Noe has been taking a ballet class this spring and has her first recital tomorrow. She's excited! She loves her class and her teacher. But I'm dreading trying to figure out her hair. She has very fine straight hair cut into a short bob with bangs. Her ballet teacher handed out a sheet at the last class with some "ideas" for how to do their hair for the recital -- basically she would like them all to have the typical ballet hair with everything slicked back into a bun or ponytail, and they have a flower to pin to it. She said for Noe's maybe I could slick it all back with "lots of gel" and use clips to hold it back behind her ears. We don't even have gel, and with her very fine hair, I'm afraid it's going to look weird. The other little girls in her class all have long hair with no bangs that they already wear back in a pony or bun, so for them this is a no-brainer, but I really have no idea what to do.
Has anyone else had a girl with short, fine, straight hair that needed to be put back in a ballet style? Any tips you could share? We have a dress rehearsal this afternoon so I'm going to try it out, but I'm not confident at all that it's not going to look stupid. Noe also hates having her hair messed with and cries when it's brushed or pulled into a pony or clips, so I'm not looking forward to that either. Help?