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Sarah styles: Miranda Cosgrove


I was so excited when I found out I'd be styling Miranda Cosgrove for Big Morning Buzz Live! I used the Beachwaver Pro on her to give her bouncy beachwaves. Miranda has been promoting her partnership with the NFL as the Tweens/Juniors Apparel brand ambassador. Her makeup was done by the amazing Kristin Hilton.





Around campus: Lauren


Hello all! My name is Lauren and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am a junior at the gorgeous University of Arizona, working towards a journalism major with minors in, both, fashion and business and I am looking to go into the public relations industry after I finish my degree. Ever since I was younger, I’ve been obsessed with finding new ways to style my hair. I get bored very easily and love finding new ways to dress myself up. When I heard about the Wrap Up I was ecstatic!

I have incredibly thick hair and using the Wrap Up helped me make a clean bun with little effort or time. It’s so simple to create different types of buns for all kinds of events. Regardless of the occasion you’re using it for, the Wrap Up always gives off a clean look. You can use it for anything from high buns to low ballerina buns. I have trouble wearing my hair natural, due to its thickness and frizz so the Wrap Up was the perfect new hair accessory for me.

I simply wake up and brushed out my hair, put my hair into a high ponytail, and inserted the Wrap Up, following the directions that it came with. It was easy and I couldn’t believe how quickly my hair was done. It cut down on my morning routine and made it incredibly easy to get out of the house on time. This trouble-free and cost efficient product has made it so simple for me to go from my natural, thick and untamed hair to an effortless and clean-cut bun that I love showing off in public. It’s an incredibly product and easy for everyone to use. I could not be more excited to own one of my own because personally, I plan on creating new types of buns with it for every occasion!





Around Campus: LOGAN


My name is Logan Bykofsky, and as a new social media intern for Sarah Potempa Hairstyling Tools I couldn’t have been more excited to try out the Wrap Up this week on all my friends! Classes are in full swing already at Penn State, and my friends and I are always running out of our apartments and hustling from class to class and sometimes also dealing with extreme temperamental weather conditions. With such busy schedules its not always easy to find cute, easy and (most importantly) quick hairstyles that we can do ourselves before heading out the door every morning to take on the day.

I showed my roommates the Wrap Up this week and they were ecstatic! In less than two minutes my roommate had a super cute and trendy top knot that completely transformed her look from messy to chic and stylish. With just a hair tie and a brush in hand, the Wrap Up was able to work its magic on one of my roommates’ undone hair. She loved the Wrap Up because they could utilize the tool to make a messy bun to wear at home, to class or just for hanging out; but could also make a clean and tight top knot to wear on weekends or nights out in downtown State College. After testing out the product on her, she threw on a super cute headband to be the finishing detail on her new look and kept the Wrap Up in her hair for the entire rest of the day!

The Wrap Up allows for such a large variety of looks that all take only a matter of minutes to complete and it works on all hair types, as well as fits snuggly in your purse or backpack so you can change your hairdo on the go.






Hello everyone! My name is Maddie Stemm and I am a student at  the University of Cincinnati. I recently became a social media intern for Sarah Potempa and it has been a pleasure getting to intern for the company! While at UC, I met one of my best friends to this day and decided to feature her in my first blog.

The constant struggle for my friend Che, is that her hair is frizzy and she has days where her hair goes wild.  Luckily for her, Sarah Potempa’s outstanding products have solved her bad hair day problems for good! Sarah’s hip and innovative brush, the Mini Styling Brush, tames her pesky frizz and fits easily in her bag to take anywhere around campus.

The Wrap Up creates a perfect bun every time within seconds. Che’s perfect bun is a great look for any occasion. It’s quick and easy for her on-the-go college lifestyle and great for formal occasions too! Let the Wrap Up perfect your bad hair days too!

Here's how to get the look:

Step 1: Pull hair into a secure ponytail.

Step 2: Open the Wrap Up and pull hair through the center hole.

Step 3: Slide the Wrap Up down to the ends of the hair.

Step 4: Roll hair upward until you reach the ponytail.

Step 5: Bend both sides of the Wrap Up down and around.

Step 6: Pull hair around to cover ends of the Wrap Up.




Apple Picking & buns

My name is Bri Castro and I am honored to be one of the new social media interns for the Sarah Potempa team. I am currently attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and I am studying public relations and communication. 

I saved my socks for my feet and used my new Wrap Up to create a perfect up do for a day of apple picking!

In Southern California, fall season is almost nonexistent. The closest we get to wear fluffy scarves and pretty pea coats is simply pinning them on Pinterest. Fall fashion may be in our dreams, but there are still traditions to withhold.

If you have already ordered your pumpkin spice latte, made a trip to the local pumpkin patch, or like me, go apple picking then you are doing the fall season right!

I went to the Riley’s Farm to pick apples and to learn about the different types of apples they grow. I wore my hair in an undone up do using my new wrap up. It is amazing that I can style my hair in 5 minutes, and since it is over 100 degrees, the wrap up creates a perfect up do for this hot weather.

