It shouldn’t come as a surprise when we say that a queen’s hair completes her entire opulent ensemble. Behind a queen's smile is a set of healthy, well-maintained locks that's always ready to be styled into a regal and grandiose 'do. And with the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 coronation fast approaching, we can take our latest hairstyle cues from our pageant queens themselves. Whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle for a subtle change or an elegant updo, these queens have your back.
Channel your inner beauty queen with these chic hairstyles as seen on our Miss Universe Philippines candidates:
1. Miss Paranaque Ingrid Santamaria: Sleek high ponytail
You can't go wrong with a high ponytail for a sleek look that only requires minimal equipment and basic techniques. Paranaque’s Ingrid Santamaria looks so elegant in it, too, with the look emphasizing her face shape and features as the rest of the hair cascades down her shoulder.
Tip: Applying heat to your hair (with an iron or hair drier) will get your locks to cooperate and easily achieve this polished style.
2. Miss Cavite Victoria Velasquez Vincent: Crown braid and side fringe
This festival-worthy hairstyle is giving us royalty, fairycore vibes and we love how flattering it looks on Cavite's bet, Victoria Vincent. ICYDK, the crown braid is a type of French braid placed just above the forehead, resembling a tiara or halo. The look might seem a little daunting at first, but a friendly tool called a rat tail comb can ease the styling process!
3. Miss Cebu Province Steffi Aberasturi: Loose chignon
A loose chignon is a modern, more relaxed nod to your typical beauty queen bun. It looks absolutely stunning with Steffi Aberasturi's entire sophisticated ensemble, and if you want to give it a try, a teasing comb and a bunch of bobby pins are all you'll need to perfect it!
4. Miss Pangasinan Maureen Wroblewitz: Finger waves
In a recent photoshoot with Josh Tolentino, the Pangasinan queen embodied the 1920s with this classic finger wave look. Best worn to a fancy or formal event, you might need a pro to cop this hairspray- and gel-heavy look, but the glossy, old-Hollywood result would definitely be worth it!
5. Miss Antique Noelyn Campos: Wet hair with sculpted edges
The wet hair look is a celebrity go-to for the red carpet because it's so easy to pull off. Antique's Noelyn Campos was able to elevate the hairstyle with artfully-styled baby hair on her hairline, which added flair to her overall look. As you can tell, this hairstyle will require a generous amount of holding gel to pull off. This will firmly hold your baby hairs in place while keeping it glossy for that "wet" illusion.
6. Miss Taguig City Katrina Dimaranan: Hollywood glam waves
Few hairstyles can compete with the timeless glamour of Hollywood waves. These retro curls are often the signature look for many red carpet events, but Katrina Dimaranan proves that it looks gorgeous with a pared down look, too. If you're copping it on yourself, it can easily be achieved by using heat protectant, a curling iron, and hairspray.
Tip: Part your hair to one side and make sure to curl everything away from the face so that the waves frame your facial features better!
7. Miss Pasig City Princess Kristha Singh: Vibrant head wrap
Head scarves are hardly a new trend, but are great for protecting the hair from harsh weather and pollution. Achieve Princess Kristha Singh's look by placing the center of the scarf at the back of your head and pulling the two ends up towards the crown. Tie the ends into a double knot and tuck the excess underneath, and voilà—just like Pasig representative, you'll have a gorgeous 'do that requires zero heavy styling.
8. Miss Negros Oriental Grace Vendiola: Mid-length bob
Mid-length bobs will never go out of style because aside from being easy to manage, it also helps enhance any face shape! To upgrade this low maintenance 'do, take cues from our Negros Oriental queen Grace Vendiola and blow dry your hair with a round brush from root to tip for more body!
9. Miss Manila Jasmine Umali: Sleek top knot
The top knot is a favourite of Manila's Jasmine Umali for a quick and easy hairstyle that'll keep you looking fresh all day. For a sleek and put-together look, tie your hair up into a ponytail and apply a strong hold gel or hairspray to keep baby hairs at bay. Wrap the ponytail around the hair tie and secure it with bobby pins so it holds all throughout your next selfie sesh!
10. Miss San Juan City Ayn Bernos: Loose beach waves
Loose beachy waves look amazing on virtually anyone, especially Ayn Bernos of San Juan City. These celebrity-favorite style's curls can be achieved by using a big barreled curling iron, hair straightener, or even by just leaving hair in a bun overnight!
Tip: Complete the laidback look by spraying and scrunching your locks with sea salt spray as the finishing touch.
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