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Whatever your opinion about heiress and media star Paris Hilton's personal style, her penchant for polished, creative hairstyling sets her apart from the crowd. Although Paris's hair is naturally curly, she usually wears big, loose curl styles that can't be achieved by Mother Nature alone. Loving this bouncy, sexy spin on the modern curl? There's no need to hunt down your stylist. With just a few home styling tools, you can recreate her long, beautiful curls yourself.
Wash your hair, using your usual products and routine. Once your hair's clean and wet, work a small handful of your favorite mousse through the strands.
Turn your hair dryer to a high setting and give yourself a blow out. You'll want to work with completely dry hair from this point on.
Heat up a large or medium barrel curling iron. In the meantime, separate your hair into 1 inch sections. Use styling clips to keep the rest of your hair out of the way while you're working on each section.
Once the curling iron's hot, slide a hair section onto the iron and roll it up toward the scalp. Don't hold the hot iron against your scalp. Instead, keep it at least 1/2 inch away.
Release the curling iron after a few seconds and let the cute, curled section fall.
Hold the curl away from your head and give it a quick spray with your favorite hairspray. Leave it and move on to the next 1 inch section of hair.
Create curls all over your head. When you're finished with the curling iron, shake your hair out and run your fingers through it to style it. Remember that Paris Hilton's style is a free, loose curl, so don't worry if the curl falls out a little.
Finish off your sexy Paris look with another light dusting of hairspray.
"Confessions of an Heiress"; Paris Hilton, et al, 2006
"The Complete Book of Hairstyling"; Charles Worthington, 2002