How’s my hair?

Women’s Artistic Competition Hair

Now that competition season is upon us there are many questions for parents and athletes alike.  One common question is “How do I do my hair?”  Well, this is for you!  Thanks to Coach Nicole (our resident athlete hairstylist) we have some examples for you.

The coaches would like to keep the hair of all of our Pegasus athletes consistent and clean looking.  Please make sure that you only select one of these styles for competition.  We want to make sure our team, looks like a team!

NO – ballerina buns please

NO – elaborate braids, twists etc that cause all the other parents to say…..”how did she do that?”

NO – bobby pins.  if they fall out on the floor they are a safety hazard.  please do not use them

YES – All the girls must wear the hair bow.  A quick thank you to Tracey Anderson who has graciously hand made all of the bows for all the girls hair.  The coaches will have the bows for each athlete.

YES – hairspray, spray gel, gel, whatever it takes.  Practice before training to see if it holds.  If it makes it through training, you have used enough spray.

YES – hair clips need to be as close to your hair colour as possible.  No rainbow, sparkle, glitter clips please.

** It is a little known secret, that TWO elastics will hold twice as well as one!  Make sure they have extra elastics (in a neutral colour).  the more they use, the tighter the hold.

There are only two hairstyles that the coaches would like to see on the athletes.

Plain Ponytail

This sounds self-explanatory but be forewarned!  If the ponytail is too long, the girls can receive a deduction.  This is NOT the way to lose points in a competition!  What is too long?  Well, if the hair at the end of the ponytail touches any of the apparatus during their routine, it is too long.

If you want to keep the hair in a plain ponytail but it is very long, try curling the hair into ringlets.  It can usually take a few inches off of the length.  A simple french braid of the bangs into the bun or ponytail is fine (see pic below in flip over bun).

The ponytail is to sit high on the head.  If it is high enough if you should be able to see the bow from the front.

The bow goes on with the tails next to the head.  It sounds backwards but it looks better.

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Flip Over Bun

A flip-over bun is created the same way as the ponytail but the end of the ponytail is left inside the elastic to create a “loop”.  Please make sure that the flip over bun is secure!  Also, the end of the ponytail is tucked under and hidden (see pictures below).  A simple french braid of the bangs into the bun or ponytail is fine.

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We hope this helps on competition day when all the moms (and dads) are helping our athletes prepare.

Good luck to everyone in the upcoming competition season!