25 April 2024

How To: Sarah Potempa adds an Extra Bounce to the Victoria’s Secret Show!

Whether it is the spectacle, the lingerie, the award-winning musicians, the most charismatic models in the world, or fabulous trend-setting hair, Victoria’s Secret show is broadcasted internationally unlike any other runway in the world.

Celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Potempa, was the mastermind behind the looks that took over this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and used her line, the Beachwaver, to complete the looks. She created this tool for her own stylists at her salon and wants to share the secret with professional hairstylists all over the country.

She explains to ESTETICA how to recreate the beachy styles of the night that dominated the show and afterparty, including looks created for Jaclyn Hill, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Sara Sampaio, and Rachel Hilburt. These looks are perfect for the modern muse who wants effortless, beautiful hair that lasts.

Runway Show How To:

1. Prep hair with a mega lift volumizing mousse and blow dry up with the Beachwaver Co. Pro Dryer. Loosely blow dry hair to create natural volume with a natural part. Bring all hair forward and separate in to the left and right sides. Start by sectioning hair from the bottom up using the Beachwaver Co. Darby Clip.

2. Using the Beachwaver® S1, clamp near the ends of your hair, leaving about 1” out at the ends. Then, press the arrow away from your face. The curling iron does all the work for you by rotating in both directions. You control the temperature, the speed and the rotation, so it works on all hair types and textures. Continue to curl up in large 2” sections as you move your way up. Then repeat on the other side.

3. Spray a flexible hairspray on the Beachwaver Co. On Set Styling Brush, which is a combination of boar bristle and nylon bristles. Brush out all the waves. Finish by smoothing the ends with a lightweight shine serum.

Tip: If you have curly or frizzy hair, try the Beachwaver Co. Mini Touch Up Iron (which was also used on some of the girls backstage the VS Fashion Show)


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