Beauty How-To: Get DryBar’s Signature Loose, Beachy Waves

DryBar co-founder Alli Webb shows us how to create her signature "Mai Tai" curls at home.

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Catherine Blair Pfander
New York ladies gave a sigh of relief last year when word got out that DryBar -- the Los Angeles salon famous for its affordable blow-outs and cozy interiors -- was finally opening doors in the city. Now with 15 salons in her blow-out empire, co-founder Alli Webb knows better than anyone the confidence-boosting power of a great coiffure. We caught up with the stylist to learn how we can create DryBar's signature "Mai Tai", a loose, beachy style. Step 1: Using a medium-sized brush and working in small sections, dry soft curls into the ends of the hair. Webb advises that waves "won't last if you don't dry a little curl into them." For added texture, try a spritz of sea salt spray.
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Step 2: Add extra "oompf" to limp locks by spraying dry shampoo at the roots.
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Step 3: Clip sections of hair to the side and, starting with small sections around the face, wrap hair around a hot iron to create beachy waves.
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Step 4: "It's all about focusing on super small sections of hair," says Webb. "One inch is a good rule of thumb." Continue to curl around the head, allowing curls to stay tightly coiled for as long as possible to ensure maximum hold.
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Step 5: After finishing a few sections, give locks a quick spritz of Moroccan Oil hairspray.
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Step 6: Once you've curled your way around the head, finish with a generous spray of hairspray (holding the can at least a foot away) and a quick spritz of Gold Glimmer Shine. Tousle with hands to loosen curls.
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The finished look: instantly glamorizing without looking "overdone." Visit DryBar's Manhattan salons at 4 West 16th Street or 119 West 56th Street.
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