How to Copy Catriona Gray’s Signature Looks

What's not to love about Catriona Gray? We're sure everyone wants to be like her, especially in the style department. Here are ways on how you can rock her looks. 

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has won (and is still winning) a lot of hearts around the world. Her poise and elegance can give you goosebumps, and her beauty is beyond captivating. And most importantly, she also has a heart of gold, as seen in her efforts to promote Philippine culture and tourism and her advocacies for children.

It’s natural that a lot of us want to be like Catriona Gray. We all can’t be Miss Universe, but we certainly can copy her signature hairstyles. Get ready to be a #CopyCat by taking cues from some of her winning looks.

Catriona Gray’s Signature Hairstyles

1. Sleek and Straight Hair

Catriona Gray: A woman with long straight black hair wearing an orange evening gown
Feel like a winner with long, straight, and shiny hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Cop her pageant-worthy straight hair by stocking up on shampoo and conditioner that keep your hair healthy and frizz-free. A good flat iron is also worth investing in.

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Don’t know how to use a flat iron? Watch this video and soon, you’ll be straightening your hair like a pro.

Editor’s tip: Before ironing your hair, don’t forget to spritz heat protectant on your hair first to prevent heat damage. Same goes with blow drying or using any heated styling tool. We highly recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray for straight hair ironing.

2. Side Sweep Waves

Catriona Gray wearing a white dress with long dark wavy hair

Put your long, wavy hair on one side to create a softer, more romantic look. Credit: ShutterstockIt’s actually two trendy looks in one: the Side Sweep and sexy, romantic waves. If you’re thinking of an elegant look to wear at a formal event, go for this hairstyle. Side sweep waves also go well with cocktail dresses or your favorite LBD.

Learn how to create sexy romantic waves by watching this tutorial video.

The size of your waves depends on the size of your barrel curler. When going for big, loose waves, go for wider barrels that measure 2.5 to 3 cm in diameter. Meanwhile, if you want tighter curls, use slimmer barrel curlers.

Editor’s tip: After styling, don’t forget to polish your ‘do with extra shine. Apply a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops.


When to Slay Like Catriona Gray

1. When you want to look stylish at work

Catriona Gray's looks: Model with long dark straight hair wearing a white outfit on the runway
Having great hair can give you a confidence boost at work. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

Office attire doesn’t have to be boring, especially when you have gorgeous hair to go with it. Keep your hair beautiful all day by freshening up and applying leave-on cream by lunchtime.

Editor’s tip: Maintain straight hair and keep it frizz-free and shiny by washing it with TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Shampoo and TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Conditioner

2. When jazzing up a casual look

Catriona Gray's looks: Asian woman with long straight black hair wearing a green outfit walking the runway
Look fab with a casual outfit and straight, shiny hair. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Walk any hallway like Catriona Gray by complementing a stylish outfit with a simple but sleek hairstyle. You won’t go wrong with straight and shiny hair!

3. When nailing a boho-chic look

Catriona Gray's looks: Asian woman with dark wavy hair wearing a floral dress outdoors
Scrunch your way to a chic hairstyle.

Big, loose waves can complement a long, flowy dress. Part your hair deeply on one side and scrunch your hair to add a bit of bounce.

Editor’s tip: Let your beach waves last long by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair before curling. 

4. When going out on a Friday night

Catriona Gray's looks: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long straight black hair wearing a black dress outdoors
Use keratin-rich shampoo and conditioner to get straight, frizz-free hair.

Sleek, straight hair has an understated elegance that makes evening looks stand out.

5. When going on a date

Catriona Gray's looks: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing a black dress
Headed to a fancy restaurant? Go for sexy, romantic waves.

Head to your favorite restaurant in style with long, beautiful waves. Your beau won’t definitely take his eyes off you.

6. When you want to be a princess

Halloween glam hair: Woman with long straight, black hair wearing a yellow dress and gold, minimalist headpiece standing against stone wall background in an outdoor location
Accessorize sleek, super straight hair with a gold head piece. Credit: Shutterstock

We think it’s only logical to have the queen as your style peg for your royal costume. We mean, if not her, who else?

