Wearing a hat can present a challenge for women who don’t know what to do with their hair. Angie Nunn of Salon Muse in Norton Commons has the answer. “Oaks and Derby are a blast, but it can be a long day at the track. Make sure you pick a style that is comfortable and matches your personality.” She recommends loose, bouncy curls for women who want to wear their hair down. To avoid the dreaded ‘hat hair’, Salon Muse carries several root lift sprays that put volume at the base of the crown. They then backcomb to ensure hair doesn’t go flat. A low pony tail, side fishtail braid, or Dutch braid can also work well with a hat or fascinator and give a fun, whimsical look. If you do a traditional braid, Nunn suggests fanning out the pieces to make the look less structured. Rather than stress over a particular style, Angie reminds us, “Most of all, you should love your hair and feel fabulous in it.”
Norton Commons is a great place to shop local for spring and Derby fashions. In addition to avoiding mall crowds and traffic, shopping in Norton Commons provides more exclusive choices. It’s always a bit awkward to run into someone at the track who is wearing the exact same outfit. The difference, according to Breanne McCubbin of Something Blue, is a focus on curated choices. “We don’t carry a large number of duplicates or multiples. We want our customer to find something special just for them because no one wants to see themselves coming and going.”
The unique shops of Norton Commons can help you be ready for spring and track season. Don’t miss the Derby Ready in Norton Commons party on April 11 and the exciting promotions offered by these Norton Commons’ merchants: 7 Southern Giraffes, besos boutique, BLU Collective, LuluBelles, Salon Muse & Blowdry Lounge, Set the Stage, Something Blue, SPARK Rustic Meets Chic Boutique, The Hat Girls, and Underpinnings Lingerie.