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DIY Waterfall Braid

Sarah Potempa created this beautiful waterfall braid for Cosmopolitan and, in this video, teaches us how to do it step by step. All you'll need is a little mousse, a clear elastic, some bobby pins, and our new Beachwaver S1.25 for loose waves to add some texture to the hair. 

For step by step pictures, check out the full article here.


 

Ulta Beach Tour: May 8 - May 14

Have you gotten a chance to come see us at Ulta? Come by Ulta Beauty stores to see the Beachwaver in action! 
Will we be in your city? We'll be touring until the end of May, so check back weekly to see if we'll be in your area! Here's where we'll be and when:
 

Date

Time

Location

Monday, 5/9 10am-12pm

Baytowne Square:

2023 N. Prospect Ave

Champaign, IL 61822

Monday, 5/9 1pm-3pm

Hickory Point Mall:

1146 Hickory Point Mall

Forsyth, IL 62535-2088

Tuesday, 5/10 11am-1pm

Cameron Crossing:

1751 N. Central Expressway

McKinney, TX 75070

Tuesday, 5/10 3pm-5pm

The Village at Fairview:

132 Town Place

Fairview, TX 75069

Wednesday, 5/11 10am-12pm

Woodfield Village Green:

1480 Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wednesday, 5/11 1pm-3pm

Scharrington Square:

2431 W. Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Thursday, 5/12 1pm-3pm

Midtown Crossing:

4550 Pico Blvd.

Suite C321

Los Angeles, CA 90019-4232

Thursday, 5/12 5pm-7pm

West Hollywood Gateway:

7100 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

Friday, 5/13 10am-12pm

Grand Hunt Shopping Center:

6517 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

Friday, 5/13 2pm-4pm

Shoppes at Prairie Ridge:

10033 77th St

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Saturday, 5/14 11am-1pm

Deerbrook Mall:

130B South Waukegan Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

Saturday, 5/14

2pm-4pm

North Point Shopping Center:

456 E. Rand Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  Check back next week to see where we will be the following week!

 
 

Summer House - New Size Launch Party

The Beachwaver Co had a great time in Chicago at the Summer House celebrating the launch of our two new Beachwaver barrel sizes! Sarah got to demonstrate how to use the Beachwaver and share the looks the new barrel sizes create. Have you gotten your new Beachwaver size yet, whether is the Beachwaver S1.25 or the Beachwaver S.75? The new sizes are exclusive at Ulta, so be sure to get yours!


 
 

Ulta Beach Tour: May 1 - May 7

Have you gotten a chance to come see us at Ulta? Come by Ulta Beauty stores to see the Beachwaver in action! We'll be traveling around the United States and stopping by Ultas to demonstrate the Beachwaver.
Will we be in your city? We'll be touring until the end of May, so check back weekly to see if we'll be in your area! Here's where we'll be and when:
 

Date

Time

Location

Monday, 5/2 10am-12pm

University Hills Shopping Center:

2780 S. Colorado Blvd.

Denver, CO 80222

Monday, 5/2 1pm-3pm

Lakewood City Commons:

489 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

Lakewood, CO 80226

Monday, 5/2 10am-12pm

Baytowne Square:

2023 N. Prospect Ave

Champaign, IL 61822

Monday, 5/2 1pm-3pm

Hickory Point Mall:

1146 Hickory Point Mall

Forsyth, IL 62535-2088

Tuesday, 5/3 11am-1pm

Cameron Crossing:

1751 N. Central Expressway

McKinney, TX 75070

Tuesday, 5/3 3pm-5pm

The Village at Fairview:

132 Town Place

Fairview, TX 75069

Wednesday, 5/4 10am-12pm

Woodfield Village Green:

1480 Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wednesday, 5/4 1pm-3pm

Scharrington Square:

2431 W. Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Wednesday, 5/4 11am-1pm

Deerbrook Mall:

130B South Waukegan Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

Wednesday, 5/4 2pm-4pm

North Point Shopping Center:

456 E. Rand Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Thursday, 5/5 10am-12pm

Grand Hunt Shopping Center:

6517 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

Thursday, 5/5

2pm-4pm

Shoppes at Prairie Ridge:

10033 77th St

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Thursday, 5/5 1pm-3pm

Midtown Crossing:

4550 Pico Blvd.

Suite C321

Los Angeles, CA 90019-4232

Thursday, 5/5 5pm-7pm

West Hollywood Gateway:

7100 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

  Check back next week to see where we will be the following week!

