Ballroom Dance > Competition Hair

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

  1. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    Ponytail question: for those of you who have done the low ponytail - how on earth do you make it secure? I did a quick search and did not find any ballroom ponytail tutorials - does anyone have any good links?
  2. SwingingAlong

    SwingingAlong Well-Known Member

    I've seen a video where they take one of the thinner hair elastics, push a bobby pin through each side, and holding the hair in a bunch, poke one of the bobby pins below your fist, wind the elastic around and around, then poke the other bobby pin through, making sure it crosses and locks over the first one. I had quite thick hair, and I found it easier to loop TWO of the thin elastics together to give enough room to move. I actually made a little movie clip of the process but couldn't figure out how to upload it, so have just added a couple pics instead. I did this on my nieces, who both have really thick hair, and it didn't budge. You can then take a section of hair from the tail, and wind it around and pin it to cover the elastics. Sorry I had to use a haur extension I made as an example, since my hair hasn't grown back yet!!
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  3. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member


    Glad it worked for you - tell us what you did!
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  4. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    OOOOOhhhhh @scullystwin42 well done!! I want a tutorial too!! LOL
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  5. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    ok! will do. this weekend. because i am slammed at work. checking this while i eat during my 15 minute lunch.
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  6. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    ok, the weekend was crazy, but i will figure out a way to film or take pics for a short tutorial. sorry for the delay.
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  7. stream26

    stream26 New Member

    I've occasionally succeeded at this by making a half-ponytail first with the top half of my hair, secured well with either one thick elastic or two thin ones, and then pulling the rest of my hair up to the half-ponytail and securing the whole thing with another thick elastic or two thin ones. The upper half helps support the lower half, and it's not hard to hide the dividing line between the two.
    I often do updo like and secure it with bobby pins, so you can do the same with ponytail also
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  8. azntwice

    azntwice Member

    Does anyone have any ideas for how to do half-up half-down hair the way Daria Chesnokova wears it? It looks like it's sectioned off in the front and then tied into little ponytails at the crown of her head. Is it that simple or am I missing something?
  9. Ambao

    Ambao Member

    Any idea for a tutorial to learn how to do this kind of "sectionned" hairdo?
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  10. classydancer

    classydancer New Member

    Question on hairnets. Let's say you have your hair in a ponytail and you're going to do an elaborate, twisty bun/style. At competitions, it looks like ladies wrapped their hair in a net while it's a ponytail and then style it in place, rather than doing the hairstyle and then finishing with a net. Is this how it is done? If so, are there special hairnets people use for doing this? Unless it's a simple round bun, I have no understanding of how ladies use hairnets to do their hair.
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  11. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    Usually what is very common is that you make the pony tail, then back comb it a bunch so it has more volume and is easier to shape, but then..... (*here's the magic*) brush the outside again so it looks smooth on the outside. Then wrap it in the hairnet. Then shape on the head & pin down.

    Then more hairspray LOL.

    I have not yet mastered the ridges *sniff* but I have really thin hair so this adds to my issues.
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  12. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    That is indeed how you do it. It's just a normal thin hairnet, the kind you'd find at a drugstore. You can also do multiple ponytails for more intricate swirl designs, if you have enough hair.

    I did a quick search on Youtube and here's an example, starting around 2:25:
  13. classydancer

    classydancer New Member

    That is so helpful! Thanks so much!!

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