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8 Hairstyles for the beach

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...

Bangin' beach hair

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.

BRAID AND BUN

7. BRAID AND BUN

A French braid updates the classic bun. Get this look by parting your hair in the middle or on the side and taking big sections of hair to weave into a French braid. "The chunky sections of hair is what gives it that hefty thick braided look," says Garrison, who suggests using a sun treatment for this look like Kerastase UV Defense Active, $36. "There are six sections of hair that were braided and you work in three pieces of hair as you're braiding."

At the end of the braid, gather with elastic, create a ponytail and then secure into a low bun.

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