Malaysia Hosts Over-The-Top Hair, Makeup & Nail Competition

Hair & Makeup Competition in  Hairstyling and make-up contest Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Photo credit:  MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

I love a good hair or beauty show. Attending them is a must for true hairnistas and beauty fanatics – no matter what part of the world you live in. Every year, we make our distinct journeys, with sample bags and credit cards in tow, to experience the latest trends and most imaginative creations, as well as see what we can be inspired by to create our own art magic at home.

The OMC Asia Cup Open recently hosted a hair, makeup and nail competition in Malaysia that honestly felt like we were back in DC or Atlanta. It was hosted in conjunction with the International Beauty Expo (IBE) 2015 and billed as the world’s largest tournament for Asian hair. There, professional hair dressers and makeup artists from 14 different countries presented over-the-top, impractical and unbeweavable creations with faces painted like porcelain. Yaaasss.

Click through to check out some images from the event, which featured a heavy emphasis on flowers, jeweled tones and candy-inspired colors.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. founder of Sadiaa and editor for