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Britney Spears' Hair Guru on How to Achieve Her Signature Beachy Waves

Randee St Nicholas
Britney Spears

We're hoping to see the singer's iconic loose curls at she takes the stage to accept the Millennium Award at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

Britney Spears will be performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, and in honor of the legendary singer’s set, we asked Spears’ hairstylist Lorenzo Martin to give us an exclusive, quick tutorial on how he’ll likely be doing up Brit’s luscious locks. 

“Working with Britney is always a fun and exciting vibe,” Martin told Billboard. “I’m thinking we’ll probably do something very sexy and effortless.”

To get that sexy and effortless wavy look Spears is known for (think Circus or Femme Fatale), Martin will blow her hair dry with a medium-sized round brush and set the hair in large hot rollers, which helps ensure it will last all night long. To minimize frizz during this process, Martin suggests using “a leave-in condition after shampooing and, if possible, let your hair dry naturally.”

 

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Once cooled, Martin brushes Spears' hair out with a vent brush and curls using multiple sizes of curling irons, always ensuring he’s curling in “vertical, alternating sections.”

To finish everything off, Martin uses his “favorite product of the moment,” the Wave Spray by OUAI ($26) (company started by Kardashian hairstylist Jen Atkin), which he says “expands the hair and gives it amazing texture — a ‘just got out of the ocean and my hair dried perfectly' look."

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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