2014 Wimbledon: 7 Ways To Nail Courtside Beauty Like The Pros

24 June 2014 by


1. Get The Centre Court Blow Dry

Kim Sears’ hair’s Twitter handle (yes, really) is proof that centre-court hair is a pretty big deal when it comes to Wimbledon beauty. As Charles Worthington hairdresser Sophie Clare explains, the secret behind Kim’s luscious locks is all down to natural thickness, apparently. Put simply, Andy Murray’s babe has a full-head of healthy looking hair that Wimbledon watchers are just gagging to achieve. “Women like to create something they don’t have,” says Sophie. “While Kate Middleton has a very ‘done’ look with bouncy curls, Kim’s hair is much more natural and even looks like it could have been slept on. Women feel this daytime look is more attainable and attractive.”

Want in? Jo Hansford offer a breakfast blow dry (from 8am) where you can be beautified, fed and out the door by 9am. Keep John Frieda’s Touch Up Flyaway Tamer, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/John-Frieda-Full-Repair-Touch-Up-Flyaway-Tamer-14ml_1330089/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">£10.99[/a] in your handbag to fix unruly strands during the day.

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Kim Sears at Wimbledon, July 2012

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Kim Sears, 2013

2. Keep Your Blonde Looking Fresh

Nothing says summer beauty more than a gorgeous set of glossy blonde highlights, and we’re looking at Mollie King and Katherine Jenkins for some real blonde-spiration. Keep your blonde fresh with Colour Wow’s Brass Banned Mousse For Blonde Hair, [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.spacenk.com/brass-banned-mousse-for-blonde-hair/MUK200010820.html">£16.50[/a]. Roots feeling less than perfect? Keep things topped up with Josh Wood’s nifty Blending Wands, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/josh-wood-dark-blonde-blending-wand-28ml/p/p22270707?extid=ps_ggl_UK_Gen_,Beauty+_PLABeauty+--%3E+Haircare+--%3E+Styling+&+Treatments_M&S+Dark+Blonde+Blending+Wand+28ml?s_kwcid=AL!{ef_userid}!{ef_sid}!{creative}!{matchtype}!{placement}!{network}!{adwords_producttargetid}!{keyword}&ef_id=Uk6WnQAABN3oQvAP:20140624154144:s">£12.50[/a].

Hide roots and remove any brassy tones with our top picks

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Maria Sharapova, June 2014

3. Channel your inner boho

We keep a beady eye on the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Cressida Bonas- the queens of boho chic beauty. Want the look? Try a messy ponytail or topknot (complete with Cressy’s fave- a scrunchie) or a pretty hailo plait for a softer look. Pair with a slick of tinted moisturiser, waterproof mascara and a tinted lip balm for some real natural beauty.

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Suki Waterhouse, Wimbledon 2013

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Cressida Bonas, Wimbledon 2011

4. Get a Wimbledon-worthy manicure

Although the official rules state that players must wear white ‘almost entirely’, our beady beauty eyes never fail to spot a colourful manicure gracing the courts. Tennis’ more fashion-conscious players are clearly more than happy to bend the rules, with the likes of Serena Williams and Laura Robson all rocking some pretty wacky manicures last summer. Stay tuned for this year’s talons of choice! Want in? Try [a target="_blank" href="http://www.wah-nails.com/BOOKINGS">WAH Nails in Topshop[/a] for some seriously chic nail art to wow the crowds.

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Caroline Wozniack, June 2011

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Serena Williams, June 2013

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Serena Williams, July 2010

5. Embrace your English rose

Well it is Wimbledon, after all, so what better place to channel your inner English Rose? Make like Michelle Dockery and Erin O’Connor and keep your brows groomed (head to Blink- you won’t be disappointed) and your skin slathered in a stellar SPF to protect delicate skin. We love Lancer Sheer Fluid Sunscreen SPF30, [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.spacenk.com/sheer-fluid-sun-shield-spf30/MUK200013291.html">£40[/a]- the cute tube will fit perfectly in your handbag.

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Zara Martin, Wimbledon 2014

6. Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated court-side with plenty of water- essential if the weather is set to be a scorcher. Oh, and if you feel your sugar levels waning, we highly recommend Maria Sharapova’s new range of sweets, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Food-Wine/Brand-rooms/Gourmet-brands/SUGARPOVA/?brandname=SUGARPOVA&departmentId=19943">Sugarpova[/a]…

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Make like Pixie Lott and keep you fluid intake up

7. Wear a pair of dark glasses

With the sun beating down (we hope), nothing says wrinkle protection more than a pair of sunnies. Make like Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour and choose a winning pair of frames to protect your skin and eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. The best sun-damage preventing shades to wear? Large, plastic frames come top in the wrinkle-busting stakes, with mirrored lenses getting a thumbs up for their proactive powers.

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Kate and Pippa Middleton, Wimbledon 2012

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Kirsten Dunst, Wimbledon June 2011

There are many reasons us Grazia girls love Wimbledon- and we’re not just talking strawberries and Pimms. Year in, year out, we can’t help but ogle over the gorgeous beauty looks being sported (no puns intended) by some of our fave A-listers. As well as the on-court action (come on, Muzza!) our beady beauty eyes have been well-trained to spot the glossiest of blow dries, the chicest of manicures and the most perfect of bronzed, summer-worthy glows.

Now that Kim Sears has made her debut appearance at this year’s event, showcasing no less than her signature bouncy mane, we’re in full Wimbledon swing. The only question is, are you Wimbledon ready? Click through our gallery to check out the beauty secrets of some of our fave A-listers, prime to keep you looking totally chic on the sidelines.

By Tor Cardona and Jasmine Contomichalos


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