Pageant Hair Idea: Sleek Chignon or Pony-Tail:
Other great pageant hair style ideas include elegant chignons and adorable pony-tails!
The sleek chignon or top knot is a classically beautiful look that is successful in in most pageant systems, but especially in the Miss Universe system where it is unusually successful, as shown here by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, Miss Angola (right).
Likewise, Miss Universe 2016, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, and the USA’s Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, both wore this their hair in sleek, classic chignons.
The controlled chignon is an elegant, easy-to-manage style for coarse or thin hair. Several major winners pinned-on braided buns or small curled hair pieces.
Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994, updated the successful beauty pageant hair style with a sleek “tipsy-tail”. Miss Teen USA Pageant contestants have, in turn, updated that with an adorable dressy pony-tail.
The one drawback is that this revealing pageant hair style requires a pretty face and ears.
Examples of this pageant hair style:
Miss Universe 2016
- Miss USA 2005
- Miss USA 2004
- Miss America 2002
- Miss Teen USA 2002
- Miss USA 2001
- Miss America 2001
- Miss World 2001
- Miss America 1999
- Miss Universe 1994
- Miss USA 1994
- Miss America 1991
- Miss Universe 1991
A closely-related pageant hairstyle is the softly up-swept hairstyle (french twist, softly curled bun, etc.)