I spent the day learning about the different types of apples that grow on the orchid and their unique names, like “Red Fuji” or “Golden Delicious”. While I was picking apples, it was nice to have my hair out of my face, but in a stylish way of course.

Before I posed for some photos, I used my Mini On Set Styling Brush to take away any flyaways that I did not want. It is great to have this mini brush in my purse ready to smooth away my curly hair!

 Apple picking is definitely a must do for fall and I had a lot of fun learning about them! The Wrap Up has been added to my go to hairstyles and this trip was just the start. Where have you worn your wrap up this fall season?







Clearwater, FL
20505 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL  33764  
Dates: 10/10/2014, 10/17/2014,
Time: 12-4pm

Columbus, GA
5550 Whittlesey Blvd,
Columbus, GA 31909
Dates: 10/17/2014, 10/24/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Maywood, NJ   
45 Spring Valley Ave
Maywood, NJ 07607      
Date: 10/10/2014
Time: 1-5pm

El Paso, TX (East)
864 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX 79928
Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Henderson, NV
543 N. Stephanie Street
Henderson, NV 89014    
Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 12-4pm

El Paso, TX
8889 Gateway Blvd. West, Suite
(The Fountains at Farah)
El Paso, TX 79925
Date: 10/12/2014
Time: 12-4pm


Plano, TX
721 N Central Expy
Plano, TX 75075
Date: 10/12/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Tucson, AZ
4368 N. Oracle
Tucson, Arizona 85705
Date: 10/17/2014
Time: 12-4pm 

Ramsey, NJ
1255 New Jersey 17
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Date: 10/17/2014
Time: 1-5pm

El Paso, TX (WEST)
813 Sunland Park Dr
El Paso TX 79912
Date: 10/18/2014
Time: 12-4pm

North Wales, PA
1221 Knapp Road
Montgomery Square
North Wales, PA 19454
Date: 10/18/2014
Time: 12-4pm







Tucson, AZ
5870 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
Date:  10/18/2014
Time: 12-4pm

East Plano, TX
721 North Central Expressway Suite 300
East Plano, Texas 75075
Date: 10/19/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Chandler, AZ
7131 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226
Date: 10/24/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Clifton, NJ
225 Allwood Rd #3
Clifton, NJ 07012
Date: 10/24/2014
Time: 1-5pm

Las Vegas, NV
9857 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 12-4pm

Oro Valley, AZ
1875 N Oracle Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 12-4pm  







This flapper look is all that jazz and so easy to recreate! All you need is the Beachwaver Pro, Wrap Up and this pretty feather flapper headwrap from Icing.

Step 1: Create a deep side part.

Step 2: Divide hair into three sections: Left, Right and Back. 

Step 3: Select "R" on the Beachwaver® Pro.

Step 4: Select a 1-inch piece of hair, clamp the hair all the way and the bottom and hold "GO" to start the rotation. Be sure to keep the hair in the same spot on the barrel, as you want to create a tight curl. We have a great tutorial here so that you can see exactly how a roller set is done using The Beachwaver Pro. 

Step 5: Release hair and clip the curl with a metal duckbill clip. Repeat this and continue to curl 1-inch sections. 

Step 6: Allow the curls to cool.

Step 7: Remove clips, and spray hair with a flexible hold hairspray

Step 8: Using the Wrap Up, create a faux bob. Tutorial here.

Step 9: Spray hair with a flexible hold hair spray like Aussie's Sprunch Spray to finish off the look!




The best part of a sugar skull look, is that you can play around with what kind of colors you want to incorporate. We decided to use big purple flowers, a sequined mesh black flower and two Wrap Ups. Here what we did:

Step 1: Section your hair in half horizontally and create two side ponytails.

Step 2: Create a bun using the Wrap Up on the bottom ponytail.

Step 3 & Step 4: Create a bun using the Wrap Up on the top ponytail. 

Step 5: Add in the flowers in between both buns and all the way to the top of your head.


HALLOWEEN: Fiesty Feline


We took the classic cat costume and put a spin on it by using the Beachwaver Pro, Wrap Up and fun faux leather cat ears!

Step 1: First, part your hair by sectioning it right down the center of your head with a Darby Clip and secure that section into a ponytail.

Step 2: Using the Wrap Up, create a bun at the top of your head.

Step 3: Gather up the rest of your hair into a pony tail right underneath the bun.

Step 4: Curl the ponytail with the Beachwaver Pro and allow the curls to cool.

Step 5: Lastly, twist your ponytail into one big curl.



Hop into Halloween with this cute bunny look using these pink and white sequin bunny ears, which also comes with a fluffy cotton tail from Icing.

Step 1: Start by using the Beachwaver Pro to curl your hair into tight curls.

Step 2: After your curls have completely cooled, use a comb to tease your hair starting at the roots and working your way out.

Step 3: Spray your locks with a flexible hold hairspray, we always suggest Aussie's Sprunch Spray and you're all set!