Ballroom hair

#1
Hi everyone - I am new to this forum, so there might be a thread about this, I just can't find it :)

I am having a hard time with make-up and hair for competitions - I am on elite-plan, or that's what we call it in Denmark (is that what you call "amature" here?)

I would love to see some pictures of how you have done your hair and make-up for competitions, and maybe some tips on what brands to use?
 

fascination

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#3
welcome to df...if you use the search function entering key words like hair and make-up...you should find lots of old threads
 

danceronice

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#4
Well, one thing I learned, especially if you do your own hair, don't dye (and by necessity deep-condition it) less than a week before the comp. My bun came apart in Jive. That was embarassing. But it was just too slick to hold.
 
#8
well, safety pens would hold it in place, i guess - LOL!
But thanks for the advide, I will try to have a look around .. What do you use to make it/how do you make it so sleek and shiney?
 
#9
My hair is to my mid-to-lower back. Getting it wrestled into a decent hairstyle is impossible, and even a bun by myself is a feat of Herculean strength.

Cue current dance partner, who has offered to learn how to do hair. Now, I just slick it back and he does the rest with bobby pins and a twelve-gallon (it seems!) jug of hair spray.

My advice? Definitely look at pictures and see what works for you, but also consider roping friends/partners/random strangers into helping!
 

fascination

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#12
some folks with long hair use a hair net...i prefer the clear hair bands, then I loop my hair around as I please...pin, spray and go
 
#14
I have side swept bangs so I use the combo of gel and hairspray to make sure they stay slick back. So far so good, they haven't come undone yet :)
 

fascination

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#15
I only use hairspray...but if you spray it then comb it while the spray is wet, then blow dry it on low, it will basically turn into shellaque(sp)...a hard shiny helmet
 
#17
Thank you for all your great advice - I have pretty long hair, and sideswept bangs, but I would like to make a hair-do where the top of the head is liftet, if you understand .. Like, not just combed back and flat, but high on the top?
Any advice on how to do that?
 

Standarddancer

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#18
I always do my own makeup, makeup is the easiest, I love it, also did makeup for others at comps…important to find a good foundation suits your skin tone with right shade of blush/bronzer, and long wearing, highly pigmented eye-shadow. Use face primer & eye primer to keep foundation and shadow long lasting; Professional brushes are easier to use than those cheap cotton applicators for blending eyeshadows…

I really can’t and don’t enjoy doing comp hair, maybe cos I have very strong, thick, and difficult to manage hair, I’d rather pay some professional hairdresser to save myself. DF’s katarzyna is very good at hair, she’s fast too; Larinda also has very nice hairstyle all the time on the floor, she looks great with either hair in high bum or down
 
#19
I always do my own makeup, makeup is the easiest, I love it, also did makeup for others at comps…important to find a good foundation suits your skin tone with right shade of blush/bronzer, and long wearing, highly pigmented eye-shadow. Use face primer & eye primer to keep foundation and shadow long lasting; Professional brushes are easier to use than those cheap cotton applicators for blending eyeshadows…

I really can’t and don’t enjoy doing comp hair, maybe cos I have very strong, thick, and difficult to manage hair, I’d rather pay some professional hairdresser to save myself. DF’s katarzyna is very good at hair, she’s fast too; Larinda also has very nice hairstyle all the time on the floor, she looks great with either hair in high bum or down
I'm not sure what primer is?
And I've seen that many dancers have a very light, almost white eyeshadow and a lot of it, is this what's "in" right now?
 

jjs914

Active Member
#20
Thank you for all your great advice - I have pretty long hair, and sideswept bangs, but I would like to make a hair-do where the top of the head is liftet, if you understand .. Like, not just combed back and flat, but high on the top?
Any advice on how to do that?

I've tried just spraying a good amount of hairspray and then sort of placing and pinning and holding until the hairspray dries for a few seconds. Then more hairspray.

When I've had my hair done, they've done similar, but I think with spray and gel.
 

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