after so long. 

Melbourne Cup Hair Ideas 

Keen to ditch the lockdown messy bun? We’re here to help give you some inspo for Melbourne Cup worthy hairstyles! The best part of wearing a hair accessory though is that it actually means you don’t have to do much to your hair at all as eyes are drawn to the accessories. 

Nevertheless, here’s some styles we’ll be trying this year: 

  • Voluminous ponytail: Lightly curl your hair and scoop together into a low or medium height ponytail depending on your hair accessories. Remember to always try your headband on first so you can position your hairstyle at the right height. 
  • Messy braid: There’s nothing like a braid to give a little nod to horse racing. Keep it stylish with some wispy fly-away edges and a beautiful fascinator to finish the look. 
  • Glam bun: The easiest way to do this is with an inexpensive donut bun mould. Curl your hair lightly and mould around the donut shape. Glam has never been so easy!


The general rule when it comes to millinery is to wear it on the right side of your head. However, do what works and looks best for you! 

1. Irena Sinamay Fan Headpiece

irena headpiece

Irena is our go-to if you’re looking for a subtle hair accessory for Melbourne Cup. Maybe you’re not going trackside, but you still want to get a little dressed up (and why shouldn’t you!) Featuring pleated, circular motifs artfully arranged on two narrow headbands, our Irena headband is easy to wear and ensures perfect positioning every time.

Features of Irena Headpiece: 

  • Handmade in Melbourne, Australia
  • From abaca woven fabric 
  • Navy blue 
  • Headband style 

2. Ariel Lace Halo Headband 

ariel headband

Ariel is our pick for anyone looking for a look at me now headpiece for Melbourne Cup 2021. Add some height and drama to your race day looks with the regal stylings of Ariel. Featuring guipure lace roses, artfully arranged on a halo headband, she’s ultra easy to wear and will perfectly complete your race day outfit. 

Features of Ariel Headband: 

  • Cotton lace
  • Narrow ribbon wrapped headband
  • Designed in Melbourne
  • Rosy red 

3. Edie Sinamay and Mesh Loop Headband

edie fascinator

If you like big bows and you cannot lie, then our Edie is the perfect headpiece for you. Featuring sculptural hand twisted sinamay and mesh loops, artfully arranged and attached to a thin headband, she’s ultra easy to wear and will turn heads at Flemington.

Features of Edie Headband: 

  • Sinamay & metal mesh
  • Thin ribbon wrapped headband
  • Handmade & designed in Melbourne
  • Soft blush pink 

4. Alexa Enamel Flower Crown


For all our romantics out there, the Alexa Crown is perfect for you. Enchanting and whimsical, the Alexa Crown has a romantic charm and luxe finishings. With beautiful gold and blush flowers complete with pearl and crystal centers, surrounded by stems of crystals and pearls, it’s a headpiece fit for a princess.

Features of Alexa Crown:

  • Metal, pearls & crystals
  • Thin metal headband
  • Handmade & designed in Melbourne 

5. Elise Parasisal Twist Fascinator

elise fascinator

If you’re searching for a proper fascinator, Elise is your girl. Artfully hand folded and fanned in all the right places, the Elise Parasisal Twist Fascinator offers height and substance and is the perfect pop of solid colour. In a neutral black, she’ll go with literally any outfit! 

Features of Elise Fascinator:

  • Made from parasisal straw
  • Black
  • Handmade & designed in Melbourne

6. Cosette Mesh Trimmed Button


An artful combination of metal mesh and sinamay, the Costette Mesh Trimmed Button is a fun yet refined way to finish off your race day looks. Featuring hand twisted sinamay loops, with a mesh trim for a little sparkle, attached to a simple button on a headband, for perfect positioning and ease of wear.

Features of Cosette Button: 

  • Sinamay & metal mesh
  • Thin satin wrapped headband
  • Handmade & designed in Melbourne

There’s no better place in Australia than Olga Berg for all your Melbourne Cup accessories. When you shop with us, you can enjoy free delivery Australia-wide on orders from just $50 and over. Make sure your millinery arrives in time by placing your order by the 20th October. 

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