Behind The Hair - Sarah Potempa Blog

Beachwaver S1: LA Launch Party

We had such an amazing night at our Beachwaver S1 Launch Party this past week in Los Angeles! We had the event at The London West Hollywood on their gorgeous rooftop terrace! The sunset, palm trees, pool, and fire pits were the perfect landscape for our Beachwaver party! Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks while our stylists showed off the brand new Beachwaver S1 with complimentary stylings. Thank you to all who came out to make this event so special!


Anna Chulmsky at Veep Red Carpet

Braided crowns are sure to dazzle, and Anna Chulmsky looked striking at the premier of Veep! With a royally inspired up-do like this, you are sure to turn heads at any event, big or small.

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Here are some of my tips on how to get this look:

1. Brush hair out with the On Set Styling Brush to detangle all the hair.

2. Start in the lower back right of the hair and section out a clean semi-circle up. Hold remaining hair away with the Darby Clip.

3. French braid by taking three pieces and going right over middle left over middle, while adding pieces from the root. Continue to French braid along the hairline all the way around to the other ear. Release the clip when you get to the hairline to add that hair in.

4. Once all the hair is in the French braid, apply Aussie's Miraculously Smooth Tizz No Frizz Gel to the ends to make sure all the layers get in the braid. Wrap the tail end of the braid around to follow the braid and tuck it under. Secure with hair pins.


Hollywood Life: Retro Waves

I love Hollywood Life's get the look features! They show how to achieve the same looks you see on the red carpet with no glam squad required! This week they showed how to get Jennifer Lopez's retro waves by using the Beachwaver Pro! For the entire how to, click here!


How To: Doctors Edition

Not many people like going to 'the doctor's office,' but it is a blast when you get to spend the day with The Doctors! On the show, I showed the Doctors how to make your thin hair look fat. If you want add volume without using extensions or paying salon prices, use these three hair hacks. These tricks will be sure to give you voluminous hair in no time!

Braids, can sometimes make your hair look thinner but there is a the solution: 

Pancake Method


  • Add texture beforehand by adding dry shampoo to ends. 
  • Use two or three strands to braid.
  • Use tight braids to start, so pulling will make hair look thicker.
  • Once braided, pull each loop out a little bit to get big texture throughout.If you don't have time to worry about your hair in the morning then your solution is: 

    Overnight Buns
    • You can shower before bed to wet your hair.
    • Section your hair and begin to twist your hair away from your face forming 3 buns.
    • In the morning, untwist and style to achieve the gorgeous waves.

    If you love to wear your hair in a ponytail but it's been lacking the fullness, your solution is:

    Double Ponytail

    • Section your hair in two and use the top section to make your first ponytail
    • Gather the bottom section of hair and create a second ponytail underneath the first
    • Back brush the top ponytail and add curls in different sections, giving you a voluminous ponytail sure to turn heads


    #IGotBeachwaved: March

    March has been a fun and busy month, and I wouldn't have it any other way! Turks and Caicos was one of my many stops where I beachwaved and styled the gorgeous New York Jets Flight Crew for their swimsuit calendar! It was a fun week of sun, sand, and of course beachwaves. Some highlights of the beachwaved beauties are below and you can also keep up with my Instagram for more behind the scenes fun from Turks and Caicos!



    How to: Braided Head Piece

    You'll be sure to turn heads with this braided hair style! It's the perfect look for the upcoming music festival season and is so quick and easy to do on yourself. 

    Step 1: Using a comb, part hair so there is an even one inch section in the center of your head.  

    Step 2: Starting from the back of the head, do an inverted french braid until you reach the front. 

    Step 3: Separate the section of hair in the front into two sections. Braid each side and pin behind hair.  



    Allure 7 Best Instagrams

    Thank you Allure for naming my Instagram one of seven Instagrams to follow for hair inspiration! I love posting all the looks I do and I'm glad that it can help others be creative as well. If you aren't following me, start today @sarahpotempa


    Ok Magazine Spring Beauty Awards

    We are all so excited that the Beachwaver S1 was selected as a winner in the coveted OK! Magazine Spring Beauty Awards!  The article features 35 products that will change your life and we are so happy that the S1 is one of them.


    New York Live: Beachwaver S1

    Style Contributor Rebekah George shares the hottest new hair innovations on the market. The new Beachwaver S1 made it! You can watch the clip below: