Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Showgirl Beauty Tip: Crossing your Pins
Today's showgirl beauty tip is a 100% serious rule in ice shows:
Always cross your bobby pins!
What I mean is that every time you put a bobby pin in your hair, you should add a second bobby pin to it so the pins look like an X. You can see an example of properly crossed pins in this crown braid tutorial.
Crossing your pins keeps them from falling out of your hair, which is pretty helpful in normal life and absolutely essential on the ice. Skating over a bobby pin will make a skater fall every time, and I'd very much prefer it if that didn't happen when I'm up in a lift like in the pictures above.
Those pictures are from a really fun TV show that I did in Holland two years ago. It was a "skating with the stars" type of show, and I loved participating in it with all my heart.