Pamela Anderson’s luscious, blond locks were made famous on the hit television show “Baywatch” when she played stunning, ’90s lifeguard, C.J. Parker. This vivacious actress has made full, cascading, blond curls a classic style staple. Anderson is known for big, look-at-me curls, but you don’t need a style team to get this look at home.
Volumize and Condition
Wash and condition your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. You want to get as much volume as possible in this look. If you color your hair, be sure to use a color-care shampoo and conditioner. Dry your hair with a towel to remove any excess moisture until your hair is just damp. Spritz your damp hair with a shine-enhancing heat protectant to keep your tresses protected as you style.
Sheen and Shine
Blow dry your hair with a large round brush and a blow dryer set to low heat. Be sure to remove any excess moisture in this step. To get the most control over your tresses you will want to have smoothed, completely dry hair shafts that can be curled into those voluminous tresses Anderson is known for. Lift the hair at the roots with the round brush as you dry to get that added volume.
Roll It Up
Heat up a set of hot rollers. They can either be 1-inch or 2-inch rollers, depending on how tight you want your curls. If you have hair that tends to fall flat throughout the day then opt for 1-inch rollers to get longer-lasting curls. Roll 1- to 2-inch sections of hair onto each roller. Spritz with a flexible hold hairspray and allow the hair to set for about 15 minutes.
Time for Texture
Remove the rollers one at a time very gently. Tousle the hair with your fingers to loosen the curls up a bit and give them that light, bouncy air Anderson always boasts. Use a flat iron to smooth out any fly-away hairs at the top of your head. You can also use a 1-inch curling iron on any shorter layers of hair around your face, just remember to roll the hair away from your face for a more open, curly look. Spritz with a flexible, shine-enhancing hairspray once you have tousled your locks.
References and ResourcesL.A. Times: How to Get the Pamela Anderson Look
Marie Claire: How I Got Carrie Bradshaw Curls
Lauren Conrad: How to Make Your Curls Hold