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THAN­G­OOL races kick off to­mor­row and hair­dressers around the re­gion are booked to ca­pac­ity with women get­ting ready for a spring day out.

It is a 12 month wait­ing list for a hair and make-up ap­point­ment for Than­g­ool race day in Biloela so you have to be quick to snap up an ap­point­ment.

Didn’t book in time? Never fear, owner of Bomb­shell Hair and Makeup Michelle Dun­can, is here to give her last minute tips and tricks on how to look race ready.

While she rec­om­mends book­ing an ap­point­ment to take the stress out of do­ing hair and make-up your­self, she said there were some ba­sic guide­lines to fol­low to en­sure you were look­ing your best.


RACES are on dur­ing the day, so this means go­ing for a lighter make-up look.

Michelle said it was all about bal­ance.

“If you are go­ing to do a bold lip then do a su­per nat­u­ral eye and vice versa,” she said.

“So with a bold lip maybe wear a winged liner or some­thing sim­ple like that.”

Michelle said it was im­por­tant to start with the eyes and build from there.

“Start with the eyes be­fore the foun­da­tion goes on so if there is any fall­out you can just wipe it off without tak­ing your whole face off,” she said.

“Be­fore you do that though you need to mois­turise and prime your skin so the make-up stays on all day.

“Then just set with a pow­der and a set­ting spray.”

Michelle said this sea­son it was all about state­ment brows, bold lips, glowy cheek bones, rose gold eyes and winged liner.

How­ever if you are new to these looks and pushed for time, try to avoid them as they are just go­ing to cause stress.

“Just go with what you know and play it safe if time is the prob­lem.”

Once your make-up is com­plete, en­sure you only pow­der your face once to avoid look­ing cakey.

“Put pow­der on when you first do your make-up but then for the rest of the day just blot it with blot­ting pa­pers or a tis­sue,” Michelle said.

“Dab the oil off the skin be­cause if you put pow­der over it you will look cakey.”


THIS spring rac­ing sea­son high pony tails, soft waves and loose braids are all the rage.

Michelle said a clean base to achieve these looks was ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary.

“Ev­ery­one talks about coming in with dirty hair for up styles but we don’t like that, it is a no no,” she said.

“We like clean hair so that it has body and full­ness and we will put the lac­quers and prod­ucts in.

“Even if you are do­ing it at home you need clean hair and then add prod­ucts to it to make it rough. No one likes oily roots, it doesn’t work with any style.”

Michelle said hair coloured and trims should be done a week be­fore race day. The same ap­plies to wax­ing.

“Eye­brows should be done a week be­fore be­cause make-up won’t ad­here to freshly waxed skin. The make up goes on okay but a cou­ple of hours later it will wear off and you will be left with patches where you waxed.”


RACE READY: Sal­lie Heid, stu­dio owner Michelle Dun­can and Ge­or­gia Atto are the team at Bomb­shell help­ing you get race ready for the week­end.

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