It’s always astounding to see the transformative aspect of drag. More than creating a fantasy for everyone to experience while breaking gender stereotypes, what also needs to be highlighted are the dedication and sheer creative talent that these fierce queens have. It’s no joke bringing around an entire suitcase to every photo shoot or club and spending hours getting dolled up—but these artists can do that and more. The country is fortunate to be called home to several of the most talented queens—most of whom credit RuPaul and his show for creating a huge global interest in drag.

While the community quarantine has temporarily put on hold visiting gay bars where these queens shine, we’re still able to enjoy and admire their looks on social media. Channeling RuPaul, let today’s category be Platinum Blonde Hair Extravaganza! We’ve put together a list of platinum blonde hair looks served by the hottest local drag queens in case you’re looking for some hair inspiration.

Tiffany’s High Half Pony

“I’m the bright red scare with the long, blonde hair.” Tiffany shares she was inspired by Katya Zamolodchikova. (Credit: instagram/thetifutofu)

If you’re a fan of Katya Zamolodchikova from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, then here’s a look you’ll love. Tiffany wears a messy high half pony that gives off a youthful effect. If you have straight hair, you can easily create texture by drying your wet hair upside down and spraying TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold. Meanwhile, those with wavy or curly hair can use a hair iron to straighten the hair in sections. With silk scrunchies being a trend these days, use one in your favorite color or one that matches your top to tie your hair.

Myx Chanel’s Straight and Sleek Style

Myx Chanel presents a Greco-Roman Goddess look. (Credit: instagram/myx.chanel)

Myx Chanel was recently crowned Spaces MNL’s Spotlight Season 1 Winner. She’s currently a Kweeens Noight Season 2 Cast Member as well — and it’s no surprise that this non-binary Bedroom Drag Superstar is making quite the name for herself. Just look at her straight and sleek blonde hair that can give Greek goddesses a run for their money. To get the look, simply use a hair iron and straighten your hair section by section.

Brigiding’s Messy Pixie

Brigiding is the epitome of being fearless and exciting. (Credit: instagram/brigiding)

Brigiding “Gigi” Aricheta, more popularly known as Brigiding, is one of the most prominent figures in the Philippine drag scene. She has served as an inspiration to up-and-coming drag queens often seen on Instagram. Take a cue from this messy platinum blonde pixie that makes her look like she came straight out of an iconic Madonna video! Just use a texturizing spray and dry your hair upside down for that messy ‘do.

Alan Segui’s Hollywood Glam Curls

Glam it up and take your cue from Alan Segui’s Hollywood style. (Credit: instagram/alansegui)

The volume and curls paired with dark red lips and a black dress seems to have been inspired by Hollywood red carpet lookss. If you feel like dressing up for your next date — online or in-person — this is the way to go. Use a curling iron to create curls and brush them out with a paddle brush to slightly loosen them. Keep the curls in place by spraying on TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold.

Liberty’s Vavavoom Volume

Mug shots never looked this good. (Credit: instagram/suchliberty)

Liberty took her hair to new heights with this half updo hairstyle. While this style is usually reserved for more formal events like prom and weddings, it’s easy to dress it down with the right outfit and a “no makeup” makeup look. Try wearing it the next time you go on a Zoom call with your barkada for a fresh effect. Just tease the top part of your hair to achieve more volume before neatly placing it in a half pony.

Morbucks’ Storm-Like Locks

A glamorous platinum silver white style from Morbucks. (Credit: instagram/morbucksssss)

There are different shades of platinum blonde hair, and this one on Morbucks is called platinum silver white. Reminiscent of Storm from X-Men, this shade is the way to go if you’re more on the experimental side. Curl the ends of your locks with a hair iron to get the same glamorous style.

Dee Dee Holiday’s Side-Swept Pony

It's easy to look sweet and sophisticated with this style. (Credit: instagram/deedeeholiday)

An easy, no-fail style is this side-swept pony seen on Dee Dee Holiday, another one of Manila’s most well-known drag queens who has mastered applying makeup and lip-syncing from the heart. She even serves as an inspiration to Brigiding, whom she calls her drag daughter. With this style, all you have to do is curl the ends of your hair, gather them to the side, and tie it. Leave one or two loose strands to frame the face for a model-off-duty effect.

Manila Luzon’s Half and Half

“Well now, what have we here?” said Cruella Deville. (Credit: instagram/manilaluzon)

If you’re not the type to commit to a full head of platinum blonde hair, this half and half on Filipino drag queen Manila Luzon, who appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 and the 1st and 4th seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, can be your go-to look. There are many ways you can style it and have fun with it, like parting your hair right down the middle and straightening it with a hair iron for a sleeker look.

Caring for Your Platinum Blonde Hair

Now that we’ve listed several looks to take inspiration from, remember that taking care of platinum blonde hair requires effort. Use a shampoo that preserves the sheen and hue of your hair for your daily shower—like TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo, which is formulated with purple conditioner and jojoba oil to neutralize brassy colors and help preserve your blonde shade.

You can also opt for Love Beauty and Planet’s Murumuru Butter and Rose Blooming Color Shampoo. It’s sulfate-free, which means it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils and keeps your hair vibrant.

Follow it up with their conditioning counterparts: TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner or Love Beauty and Planet’s Murumuru Butter and Rose Blooming Color Conditioner, to keep your hair smooth, soft, and shiny.

Since platinum blonde hair requires a rigorous chemical process, you need to replenish the moisture that your hair lost with at-home treatments. Once or twice a week, use Vitakeratin’s Deep Repair Hair Mask, which contains argan oil to prevent damage caused by color treatments and styling.

Now that you have a list of platinum blonde hair inspiration from Manila’s finest drag queens and some tips on how to care for it, time to put the bass in your walk!