Dancing with the Stars: Backstage hair-styling secrets

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Mar.2009 · 5 comments

Bionic Beauty has got the secrets to the backstage hair styling processes on the Dancing with the Stars National Tour! Do you love the styles but have trouble getting your hair to cooperate? Personally, I’m hair challenged. I have a hard enough time curling my hair, so achieving an actual style can be a bit difficult. But since I already adore White Sands’ hair products (read my previous reviews…), I was thrilled to see that’s what they are using on DWTS!

And now Hair Department Head Russell Latham and Hairstylist Robert Wilson share their tips to achieve that star style with ease:

Russell Latham styles dancer Karina Smirnoff in fab waves

Russell Latham styles dancer Karina Smirnoff in fab, loose waves!

Voluminous Curls
Clean hair was blown dry with a tiny spritz of White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold. Before setting with a curling iron, a tiny bit more Liquid Texture Medium Hold was applied, curling the dancers’ tresses in the desired pattern of the night and clipped. Upon returning from makeup, the clippies were removed and hair would be teased at the root. Curls were then fingered out into gorgeous waves, securing the look with White Sands Infinity Hair Spray. As each dancer arrived backstage before the show, White Sands Stuck Up was applied to lock in that hairstyle for the rest of the night.

Lacey Schwimmer uses White Sands Stuck Up spray to keep her hair straight on Dancing with the Stars

Dancer Lacey Schwimmer using White Sands Stuck Up spray to keep her hair straight.

Bone Straight Tresses
Clean wet hair was lightly sprayed with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold and blow dried straight. White Sands Infinity Hairspray was then applied, flat ironing this into the hair to remove frizz and create shine. Next, a dab of White Sands Smudge was rubbed between the hands and run through the hair to help keep it straight, shiny, and full of movement. Finally, on set, an application of White Sands Stuck Up was added to the front top of the dancer’s hair to keep it from falling in their face as they danced.

All products can be purchased on the White Sands website or on Beauty-Mart.com.

There ya go ladies! And… may I ask, are there any Dancing with the Stars fans amoung the Bionic Beauty readers?


1 Leann March 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm

how i love this show and the hair!

2 Bionic Beauty March 4, 2009 at 10:35 am

Leann, The hair styles are great, aren’t they??? I wish I could get my hair to do those wonderous things. 🙂 I’m going to try following all their steps this weekend. Wish me luck!

3 home garden seeds March 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I think it is rather too much. I prefer natural beauty with no gel on hairs etc. Girls look better when they are natural 🙂

4 Bionic Beauty March 9, 2009 at 9:08 am

Garden Seeds, Everyone has their preference, right? That’s what makes the world such a beautiful place! 🙂

5 Sherry April 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

What new colors did they use on Lacey. I only caught a little bit on Enews. I was trying to tell my hairdresser.

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