Competition Hair

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by smidra86, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Whereas I don't mind heavy decorations or headbands on the head, and really want to wear a fascinator sometime with the right dress, but hate the band across the forehead look (no reason, I just dislike it), wide scarves that cover the hairline and full head coverings (because it feels like you were too lazy to really do your hair).
     
  2. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    I would think the full head covering would also be very hot...in a temperature sense
     
  3. TakeTwo

    TakeTwo Active Member

    Has anyone gone through airport security with competition hair? In the past, TSA has stopped me to search my ponytail, even though my hair is so fine you couldn't hide a bobby pin in it. I'm thinking the body scanners will have a field day with dozens of pins...

    Reason I ask is because I'm dancing and dashing for the first time next month: dancing in the evening session, then hauling posterior to the airport to fly home around midnight. I guess I could pull the pins in the cab, but the driver may not appreciate the strays.

    Experience/advice would be very welcome!
     
  4. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    I"ve travelled a few times with my hair did and it never seemed to be a problem. I did get randoms staring (probably out of fascination). Some people thought that was "normal hair styling" for me hahahhaha. Muggles.
     
  5. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    random: i got a crimper (YO OLD SCHOOL) to try out the new texturized hairstyles that seem to be popular in Europe. I wasn't into them at first, but they've grown on me, and as I've mentioned before, maybe this will be better. excited to try it.
     
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  6. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    Fill us in when you do!!! I'm curious.
     
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  7. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    I've got wierd looks from normal people just sitting in hotel lobby or elevator with my comp hair and makeup
     
  8. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Don't forget your stonewashed jeans and your jellies!
     
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  9. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    On the subject of crimping, my coach's partner did hair/makeup for all the ladies in our formation piece for a showcase a couple weeks ago. She did crimping on several of the ladies' hair, always mixed with some of the more classic smooth texture. I was a big fan, I've come to realize that I don't care for the all over texture look, but I really like it as an accent for visual interest.
     
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  10. TakeTwo

    TakeTwo Active Member

    That's reassuring to hear. Thanks!
    Meeeh I'm used to that part whenever I decide to keep the hair for more than a day. No concerns there!
     
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  11. TakeTwo

    TakeTwo Active Member

    Stylist crimped my hair for Ohio. I was excited to see what it would look like, but I didn't end up seeing any difference. My hair is doomed to never hold a curl or crimp... :( The hair still looked lovely, though!
     
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  12. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    Is there a trick to keeping hair for multiple days? I have a two day comp next year and I'm curious!
     
  13. TakeTwo

    TakeTwo Active Member

    Satin pillow case, secure hairstyle and LOTS of hairspray. For the former, I have a satin robe I throw over my pillow that does the job. It's not the best night's sleep, but I'd rather that than have to do my hair twice.

    Note: I don't do my own hair and leave it to someone who knows what they're doing with bobby pins and spray. The style has always held up overnight. I think once I even kept my hair for two extra days.
     
  14. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    When I have to wear mine for multiple days, I plan the hairstyle to keep the side I like to sleep on relatively smooth (because it's way more comfortable to sleep on that way) and bring a large satin scarf to use as a headwrap (because I much prefer that to a satin pillowcase).
     
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  15. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Hairspray. Before bed, when you wake up again, and before you go downstairs. Repeat. Wear a plastic shower cap in the shower to protect not just from spray but from humidity.

    Make sure it's styled in such a way your neck will be able to relax - I've had mine long and in a low, low ponytail, and slick on both sides, so where the hair was gathered was below the pillow under my neck. I've also worn a very high bun, on/above the crown, so it won't interfere that way either. I don't do hair squiggles around my forehead so I won't accidentally roll over and smush them.

    I've gotten three days out of a hair style before. When you're paying Boyko, you want as much wear out of his art as you can get, knowwhatImean? :D
     
  16. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    I'll also second the recommendation to wrap your hair in a scarf before sleep.
     
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  17. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    You are all way tougher than I am ;)
     
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  18. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's just I'm cheap! :D
     
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  19. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    And I'm just lazy and don't want to have to redo it myself!
     
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  20. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Ok, ladies - you with frizzy hair, this crimped style is THE BOMB. It was sooooo quick and easy to do my hair!!! This can never go out of style ever. because it is how i am wearing my hair all the time. looked great on the video and on the floor, too.
     

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