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Christmas Show Hair and Makeup

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

Let's start with the makeup

For this years Christmas show all performers are being given the freedom to do their own makeup without having to follow a specific diagram. All stage makeup is very similar: foundation, dark neutral eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipstick, etc. If you need help with ideas on what to do for makeup check out this video!

She shows lots of great tips and tricks such as using a piece of tape to help make your eyeshadow have a clean line. She also demonstrates some techniques such as contouring that are not necessary but can help to give your makeup a more finished look. As mentioned above, your makeup does not need to look exactly like hers however she is a good example if you're not sure where to start.

All dancers will wear blue red lipsense lipstick for the show. If you do not have this we will have some extra at the venue! Prima and Principle company dancers are also required to wear false eyelashes (whichever kind you prefer).

And Now For the Hair

All dancers will wear a low twisted bun with their hair parted on the right above the right eye (unless your company level has decided otherwise). It is easiest to start with the hair parted and slicked back into a low ponytail.

From there you can either do one twist (for girls with long and/or thick hair) or you can split the hair in half to do two twists (for girls with thin and/or short hair).

Continue to wrap the hair and pin as you go until you have a complete bun.

You can wrap the bun in a hairnet that matches your hair color to help control the fly aways if you choose to! Be sure to spray your hair with lots of hairspray to ensure that your bun stays in place for the whole show. If you have a hairpiece to go with your costume it should be secured on the right side of your bun.

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