 
 

DIY Coachella Hairstyles

Looking for simple, DIY Coachella hairstyles? Look no further because we've got you covered! The new Beachwaver sizes, the Beachwaver S1.25 and Beachwaver S.75, launched recently at Ulta. With these new irons and the addition of either a braid or topknot, it's easy to create a gorgeous look in just minutes.

→ Beachwaver S1.25

 

→ Beachwaver S1.25

 

Beachwaver S.75 , Half Up

   

Beachwaver S1.25

 

Check out our Instagram for more Coachella hair inspiration!


 
 

Ulta Beach Tour: April 24 - April 30

Did you get a chance to come see us at Ulta last week? Come by Ulta Beauty stores to see the Beachwaver in action! We'll be traveling around the United States and stopping by Ultas to demonstrate the Beachwaver.
Will we be in your city? We'll be touring until the end of May, so check back weekly to see if we'll be in your area! Here's where we'll be and when:
 

Date

Time

Location

Monday, 4/25 10am-12pm

University Hills Shopping Center:

2780 S. Colorado Blvd.

Denver, CO 80222

Monday, 4/25 1pm-3pm

Lakewood City Commons:

489 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

Lakewood, CO 80226

Monday, 4/25 10am-12pm

Baytowne Square:

2023 N. Prospect Ave

Champaign, IL 61822

Monday, 4/25 1pm-3pm

Hickory Point Mall:

1146 Hickory Point Mall

Forsyth, IL 62535-2088

Tuesday, 4/26 11am-1pm

Cameron Crossing:

1751 N. Central Expressway

McKinney, TX 75070

Tuesday, 4/26 3pm-5pm

The Village at Fairview:

132 Town Place

Fairview, TX 75069

Wednesday, 4/27 10am-12pm

Woodfield Village Green:

1480 Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wednesday, 4/27 1pm-3pm

Scharrington Square:

2431 W. Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Friday, 4/29 10am-12pm

Grand Hunt Shopping Center:

6517 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

Friday, 4/29 2pm-4pm

Shoppes at Prairie Ridge:

10033 77th Street

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Saturday, 4/30 11am-1pm

Deerbrook Mall

130B South Waukegan Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

Saturday, 4/30 2pm-4pm

North Point Shopping Center:

456 E. Rand Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  Check back next week to see where we will be the following week!

 
 

April Giveaway

Happy April! We have a giveaway going on on our Instagram! Take a look at everything that is included:

From the Beachwaver Co:

 

From Kai:

  • 1 Eau de Parfum
  • 1 Body Lotion
  • 1 Fragrance Candle
  • 1 Perfume Oil
  • 1 Body Butter

 

From China Glaze:

  • Assortment of Nail Polish (6)

 

From Pinch Provisions:

  • Minimergency Kit

 

From Whish:

  • Cleansing Oil
  • Self Tanner
  • Body Oil

 

From Hollywood Fashion Secrets:

  • Fashion Tape
  • Adhesive Covers
  • Deodorant Sponge
  • Fashion Emergency Kit

From Ardell:

  • Assortment of Lashes (7)
  • Lash Adhesive

 

From Tocca:

  • Emelia Eau de Parfum

 

From Capwell + Co:

  • Mia Necklace
  • Moonlight Magic Bangle
  • Stroke of Genius Bangle
  • Stepping Stones Bangle
  • Flight of Fancy Ring
  • Encore Tassel Earrings

Interested? Be sure to head over to our Instagram to enter!

 

 


 
 

Ulta Beach Tour

Come by Ulta Beauty stores to see the Beachwaver in action! We'll be traveling around the United States and stopping by Ultas to demonstrate the Beachwaver. Celebrity hairstylist and creator of the Beachwaver, Sarah Potempa, will even be visiting some Ultas to give tips and tricks on how to use the rotating curling iron (locations bolded below).
Will we be in your city? We'll be touring until the end of May, so check back weekly to see if we'll be in your area! Here's where we'll be and when:
 

Date

Time

Location

Monday, 4/18 10am-12pm

University Hills Shopping Center:

2780 S. Colorado Blvd.

Denver, CO 80222

Monday, 4/18 1pm-3pm

Lakewood City Commons:

489 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

Lakewood, CO 80226

Monday, 4/18 10am-12pm

Baytowne Square:

2023 N. Prospect Ave

Champaign, IL 61822

Monday, 4/18 1pm-3pm

Hickory Point Mall:

1146 Hickory Point Mall

Forsyth, IL 62535-2088

Tuesday, 4/19 11am-1pm

Cameron Crossing:

