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7 Beach hair looks that never fail

Kristin Larson is a nationally published writer on fashion, beauty, travel and entertainment. She has written for MSN, Real Simple, Women's Wear Daily,, and Besides writing, her other passions...

Go-to hairstyles for the beach that will never go out of style

Sun, sea and chlorine — they all can wreak havoc on your hair. Before you kick beauty to the curb for a day of fun in the sun, we consulted renowned NYC hairstylist Mark Garrison to show how you can recreate eight hot celebrity looks at home — perfect for the beach or pool.

Believe it or not, these summer hairstyles are all pretty simple — and will leave you looking chic all day long. No matter what style you choose, don't forget the SPF — for your hair. "You want to have hair that looks moisturized when you're out in the sun," says Garrison, whose eponymous salon is located on NYC's Upper East Side. "It's good to keep some oil in the hair and use products with sun protection. It will keep hair from drying out and looking like hay."

1. Chic bun

Go-to hairstyles for the beach that will never go out of style

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To get this look at home, Garrison recommends starting off by applying a protective hair spray like Kerastase Micro-Voile Protecteur, $36, through damp hair. Then, pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head.

"Secure it with an elastic and wrap the ponytail around, anchoring it with bobby pins," he says.

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