Competition Hair

fascination

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once I have flat-ironed my hair, it will pretty much do whatever I want it to do, without having to twist it...I do not use hairnets at all
 

bia

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Thanks, all. I clearly have more experimenting to do. One more question. If I bejeezus spray my hair the night before, can I flat-iron it in the morning without fire/hair damage/gucky flat-iron? Or if I flat-iron it first, can I have any hope that the bejeezus spraying will keep my wavy wispy hair smooth overnight?
 
Can someone help me? I have very short blonde hair, neck length with fringe, think Liza Minelli circa 1980. For my first latin comp, my friend combed it with a side part and and slicked /glued it to my head basically in a boy-like shape. Did not move, but not my best look. I notice some pros with short hair do not slick back but keep it loose so that it moves as their head moves, which is how I look best. Can I do that for gold syllabus latin comp? Just add hair jewelry to side? Can I keep the fringe? My pro is very slicked back.
 
I have very short vivid red hair in a similar cut & don't do anything different for comps other than spray it stiff. Refuse to slick it back or give up my bangs. I know what looks best on me & slicked down without bangs is not a good look for me. Have never heard of a judge complaining about my hair rebellion.
 

bia

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Speaking of hair swirlies, I have a question.

How do you make them work best? For my last comp, we sort of twisted the hair, but it didn't really get the look I was after - the strands of hair all flowing the same way.

How do you keep it all together and changing directions nicely? DP's GF, who is doing my hair, wants to use gel, but I think that'd make my hair too dark.
I'm not good at them yet myself, but see posts #179-181 in this thread. A video with the hair glue method:


I use a bit of the glue for smoothing out stubborn curly wisps, but I agree with others earlier in the thread that it does dull the hair a bit and that you have to work fast. And then not touch it again, because if you mess with it after it's dry, you get white flakes.

And a video with the pin and spray method:

 

mindputtee

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One of our newcomers has gorgeous blonde hair down to her ankles. She has agreed to let me do it for her for competition (I AM SO EXCITED) and I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts for things to do with it. It's quite thick at the base, when I gathered it into a ponytail it was easily 1" in diameter, and gradually gets thinner as it goes.
 

slhull.13

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One of our newcomers has gorgeous blonde hair down to her ankles. She has agreed to let me do it for her for competition (I AM SO EXCITED) and I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts for things to do with it. It's quite thick at the base, when I gathered it into a ponytail it was easily 1" in diameter, and gradually gets thinner as it goes.
WOW
I wish I had suggestions. Lots of hair nets, I suppose. Twisting in and out of each other, maybe.
 

middy

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ANKLES?! Holy crap! Um....multiple buns made with multiple ponytails, I guess? A giant mound of hair?

I can't even comprehend this. I know of a girl who has about butt-length hair and that is hard enough for me to understand.
 

mindputtee

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I was thinking lots of swirls, some braided, some not. Two ponies is a good idea, I didn't think one would hold it tight enough with that much weight behind it! I'll be sure to post pictures of the finished product.
 

mindputtee

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Or minions to do it for you. There was a picture from my last comp where I'm fully in costume, someone is stoning my hair, and I'm doing another girl's hair. Efficiency.
 
Or minions to do it for you. There was a picture from my last comp where I'm fully in costume, someone is stoning my hair, and I'm doing another girl's hair. Efficiency.
Sounds like what we used to do before starting sparring in Taekwondo. Everybody'd make a long chest pad-tying train, because the placement of the laces (on the back of the vest) means that you can't tie it without help.
 

s2k

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Another question, have any of you used hairnets to get the hair to the position you want, sprayed the bejeezus out of it with hairspray, and then cut the net off? Some styles ... are a lot easier to achieve the height with a hairnet, but I hate the way the hairnet makes the hair look so dull.
I had my hair done this past weekend, and the stylist did cut off portions of the hairnet. I'd never seen that done, but she does lots of heads so I went with it. I didn't find my hair looked dull after she was finished.
 

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