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Getting My Hair Done for Melbourne Spring Racing Festival

The Melbourne Spring Racing Festival has long been one of the most anticipated yearly events in Australia. Racing fans from all over the world come to experience the excitement and fun.

 

Seeing the world’s celebrities in their elaborate attires is an experience that can only be experienced during the spring racing festival in Melbourne. All races are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays. I am neither a movie star nor a celebrity but then, just being in Melbourne during the festivities is one great reason that I should enjoy it.

 

My best friend explained to me about the dress code that is being enforced during the festival. My best friend told me I have to wear something decent, which means no plunging neckline, no mini skirt, and the attire must not expose the midriff. According to her, there was a time when celebrities would come to the race scantily clad and leave almost nothing to the imagination. To the organizers, this showed disrespect to tradition and since then, a strict dress code was implemented.

 

Our first mission was to look for a dress that meets the racing organizers’ standards. It is my first time to be there and I do not want to be denied entry just because I want to show off wide patches of my translucent and lovely skin.

 

Of course, the shops were alive with ladies of all ages looking for a dress that will knock out everyone. My friend told me that we need to be properly dressed for the events that we would attend. I was thinking about the price but I told myself, why not splurge just once in your life? And I know I deserve to have fun after months of trying to straighten the books of our sister company in Australia.

 

I was stunned by the elegance of the gowns that were presented to us. They are really worth the sky-high prices.

 

For this occasion, I chose a white gown, which I believe will make me stand out among the other women under the sunshine.  So, I decided on a white midi dress.

 

Our next task is to choose the best hairstyle for the day. I have long black curly hair and I always wear it loose. I was excited about having a hairdresser work on my hair. My friend took me to Hairdressers in Melbourne CBD.

 

I was introduced to one of the hairdressers who was excited to work on my tresses. I was presented with several hairstyles, though, but they all looked great that I told the hairdresser to be the one to decide which will look good on me. We agreed on the bouncy curls style. We set an early morning appointment so that we will not be late in arriving to the races.

 

I can say that the hairdresser did wonders to my hair. My curly mane now falls down my shoulder in bouncy curls. With my black tresses falling down my back, my white dress seems to radiate a snow-white halo around me.

 

Even my friend was astounded by my transformation. I seldom wear makeup and if I did, it was very light that my mom told me I am wasting money on makeup because no one can really see it. I have been wearing my hair loose and this was the first time that I paid a hairdresser to do my hair for me. But I did not regret it. With my white dress and bouncy curls, I was aiming to make a few heads turn during the festival.

 

When we arrived, I seemed drowned in a sea of lovely gowns of all colors and styles and bobbing feathered hats as the spring breeze blows gently. I was happy that I invested in my dress and hairstyle; otherwise, I would have looked like a wilted flower amidst all the lovely roses.

 

I succeeded in making some heads turn and receiving hundreds of praises for my classic beauty. A few women asked who did my lovely curls. Of course, I did not hesitate to tell them and I foresee a busy future for the hairdresser who did my hair.

 

We took a lot of photos and I am sure my mom would never recognize her little girl in the crowd. I felt like I own the world that day. When we went home, my friend commented on how I was transformed.

 

Thanks for that hairdresser who did my hair. I realized how those curls have changed my looks. Perhaps, I will have my hair done this way the next time I attend an event as grand as the Melbourne Spring Racing Festival.