MODERN was in Doral, Miami, Florida to bring you behind the scenes with CHI's amazing styling team at Miss Universe 2015! If you haven't already read our trend report, check it out here. You'll want to keep these looks on hand for this upcoming special occasion season. In addition to the gorgeous hair styles, here's what was seen and heard at the show:  

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe 2015

Formerly known as Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega was crowned the new Miss Universe, beating out first-runner up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. Vega inherits the throne from Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.  Although this crown is all her own, the new $300,000 headpiece is modeled after the Manhattan skyline where Vega will spend the year of her reign. The other finalists chosen among the contestants were fourth runner-up Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell (who stood out for her short spiky haircut), second runner-up Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha and third runner-up Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen. 

Miss Puerto Rico Named CHI's new Spokesmodel

Vega wasn't the only contestant to win big last night. Miss Nigeria took home Miss Congentiality and Miss Indonesia won best National Costume. Miss Photogenic judged by Farouk Systems was awarded to Miss Puerto Rico Gabriela Berrios. Berrios will serve as the official spokesmodel for the Miss Universe styling range. 


New Additions to the Miss Universe Styling Range

The exclusive line designed specifically for creating day to night looks, Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI is extending their line to inlcude shampoos and conditioners. Formulated with a blend of vitamins and oils including moringa and macadamia, Style Illuminate allows stylists to rework, mold and create several hairstyles in one day. The new wet products will join the already existing styling range; Rock Your Crown Firm Hairspray, Work Your Style Flexible Hair Spray, Spotlight Shine Spray, Restage Dry Shampoo, Set The Stage Blow Dry Spray, Moringa and Macadamia Oil, Titanium Hairstyling Iron, Titanium Volumizing Iron, Titanium Curling Iron and Professional Hair Dryer. 


New Happenings at Farouk Systems in 2015 

CHI is kicking off 2015 with a bang said Basim Shami, CEO of Farouk Systems. In addition to the recently annouced partnership with the Kardashians for Kardashian Beauty hair care, Shami says a men's line is in the works. A collaboration, partnership or independant collection? Shami won't tell, but his expressions says it all. This product line will definitely be a beauty game changer. 


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