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hair & makeup Guidelines

Dancers are required to provide their own hair and makeup supplies.  

See our detailed list below to make sure you have everything you need for our Studio Dress Rehearsal, Dress Rehearsal, and Performances.

*These items are not required for weekly rehearsals.

Hair guidelines

 

How to make a ballet bun:

Crown

High bun for soldiers

Low bun for mice

 

You will need:

  • Water

  • Hair spray &/or hair gel

  • Bobby pins &/or hair pins that match your hair color

  • Hair tie to match your hair color

  • Hair net to match your hair color

 

Instructions:

  1. Wet hair

  2. Slick back smoothly into a ponytail lined up around the top edge of the ears.  Gel and hairspray hair to help smooth hair and secure flyaway hairs.

  3. Twist hair and start to wrap it around the ponytail, securing with bobby pins and hair pins as you go around.  Be sure to get a little bit of hair from the head and a little from the twisted ponytail into the pin together.  This helps secure the hair to the head.  For very thick hair it can be helpful to separate the hair into two twists and doing one wrap at a time.

  4. Wrap hair net around the bun.  Depending on the size of the bun, the hair net can wrap 2-4 times around the bun.  Using a hair net secures any loose hairs.  Complete the bun by securing the hairnet with a few bobby pins.

  5. Finish by giving the head one final spray.

 

Note:  if securing a head piece, use bobby pins to help secure the headpiece into place. 

 

Please send extra bobby pins/hairpins and hairspray with your dancer.

 

Check out this fun and helpful video with multiple bun styles>> Bun Tutorial

 

 

 

How to Apply Makeup

 

You will need:

  • Foundation

  • Concealer (optional)

  • White and brown eye shadows

  • Eye shadow brush

  • Black pencil eyeliner

  • White pencil eyeliner

  • Eyebrow pencil (same color as eyebrows)

  • Q-tips

  • Eyelash curler

  • Mascara

  • Blush Brush

  • Pink Blush (one darker shade and one brighter)

  • Lip pencil (color corresponding to lipstick color)

  • Lipstick (red)

 

Instructions

  1. Apply Primer- Dot primer on forehead, cheeks, and chin.  Blend the entire face so that the whole face is covered evenly in a layer of primer.  Allow the primer to soak in. 

* Primer creates a barrier that prolongs makeup and helps it stay fresh for longer.

 

  1. Apply foundation- Dot foundation in a similar fashion to Step 1 and blend out.  A tinted moisturizer or lightweight foundation is suitable for young children. 

  2. Apply eye makeup- Dust brown shadow from the eyelid up to the eye crease.  Color below the eyebrow with a white shadow.   Line the upper lash line with a black pencil eye liner.  Use white pencil on the outer crease of the eye.  Curl the lashes with a lash curler to accentuate the lashes.  Apply mascara to the lashes.

 *Eye makeup is a crucial step of applying stage makeup.  The eyes should pop out dramatically so the audience can see a dancer’s expression.  Makeup should appear exaggerated and be heavier than everyday makeup.

  1. Apply blush- Swirl the blush brush in pink blush and tap onto the apples of the cheeks.  Without picking up additional product, buff the blush to create a natural-looking flush without any harsh lines.

  2. Apply lipstick- Line and fill the lips with a lip liner.  Apply lipstick and blot with a tissue.

  3. Apply faux lashes(optional)- Apply lash glue to the faux lashes with a Q-tip and allow the glue to reach a tacky consistency (approx. 10seconds).  Gently apply the lashes to the lash line and press the lash down using the end of a small makeup brush or your fingertips.  Once lash glue has dried, go over faux and natural lashes with mascara to blend hairs together.

 

Check out these how to videos for some helpful tips!

Click the link >>Older Dancers

Click the link>> Younger Dancers

Makeup guidelines

DRosselmeyer's Nephew

Black Tights

Undershirt

Black jazz shoes 

columbine doll

Pink tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pancaked pointe shoes

Drosselmeyer

Black socks

Undershirt or preferred undergarment

Black Jazz Shoes/boots

Soldier Dolls

Pink tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pointe shoes

harlequin dolls

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pink canvas ballet shoes

mice

Pink tights for girls

Black tights for boys

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard for girls

Undershirt for boys

Pink canvas ballet shoes for girls

Black canvas ballet shoes for boys

TOY soldiers

Pink tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard 

Pink canvas ballet shoes 

Snow queen 

Very light pink tights, almost white 

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pointe shoes, pancaked white

SnowFlakes

Very light pink tights, almost white

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pink canvas ballet shoes

act 2

Chocolate

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard 

Pointe shoes, possibly pancaked to appear white

Marzipan

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pointe shoes

Tea

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pointe shoes

Peppermint
 

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Shes TBD

CANDY CANE CORPS

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

White Canvas Ballet Shoes

COffee
 

Flesh tone tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Flesh tone canvas ballet shoes

Dew drop

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard 

Pointe shoes 

roses

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pointe shoes

demi roses

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pink canvas ballet shoes

Bon Bons

Pink Tights 

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard

Pink Canvas Ballet shoes

Waltz CoRPS

Pink Tights

Flesh tone spaghetti strap leotard 

Pink canvas ballet shoes 

Sugar Plum 
 

Pink Tights

Pointe shoes

Snowy Trees Transparent

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