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Braid Recap : #365daysofbraids

This week had some beautiful braids and included: a French Braid into a Messy Fishtail Braid, a French Fishtail Braid and a bun, Dutch Fishtail Braid into a Four Strand Braid, Scissor Braid Waterfall Braid, Braided Rings and a Topknot, Two Strand Twist into a Three Strand Braid + Five Strand Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!



365 Days of Braids : This Week's Recap

This week featured some fun braids, as it was New York Fashion Week. This week included: a Dutch Fishtail Braid Updo on the beautiful Reese Witherspoon, Warrior Braid with Feathers, Double Half Up Skinny Braids and a Loose Low Braid, Rainbow Braid, Low Fishtail Braided Bun on Jamie King, NYFW-inspired Turtle Neck Braid + NYFW-inspired Forward Mohawk Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!



Reese Witherspoon: Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Last night aired 'Best Time Ever' with Neil Patrick Harris! Sarah prepared Reese Witherspoon's hair for all that comes with being the first star announcer. Reese's braids and beachwaves looked beautiful as an announcer, as well as a daredevil! 



Jamie Chung

Last night, Sarah styled the beautiful Jamie Chung with this simple braid and beautiful hair piece for the Nine West and InStyle event. Since January 1, Sarah has been posting a new braid every day. By December 31, she will have posted 365 braids. Can you believe it? This braid was number 252 of 365, and if you aren't already following @sarahpotempa on Instagram, be sure to do that! There are many more braids and beautiful hairstyles to come!


This Week's #365daysofbraids Recap

The year is flying! We're already on Day 232! This week included: Three Strand Braid over a Loop Braid, Pigtail Braids, Fishtail Topknot in a Wrap Up Bun, Double Two Strand Twists, Bubble Fishtail Braid, Braided Half Up hair, and Double Y Fishtail Braid + Double French Braids. Keep up with the excitement by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!


Braid Recap: 365 Days of Braids

Have you been keeping up with #365DaysofBraids? We're already on Day 224! This week included: Zipper Crown Braid, Dutch Fishtail Crown Braid, Half Up Mini Loop Braid, Cornrow Braided Fauxhawk, Half Up Loop Braid, Braid and Bun, and French Fishtail Low Bun. Keep up with the excitement by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!


POPSUGAR: #100HairDays

Love this article by  on Popsugar to cover my 100 hairdays challenge! See the full article:



100 Days of Beach Waves, Braids, and Rainbow Hair

You know the drill: your alarm goes off, you snooze, finally get out of bed, shower, and then head to your vanity where you think, "What the heck am I going to do with my hair today?" Wearing the same style over and over again (I know I rely on the low ponytail way too much) can be totally boring, especially during Halloween and holiday party season. When I saw celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa dominate the 100-day hair challenge on Instagram, I was totally inspired. Sarah is the genius behind the Beachwaver curling iron (my personal favorite — it spins on its own!), as well as a plethora of other handy tools, including a portable hair iron. She took on this challenge wholeheartedly sharing looks that included innovative braids, waves, bold colors, and retro influences. It's pretty epic.

"I have always loved braiding hair, painting, DIY art, and home-decorating projects," she told me. "I love the concept of 'hair as art' and find it to be such a moldable, creative medium. I drew inspiration from old Hollywood imagery, nature, and my celebrity clients. One of my favorite portions of the #100HairDays was creating different hairstyles from over the decades. A celebrity makeup artist and friend of mine, Gianpaolo, wanted to do my makeup, so we teamed up on creating some of the '20s-'60s looks, which was such a treat! Aside from the decades series, I also had fun creating the long pink fishtail braid and wearing funky colored wigs!"

One of the things she learned from doing this was that it's a real commitment. Even if it was 11 p.m., she made sure to post a new photo so as not to let her Instagram followers down. And would she do it again? Totally, she confirmed. "I know that hair can change the way you look, because I change the hair of my clients all the time, so it was interesting to see how you can be perceived differently when you change your hair," she explained. "My goal was to always be creative so that meant styling my hair in looks I've never thought of trying before, even if that meant stepping out of my hair comfort zone."

See the full article and pictures HERE