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Last updated: December 27, 2018

Watch: 5 Backstage Quickies From Miss Universe 2018

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5 Quick Tips & Techniques Shared Backstage At Miss Universe

While most people watching Miss Universe have their eyes on the gorgeous gowns, we’re captivated by each contestant’s stunning hairstyles. And when it comes to the biggest beauty pageant, CHI artists stick to classic styles they can create quickly and efficiently—think, cascading curls and sleek updos. This year, we got a sneak peek at the craziness that is the backstage area, so we rounded up five quickies that feature tips and techniques that you can def try out behind the chair! Keep scrolling to check ’em out.

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1. Curling Technique For Long-Lasting Bombshell Waves

When your client is about to take a stage like Miss Universe, her bombshell waves need to be voluminous, long-lasting AND tv-ready. Here’s what Julián Macías (@jul4hair) does: Using the 1-inch Titanium Curling Iron from Biosilk, open the clamp and wrap a 1- to 2-inch section of hair around the barrel, leaving the ends out. Then, release the clamp and leave each section in the tool for about a minute before removing. 



2. Soft Yet Edgy Style For Short Hair

Do you feel like the styles you can offer to your short-haired clients is limited? Well, we’ve got another one to add to your list courtesy of Anna Cantu (@annacantu). Start by running the CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron through her ends. Then, mix CHI Deep Brilliance Smooth Edge High Shine & Firm Hold with Deep Brilliance Shine Serum Lightweight Leave-In Treatment and piece out random sections along the hairline to create a soft yet edgy vibe.




3. 1 Tool, 2 Different Styles

We love a dual-purpose tool, which is why you always need to have a flat iron like the CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron with you. Whether the goal is super sleek strands with lots of shine or uniformed, cascading curls, this one tool can help you achieve both of these classic styles. Watch the videos below to see how Richard Jordan (@richardjordanhair) and Mego Ayvazian (@paulandmego) create two totally different styles using the same iron.




4. Keep Upstyles Sleek and Flyaway-Free

When it comes to creating updos, braids and snatched ponies, there’s nothing more aggravating than flyaways that can’t be tamed. The secret weapon of choice for Tammy Mixon (@tammymixon)? CHI Deep Brilliance Smooth Edge High Shine & Firm Hold! All you have to do is take a small amount on the tip of your finger and then run your finger over the trouble spot. The result? Sleek, frizz-free updos.



5. The Trick For Longer-Lasting Volume

Whether your client is a beauty queen or a local teacher, there’s one thing almost every client craves—VOLUME. And we have a technique from Patrick Kalle (@patrickkalle) that’ll you want to try behind the chair ASAP. Have your client tip her head back and generously spray CHI Royal Treatment Dry Shampoo Spray throughout. Then, massage the product into the hair before letting the client sit upright.



Got all these tips down? Great! Now click here to learn how to embrace and enhance natural texture!

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