Is pageant hair color important? Just as the right pageant hair style can improve a young woman’s appearance, hair color can also be effective in helping a young woman to achieve the correct image to win a major pageant title, by making the most of her natural features and drawing attention away from flaws.
Richard Cardone, a hair color specialist, member of Clairol’s Presidential Hair Colorists Council, and the hair colorist who highlighted Kaye Lani Ray Rafko’s hair when she won the 1988 Miss America title, explains, “Cosmetic hair-coloring techniques can make your face look longer, slimmer, or wider. Hair color can be strategically placed to diminish bad features or bring out good features.”
He cites Kaye Lani Rae Rafko’s reaction to his subtly highlighting her brunette hair with golden tones to accent her eyes. “Her first comment was, ‘Oh my gosh, I see what you mean. My eyes look so bright!’.
The main thing is to keep it soft and make sure the hair coloring does you justice,” says Cardone.
“And don’t attempt it yourself,” he adds. “If you’re going after a big title, there’s nothing worse than having orange streaks!”
What is the Most Successful Pageant Hair Color?
Okay, we are often asked what is the most successful pageant hair color…so, for the record, there is no one winning hair color in pageantry.
- Interestingly, hair colors win in roughly the same percentages as they are found in the population: brunettes, followed by blondes, then redheads.
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