IT would have been hard to get an appointment at a Muswellbrook hair salon on Friday.
Muswellbrook High School pupils put a hold on study for the day, and had their hair and make up done, ahead of their Year 12 formal in the evening.
They may have weeks of final Higher School Certificate study ahead of them; but, this was a time to celebrate and relax.
Maddy Williams and Nicole Boeckx were among the pampered pupils who visited Hair By Maddi in Campbells Corner.
Nicole said what she enjoyed most about getting ready for the formal was been able to relax “just for the weekend”.
The 18-year-old is studying advanced English, mathematics, biology, physical education, community and family studies, and hospitality.
“It’s a break from studying – that’s probably the best bit,” she said, adding she had had her dress for a while, but only decided on her hairstyle the morning of her appointment.
“Before the formal, we’re getting photos at one of my friends’ houses.”
The Muswellbrook High School Class of 2017 graduated on Thursday with a special assembly, followed by lunch.