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Meet #beachwaverbabe Ginger Lu (@gingerrlu)

We met Chicago blogger Ginger Lu (@gingerrlu) at a Beachwaver® event in downtown Chicago and were instantly obsessed with her high-fashion, cool-girl style, so we sat down with her at the Peninsula Hotel to learn more about her style and her blog, mei-mei, and invited her to test drive the Beachwaver®! 

Beachwaver: You have a super successful, midwest-based blog—how do you set yourself apart from other fashion bloggers in the area?

Ginger: I think in the midwest, fashion is inspired by the aesthetic of brands like J.Crew and Lilly Pulitzer, but I pull most of my fashion inspiration from New York and L.A., so I think that sets me apart. But I think the biggest thing is that I’m really into streetwear—brands like RSVP, Virgil Abloh and Off-White. I started reading Hypebeast when I was in high school, and since then I’ve stayed up-to-date on all the cool fashion coming in from Europe and Asia…and I think that sets me apart because my style is a little edgier and a little more ‘street’ than some midwest bloggers.

Beachwaver: What are some of your other hobbies and talents?

Ginger: I play piano. I’m super into photography. I’m also designing a line of streetwear with my sister. And I have a podcast called ‘Ghosted’ about millennial dating and hookup culture.

Beachwaver: It’s freezing in Chicago right now. What are some of your style tips for getting through the winter months in the midwest?

Ginger: Layers, layers, layers. I usually wear a puffy jacket with a denim jacket underneath or a furry turtleneck sweater. Sock boots are also really in right now. I love really furry winter boots you can pair with leggings. I think being comfy in the winter is most important thing, because if you’re comfy and warm, you’re happy.

Beachwaver: What are some of your favorite places to shop in Chicago?

Ginger: That’s a hard one! I love everything in Wicker Park. I go to RSVP [Gallery] a lot. St. Alfred, Una Mae’s. And I’ve been going to Suki + Solaine recently, and Nordstrom for everyday pieces.

Beachwaver: What’s your favorite Chicago activity? 

Ginger: I just like being outside and exploring. There are so many cool things to do in the city. You can go into a coffee shop and meet really cool artists and musicians..I’ve met some of my really good friends just out at events or exploring the city.

Beachwaver: Today was your first time using the Beachwaver®—what did you think?!

Ginger: OK, I’m terrible at doing my hair—all my friends can testify to this. And [the Beachwaver®] is honestly the easiest tool I’ve ever used. It’s super easy, and my hair looks awesome right now. Plus, if I can use it, anyone can. 


 

QVC : Sold Out!

This past weekend, Sarah Potempa was on QVC with the Beachwaver. It's no surprise that all the Beachwavers sold out! All of the models curled their own hair and showed just how easy it is to create gorgeous, bombshell waves in minutes. The Beachwaver is a perfect Christmas present, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't worry! You can shop right here.

 


 
 

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

 


 
 

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!