Miss USA contestants get makeup done by The Perfect Face Cosmetics artists and hair done by a CHI Haircare stylists backstage during The MISS USA® Competition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday, May 14. The Miss USA contestants have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown airing on FOX at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, May 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. HO/The Miss Universe Organization
Watch how Anna uses the CHI Crimping Iron below!
2. Keep Volume at the Roots Only
Check out this technique Farouk Global Artist Anna Cantu uses to create and keep volume strictly at the roots. Using the CHI G2 Ceramic Iron, move the tool in a C-formation and move in opposite directions as you work you way down the head. This will create volume and texture in places you don’t want a tight and springy curl.
See the technique in action below!
3. Create the Perfect Roller Set
Check out how Julian creates the perfect roller set in the video below!
4. The Secret For Creating a Twisted Updo
Your client doesn’t have to be a beauty queen to rock this twisted updo. Start by creating a high pony and secure with an elastic. (Be sure to cover the elastic!) Then, backcomb at the root. “Backcombing is the base of any hairstyle—it gives you more body, expansion and support,” says Farouk Artist Julian Macias. Smooth the rest of the pony, create a twist and secure. Pinch and pull to create volume, then secure the end of the ponytail and begin to shape the updo.
Watch the full Twisted Updo How-To below!
5. The Top Knot—No Cushion Necessary!
Anna taught us how to create a secured top knot sans cushion. Leave out a small section of hair underneath, then tease her hair, gather it all and roll up—this will be used for the cushion. Secure by inserting pins on the sides of the updo. Next, tease at the roots only of the section that was left out below the “cushion.” Smooth the hair and flip it over the top of the cushion. Spray with hairspray, then use the end of the comb to control her hair. (Do not brush her hair!)
Watch how Anna creates this look below!
6. The Trick to Enhancing Her Natural Curls
7. Utilize the Back of Your Hand
8. Sore Wrist From All That Curling?
9. Location, Location, Location!
Watch Tammy talk about her go-to products in the video below!
10. Say Goodbye to Creasing