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20 Hot Summer Hairstyles

From loose braids to beachy waves, we found the season's best looks. Follow our easy pro tips to recreate each 'do at home. Then get ready to turn heads at your next barbecue or beach party!

By Amanda Flores

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Courteney Cox
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Pretty Casual

Courteney Cox is the face of summer in this effortless 'do. It takes just minutes to get—no sweat!

How to do it: Perfect for mid-length and layered hair, this style practically comes together on its own. Tease hair at roots and apply a balm, like Garnier Fructis Style Texture Paste, $4, throughout to get the texture it needs for that effortless, just-threw-my-hair-back look, says Maggiore. With fingers, pull hair into a ponytail and secure with elastic. Let shorter, face-framing strands fall out naturally. (Don't worry if you don't have any shorter pieces, you can still sport this look.) Tease and spray pony to add a bit of bounce.

Garnier Fructis Style Texture Paste available at drugstores.

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