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Virgin Australia’s Hat Valet services will transport racegoers and their most important accessory, the head piece, from Sydney to Melbourne in spectacular style during the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival. 

Located in the airline’s Sydney Lounge, the Hat Valet service ensures premium handling of head pieces from arrival at the Premium Entry in Sydney until they are hand delivered in Melbourne.To celebrate one of the most popular sporting events in Australia, Virgin Australia is also offering guests a number of pre-flight pampering options to ensure guests are race ready from the moment they arrive in Melbourne.

For the first time, global beauty authority Sephora, will provide make up services in the Sydney Lounge as well as provide take home make up kits, and guests will also be pampered with professional blow dries and hair styling.
Racegoers travelling through the Sydney Lounge will also enjoy specially curated canapés by Bennelong's senior sous chef and 2017’s Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year winner, Shui Ishizaka, and a glass of Arras bubbles.

These services are available to Business Class guests, Velocity Platinum and Gold members, and Virgin Australia Lounge Members travelling from Sydney to Melbourne between Friday 3 November and Saturday 10 November 2017. The makeup and blowdry services will be available on all four major Spring Racing Carnival days between 6am and 11am.

Guests using the Hat Valet, hair and makeup services can also take a photo in front of the flower wall in the Sydney Lounge and use the tag #runwaytoraces on social media.

The full schedule of services in the Virgin Australia Sydney Lounge is listed below. 

Hat Valet Service Friday November 3 All day
Saturday November 4 - Derby Day  6am - 11am
Monday November 6  All day
Tuesday November 7 - Melbourne Cup  6am - 11am
Wednesday November 8  All day
Thursday November 9 - Oaks Day  6am - 11am
Friday November 10  All day
Saturday November 11 - Stakes Day  6am - 11am
Makeup and Blow Dry Service Saturday November 4 - Derby Day  6am - 11am
Tuesday November 7 - Melbourne Cup   6am - 11am
Tuesday November 9 - Oaks Day   6am - 11am
Saturday November 11 - Stakes Day   6am - 11am