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Hairstyles at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Hairstyles at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest
Conchita Wurst from Austria won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She is the ‘lady with the beard’ and thick long hair
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This year, Austria’s controversial transvestite Conchita Wurst won first prize at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Without doubt, her style did not go unnoticed. Almost as exciting were the other participants’ styles. We selected a few exceptional stylings and provide you with instructions

  • Europeans did not only follow the Eurovision Song Contest with keen interest but also showed their tolerance. Drag queen Conchita Wurst (born as Thomas Neuwirth in Austria) won the contest with her song 'Rise like a Phoenix'. Her Travesty Show made a strong point against oppression.

  • The Style of Eurovision Song Contest Winner Conchita Wurst

    Conchita Wurst created excitement with her decidedly different appearance. Her long dark mane was perfectly groomed and her eyelashes were long. This and her glamorous gown might have created the look of a modern diva if it had not been for the full beard.

  • Interesting Facts and Exceptional Hairstyles at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

  • Hairstyles at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest
    The German band Elaiza (above) and the Russian Tolmachevy Sisters (below)
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  • Despite the terrific style of the German band Elaiza, the judges at the Eurovision Song Contest only awarded 39 points to the performance of their song ‘Is it Right?’ This put Germany on place 18 in the rankings.

    The somewhat droll act of the Russian Tolmachevy Sisters was good enough to land them on place seven. The sisters’ connected fake ponytails were part of their conjoined-twin act.

    The other female performers remained conservative in their hairstyle choices. Still, their long beach waves, glamorous retro waves and undone hairstyles were eye-catching enough for the stage. The hairstyle choices of the male singers were a little more expressive with Iroquois haircuts or wild rock-style manes and moustaches (here demonstrated by the members of the TwinTwin band).

    We hope you enjoy our gallery of ESC hairstyles, which we found particularly fascinating. Styling tips are included.

  • Gallery: Fascinating Hairstyles at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Emma Marrone

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    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Glamour Waves

    Italian singer Emma Marrone entered the ESC as the favourite to win with her song 'La Mia Citta'. In the end, she did not quite make it to the top. Still, she made quite an impression with her retro-style glamour waves.

     

    Styling Tip: Undone waves create the modern version of glamour

    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Emma Marrone

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    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Twirled Hair

    At the press conference, Italian’s Emma Marrone appeared with undone styled twirled hair. This hairstyle with the extra twist is glamorous and fits the modern music scene.

    Styling Tip: Apply plenty of hairspray so that the hairstyle maintains its vibrant sweep

    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie De Forest

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    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Beach Waves and Alice Band

    Emmelie de Forest’s beach waves were a winning choice at the 2013 ESC. She styled her hair the same way this year but added a shiny Alice band to her loosely falling long curls.

     

    Styling Tip: Secure the Alice band with hidden bobby pins to keep it in place

    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Ilse DeLange

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    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: The Semi-Updo

    The band Common Linnets from The Netherlands achieved second place in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The lead singer Ilse DeLange looked romantic with her casually styled semi-updo.

     

    Styling Tip: Tease the hair in the top back of your head to increase the volume for a slightly wilder style

    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: Lorent Idir

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    Hairstyles at the Eurovision Song Contest: The Iroquois-Type Hairstyle

    The male singers also incorporated exceptional hairstyles into their stage acts. French member LorentIdir of the band TwinTwin certainly entertained with his wild Iroquois-style Afro hairstyle. Alas, the band came in last at the music contest

     

    Styling Tip: Use hair gel to keep the hair standing upright