Salsa dancer hairstyles

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Salsa dancer hairstyles
Choose a hairstyle for Salsa dancing that will suit your personal style and accentuate your dancing. (dressed for ballroom dancing image by Tracy Martinez from

Salsa is a vibrant dance derived from Latin and Afro-Caribbean influences that is popular in the ballroom dancing circuit as well as Latin-inspired clubs and restaurants. According to a Salsa dancing website, Salsa is a spot dance, so the dancers occupy a fixed area on the floor. The hairstyles for this type of dance are not as restrictive as other types of dancing that involve a lot of spinning and dipping, so there are a lot of options to choose from.


A swept back bun is a classic up-do that is ideal for dancers who want to keep their locks out of their eyes while dancing. The bun is a more traditional style, but it can be accentuated with a flower or a colourful ribbon.

French Twist

The French twist is a more exotic option for a dancer who want to keep her hair out of her face. This style is best when worn by women with medium to long hair. Pins or barrettes with sparkles or jewels can add a splash of colour and flair to the hairstyle.

Pinned Curls

Loose curls pinned up with hair clips in various places around the head give a glamorous look that allows for movement, which looks great while dancing.

Half Up

Half pinned up hair allows the Salsa dancer to have movement with her hair, but also keeps wisps from falling into her eyes during the steps. The loose hair can be curled or straightened depending on your personal preferences.


Wear your hair down if you like the freedom of loose hair movement during Salsa dancing. Even though your hair can easily fall into your eyes, there are not many spins and dips, so it should not be a problem. This is a good option for any hair length, and this look can be straight, wavy or curly.

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