Competition Hair

Ailuene

Active Member
YES I am so with you on this, I hate when I see simply ponytails, its like come on man this is a competition where EVERYTHING counts, if you can't put in the time for something simple like hair you shouldn't be competing IMO. (I also hate the high cone head bun some women wear, so ugly. Another I hate is the "bobby" hair cut, when its cut so short with the bangs, just does not look good).
I feel like hate is kind of a strong word for hairstyles.Especially when some girls start, they have very little to no experience doing their hair. To say that they shouldn't even bother competing if they simply haven't gained the practice/skills they need to do this seems a bit extreme to me. Yes hairstyles do matter, especially at higher levels, but I don't think they should keep you from dancing.

And I concur that a sleek, polished ponytail - even if done simply - can look very nice, especially in Latin/Rhythm.
 

nikkitta

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I never fail to see photos of ladies dancing Pro Am in $$$$ dresses, with little to no effort put into their hair and makeup. Makes no sense to me!

Newbies, I agree that keeping it simple and neat is perfectly OK.
 

Zhena

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... if you can't put in the time for something simple like hair you shouldn't be competing IMO...
And this is one of the MANY reasons why I don't compete ... I'm not going to goop up my hair or my face, and I refuse to tan (either real or fake) ... I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars on a dress to wear a few times ... so if that's what competition means, leave me out.

Hmmm ... that sounds more negative than I meant, but still, competition is not for everyone.
 

JudeMorrigan

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That is great. I think some of those actually look good on the guys.
I have to admit - when I first saw the article, my initial reaction was, "ok, maybe dancesport has warped my brain, but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting out of it what I'm supposed to get out of this." [That is, I think they were going for "'fancy-lady hair' is fundamentally ridiculous" rather than "hmm, there's actually some potential in some of these".]
 

middy

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I have to admit - when I first saw the article, my initial reaction was, "ok, maybe dancesport has warped my brain, but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting out of it what I'm supposed to get out of this." [That is, I think they were going for "'fancy-lady hair' is fundamentally ridiculous" rather than "hmm, there's actually some potential in some of these".]
I'm not sure what they were going for...maybe just making a "guys with long hair don't get to do this" statement and letting people decide for themselves whether that's a good or bad thing.
 
Quick question. I've been having some degree of luck using the multiple hairnet strategy mentioned in some of the videos posted earlier in the thread. The only problem is, when I go to spray the hairstyle at the end, the hairnet picks up all sorts of hairspray and turns almost whitish. Any thoughts on how to keep the net invisible? Do people just spray like crazy then cut the net off?
I smooth out hairspray droplets with fingers or back of the comp very quickly before they dry.
 
I feel like hate is kind of a strong word for hairstyles.Especially when some girls start, they have very little to no experience doing their hair. To say that they shouldn't even bother competing if they simply haven't gained the practice/skills they need to do this seems a bit extreme to me. Yes hairstyles do matter, especially at higher levels, but I don't think they should keep you from dancing.

And I concur that a sleek, polished ponytail - even if done simply - can look very nice, especially in Latin/Rhythm.
Ok maybe that was too harsh upon first read, let me clarify, if you are not a professional and are starting out, yes of course the standard of appearance is not as high because we already mentioned to keep up the appearance is costly (however also as previously mentioned there are alternatives to still looking presentable). My comment is more towards professionals that spend little time on hair, i've seen pro comps where some have sloppy ponytails that look they just put it up before going out. I'm sorry but to me that is unacceptable in a high professional level where judges are looking at everything including appearance and if you're dancing next to a couple who went all out on their appearance while you have a sloppy ponytail, well it will show in marks (fair or unfair it is what it is). Now beginners is a different story, the standard is different and expectations not as high due to finances and lack of experience.
 

Ailuene

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Ok maybe that was too harsh upon first read, let me clarify, if you are not a professional and are starting out, yes of course the standard of appearance is not as high because we already mentioned to keep up the appearance is costly (however also as previously mentioned there are alternatives to still looking presentable). My comment is more towards professionals that spend little time on hair, i've seen pro comps where some have sloppy ponytails that look they just put it up before going out. I'm sorry but to me that is unacceptable in a high professional level where judges are looking at everything including appearance and if you're dancing next to a couple who went all out on their appearance while you have a sloppy ponytail, well it will show in marks (fair or unfair it is what it is). Now beginners is a different story, the standard is different and expectations not as high due to finances and lack of experience.
Ah I see that makes more sense then. :)
 
Ok maybe that was too harsh upon first read, let me clarify, if you are not a professional and are starting out, yes of course the standard of appearance is not as high because we already mentioned to keep up the appearance is costly (however also as previously mentioned there are alternatives to still looking presentable). My comment is more towards professionals that spend little time on hair, i've seen pro comps where some have sloppy ponytails that look they just put it up before going out. I'm sorry but to me that is unacceptable in a high professional level where judges are looking at everything including appearance and if you're dancing next to a couple who went all out on their appearance while you have a sloppy ponytail, well it will show in marks (fair or unfair it is what it is). Now beginners is a different story, the standard is different and expectations not as high due to finances and lack of experience.
I'm glad you could clarify, sounds like we're on the same page (except on bob-style haircuts, I still think they work really well on ladies like Carmen and Natalie).
 

Lioness

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Does anyone have ideas for a simply hairstyle that would suit quite a large frame?

Doing hair for a friend of mine at the next comp, and she has quite a wide facial structure and broad shoulders. Is there anything more likely to minimise that?
 
I would do slick back sides and maybe a poof or some design on the top of the head with a lot of volume if you want to lengthen the face. A simple snookie poof is easy enough :) Otherwise a high bun might be a good simple option
 

mindputtee

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These are the before and after pictures for the girl with the reaally long hair. It took 2.5 hours, 100 hairpins, and 80% of a can of hairspray to do! I ended up pulling out some of those more obvious pins after the hairspray was fully dry, but I had to run so I didn't have time to snap another picture later. My clean up skills also need work.
 

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bia

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These are the before and after pictures for the girl with the reaally long hair. It took 2.5 hours, 100 hairpins, and 80% of a can of hairspray to do! I ended up pulling out some of those more obvious pins after the hairspray was fully dry, but I had to run so I didn't have time to snap another picture later. My clean up skills also need work.
Wow, I'm impressed! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
 

Ailuene

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These are the before and after pictures for the girl with the reaally long hair. It took 2.5 hours, 100 hairpins, and 80% of a can of hairspray to do! I ended up pulling out some of those more obvious pins after the hairspray was fully dry, but I had to run so I didn't have time to snap another picture later. My clean up skills also need work.
Did she dance at NCC? I swear I also saw the longest braid I've ever seen during the Latin session as well! It was incredible! :eek:
 

mindputtee

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Yes! I did her hair for that one too! That braid was fun, you probably couldn't tell, but it actually split in two, came back together, and then split again. The stuff you can do with 5 feet of hair!
 

Ailuene

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Yes! I did her hair for that one too! That braid was fun, you probably couldn't tell, but it actually split in two, came back together, and then split again. The stuff you can do with 5 feet of hair!
Super cool. I would have never guessed!

After all those hair tutorials, DPs GF and I finally came up with a simple style that looks really good on the floor! I use it for Latin and standard.

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Very pretty. I like that you can use it for both of the styles and it looks fabulous with the red!
 

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