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Best Hair and Makeup at Miss USA

15 of the Most Memorable Hair and Makeup Moments in Miss USA History

Best Hair and Makeup at Miss USA
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When you hear the term "pageant ready," you usually imagine superlong hair, perfect curls, and subdued makeup, right? Not anymore! As our standards of beauty are constantly expanding and diversifying, so are the hair and makeup styles sported by Miss USA pageant contestants each year. From short and choppy hairstyles to daringly dark lips to playful updos, each year brings a whole new crop of contestants who push the envelope on pageant-ready looks, and we couldn't be more excited to see what this year's Miss USA contestants will bring to the stage. While we wait for the new winner to be crowned on May 2, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable looks we've seen on stage over the past few years.

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