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365 Days of Braids : Weekly Recap

Only a few more days left of #365daysofbraids! This week had some stunning braids and included: a Two Strand Braid + Double Waterfall Braid, a French Braid Top Knot, Side by Side Fishtail Braid Updo, Knotted Low Ponytail Braid, Fishtail Braid + Waterfall Braid + Angel Wings, Pancaked Five Strand Braid + a Fishtail Braid split into Pancaked Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all #365daysofbraids by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!


 

Braid Recap : 365 Days of Braids

Less than 1 month left of #365daysofbraids! This week had some gorgeous braids and included: a Fishtail Braided Headpiece, a Simple Half Up Braid, Half Up Double Knot Braid into a Low Knotted Braid, Zipper Braid Updo, Fishtail Braid into a Messy Bun, 11 Strand Braid (yes, eleven!) + a Fishtail Braid split into Two Braids. Keep up with the excitement of all #365daysofbraids by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!

 


 
 

Recreate Our Favorite VS After Party Looks

Between the Holiday Season kicking in and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airing December 8th, we've have our Beachwaver's ready to go! Here are four easy beachwaved after party Angel looks to re-create:
Kendall's Half Up Top Knot
Step 1: Use the Beachwaver®S1 to curl hair leaving out two inches at the end. Allow curls to cool.
Step 2: Add texture spray to the roots at the top of your hair for lots of volume.
Step 3: Pull the top section of hair into a Half Up. Pinch closed and pull to ends. Roll forward towards head and bend ends in.
Step 4: Pull out a few beachwaved strands on the side.
 
 
Taylor Hill's Loose Side Swept Beachwaves 
Step 1:  Use the Beachwaver®S1 to curl hair in larger sectoions.
Step 2: Allow Curls to cool. Then brush through with a Mini On Set.
Step 3: Part on the side for a looser undone look.
 
 
 
 
Sara Sampaio's Side Braid
Step One: Start by creating a French/Dutch fishtail braid in the back of your hair.
Step Two: Braid hair from the back to the side, creating a side braid. 
Step Three: Turn the final portion of the braid into a three-strand braid.
Step Four: Pull strands out and to the sides of your face. Beachwave these strands.
 
Rachel Hilbert's Defined Beachwaves
Step One: Create one inch sections. Clamp hair at the ends.
Step Two: Use the Beachwaver® S1 to curl hair.
Step Three: Allow hair to cool. Then gently run your fingers through hair.

 
 

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


 
 

Victoria's Secret Makeup Breakdown at the VIP Suite

Celebrity makeup artist, Nina Park glammed everyone at our VIP suite right
before the show. Nina has given us a complete breakdown on which product
to use so we can all recreate the look of the Angels!
Prep:
1. Charlotte tilbury magic cream
2. By terry baume de rose lip balm
Base:
1. Laura Mercier natural radiance primer for glow within skin
2. Chanel vita lumiere foundation applied with fingers
3. YSL touché eclat in #2 and #3 blended with fingers under eyes, around nose and mouth
4. Set face first with Boscia blotting papers and puff to take out shine. Then with Laura Mercier secret brightening powder
Eyes:
1. Charlotte tilbury eyes to mesmerize in "Jean" all over lid all with finger and tear duct
2. Shiseido cream shadow in OR313 pressed into the center
3. Nars blonde shadow in crease with blending brush
4. Chanel le stylo waterproof eyeliner in espresso lined top waterline close to base and on lid. With a liner brush, smudged the liner up. Pressed Nars coconut grove eyeshadow onto the lash line
5. 3 trios false eyelashes to the outer 3rd of the eye and 2 individual shorts in between
Cheeks:
1. Clinique hefty highlight was used on the brow bone, tops of cheek bones
2. Chanel cream bronzer used all over
3. Charlotte Tilbury bronze and sculpt to accentuate cheek bones
4. Kevyn Aucoin liquidfuschia cream blush on apples of cheeks
Lips:
1. Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk lip liner all over lips 2. Nars Bimini lipgloss in center of lips  

 
 

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show gets Beachwaved!

The Beachwaver Co. + Sarah had so much fun styling at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night!! The models looked amazing rocking their sexy glam beachwaves down the runway. Make sure to stay tuned on Instagram (@thebeachwaver and @sarahpotempa) to get more exclusive footage from the show!! The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10/9c on CBS. 

 

 


 
 

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!