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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.

2. Wavy and free

Wavy and free

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This is the perfect look if you have naturally wavy hair. "It's great because the humidity is bringing out the natural wave and curl," Garrison says. Create this look by scrunching your hair after washing, applying a protective styling gel, such as Phyto Plage Protective Styling Gel, $26, and then letting it air-dry on its own without touching it.

"You want the curls to set into place and take on their form as they dry," he says. "If you touch it as it's drying, it will result in frizzies."

For gals with long, straight hair, get this sexy, wavy look by creating a side part and pulling damp hair back into a low bun. "Then, let that dry and when you take it down you will have that automatic wave formation," Garrison says. "The bun is going to give that undulation, that wave you see." If you have wavy hair, simply part your hair on the side and pull it back in a headband. Then, let the hair dry.

"When you take it out you will have that wave," he says.

Next: More beach hair looks that never fail - French braid

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