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

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

1. Sleek and straight hair

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.

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.

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: Shutterstock

2. Side sweep waves

It’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, sexy, and sophisticated. Be all of these with gorgeous, super straight hair.

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
Sleek, super straight hair and a gold head piece are all you need to look like a princess. 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

bobby pins hairstyles stacked on the side
These stacked bobby pins look is perfect on 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

how to blow dry hair curly
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 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?

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