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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out: The Ultimate SPY Guide to All Things Summer

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* Summer is officially in full swing
* Celebrate warmer temps and longer days
* Summer sandals, crazy pool floaties, summer beauty and more 

Bust out your shorts, sunscreen and sandals, because it’s officially summer. Longer days and hotter temperatures mean more fun in the sun. From the craziest pool floaties to the best sunscreens, we’ve rounded up our top summer stories below to help you make this summer one to remember.

  

1. How to Protect Color Treated Hair For Summer

  

As the weather heats up, our daytime and/or outdoor activities become more frequent thus resulting in the need for a beauty change-up. The summer months can be especially hard on the hair causing dryness, damage and fading. Prevention is key to hair care during these warmer months and we have found some easy tips and products to preserve your color and prevent damage.

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SPY Guide: How to Protect Color Treated Hair For Summer

  

2. Celebrities Who Love Summer

  

When you have a hectic schedule and constant paparazzi attention, learning to take a great vacation is a must. Read on to find out how your favorite celebrities like to spend their summers, including how they dress and where they travel.

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Gallery: Celebrities Who Love Summer

  

3. How To Take a Summer Road Trip From A Pro Surfer

  

If you’re heading out on the road this summer, you’re going to want to pack the right gear for your trip. Take it from Alex Pendleton, a professional surfer and the main team rider for Cali surf brand, VAST Life. Find out his summer secrets and essentials in link below.

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On The Record: This Pro Surfer Tells Us What To Bring On Your Summer Road Trip

  

4. How To Clean Your Pool

  

Is your pool ready for relaxing and rollicking, or does it need some TLC. Instead of trying to schedule an appointment or spending a bunch of money on a pool guy, here are some smart new ways to keep your backyard pool tidy without too much backbreaking work.

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SPY Guide: How To Clean Your Pool

  

5. The Best Sunscreens

  

From a dip in the pool to an afternoon run at the park, we often forget to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To help you ante up your sun defense this summer and all year round, check out our ultimate guide to the best sunscreens below.

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Sun Self-Defense: The Ultimate SPY Guide to the Best Sunscreens

  

6. The Best Online Summer Courses for Kids

  

Keep it light and fun this summer for your kid’s school vacation and treat them to one of the awesome online courses available from Udemy.com. Udemy is a global, online learning platform featuring 65,000+ video courses taught by expert instructors that features a slew of great courses for kids (and adults) that can be done from the comfort of home.

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7. The Best Waterproof Wallets

  

This summer, we recommend investing in a waterproof wallet to protect your stuff and put your mind at ease. There’s plenty of great waterproof wallets to choose from based on what activities you’re planning, and they can be had for less than $20. Check out our favorites below.

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8. The Best Body Bronzers

  

Achieve a healthy, golden glow with these self tanning lotions, shower gels and towelettes all without the mess or orange hue. They’re proven to not rub off on clothes and sheets, and will give your skin an instant healthy-looking glow so you can feel confident stepping out in your swimsuit for the first time this summer.

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The 6 Best Body Bronzers For an Instant Glow That Won’t Stain Your Clothes & Sheets

  

9. The Best Beach-Inspired Locks

  

Everyone from GQ to your favorite men’s subscription service, is touting the tussled look, and “surfer hair” is quickly becoming a go-to hairstyle for the summer. Whether you’re looking to get that surf-inspired look, or just looking to tame your bedhead, you’d be wise to take a few tips from Chase Wilson, surfer-turned-hair care pro.

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10. The Best Summer Sandals

  

When the weather is nice and balmy, it’s nice to kick off your sneakers and slip into something more comfortable. Looking for ways to step out of the box but stay in your comfort zone? These knockout slides have arrived just in time to slide into summer. Wear them on vacation or for casual errands; you can pair some of these with denim and dresses too. Grab a pair or two and start your summer style revamp now.

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11. The Craziest Pool Floaties

  

Celebrate the warmer seasons ahead with these over-the-top pool floaties you need for your pool parties and days at the beach. Unique designs range from mermaid tails to well, Donald Trump.

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Here Are The Craziest Pool Floaties You Need For The Warmer Seasons Ahead