Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Trick for Great Hair Is a Trim; Grand Central Shopping Centre's Price Attack's Stylist Offers Her Tips to Make Sure Your Hair Is Looking Fabulous

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Trick for Great Hair Is a Trim; Grand Central Shopping Centre's Price Attack's Stylist Offers Her Tips to Make Sure Your Hair Is Looking Fabulous

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Byline: Kate Dodd kate.dodd@thechronicle.com.au

LET'S be real.

There are so many things on our mind when it comes to getting formal fresh and fierce - the dress or suit, the shoes, the tan, the make-up and of course, the hair.

Formal season is just around the corner (and so are the stress levels) but The Chronicle spoke to Grand Central Shopping Centre Price Attack stylist Ali Barber to find out some tips and tricks to help you look glam before, during and after the big night.

PRE-FORMAL

Whether you are planning on having a fancy up-do or an elegant locks-out style, Ms Barber said the best step to prepare your hair for a styling was by getting a trim.

"Yes, a trim," she said.

"It is recommended to get a trim every four to six weeks to prevent split ends and even encourage growth. Shocker, we know.

"So a few weeks before the event, book into get a trim so you can have the best and healthiest version of your hair ready for your styling session.

"While you're there, why not consult with your stylist about what style you're wanting and what they can do for you."

In addition to helping your hair be strong and ready for your formal style, Ms Barber said finding a shampoo and conditioner that was perfect for your hair type could make a massive difference to the health of your precious tresses.

"If you have dry, oily, curly straight or blonde hair, there is a product dedicated to training and taming your magnificent mane," she said.

"If you are addicted to straightening, curling and blow drying your hair (like the many of us), another great way to help try and prevent those nasty split ends is by using a heat protection spray before styling your hair.

"By applying a little spray prior to putting that 200 degree iron on your hair can make the world of difference to the strength and split ends."

THE BIG DAY

Ms Barber said your first task for the day is to wash your hair.

"Make sure you hair is washed before your hair appointment to save time and improve the outcome of your up do," she said. …

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