1751 N. Central Expressway

McKinney, TX 75070

Tuesday, 4/19 3pm-5pm

The Village at Fairview:

132 Town Place

Fairview, TX 75069

Tuesday, 4/19 2pm-4pm

Millenia Crossing:

4048 Eastgate Dr.

Orlando, FL 32839

Tuesday, 4/19 5pm-7pm

Colonial Plaza:

2654 E. Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32803-5023

Tuesday, 4/19 9am-11am

Loop West:

2609 W Osceola Pkwy

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Wednesday, 4/20 10am-12pm

Woodfield Village Green:

1480 Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wednesday, 4/20 1pm-3pm

Scharrington Square:

2431 W. Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Wednesday, 4/20 TBD

Viera Shops:

2304 Remi Dr

Viera, FL 32940

Thursday, 4/21 TBD

West Palm Beach Center:

1855 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Thursday, 4/21 TBD

The Plaza at Delray:

1636 S. Federal Hwy

Delray Beach, FL 33483 

Friday, 4/22 10am-12pm

Grand Hunt Shopping Center:

6517 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

Friday, 4/22 2pm-4pm

Shoppes at Prairie Ridge:

10033 77th Street

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Friday, 4/22 TBD

Bal Harbour Square:

1746 North Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Friday, 4/22 TBD

Miami Beach:

337 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Saturday, 4/23 11am-1pm

Deerbrook Mall:

130B South Waukegan Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

Saturday, 4/23 2pm-4pm

North Point Shopping Center:

456 E. Rand Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60004 

  Check back next week to see where we will be the following week!

 
 

Miranda Cosgove

Recently, celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa stopped by the Cosmopolitan office to style Miranda Cosgrove for these mesmerizing hair videos. Sarah styled Miranda with a Five Strand Dutch Braid, Halo Snake Braid, and a Half Up Boxed Fishtail Bun.

 

Five Strand Dutch Braid

 

Halo Snake Braid 

 

Half Up Boxed Fishtail Braid 

 

For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial, check out Cosmopolitan's article here.


 
 

10 Tips For Having the Best Hair Day Ever

Tips for the perfect hair day? Yes please!

 

1) There’s no such thing as too much texture.

If your hair can sometimes fall flat, use a dry shampoo or texture spray. Spritz at your roots, flip your head over, and work it into your hair with your fingers for a tousled, pumped-up look.

 

2) Think thermal.

Be sure to use a heat protectant before using curling irons, blow-dryers, or straighteners. Effective thermal protectants will hydrate your hair and shield it from the damaging effects of high heat.

 

3) Choose your part.

Go with how your hair falls naturally, because it makes for the easiest styling. “Just make sure that the part you create doesn’t fight with a cowlick,” adds Orlando Pita. For a more modern vibe: “I would say keep your part off-center and just slightly to one side.”

 

4) Hydrate for health.

Avoid sulfate-laden shampoos that strip hair, and reduce the frequency of your hair washes. When you shampoo your hair too often, it strips it of its natural oils. You can also use a leave-in conditioner to help hydrate your hair.

 

5) Sleep on silks (seriously!).

“Using a silk pillowcase or a satin hair bonnet is a great way to keep your hair moisturized at night,” explains Lacy Redway

 

6) Get hands-on.

Try detangling your hair with your fingers first. Then, if you  still need some more help, try using a wide-tooth comb.

 

7) Care for your color.

Step one: moisture. “Grab Aussie 3 Minute Miracle and deep-condition your hair once or twice a week,” says Sarah Potempa. “Doing so will lock in the moisture and leave your hair silky smooth.” Step two: maintenance. “Talk to your colorist about doing an at-home clear gloss between color appointments,” she advises.

 

8) Learn some shortcuts.

“With a good haircut, you can add mousse to enhance the natural wave pattern in seconds,” explains Sarah Potempa. “You do this simply by scrunching the hair up and twisting it away from the face.” For quick fixes throughout the day, try the Beachwaver Co. Mini Touch Up.

 

9) Try these smooth moves.

For smooth hair, conditioning your ends is a good start. Sarah recommends putting your hair in a braid or bun overnight to get a jump-start on smooth strands in the morning. 

 

10) Think long term.

“Spend the extra 15 minutes on the first day, and your hair will continue to look incredible with minor touch-ups,” says Sarah. With the Beachwaver, you can create your foundation of curls on day one, which will become looser, relaxed waves on day two. For days three and four, you can use that existing texture and create a braid or texturized ponytail.

 

Full article here