Editor’s tip: Apply some Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream on your hair so it’s soft and bouncy.

7. When you’re invited to a ball

Catriona Gray Look: Asian woman with glam wavy hair
Big, long waves make for an understated elegant look at the prom.

Curls are always welcome to the ball! You’ll surely stand out like a true queen from the crowd with Catriona Gray’s signature waves.

Editor’s tip: Make your curls last all night long with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Don’t worry, this product won’t leave your royal hair stiff and sticky!

8. When you want to sport accessories

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These stacked bobby pins look jazzes up sleek straight hair. Credit:

Big and statement accessories need a simple yet chic hairdo to go with them. Catriona Gray’s signature looks are just perfect!

9. When you got bored of your straight hair

Long black hair: Close up shot of a woman with long black hair against a light gray background
Add a bit of pizzazz to your straight hair by making some waves. Credit: Shutterstock

From time to time, it’s okay to switch up your look. Creating curls and waves to spice up your straight hair is no crime — and we’re actually here for it!

Editor’s tip: Just don’t forget to spritz TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist on your hair before styling with hot tools!

10. When you just want to look chic

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Add beautiful curls with a blast of hot hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Yes, we will grab every opportunity we can to cop Catriona Gray’s signature looks! Can you blame us?

Catriona Gray: We’re Loving Her New Hair Color!

So, our Miss Universe has changed her hairstyle and hair color and revealed it on her Instagram. Guess what? We’re falling head over heels in love with her make-over and are inspired to copy it! Her bronde (brown + blonde) hair color perfectly suits her silky morena skin and is a favorite among celebrities. This in-between color is a perfect alternative to light blonde which is usually more suitable for fair-skinned girls. Let’s see the different ways we can wear this hair color as inspired by Catriona.

1. Wavy Bronde

Catriona Gray: Model is looking fiercely at the camera and part of her hair is covering her face
Bronde and beautiful. Credit: Shutterstock

This hair color is a little lighter than what Catriona Gray dons and is more suitable for lighter skin tones. The soft waves look more sultry with the bronde color, and looks more voluminous.

2. Bronde on Full Curls

Catriona Gray: model is looking down and her curly bronde hair is revealed
The bronde color on curls looks gorgeous. Credit: Shutterstock

Bronde on full curls looks stunning and oozes with sex appeal. Even if your hair is messy, it will still look amazing. In fact, it’s best to just keep your hairstyle messy and just finger-comb it to give it volume and luster.

Editor’s tip: Even if your curly hair already has volume, it can still greatly benefit from a volumizing mousse like TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. You’ll feel your hair falling gracefully around your shoulders and bouncing with your every move. 

3. Matte Bronde

Catriona Gray: girl is facing sideways while looking at the camera and her hair looks fabulous
Matte bronde is changing the way we use hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

So, we’re seeing more and more girls wearing the matte hair color and they’re all looking fabulous. Unlike most other hair colors, matte bronde doesn’t have to be shiny. It requires shorter prep time, so you can head out in just a few minutes. Best of all, this hair color gives you the same impact and head-turning factor like other colors.

4. Bronde Ombre

Girl is on the floor and is looking at the camera while her hair falls around her face
Straight and bronde is a great way to wear your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Want to stand out with a new and fabulous hair color? Then, go for ombre-style hair coloring and be mistaken for Catriona Gray (who doesn’t like that?)! Seriously, ombre is the trend today and with bronde, you’re definitely changing the hair coloring game!

5. Bronde Balayage

Catriona Gray: girl is wearing a hat and jacket and she is in motion when the photo was taken
Bronde balayage looks amazing. Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t we all love the balayage hair coloring technique? It’s unique, edgy, and revolutionary! Once you go balayage, you’re never going back to full hair coloring! Bronde complements it very well and will definitely turn you into a Miss U in your own right!

Catriona Gray is indeed an inspiration to women all around the globe. Her style isn’t the only thing worth copying, but also her actions. It’s time to be a #CopyCat, won’t you agree?