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QVC : Sold Out!

This past weekend, Sarah Potempa was on QVC with the Beachwaver. It's no surprise that all the Beachwavers sold out! All of the models curled their own hair and showed just how easy it is to create gorgeous, bombshell waves in minutes. The Beachwaver is a perfect Christmas present, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't worry! You can shop right here.



365 Days of Braids : This Week's Braid Recap

Time is flying! We are almost down to 1 month left of #365daysofbraids! This week had some incredible braids and included: a 3D Boxed Fishtail Braid, an Infinity Braid Ponytail, Mixed Mini Braids into a Pancaked Fishtail Braid, Peekaboo Fishtail Braid and a Three Strand Braid, Double Inverted French Braids into a Large Three Strand Braid, Loose Skinny Braid into a Knot with Two Braids + a Waterfall Braid into a Topknot. Keep up with the excitement of all #365daysofbraids by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!



Your biggest hair questions: Answered!

From dying your hair, to the washing and texture of it, this article by Good Housekeeping answers some of your biggest hair dying questions. Celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa shares some of her secrets to keeping healthy and perfectly colored hair.

Q: Is there a color that works best to cover gray?

A: Don't think you have to choose a specific color or a dark one to cover gray or to look younger. Go with what looks best on you! And consider incorporating highlights into your gray, which can be beautiful and easier to maintain.

Q: How long after I first color my hair should I wait until shampooing next?

A: Wait at least two to three days so that the color has time to oxidize and settle in.

Q: Most hair kits come with samples of shampoo and conditioner - can't I use my own?

A: Be sure to read your bottles carefully. Some shampoos and conditioners (ones that contain sulfates or are labeled "clarifying," for example) can strip away color, so you want to avoid using these right after you color your hair. The best bet would be to use the product they give you to ensure the color lasts. 

Q: How do I decide which hair color is best for my complexion?

A: The best idea? Test different colors with a wig or a colored hair extension. See how the color looks against your skin, and pick something that works for your skin tone.

The link to the full article is here


Perfect Fall Accessory: Beachwaves!

Who says beachy waves are just for the summer? We think they're the perfect Fall accessory! Here are a few favorites from our Fall photoshoot. Time to bring out some cute scarves and get beachwaving!


Hailee Steinfeld : Sexy Sleek

On Monday, Sarah styled the beautiful Hailee Steinfeld for the Z100 Jingle Ball lineup announcement at the Macy's in New York City. Sarah gave Hailee a beautiful, sleek look with her ceramic styling iron. Along side Nick Jonas, Hailee announced the lineup for Jingle Ball. In addition to many major names, Hailee will also be performing at the concert. Jingle Ball is on December 11, where Hailee will also be celebrating her 19th birthday. What a fun way to celebrate!


Get the look: 1960's

In the 1960s, hair was high and eye makeup was dramatic. Women were dressing in psychedelic prints and mismatched patterns. The popular hairstyle was the beehive, which was created in 1960 by Chicago stylist Margaret Vinci Heldt. Editors at Modern Beauty Salon asked her to create a brand new hairstyle that would wow the beauty world. Inspired by a velvet fez that she owned, she created the beehive. I love this era and I had a blast recreating this iconic hairstyle!

How the Look was Achieved:

Step 1:The hair was curled with a large barrel curling Iron, like the Beachwaver Pro. The curls were left to set and cool.

Step 2: Backcomb, backcomb, backcomb! The hair was then backcombed using a ratting comb through the entire crown of the head. They kept backcombing until the hair was nice and high.

Step 3: Once the base or “rat” had been created, they would take sections from the front of the base and smooth them back over the top of the rat and create a beehive shape. The sections were intricately placed and pinned discretely.

Step 4: The hairstyle was then sprayed with TONS of hairspray.

1960's Makeup:

Nude lips, heavy dark mascara and false eyelashes were important where the go to look in the 1960s. The bottom lashes were often painted to look longer. Popular eye shadow colors included green, blue and purple and pastel colors like corals, pinks and peach were used on their cheeks.


#100HairDays Instagram Challenge

Yesterday, the Sarah Potempa team started a #100HairDays challenge on Instagram. We would love for you to join! 

Here's how it works:

Everyday for 100 days, post a different hairstyle to your Instagram page. This means you will have 100 hair pictures on your Instagram and no two hairstyles should be the same!

Be creative. Include cute hair accessories, hats, buns, braids, straight hair, curly hair, wigs, fake bangs, hair chalk... ANYTHING! This is your chance to experiment with your hair!

Please include #100HairDays, ‪#‎SarahPotempa‬ and @SarahPotempa in your caption and include the corresponding day, i.e. Day One, Day Two, etc. If you use your BEACHWAVER™ or WRAP UP™ be sure to include @thebeachwaver and @WrapUpBun. We may just feature your look!

Example: DAY ONE: Rocking a #fishtail crown #braid today! #100HairDays #SarahPotempa @SarahPotempa