You’re a super social butterfly, so you know it’s only a matter of time before someone calls you to go visit that new dance club that just opened up.
You’ve been practicing your ‘dougie’ all week and you have the perfect outfit and the killer shoes to match — the ones that are so tall that if trip in them you'll break your neck. But the inevitable question that will pop into your mind is what are the best curly hairstyles for a night on the dance floor? A night of dancing is sure to make a straight style revert back to normal, and a twist or braid out will leave you with an undefined frizz ball at the end of the night.
So what’s a dancing diva to do?
Wavy (Type 2)
While applying my makeup one day, it occurred to me that all of my beautifying efforts were in vain. After all, once I dropped my hair it would cover up the cheekbones I’d accentuated with blush, cover the smoky eyes it had taken me forever to get just right and hide much of my face. This brings me to look number one.
Pull it Up and Out of the Way
Accentuate your face with a chic top knot or super hero ponytail.
- To begin, apply a styling mousse to freshly washed hair. Grab a medium sized piece of hair and roll it around two of your fingers until it forms a wheel or pin curl. Using a bobby pin secure the pin curl to your head. Continue to do this until your entire head has been pin curled.
- Sit under a hooded dryer or start off with damp hair and allow your hair to dry naturally. When your hair has dried completely remove the bobby pins. You should have a head full of gorgeous loose curly waves.
- Bend over from the waist down and using your fingers as combs secure your hair into a high ponytail. Bending over will allow gravity to help you get your hair to the very top of your head. After securing your hair wrap it around the ponytail loosely to create a curly bun and secure your curly bun with bobby pins.
- Then, grab a section of hair from the underside of your ponytail. Wrap it around it and secure the loose end with a bobby pin. Again grab another section of hair from the underside of your ponytail and wrap it around it and also secure the loose end with a bobby pin. You can do this until the wrapping of your hair extends your ponytail an inch or two away from the base.
- To finish the look, do an exaggerated cat eye to draw the eyes up and use bronzer or blush to give you the high cheek boned chic look of a model. Lastly, for longevity of your style try spritzing your hair lightly with hairspray.
Your daringly high ponytail and uber sleek up-do is sure to turn heads the moment you enter a party.
Curly (Type 3)
Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of wash and go curly hairstyles for clubbing. Why one may ask? Well it has the ability to withstand a long night of humidity and sweat and has shock value. Considering every woman wears some variation of the little black dress, ridiculously tall heels coupled with poor lighting and beer goggles, everyone pretty much starts to look the same.
As curlies, we are not ones to blend in. While there is nothing wrong with a perfectly round wash and go ‘fro, pulling your hair to the side just creates a new spin on an old 'do.
An Asymmetrical 'Do
For very thick hair:
- For very thick hair: Grab a rat tail comb, ponytail holders and bobby pins to achieve this look. Part your hair from ear to ear into two equally sized sections. Secure each section close to your ear. Gently pull on your hair and fluff it to get your desired volume. Bobby pin some of your hair to hide the ponytail holders.
- For thin to medium hair: Gather your hair to one side of your head into a ponytail. Secure a banana clip lengthwise around the ponytail then remove the ponytail. The banana clip will secure your hair whilst leaving plenty of volume.
- To complete the look wear a long dangly feather earring on the opposite side of your ‘fro.
Kinky (Type 4)
As a kinky haired diva, I know all too well what happens to twist and braid outs when the club humidity gets to it. So here is your reversion preventative plan to help you look just as fabulous stepping out of the party as when you entered.
- Start off with with freshly washed hair and apply a generous amount of styling product. Two strand twist your entire head into medium sized twists using a lot of styling product for a firm hold.
- Take each individual twist and wrap it around its base to form a bantu knot. Allow your hair to dry completely before removing the knots and unraveling the twists. Only unravel the twists and try your best to not separate as the humidity of the club will cause your hair to swell anyway so starting off with really defined hair will allow your style to still look great après clubbing.
- Using a wide toothed comb smooth the front of your hair and put on your favorite wide headband. Take the ends of each curl and loosely wrap it and pin it to your head. When done the curls should hang messily and loosely from your head. Use additional bobby pins to pin and tuck your hair to hide your scalp that may peek through.
This style will help you weather the dancing storm because the extra product will give you the hold that will help to keep frizz at bay and the knots will help to give a more defined curl pattern than traditional twist and braids outs. Also, by pinning your hair up and out of the way, you will not get the uncomfortable heat that loose hair creates nor will any sweat be able to ruin your ‘do.
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