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One tool, Three different curls

The Beachwaver is an amazing tool that can create a variety of different looks. With just one tool, you can make beachy waves, gorgeous curls, or vintage waves. For a looser, beachy wave, leave about 2" of your hair out when you clamp it. For beautiful curls, clamp the hair at the very end. For vintage waves, hold the Beachwaver horizontally and as you release the curl, pin the curl up with silver clips until they cool.

For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial to create these different types of waves, check out this video

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Beachwaves at the Oscars

This year was an exciting year at the Oscars! One of our favorite parts is seeing the gorgeous dresses and beautiful hair and makeup on the red carpet. From Saoirse Ronan to Lady Gaga, beachwaves dominated the red carpet this year.

To achieve vintage waves like Lady Gaga, check out our tutorial here.

For more of a defined curl like Emily Blunt, check out our tutorial here.

To create more beachy waves, check out our tutorial here.


 
 

Tips for Beautiful Hair

1. Find your frequency.

People with thinner hair should be washing their hair more often than those with thicker hair. Thin hair can be washed every other day, while thicker hair can go every four days, or maybe even once a week.

"Nobody should be washing their hair every single day. Most people think that by washing their hair daily, that they are getting rid of the oil in their hair, but they are actually drying out their scalp even more and therefore producing more oil," says Sarah Potempa.

2. Clarify your intentions.

A clarifying shampoo is great to remove excess...


 
 

Static Hair No More

In the winter, the dry air is unavoidable, but static hair doesn't have to come along with it. We have some tips and tricks from hair experts to help subdue the static.

1. Spritz On Moisturizing Spray

 

The Best Haircuts for Your Face Shape

Ever wonder what the most flattering haircut is for your face shape? Not to worry, we've got you covered. From a round face, to a diamond, square, long, oval, or heart face, there are hairstyles to flatter each.

Oval Face:

Women with oval face shapes can go with quite a few different haircuts. Sarah Potempa says that long layers allow for movement, especially when waving your hair. Also, by adding volume to the sides of the hair, it rounds out an oval face by adding width to the face.

Diamond Face:

"The best hairstyles will create the appearance of...


 
 

Valentines Day Favorites

As Valentine's Day is coming up, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite Valentine's Day go-to's for the perfect date night:

1. Of course, the Beachwaver + Darby Clips are perfect to create beautiful beachwaves for your night out. In just minutes, your hair will be absolutely glamorous.

2. Royal Apothic Balmies and Tinties are perfect for creating a lip color that will pop and be sure to catch the attention of your date.

3. Butter London nail polish is incredible because they have every shade under the sun that would be perfect for Valentine's...


 
 

Hacks That Will Leave Your Hair Tangle-Free Forever

Tangled hair? Not a problem anymore! Check out these hacks to live life tangle-free:

In the shower
“Avoid adding water to hair that’s knotty beyond belief,” recommends celeb stylist Juan Carlos. Be sure to brush your hair before you get in the shower.

Another thing to keep your hair without tangles is to not go overboard on the amount of shampoo used in the shower. "It isn’t necessary to wash from root to tip to get shampoo ad-worthy hair," says Sarah Potempa. “The spot you should concentrate on is the roots — otherwise you risk drying out your ends,...