Ballroom Dance > How do Girls Dance Latin with their Hair Down?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by caw, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sarcasm...and recognizing it....I can whip wet hair around pretty good...and, I am pretty sure my pro wouldn't care if it tasted like butterfinger's bars, he doesn't want anything to do with it :)
  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  3. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    I never dance with my hair down, it's harder to see and I'm afraid to hurt my partner.
  4. Vero

    Vero New Member

    I still cringe at the thought of the few lessons I've left my hair ties at home.... I have hair almost halfway down my back - and... there's a lot of it. Basically I either tie my hair up/away from my face - or I cannot see - and I am a danger to myself/others involved :oops:

    I've also learned I can't do ponytails that are too high, otherwise I smack people in the face/my hair hits arms/body parts when turning.

    So basically for me - I like a lower ponytail that is safely secured with at least 2 hair ties and some hair pins.
  5. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    For me, it depends on how much I'm planning to sweat (and sometimes, how late I'm running).

    I'm usually a hair up for dance girl - bun, braid or ponytail - but have on occasion taken a one-hour class in a half-up style, where just the front part is pulled up. All down doesn't work for me as my hair is past my shoulders, thick and curly... so it gets in my way. Dancing longer than about an hour though, or in a hot room, or in competition = hair back and up.
  6. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    My hair has been classified as a lethal weapon in latin....
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  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

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  8. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    It can become unsightly.

    I saw a video today of a lady in Latin who had this open-back costume. Blonde hair reaching her back, almost Joanna Leunis white. She was sweating. A lot. And all the makeup on her back was beginning to run. And so the tips of her hair were stained brown. It wasn't very noticeable all the time, but it was very not-beautiful.
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

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  10. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    IKR? We may do dress rehearsals, but I don't think anyone actually does dress and full make-up rehearsals.

    ETA: The lady in question competes at the very top of her style. These things happen though...
  11. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang Member

    Hair down FTW.
    Wild, messy, even sweaty (depends on the girl - duh...), it's all good.
    My original dance teacher used hers as a lethal weapon on turns - tied into a pony tail for maximum whippage - and I get slapped upside the head with all sorts of hairstyles socially all the time, no prob.
    Never was a big fan of the severe bun, a la Bulgarian border guard, ca. 1963.
    Yeah, I know, it's 'practical' ,but....ew.
  12. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Oh Wolfgang, how have I missed thee? Let me count the should head over to the DWTS thread right now.
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lol...we are going with Bulgarian border guard over here :)....that can be sexy too ya know :)

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