Trackside ladies get buff- up on the duco
IT WASN’T all about fast cars for some fans, who found a more glamorous style of pit stop.
Ladies piled into the Beauty Bar to be pampered at the Townsville 400 yesterday, hosted by TAFE North Queensland, with nail, hair and make- up stations.
Fan Kerry Banks said she came for the cars every year, but this year decided to treat herself. “While the boys are watching the cars go past I wanted to sit in the shade and get pampered,” she said
“It’s a great idea; I wanted to come in and get my nails done for something different.”
The crowds were just as thick under the tent as they were trackside, with women queuing for the beauty and hair students to touch up their make- up. Ayr resident Jemma Horton said it was a girlie touch to a male- dominated event.
“I’ve been at the V8s for the last couple of days cheering and it was nice to come in here and put some lipstick on,” she said.
A North Queensland TAFE hairdressing teacher said more than 500 women had come to the bar throughout the event.
“We came up with the idea last year; it’s been very busy again this time around,” she said.
“Nails have been the most popular, and the coloured hair extensions.”
She said it gave beauty and hair students some hands- on experience. “These are the things that we do day- to- day at TAFE so it’s great to get it out there what we offer and what we teach.”
POPULAR PIT STOP: Jemma Horton, of Ayr, with Kerri Moody, of Mount Louisa, get pampered in the Beauty Bar.