MANE EVENT

SLEEK PONY TAILS AND GLAM WAVES MAKE FOR A PHOTO FIN­ISH

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - BEAUTY - WORDS: AM­BER MAC P HER SON

Here’s a se­cret straight from the horse’s mouth: a day at the races doesn’t re­quire half a day do­ing your hair. While it’s tempt­ing to go all out and style your glo­ri­ous mane to the nines, the out­door el­e­ments can undo all that hard work in a heart­beat. Hair stylist Travis Bandiera shares his top three long-wear looks:

THE HIGH SLICK PONY

Travis says this is a classic style that can eas­ily be paired with a bird cage veil or head­band fas­ci­na­tor. All you need is a snag-free hair band, a hold­ing spray prod­uct and a cou­ple of bobby pins. “This is a rac­ing style that will never go out of fash­ion and it will last all day,” Travis says. “Sim­ply slick your hair back as tightly as pos­si­ble se­cur­ing with a snag-free elas­tic. Once your de­sired re­sult is achieved, wrap a fine piece of hair from the pony­tail around the base of the elas­tic and se­cure with a bobby pin.”

THE MOD­ERN HALF UP-HALF DOWN

A look made fa­mous by Kendall Jen­ner, it can be worn with no part or parted through the mid­dle. You’ll need a smooth­ing prod­uct, hold­ing spray and hair clips or bobby pins. “This mod­ern twist on a classic style is a per­fect way to dress up your hair for the races,” Travis says. “Ap­ply a smooth­ing prod­uct such as Project Sukuroi from O&M and use a a blowdryer to smooth out your hair com­pletely to al­low for a slick and smooth fin­ish, es­pe­cially through the top sec­tions of the head. Next, tuck hair be­hind each ear, spray­ing each sec­tion very lightly. Se­cure the style with a hair clip or large bobby pin in the crease of where the ear starts.”

VIN­TAGE WAVE

Chan­nel the beach while you’re firmly on land with this wavy style that looks great on long or short hair. Switch on the heat­ing wand, pull out the shine spray and — you guessed it — a cou­ple of bobby pins. “Start by curl­ing your hair with curl­ing tongs, en­sur­ing that each sec­tion is curled in the same di­rec­tion,” Travis says. “Take small sec­tions and work through the hair. Once curled, al­low hair to cool down then brush the curls out with a wide-tooth comb or soft brush, fin­ish­ing with a spritz of shine spray. Tuck hair be­hind one ear and se­cure with a bobby pin. For an ex­tra hint of glam­our, this style looks great with a deep side part­ing.”

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