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QVC Red Carpet Beauty

After the Oscars, we stayed in sunny Los Angeles for the QVC Red Carpet Beauty event! Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa recreated red carpet looks using the Beachwaver S.75 and S1. We had so much fun meeting all the influencers and editors who attended. It was an honor that The Beachwaver was included as one of this year's hottest beauty trends. Thank you to Ali & Jay for providing Sarah with this gorgeous dress!

 


 

Lea Michele : Sleek Topknot

Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa styled Lea Michele last night for Elton John's 24th Annual Oscar Viewing Party. She gave Lea a gorgeous sleek topknot using the new Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron. We can't get enough of Lea's entire look, with beautiful makeup by Lauren Andersen and styling by the talented Brad Goreski. For more behind-the-scenes photos, check out this incredible article on The Coveteur


 
 

Girls Trip to Hawaii

After a memorable night at the Hollywood Beauty Awards, besties Sarah Potempa, Lea Michele, Emily Potempa and Stevi Christine spent the week in Hawaii on an epic girls trip. There was no shortage of Instagram-worthy views, strolls on the beach, green juice, and of course...gorgeous braids and beachwaves! Below are some of our favorite photos from the trip of a lifetime. 

 


 
 

Hollywood Beauty Awards

We are so proud that the Beachwaver won "Product of the Year" from the Hollywood Beauty Awards!  It was a very special night because Lea Michele presented our founder Sarah Potempa with the award. The two beauties walked the red carpet together and stopped for interviews before heading into the event, which celebrated the "architects of beauty." 


 
 

Half-Up Heart Loop

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Whether you're spending time with the girls or have a date with your sweetheart, this easy heart hairstyle is a great one to try for your night out.

 

Step 1: Curl the hair with the Beachwaver PRO. Once all of the curls cool, spray the On Set Styling Brush with a flexible hairspray and brush through the curls for soft, loose waves.
Step 2: Pull two small sections of hair from each side of the head and secure them into a ponytail in the back of the head.
Step 3: Take another two sections of hair directly below the first sections and pull them to the back of your head. Create a loop on either side by weaving them over and under the first sections.
Step 4: Secure the remaining hair from both sections with an elastic to complete the heart shape.
 

 
 

Criss-Cross Braids

Step 1: Curl 1" sections of hair with the Beachwaver PRO.
Step 2: Create two small, three strand braids on either side of the head behind the ear. Secure each with a clear elastic.
Step 3: Criss cross the braids in the back of the head and secure with a bobby pin behind the opposite ear.
Step 4: Add a fun accessory to dress up the look. Be creative! We turned one of our favorite necklaces into a headband by clasping it at the top of the head so that the jewels framed the hair beautifully.

 
 

Faux Bob

Step 1: Curl smaller sections of hair with the Beachwaver PRO to get gorgeous texture. To use the PRO: Select L (left) or R (right) based on the side you are curling, and clamp the hair leaving a bit of the ends out. Press the "GO" button to start the rotation. Release "GO" to stop the rotation. Hold for 3-4 seconds, open the clamp to release straight down.
Step 2: Use the Wrap Up to create a faux bob. To use the Wrap Up: open it, slide the hair through, pinch it closed, wrap it under and bend it in so that your hair is in a faux bob.
Step 3: Secure into place with bobby pins. 
Step 4: Pull out a few pieces of hair around the face to add piecey texture.

 
 

Australia Pop-Up Shop

The Beachwaver Co. is bringing our signature Victoria's Secret waves to Brisbane! Join us at Topshop Brisbane CBD for our Beachwaver Bar, where we'll be styling complimentary beachwaves with the Beachwaver PRO 1" when you spend $80 or more. See below for the dates and times of our pop up shop and come make waves with us! 

DATE

TIME

Thursday, January 12

12:00pm-8:00pm

Friday,  January 13

12:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday,  January 14

10:00am- 5:00pm

Sunday, January  15

10:00am- 5:00pm

Thursday, January 19

12:00pm-8:00pm

Friday,  January 20

12:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday,  January 21

10:00am- 5:00pm

Sunday, January 22

10:00am- 5:00pm

 


 
 

Holiday Gift Guide

Now you can get the iconic Victoria's Secret hair and make up look at home with Sarah Potempa's holiday gift guide! 
1. Beachwaver Co. White Limited Edition Beachwaver®S1  beachwaver.com
2. Keranique  Lift and Repair Treatment Spray
3. Keranique Shampoo & Conditioner Keranique.com
4. Dermalogica  Phyto Replenish Oil dermalogica.com
5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyelinerstilacosmetics.com