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#CurlForEveryGirl Marissa

Meet Marissa! She has very thick, curly hair and we are in awe of her transformation using the Beachwaver® S1.25. The Beachwaver® helps to tame frizz and leaves hair  feeling smooth. The new bigger S1.25 is great for creating gorgeous waves if you have long hair! #CurlForEveryGirl


 

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!


 
 

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!


 
 

Get the Look: Fishtail Half Up

Add a spin on the classic half up hairstyle with Fishtail braided strands, and beachwaves - simple, classy, yet unique. 
Before the braiding begins, grab your Beachwaver Pro to add those beachywaves.
Half Up Crown Braid:
Step 1: Grab a small portion of hair on the right side of your head and separate into two equal sections. 
Step 2: Pull a skinny strand from the left section, and cross that strand over to the section on the right. Then pull a skinny strand from the right section and cross that strand back over to the left section.
Step 3: Repeat, pulling strands from opposite sides, until your fishtail reaches the ends of your hair. Hold braid in place with a bobby pin while you braid the other side.
Step 4: Recreate the braid on the left side of your head with another small portion of hair.
Step 5: After both braids are completed, merge the two and finish with a regular three strand braid.

 


 
 

Get the Look: Fishtail Braid Bun

Fishtail braids are the perfect way to spruce up your everyday hairstyle. Don't let the intricate look intimidate you from trying it out for yourself! 

Classic fishtail braid:

1: Prep damp hair with a flexible mousse, like Aussie Sprunch and Leave-In Conditioner. Gather all your hair over to one side of your head, and separate your hair into two equal sections on that side.

2: Pull a skinny strand from the left section, and cross that strand over to the section on the right. Then pull a skinny strand from the right section and cross that strand back over to the left section.

3: Repeat, pulling strands from opposite sides, until your fishtail reach the ends of your hair. To create a fuller, messy style, lightly tug the braid, tugging pieces outward to loosen them. 

Fishtail bun:

1: Weave a classic fishtail at the nape of your neck.

2: Coil it into a bun, and pin in place with hairpins.

3: Spritz on light-hold hairspray.