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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.

3. French braid

French braid

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"Braids are all the rage," Garrison says. To create this look, first apply a leave-in conditioner to damp hair to give it some texture. Then, part your hair on the side and start a French braid that follows the hairline, working its way down toward the ear. Do this on each side of the part. Last, secure the ends of the braids with elastic.

"You need long, hanging hair for this look," he notes.

Next: More beach hair looks that never fail - Braided accents

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