Chelsie Hightower, Professional Ballroom Dancer
Chelsie's beauty stats: Early 20s; blue eyes; long, naturally wavy hair with some highlights; believes in the less-is-more makeup philosophy.
"I might be a professional dancer but you don't need years of schooling to rock it on the dance floor. Heres what I do to give my partner and myself a serious confidence boost before a performance. Try one of these on your next night out with the girls and turn some heads!"
"To be able to keep up with the pros on the dance floor, you need to build endurance and a strong core. The good news is that practicing your moves, whether at the club or at home, is the best form of exercise."
"To give my skin and legs a nice, even color I spray-tan before a competition and on Dancing with the Stars. I also use a self-tanning moisturizer like Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer. If you're not into self-tanners, no sweat! The act of dancing alone is good for your skin and will give you that natural, healthy glow!"
Play Up the Eyes
"Eye contact is super-important when it comes to dance — especially Latin dance, which is one of my favorites. In preparation for competition, I spend hours in the makeup chair. At the end of a season, my lashes are so weak and broken. So, I asked my doctor about Latisse and he prescribed it for me. Latisse is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA to grow lashes longer, fuller, and darker for those with inadequate or not enough lashes (eyelash hypotrichosis). I've been happy with the results so far — it's exciting to see my longer lashes when I look in the mirror, and I can't wait to see the full results."
Rock Sexy Hair
"Hair can be a secret weapon on the dance floor. To give my naturally wavy locks maximum body and hold without the frizz, I use John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème and Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Aerated Anti-Frizz Spray. If you have straight hair, a curling iron is your best friend! I curl my hair twice on the day of a big event or night out — once in the afternoon and then again an hour or so before I leave the house. The more you work with your hair, the better and better it will get!"
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème, $5.99, drugstore.com
Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Aerated Anti-Frizz Spray, $14.22, drugstore.com
Dress to Impress and Accessorize
"For dancing, I love to play up the drama of the dance with bold colors and styles. For a night out, wear something that you feel good in and that you feel comfortable dancing in. Also, don't forget about accessories. I love earrings!"
"You can't be your best on the dance floor if you're not relaxed and having fun. Before a performance I like to warm up to Mayday Parade and relax to John Mayer. Sometimes all you need to own the dance floor is a great smile."