By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated Jul 24, 2012 @ 11:55 am
Anna Paquin Hair
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In honor of True Blood star Anna Paquin’s birthday—she turns 30 today!—we pulled a Sookie Stackhouse and “read the mind” of set hairstylist Dennis Parker to find out how to get her signature waves. To start, Parker preps the star’s strands by applying a volumizing mousse, followed by a generous spritz of White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold. “I spray the product on each individual section that I am about to curl,” he said. “It has incredible memory to provide long-lasting waves with a flexible hold and amazing shine, which is exactly what I need for long hours on set.” Parker then wraps each section around a large-barrel curling iron, and once the ringlets have cooled, he gently tousles the style to add extra volume. Pick up a bottle for $19 at

Plus, see Paquin's transformation!