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Get the Look: 2 Easy Date Night Hair Styles

Let’s be honest, finding the perfect hair style for date night (or GNO!)—one that’s just the right balance between chic and casual—isn’t always easy. The ideal style should not only be cute, but also quick—something you can achieve between the office and your 7:00 dinner rez.

These two style ideas for a night on the town are just that. Simple and elegant, each only require one accessory to pull off, and you can master them both in five minutes. Here’s how!

1. Curl your hair with the Beachwaver S1, securing the clamp near the ends of your hair for polished, glam waves.

2. On one side of your head, take two one-inch sections, and twist them both away from your face, then cross the section farthest from your face over the front section. Add hair from the top of your head to one of the strands. Twist, and cross the sections. Continue until you reach the ends, then clip out of the way. 

3. Repeat on the other side, then secure both rope braids together in the back with a clear elastic.

4. Finish by adding a Beachwaver® Velvet Barrette Bow! 

 

 

1. Curl your hair with the Beachwaver S1, securing the clamp near the ends of your hair for polished, glam waves.

2. Section out two diagonal pieces of hair on each side. 

3. Bring the pieces together into a ponytail, and secure with a clear elastic.  

4. Grab your Half Up

5. Secure the Half Up near the ends of the pony. 

6. Roll the Half Up forward, toward your crown. 

7. Pinch the ends together, and roll downward. 

8. Arrange hair around Half Up to conceal. 


 

Emily Blunt's Elegant Crown Braid

If there's one person who loves braids and waves as much as our founder and celeb stylist Sarah Potempa, it's Emily Blunt! When Sarah styled her hair for a charity gala for the American Institute for Stuttering in NYC Monday night, Emily opted for a soft, ethereal crown braid (accentuated with face-framing Beachwaves) to match her stunning Christian Dior gown. 

Here, Sarah shares all the deets on how she did it! 

1. Curl with the Beachwaver S1 for texture and volume.

2. Section the hair behind and just below the ear, and use a Darby Clip to section the rest of the hair out of the way. 


3. Separate the hair into three pieces, and begin braiding, repeating the mantra, “Left under the middle, right under the middle.” Continue to Dutch braid, adding hair from the root as you work your way around the head, leaving out a couple of the Beachwaved pieces around the hairline.


4. When you’ve gone all the way around, complete the braid to the ends of the hair, and secure with a clear elastic. Take the tail of the braid and tuck it under the side you started. Secure the ends with two bobby pins.


 
 

Emily VanCamp’s Double Braid Pony


We’re officially dubbing 2017 the year of the ponytail comeback, and in 2018, those ponies are only going to get bigger and bolder. Case in point—this gorgeous, double braid pony celeb stylist Sarah Potempa recently gave “The Resident” actress Emily VanCamp for her appearance on “The Chew.” Beachwaves? Check. Accent braids? Check. Tons of texture? Check. Here’s how Sarah did it!

1. Curl all the hair away from the face using the Beachwaver® S1.

2. Leave a few Beachwaved pieces out in the front, and create two French braids on either side of the head—one thicker than the other, for variety.

3. Bring all the hair back into a low pony, and secure with an elastic. Take a thin piece from underneath the pony, spray with hairspray and wrap it around the elastic, then secure with bobby pins on the top and bottom.


 
 

Holiday Gift Guide: The Beachwaver

If you love the look of the Victoria's Secret Angels, the Beachwaver should be at the top of your list this Christmas. 

"Official hair tool of Victoria Secret's 2015 show and rapidly becoming the favorite styling tools for celebrities and moms, this curling iron will save time and leave looking like you just left the red carpet! The technology is unsurpassed (with customized extra long barrel, digital temperature control, and Left/Right control buttons), the idea is simple and a great gift idea! Guaranteed." - Luxe Lavish Blog

Click here to check out the rest of their gift guide.

Bonus: Free shipping on  with code FREESHIP17. Ends tomorrow (12/17) at 6pm EST! Get your orders in to receive them by Christmas!