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3 Black Drag Queens Reveal Their Ultimate Hair Muses

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By Kayla Greaves
Jun 01, 2021 @ 7:50 am

If we're talking wigs, weaves, and dramatic hairstyles, and you don't bring up at least one drag queen, honey, why are we even having this conversation? Because when it comes to lewks, these girls know how to bring it.

And while queens are some of the most creative when it comes to makeup and hair, they also love to draw inspiration from the women they consider to be among the most glamorous on this planet.

Here, we spoke with three dazzling drag queens to find out who their muses are, and how they emulate their hairstyles when they're ready to hit the stage.

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Miss Peppermint

For Miss Peppermint, it's all about the early '90s looks her hair muse Janet Jackson showcased.

"I spent a lot of time scientifically studying pictures of Janet Jackson in the '90s," Peppermint shares. "I remember attending her concerts back then and feeling so excited. I have worked diligently with my hairstylist to achieve the curly quaff and fresh tendrils that I wear on a daily basis. I am so grateful for my hairstylists."

However, the former RuPaul's Drag Race star, who was the first openly trans queen on the show, keeps it very real when it comes to what it takes to achieve these styles — and keeping her own hair healthy.

"I spend a lot of time and money — probably more than I should — on getting my hair styled, enhanced, and hopefully maintained," she says. "I use a lot of serums and creams and hair oils to provide extra strengthening. Of, course I also use extensions and wigs for a little extra sex appeal."

But outside of Ms. Jackson, the drag queen is down to try a number of different styles, whether for a show, photoshoot, or any other appearance. "[I love] everything from natural and curly, kinky to long flowing locks and, of course, one cannot forget: braids, braids, braids, braids," she says.