All About Hair
The hairstyle tops your outfit!
Read our hair advice
Just as the outfit worn to a feis is exceptionally important, so is the hairstyle you choose to sport. Ringlets are the most traditional hairstyle to wear for Irish dancing at feisanna. The more you explore and understand about hair and how to handle it, the more confident you will be and the easier it will be to arrive at the right result.
Here are some tips and things to remember when it comes to your crowning glory.
How to achieve top quality ringlets
Needless to say if you have been blessed with good hair and it is suitable for creating ringlets, it will take time to get the desired end result. Always make sure your hair is done the night before the feis, so you have plenty of time to create the ringlets.
The best way to do it is to wash it, condition it and then blow-dry it before using curlers to get the desired curls. You’ll need to invest in some Magik Wand curlers for this, but they are relatively cheap at just a few pounds for a pack of 32. Shop around online to find the cheapest price. You might want to get a couple of packs to ensure you have plenty.
It takes time to put all the curlers in but once you get the hang of it they are fairly simple to use. Ideally you should wear the curlers overnight and then remove them and finish the hairstyle as close to the start of the feis as possible. This guarantees the best and longest lasting result. Make sure you have a few dry runs with the Magik Wand curlers before you use them on the eve of your first feis though.
Investing in a champion wig
It goes without saying that if you are going to opt for a wig rather than doing your own hair, you must invest in the best quality wig you possibly can. Most dancers who wear wigs will have at least two of them, so there is always one to wear while the other is being washed. In addition to this it means there is a spare in case anything should happen to the other one!
Testing your wig
You can find more information on the process of testing your wig on other sections of this website. But suffice to say it is vital to put it through its paces to ensure you have the right wig for the job – a wig that looks wonderful, feels sensational and looks just like the real thing.
Don’t forget the tiara!
The finishing touch to any hairstyle – whether real or provided by a wig – is of course the tiara. There are lots of different tiaras available on the market today and you may want to get more than one to ensure you have some spares if you need them. It should complement the rest of your outfit and also be easy to keep in place during even the most energetic of dances!