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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, PeopleStyleWatch.com, LifetimeTV.cm and Glam.com. 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.

5. Perfect ponytail

Beach ponytail hairstyle

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You can't go wrong with a pony. "The key here is hair blown-dry naturally or upside down with some mousse to give it some volume," says Garrison, who recommends applying an after-sun moisturizing mist, such as Phyto Hydrating After Sun Hair Mist, $28, to the hair. Then, "the hair is loosely pulled back, not so severely, resting at the occipital bone in the lower rear of the head and secured in a ponytail." Finish the look by taking a section of the ponytail and wrapping it around the base and pinning it into place, he says.

This look is perfect for gals with longish hair and long bangs.

Next: More beach hair looks that never fail - Braid and bun

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