Dance Recital Updo?

kelseyseakelseysea Registered Users Posts: 4
My ballet recital is on May 19th. Usually, I have my hair done my a stylist, but I'm going to try it myself this year! (Last year, she straightened all of my hair and then re-curled it. I wasn't very happy with that.) I'm looking for some suggestions.

2C hair, high density, medium texture, low/normal porosity, reaches the bottom of my bra.


  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Registered Users Posts: 1,980
    ALL ballet recitals I've ever been in, unless it was for a specific character had very specific requirements laid out by your teacher. Generally it was a bun or french braid, dovetailed.
  • lattie133lattie133 Registered Users Posts: 1
    I am a dancer as well and my teacher normally wants us in a nice neat ballet bun nothing more nothing less. I know everyone is different but a bun is what i think is best my hair is like a 3c so its kinda difficult to deal with during performances. What I do before a performanace is make sure my hair is totally wet before i deal with it because not only is it better for me to deal with but it holds like crazy. Then if I have leeway with my hair style like say an audition I like to part my hair half on top and half on bottom the top part i pin up then with the bottom part i to a cute french twist and pin it with hair pins not bobby pins. then I all my hair and put it in a ponytail leaving the small french twist then I make a bun with curly hair i like doing what my old dance teacher called the chase because in the ponytail you split it in to and twist both of them. Then take one part and circle it creating a bun and then take the other piece and chase it. pin along the way to hold then take bobby pins to pin back the fly aways. Wow thats a lot of typing I hope it helps if u have any questions just reply because when I can i go curly for a performance i will there is no need to put any heat on you hair unless your teacher wants it.- best of luck!:pr:
  • SimplySophiaSimplySophia Registered Users Posts: 54
    If you're allowed to go outside of the normal up dos then I recommend checking out waterlily716's youtube channel. But if all else fails I would do the bun or French Braid. Especially if it's really formal.
    Good Luck(:
    Type -3a/3b
    Products- Herbal Essences TT Mousse
  • yyyyyyyy Registered Users Posts: 8
    Yea put it up and swirl it around on the top and you got an nice updo! Hey answer my question I am new here!:wav:
  • CurlyJellyCurlyJelly Registered Users Posts: 29
    Sorry for Hi-Jacking this topic but I figured since its about dance why not? :)
    I'm a 3b Freshman in highschool and I'm about to take ballet and the first(and only time -_-) I tried to tame my wild curls into a decent looking bun.... Well let's just say it wasn't pretty 0.0 Any tips on trying to make a good ballet bun? Oh and any special care advice when taking ballet and being curly? :3

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