In some shows you are required to be a character in a very hot, large, sweaty, costume. The last thing you want is to have your hair in your face and on the back of your neck, with that being said since you are not visible to an audience during the show so you most likely are not worrying all that much about how pretty your hairstyle is. As a licensed hairstylist I do enjoy helping out my fellow showgirls with their hair needs, plus it passes the time. Here is this weeks Hair Wrap or Beehive for my fellow oversized skater.
What you will need:
A comb, a hair tie/clip, a few bobby pins, hairspray. (extra Items) a spray water bottle, hair gel, or styling aid
Step 1. Part the hair into a circle staring at the left ear and then tie up the remaining hair to get it out of your way......
Step 3. Create another circular part that is the same width as the first one, and then tie up the remaining hair. You will then connect the current braid right into the new hair that is waiting to be braided in the exact same manor, and repeat all the way around the head until the entire head is in a braid. It will become more challenging once the parts get smaller and smaller towards the crown of the head.
Step 4. Take the remaining tail of the braid and wrap it tightly into the crown as if it were continuing in the circle with the rest of the braids that are on the scalp. Secure with a few bobby pins and spray the crap out of it with hairspray to set the braid and prevent fly aways.
TADAAAAA. You now have a pretty cool hairstyle that will not obstruct your vision during the show, and will save you a few drops of sweat running down the back of your neck.
Tip: if you use a head wrap/scarf/wig cap while inside the character head this will save the braid from becoming scruffy and creating fly aways while in the show. Then you have a pretty cool hairstyle for after the work day. Also if you put some gel into damp hair before braiding and let this sit overnight, when you unravel the braid it will become a very nice wavy look!
Side note: The more layers in the hair or the shorter the length the more of a challenge you will have making this look work. A tip I would recommend would be to lightly spray the head down with water after each new section is parted so the hair is easier to work with and you can get it set tighter. The glory of it is us showgirls have loads of time to kill between shows to practice until it is perfect, plus if it is going to be inside a character head and not seen, it does not really matter how funny it looks the first few times you attempt while still in the learning process!