What a difference a year makes!
The controversy surrounding Miss USA has nearly died down, but there’s a little concern over the new winner’s belief in evolution and the big bang theory! The conservative opposition to Alyssa Campanella’s opinion sounds like a whisper compared to the outroar that Miss USA 2010 took a pole dancing class in 2007. Rima Fakih drew more bad “press” just weeks ago when she was caught partying through the night and then lying to pageant officials about it.
As far as looks go, there is no controversy. Both beauty queens boast long hair yet not as long as many contestants do. When they were crowned, each chose high-volume styles, and Miss USA 2011’s seemed fuller because of her hair’s texture. To go with their evening gowns, the two dos were sleek, but went in different directions: loose curls versus glamour waves. For her last hurrah, Rima chose a trendier coif than a year ago. The super smooth mane is angled below the face and has a ruler-straight center part.
Check back later to see the few pageant hair fashions that are workable for real women!
We’re happy to see that the furor about Miss USA 2010 has died down, and Rima Fakih is keeping her crown. The public seems be saying her pole dancing classes (in 2007) aren’t a big thing. Popular opinion may have something to do with the change of mind: millions of women, from all walks of life, are pole dancing for many reasons–ranging from exercise to empowerment. All the hype has overshadowed the fact that Rima Fikah is the first Arab-American Muslim to be Miss USA. And this beauty queen has brains as well as good looks. She can think on her feet and give coherent answers to hot-button issues like birth control (and her past).
The frenzy also distracted from the beauty part of the competition. On first glance you wouldn’t think that Miss USA’s hairstyles would work outside of the pageant arena. We beg to differ! It’s simply a matter of dressing down or simplifying the looks that would work for you. If you have wavy hair, Rima’s LBD look wouldn’t be that difficult. Simply apply a texturizer, brush out the crown and scrunch curls while blow-drying with a diffuser. If you want an exact copy of Rima’s waves, follow with a large-diameter curling iron or a waving iron. The top coif can be done quickly if you have thick locks. You could leave the back as is or do a quick roller set. Backbrush the top of hair and use a hair lift like Bumpits® if you want.
The curly locks (with tiara) are the most complex and time-consuming of these dos. Both would need to be smoothed out on top. The fluffy curls would require big rollers or a jumbo-sized curling iron. The lush ringlets work best if you already have curls. If not, they would require a small-diameter curling iron used vertically on small sections of hair at a time. It’s possible to copy the straighter hairstyles with good blow-dry styling and a big brush. Our last look could go as is… if you have straight hair. A few minutes with a blow-dryer would add pizzazz.
We’ve come to the end of our show and hope you are inspired to “play” with your hair!
Miss USA caught with her pants down or in very very short shorts.
Bad girl, good hairstyles!
Unless you only watch “real news,” you already know that Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih has been labeled a former pole dancer. Actually she was only a student in a pole dancing class, Stripper 101. The 2007 “course” was sponsored by Detroit’s Mojo in the Morning radio show, the “final” was a dance competition, and Rima won. The “pole dancer” news broke less than 24 hours after the Miss USA coronation when the Mojo show re-posted videos from 2007 on its web site. On Larry King Live, Mojo said they didn’t mean to start a big deal…they were only celebrating Miss Michigan’s win!
But since this is a hairstyle blog, we are going to talk about Rima Fakih’s hairstyles that helped her win Miss USA. Honestly her coifs weren’t much different from the other beauty pageant hairstyles—big, sexy and different for every competition. The amazing thing is that the contestants change their ‘do in a few minutes backstage. In real life the looks would require twice or 10 times more to do the do at home or in a salon. The most impractical coif for the work week is sculpted waves. The sexy messy hairstyle expected with the swimsuit (bikini) competition…IF you already have curly locks. when Rima was crowned, she wore the most normal everyday hairstyle… straight and full. Most hair types can be blown dry into the classic hot look. We will provide more detailed hair how-tos later but now back to the juicy stuff:
- The media and lots of people are asking: What’s the diff between this scandal and others in the past? Considering Miss USA’s history, it’s not surprising to find out dirty secrets from Miss Fakih’s past life…AFTER the votes have been counted. (Don’t the contest organizers do background checks on the winner wanna-bes? Oh yeah, that’s politics!) We’re guessing Donald Trump et al will be more thorough in the future.
- Stripper 101 is a “class” taught by professional dancers. Mojo says students are normal people you see on the street…lawyers, doctors, real teachers, etc., etc. They started the class to help women spice up their love life with significant others.
- Miss USA released photos not too long ago that many will find racier than the pole dancin pix where Rami’s just wearing barely-there shorts. The pageant had already started a controversy coined Miss USA – Is there such a thing as too sexy?
- Will the Donald say “You’re fired” to Rima?
- Who cares about Miss USA if there isn’t a scandal? (It’s one of the most boring shows in the world!)
- Is the Miss USA swimsuit competition less demeaning than pole dancing? While struttin their stuff down the runway, the twiggy Barbies flaunted big, balloon like booms that jumped up or down with every step!
(to be continued)