Cheerleading Competition season is in full swing and with every performance comes hours of preparation.  Endless days of practicing the routine, going through the choreography move by move and hours of preparing all the essentials.  Looking your best from bow to toe is the priority.  Hours of preparation for just  2 1/2 minutes on the floor seems almost insane.  But once the team hits the floor with all the glitter and glam, the crowd concentrates on every move almost holding their breath through all the difficult stunts and dance routine moves.  Getting kicked in the face does seem to effect the base as she completes an almost flawless routine.  All this for those 2 1/2 minutes of sheer energy?

 

Cheerleaders almost have there own sub-culture and traditions unlike any other sport.  The team is much like a family.  I think because of the time, effort and team work involved.  Nothing brings a team together like a Team Hair Party.  I have personally hosted many hair parties and each one takes on a life of its own.  The night before competition, the team plans a Hair Party with food, games and music and spends hours braiding, curling and teasing their hair for their competition performance.  No wonder everyone is so exhausted after competition.  

Deciding on a hairstyle is difficult when the team has different hair lengths. Whatever style is choosen, it needs to work with all the different hair lengths and styles.

Ponytails

High, and low ponytails can be a great hairstyle and there are many things you can do to spice them up. You can have a high ponytail with lots of curls or straight for a sleek look.  You can also add some glamour after your hair is secured in a hair tie, take a small section of hair from the underside, tightly wrap it around the actual hair tie, covering it up, and secure the end with a bobby pin or two. Another way to enhance your hair in a ponytail is to add ribbons or braids.

Buns

Buns are not just for ballerinas anymore. Like the ponytail, you can have one or more and they can be high or low. Buns can be pulled back tightly or loose with wisps of hair sticking out. Part your hair down the middle as if you were making pigtails, take each side and make it into a low, loose bun and then secure it.

 

Braids

Braids can be incorporated into any hairstyle. For example, you can braid small parts of the front of your hair leading into a ponytail or bun. You can also braid a section of the hair in the actual bun or braid the whole bun before you wrap it up. You can do a single or double braid with ribbons in it as well.

 

Leave It Down

Deciding to leave your hair down has pros and cons. It may look good, but if it's long enough, it can get in your eyes. After a long day of cheering, it may not look as good as it did when you first started. If you decide you leave hour hair down, depending on you hair, you can pin the front part back to ensure maximum vision. You may want to have a hair tie or headband handy in case you need to pull it up.

 

 

Enjoy your Team Hair Party!  Take lots of before and after pictures….they are usually pretty funny!  

 

 

 

 

If you have a Cheer Team Hair Party picture you want to share, send us your photo and we will feature it on our blog.

 

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Cheerleading Competition season is in full swing and with every performance comes hours of preparation.  Endless days of practicing the routine, going through the choreography move by move and hours of preparing all the essentials.  Looking your best from bow to toe is the priority.  Hours of preparation for...