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If you have stick-straight hair, air-drying it won't result in beachy waves, no matter how much product is involved. Rather than turning to curling irons and hot rollers, which yield too-perfect spirals, consider Kevin Murphy's Surfer Girl Kit
for salons), which comes with everything you need to perfect the look: texturizing cream, specially shaped clips, a hair net and a moulding comb. It looks complicated, but trust us, the wind tousled results are worth reading the fine print.