General Dance Discussion > thinking of cutting my hair

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by liz, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. liz

    liz New Member

    About two months ago I had the wild idea to color my hair red. Well, my hair was platium at the time. It turned a nice purple/pink color. Had to color it this brownish-red color to try to fix it. Now my hair is all messed up. Has been breaking off like crazy. It is a big mess. So, I am thinking of cutting it shorter. What do you guys think is a good short hair cut for rhythm? Not sure if I will go so short that I will have to leave it down when I compete. Just wanted some ideas on what you all would think... I have to do something...
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I think carolina telona's hair is adorable Liz...and it moves nicely..I also think platinum is aging
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    look at SD's recent pics
  4. liz

    liz New Member

    was thinking of something like that too.
  5. Laura

    Laura New Member

    Liz, if it's that damaged you might as well cut it. I've seen several Latin/Rhythm dancers with short hair -- and at least two of them did it due to the same damage issues you've had.

    Just do it -- get something really flattering and work it on the floor!
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I was on the verge of needing to cut mine simply due to the damage of multiple comps, coloring, backcombing, etc....but mercifully the unintended hiatus has resulted in a very nice break for the hair and skin...still, if I only did latin or rhythm...I would hack it all off in a moment
  7. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    If you can pull it off, I love the way a short pixie haircut looks on women. It can be so sexy, and elegant, and fun. Oh, and super-easy to deal with.
  8. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    Just chopped mine off...kept it down for first comp this weekend and was nervous about it since I fidget with it often in practice, gets in my face, etc. Plus I have naturally curly hair, so it starts straight and eventually gets curly with any dampness. Regardless, it worked well though.

    Have you ever had your hair short before? Did you like the look?

    You have many options even with short hair...bangs, no bangs, blunt bob, layers...have fun with can always grow back.
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member isn't as easy to manage if we are talking standard and smooth
  10. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    That is where the faux bun comes into play...though if you go too short, that may not be an option either.
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    and if you have ever had fake hair migrate during a can never relax
  12. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    Oh no! Did that happen to you? Have never had it happen, though have been nervous from time to time that it could be a possibility!
  13. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    at hotlanta two years ago when my hair was considerably shorter, I let the stylist put in a fake ponytail...I felt it slip a bit and I was ruined for the rest of the style...never again
  14. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Heh, one of funniest moments at our local closed comps was still when one of tinley parks' students had her pony tail fall out and pro caught it. Not sure if she warned him, or he just saw it happening. Best part was that he held it up by her head for rest of dance and waved that ponytail around behind her head for her. whole ballroom was craccking up. :)
  15. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mercifully no one could tell and it looked great but it was unsettling enough to effect my dancing
  16. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Geez, and I've been tempted to play with extensions (clip-ins) because I don't think my hair is long enough! Of course I just was informed, by Standard Pro and by another partner at the party, that it's a deadly weapon. (Rhythm Pro knows this because he's had to dodge my braid before.)

    Short hair can look okay if you have the right bone structure to pull it off. Otherwise to my eye it ages you. Short platinum hair DEFINITELY ages! Unless it's like Marilyn Monroe, rather than flat, straight and short.
  17. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    Funny...first reaction of many when I just lobbed off all my hair was...Oh my god, you look younger!

    Good bone structure is important to carry it off, but sometimes the right cut will show off the bone structure, particularly cheekbones, that long hair was hiding.
  18. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    Oh no...would probably not do it again either!
  19. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I agree, njd, I think shorter hair can make someone look younger as it draws the eyes upward.

    Katarina Venturini has sported some nice short haircuts (and a nice flaming red, too):
  20. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    My latest cut was sort of inspired by Carmen and also by Sienna Miller (when she had short hair). But mine is slightly longer, has natural curl that I try and tame and grows in like a weed so is already looking quite a bit longer. Might go a bit shorter next time I go...particularly bang area.

    Thought it would be a good cut for dancing as short but also still has movement.


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