Drybar's founder Alli Webb showed us the steps—and it's easier than you think!

By Claudia Fisher
Updated June 19, 2018

Drybar has been the saving grace for those in pursuit of a great blowout for years. When you have an event coming up, you know you can pop into one of Drybar's many locations for the perfect sprucing by skilled stylists using effective products.

Drybar's founder, Alli Webb, linked up with Real Simple to demonstrate how you can recreate one of the salon's most popular styles, the Cosmo-Tai, at home. Demonstrated on our social media manager, Rebecca Longshore, Alli's tutorial will give you the steps you need to create ideal volume and texture on your own hair.

What You Need

  • Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Spray
  • Big Crimpin' Crimping Iron
  • The 3-Day Bender Curling Iron
  • The Kicker Finishing Spray

Follow These Steps

  1. Prep Your Hair
    Before starting with any tools, Alli spritzed Drybar's Triple Sec ($26; sephora.com)–which is a texturizer and volumizer–throughout Rebecca's hair to prep it for holding the style.
  2. Crimp the Roots
    Drybar's Big Crimpin' Crimping Iron ($99; nordstrom.com) is a limited-edition styling tool that Alli employed as a secret volumizing weapon on Rebecca's hair. On a bottom layer of hair, Alli crimped a few sections at the roots to add some subtle lift underneath.
  3. Curl
    In 1- to 2-inch sections, Alli worked the 3-Day Bender Curling Iron ($145; sephora.com) through Rebecca's hair, leaving out the ends and stretching each piece so it wouldn't be too curly. Pro tip: When using a curling wand, like Drybar's The Wrap Party ($165; sephora.com), rather than a traditional curler, you should angle the handle up and point the end of the wand down.
  4. Finishing Touches
    You're going to want to let the curls cool down so they set. (You can tug on any curls you think are too tight, but keep in mind they probably won't hold for as long if you do that.) After that, Alli added The Kicker Finishing Spray Wax ($26; sephora.com) to the style and sprayed some more Triple Sec at the roots to pop the whole look up a little. As a final step, she had Rebecca flip her head over and added more texturizing product, especially at the roots. Flip your head back over and you're ready to go with your very own DIY version of a Drybar Cosmo-Tai.