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Beach Watch: 8 Top Tips from our fashion stylists, hair and makeup artists

1) My absolute must have for summer skin is Rodial Skin Tint which gives a dewy finish which can still can be built on for a polished look. Also Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Antiqua for a sun kissed glow. Amanda Clarke, hair and makeup artist 

Beach Beauty Guide Cuccio

2) Positivity polish by the Californian professionals, Cuccio (above) with triple pigmentation so the colour lasts longer. Also use Cuccio Super 7 Second Top Coat to seal in colour with high gloss, extra durable finish, speedy drying, perfect for whizzing to the beach. Available from salons. Nina Lewis, nail technican.

Beach Beauty Guide

3) Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for the perfect beach waves and Biothem Body Milk for super smooth soft skin neither sticky nor greasy, hydrating the skin after a day in the sun. Sally O'Neill, hair and makeup artist. Image: Stephanie Gilmore for Roxy.

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4) This year is all about the beach goddess - costume to cocktail. Hollywood 50s glamour - big hat, big shades, silky beach pjs (from Dolce & Gabbana at Browns, above) or kimono, 50s-style two-piece suit or fitted costume (see Norma Kamali, above right, from a selection at Net-a-Porter). Think Marilyn Monroe, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry (above left).  Annabel Hodin, celebrity fashion stylist.

Beach Beauty Guide

5) Brush through your sand blown beach locks with Tangle Teezers, the detangling tool that professonals swear by. The new Skinny Dip design compact Styler (above) is perfect to slip into your beach bag. Sally O'Neill, hair and makeup artist.

Beach Beauty Guide

6) I wouldn't pack for any beach this summer without a beautiful kaftan or dress from Juliet Dunn (above) - in exquisite Indian silk or cotton it totally nails the beach to bar glamour vibe. Elaine Deed, stylist (by special arrangement).

7) Boost your bronze with Chocolate Sun Absolute Sun from a beautiful world. It smells like chocolate and gives a golden glow. I recommend a full body scrub before to insure an even result I use Burts Bees Peach & Willowbark. Protect your skin with a broad spectrum spf under makeup. My fav is Invisiblur Perfecting Shield spf30 from Murad which is also a great primer. Alice Theobald, hair and makeup artist.

Beach Beauty Guide

8) Remember more fabric can in fact highlight the areas you want to hide. Bigger bikini bottoms such as boy shorts can just add more bulk and pull on your butt and thighs cutting the bulges and squishing you in all the wrong places. I'm a huge fan of Maaji. This Colombian swimwear range (above) has the most vivid prints and is reversible, which makes the price tag a lot more digestible as it’s like having two pieces for the price of one. Natalia Keet, fashion stylist.