A dancer can wear her hair in any fashion that suits her Long, loose hair is a common 'style' among American style Oriental dancers. But partially pulled up, ponytail, french twist, bun, braid... short hair, medium length...Should a dancer’s hair always be worn loose, or is it acceptable to have it pulled back in some sort of hairstyle?
Quite a few dancers that I know wear wigs. I was surprised at how real they looked and how nice!I've got the "wrong" hair for bellydance! In my pre BD days it was really long, but now it's ultra short - I've got nothing to swish or tousle sensuously!
But it's so much easier to look after now, and suits me better than long. Maybe I'll grow it a little bit and treat myself to a really OTT hairpiece! Not that any of it matters as I only dance for fun - I don't have to deal with anyone's expectations of what a belly dancer looks like.
Any other short haired dancers out there? What do you do with it for performances?
I'm not a short-haired bellydancer, but my teacher is. I've only seen her perform once and she did nothing with her hair. My mom didn't like it very much but I think short hair looks good on her. I don't know if she ever wears a wig or something for performances.aniseteph said:Any other short haired dancers out there? What do you do with it for performances?
Nope, I am not sure if that would work and I am not up for the adventure of testing But, as it is coloured like my natural natural colour, I am sure it will come handy again one day... some day. Until then, I just better take care of my own hairCan you just dye it to make your hair?
That is my consolation when other dancers swish their luxuriant manes about! I saw a dancer once who was really good, but quite short and with very long hair which kept falling over her face - it didn't seem to bother her but it would have been nice to be able to see her face. I'm not short, but I know my hair would do that if I had it long and loose. Sort of belly dance version of that hairy thing out of the Addams familyPersonally, I find it a bit distracting when a dancer is focusing too much on swishing her hair.
LOL!!!!!aniseteph said:Sort of belly dance version of that hairy thing out of the Addams family
I came into belly dance from a modern dance background where I was required to have my hair back and off my face at all times. I find myself rarely wearing my hair loose when I dance because of that. I will typically pull back the front of my hair somehow with clips, pins, whatever so it isn't loose around my face. I also tend to sweat a LOT when I dance, the running joke about how hard we worked in class is how far down the length of my hair is it wet, so having the front pulled back keeps it from sticking to my face/neck as well as keeping from going to a wet stringy mess hanging around my face.Should a dancer’s hair always be worn loose, or is it acceptable to have it pulled back in some sort of hairstyle?