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New York Fashion Week : Waves

There have been so many gorgeous looks this week at New York Fashion Week. One of our favorites are the beachy waves from designers such as BCBG Max Azria, Idan Cohen, Leanne Marshall, and Project Runway.  The waves look effortlessly beautiful and compliment the incredible outfits perfectly.


Recap: #365DaysOfBraids

When did it get to be September?! Day 365 of Sarah's #365daysofbraids is rapidly approaching. This week included: Waterfall Braid Updo (done live on Periscope with Allure), Loop Braid, Fishtail Braid, Simple Braid with a beautiful hairpiece on the wonderful Jamie Chung, Relaxed Messy Side Braid, Double Dutch Fishtail Braided Updo on Lea Michele + Double Crown Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!


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!


How To: Wrap Up Bun

The Wrap Up Bun is super simple to use, and creates a beautiful, elegant bun. If you'd like a cleaner, tighter bun, first put your hair in a ponytail. Then, open the Wrap Up and insert your hair through the hole. Pinch the hole closed and slide the Wrap Up closer to the ends of your hair. Once it has almost reached the end, begin to roll the Wrap Up closer to your ponytail until you get to the top. Once you get there, wrap the Wrap Up around in order to form the shape of a bun. Pull the ends of the Wrap Up together and pull your hair around it to create a flawless bun. Similarly, there is a Half Up which can be used to create a bun for half of your hair, as pictured. It is used in the exact same way, and also creates an adorable bun.


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!


InStyle Summer Social

Our team had a blast at the InStyle Summer Social. Guests received complimentary stylings at our Beachwaver Bar while learning all about the Beachwaver S1!


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!


Spotted: Caitlyn Jenner getting glam with the Beachwaver Pro

On the new show, I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner's hairstylist, Courtney Nanson, was spotted using a Beachwaver to style Caitlyn's beautiful hair. The trending Beachwaver S1 gives the everyday person a quick and easy way to achieve the same flawless look as celebrities. It's innovative, fun, and simple to use. Similarly, the Beachwaver Pro gives professionals a way to create signature looks with the touch of a button.