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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


 
 

The Beachwaver : Official Hair Sponsor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The countdown is on! Only 6 more days until the Beachwaver heads to New York to style the VS Angels for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! Be sure to follow @thebeachwaver and @sarahpotempa on Instagram and Beachwaver Co on Facebook for exclusive behind the scenes photos. And don’t forget to tune in for the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday, December 8, 10/9C, on CBS!


 
 

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!


 
 

Emily Blunt: Golden Heart Awards

As usual, Emily Blunt looked beautiful at last night's Golden Heart Awards in NYC! With fresh-faced makeup and dress by Michael Kors, Sarah completed the look with soft, relaxed waves. To give the illusion of shorter hair, she pulled the waves loosely into a low, knotted braid- simply stunning. 

 


 
 

This Week's Braid Recap

Time is flying, as we are already on day 288 of #365daysofbraids! This week had some gorgeous braids and included: a Double Waterfall Braid into a Loose Fishtail Braid, a thick Dutch Five Strand Braid, a Topsy Turvy into a Pancaked Fishtail Braid, Relaxed Five Strand Braid, A French Five Strand Braid into a Three Strand Braid, Mini Braids and Beachwaves + Pancaked French Side Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!

 


 
 

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!


 
 

Jessica Biel : Beautifully Beachwaved

On Monday, Jessica Biel made an appearance in New York for the Clinton Global Initiative and Good Morning America. Wearing a beautiful floral pattern dress, she sported gorgeous beach waves by Sarah Potempa. Jessica Biel spoke about her campaign "If You Don't Tell Them, Who Will" in which she explained the importance of women and girls learning more about their bodies and reproductive health education.  Also that day, she performed a quick outfit change and was spotted in a fun snake print dress and amazing beach waves by Sarah for a filming of The Today Show.