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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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Alessandra Ambrosio
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Braided Beauty

This sweet, sexy style is perfect for medium-length, layered hair, says celebrity stylist Frankie Foye. Bonus: It'll keep you cool and looking hot as Victoria's Secret super model, Alessandra Ambrosio does here.

How to do it: Work mousse into damp hair and blow-dry smooth. With a medium-barrel iron, curl small sections all over, then break them apart with fingers to create a wavy, imperfect texture. Use a fine-tooth comb to tease at roots then smooth over—once again, use only your fingers. Leaving a middle part, scoop hair to one side and french braid, but be careful not to make it too tight. Face-framing pieces should fall out naturally. Secure with a small elastic, then gently pull parts of the plait to loosen it a bit more. For a more polished look, wrap a tiny piece of hair around the band to hide from sight. Finish with a shine serum like Victoria's Secret So Sexy Style Brilliant and Glossy Shine Mist, $14.

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