Track­side ladies get buff- up on the duco

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - JANE AR­MIT­STEAD

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.

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