Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles to bring out the queen in you

Kat | 17 December 2018
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We’ve rounded up eight of the best Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles that you can cop and wear to different special events. 

It has been a week full of highs as women from all over the world put their best foot forward at the Miss Universe 2018 competition held in Bangkok, Thailand. Today, we even celebrate as our very own Catriona Gray gets crowned as Miss Universe 2018. That iconic Lava Walk, where Catriona struts down the runway, does a slow-mo turn, and continues walking, is simply phenomenal and breathtaking. Her national costume and evening gown also didn’t fail to impress.

As we celebrate this victory, let us look back on the different glam looks that graced the stage. Here are some of the Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles that will bring out the queen in you.



Hairstyles we love from Miss Universe 2018



Miss Universe 2018 Miss Philippines Catriona Gray with long straight black hair wearing an evening gown on stage
Sleek, straight hair makes for a sexy but elegant ‘do. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Sleek, straight hair

This effortlessly beautiful hairstyle definitely deserves the crown! Catriona’s straight, shiny hair perfectly complements her Ibong Adarna-inspired evening gown. Boy, that how that hair swooshed in her slow-mo turn!

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Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles: Miss Mongolia Dolgion Delgerjav with long black wavy hair wearing a green and white evening gown on stage
Blowout waves add texture and volume to a pageant down ‘do. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Blowout waves

Miss Mongolia Dolgion Delgerjav’s soft waves add oomph to her long down ‘do. Create blowout waves using a blow dryer, and you can bid flat and limp hair goodbye.

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles : Ms. Kyrgyzstan Begimay Karybekova with black hair in a bun and light pink ball gown on stage
Miss Kyrgyzstan looks queenly in a dazzling gown and a top bun hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Top bun

The top bun is a classic when it comes to pageant hairstyles, and Miss Kyrgyzstan Begimay Karybekova knows that all too well. Cop her polished ‘do by finishing your bun with a few spritzes of hairspray to combat frizz and give your updo a strong hold.

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles: Miss Malta Francesca Mifsud with black hair in chignon wearing a green evening gown on stage
Put your hair up to showcase your dangling earrings and well-defined decolletage. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Chignon hair

You also can’t go wrong with chignon hair when wearing formal evening gowns. Miss Malta Francesca Mifsud’s hairstyle allows her to flaunt her collarbones, plunging neckline, and dangling earrings that match her emerald green gown.

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Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make sure your chignon hair is neat and frizz-free. 

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles : Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega with long black hair in high ponytail and silver evening gown on stage
Height is might, as shown in Miss Purto Rico’s high ponytail. Credit: Shutterstock

5. High ponytail

Capture everyone’s attention with a sexy high ponytail. This hairstyle is a great alternative to buns when you want an updo that can still showcase your hair’s texture. With a high ponytail, you also get to flaunt your statement earrings and intricate details of your dress, just like what Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega did.

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles: Miss Iceland Katrin Lea Elenudottir with long blonde wavy hair wearing a red gown on stage
Miss Iceland’s wavy blonde hair creates a beautiful contrast with her vibrant red gown. Credit: Shutterstock

6. Long wavy hair

Got blonde hair? Keep it from looking flat and washed out by making it wavy. Cop Miss Iceland Katrin Lea Elenudottir’s gorgeous waves by using a curling iron with medium-size barrel.

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

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles: Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina with hair in messy updo wearing a blue ball gown on stage
Updos and ball gowns really look good together. Credit: Shutterstock

7. Messy chignon

If you have thin hair, you don’t have to worry about flat-looking updos. Just spritz dry shampoo on your roots before styling it, and you’ll get a voluminous updo, just like Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina.

Miss Universe 2018 hairstyles: Miss Myanmar Hnin Thway Yu Aung with black hair in ballerina bun wearing a silver gown on stage
The ballerina bun isn’t just for dancing. It’s for pageants, too! Credit: Shutterstock

8. Ballerina bun

We’re in love with Miss Myanmar Hnin Thway Yu Aung’s ballerina bun, too. The bun perfectly showcases her petite face and makes her look divine in her silver evening gown.

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TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
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The parade of beauties may already be done, but we’re sure we’ll still be talking about Miss Universe 2018 in the days to come. After all, we have a crown to be part of, and we have these hairstyles to cop so we can be beauty queens in our own, little way.

Next read: Your hair can make or break your look, especially when you need to dress up for a special event. Here are elegant updos to try when you’re attending a party. These will go well with that evening dress sitting at the back of your closet. 

 

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