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Sarah Potempa

Beachwaver

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Sarah PotempaBeachwaver
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Effective (26)
  • Gentle (5)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal hair (9)
    • Color-treated hair (6)
    • Dry/damaged hair (6)
    • Limpness/lifelessness (6)
    • Frizziness/flyaways (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (12), Product junkie (11), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (18), Wavy hair (11)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    5.0

    I'm in love with this thing....

    By Kristina2K

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Long lasting

    Cons

    • Buttons Are Tricky
    • Gets really hot

    Best Uses

    • Curls
    • Waves

    Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

    Wow, this thing really does what it says. I honestly thought I'd return it but it has turned out to be great.

    I have really long, coarse asian hair and I love the wavy look that's so popular now. I've spent time and money looking at different irons and curlers and this by far is the best. A lot of hot rollers make my hair look good for about 2-3 hours but inevitably the rollers are never hot enough and my hair falls. The Beachwaver can get up to 450 degrees, so not only does it curl quickly, the curls lasted me all day at work and going out to dinner afterwards.

    There's just one drawback to having the waver get so hot, I did burn my fingers twice and a small part of my ear. I think once I learn and master how to use it, it will be no problem. Unfortunately the buttons in the middle are a little awkwardly placed and this contributed to me burning myself. I accidentally hit the spin button while I was paused and got it too close to my ear.

    Overall, this is a great curling iron and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it works. I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you have hard to curl (or retain curl) hair!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the price

    By Lacey

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

        This is the first curling iron I've ever owned as I have religiously flat ironed my hair for over 10 years, and then went to a salon anytime I wanted waves or a blow out. No more professional blowouts for me as this makes doing my hair at home, and getting the same blowout results, so easy. I have been using the iron for about a month now, and I have never consistently gotten so many compliments on my hair. It gives me the exact beach waves that I have been wanting but did not know how to get.

        There is a learning curve with this iron, but after 3-4 uses, I am getting much more efficient at using it. (Note that I read a ton of reviews and watched a lot of tutorial videos before purchasing and using for the first time.) I have thick hair, and a lot of it, that is naturally curly/wavy. To describe the length, it hits just above my chest and has long layers. It takes me about 10 minutes to blow dry my hair and 40 minutes to curl, so I only do my hair 2-3 a week. The curls LAST for days with the products I use, and I can touch up the strands that frame my face in just a couple minutes if I have to.

        When I purchased this, since I was already splurging, I also purchased the same brand's Prep It comb and derby clips, which I highly recommend as well for making the curling process a breeze.

        Money saving tips: hold out until it goes on sale (not sure how often that is) and/or until you have a 20% coupon, and use those Ulta rewards that you have been saving up. I also purchased this through the Bank of America WorldPoints Mall, which gave me 4x the amount of credit card points for the purchase than if I bought it at the store or just through the website alone. Add free shipping and the Reward points you'll get from Ulta and on your credit card, and then you won't feel so bad about paying so much for a dang curling iron (even though it is worth every penny).

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Loved it but....

        By christyde

        from Nj

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Limpness/Lifelessness
          • Normal Hair

          Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

          I loved my beachwaver but after about 30 uses over a period of 1 1/2 years the product stopped working. I contacted the company for help. Considering the price, I wanted to see if they would help me or try to replace it...They offered me a new one pretty much at full price. I was disappointed because it is an investment.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Product EVER

          By Kelly

          from DC

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Holding Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Hair
            • Limp Hair
            • Thin hair

            Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

            I've had my Sarah Potempa Beachwaver for over two years now and it is still my favorite beauty product I've ever bought. It's the easiest curling iron you'll ever use. I have thin, straight hair that usually never holds a style, but with the beachwaver, my curls/waves are in tact until I wash my hair. It's seriously that good. I've tried the beachwaver on all of my friends and it works on all of their different hair type, cuts, styles and lengths. Two of my friends have bought the beachwaver too, after I had them try mine. It is super easy to use and I'm still finding little tricks to make my hair look better each time. Different heat settings and different widths of sections of hair you do at a time will produce different looks.. tight ringlets, loose waves, etc.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By MrsBrown

            from Beckley, WV

            Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

            The Beachwaver was a God send to me! I am terrible at curling my own hair. But this makes me look like I just stepped out of the salon with my beautiful waves! It's very pricey, but well worth it. You will not regret it!!!

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            OBSESSED!

            By Sanja S.

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                I have never written a review before but this product was just SO AMAZING that I needed to tell anyone and everyone about it! My BFF, K, recommended it and at first I was skeptical about spending $200 on 'just another curling iron'. One night, I watched her get ready with it and saw how easy it was (her hair always looks amazing but she literally did it in 7 minutes!) The next day I went out and bought my very own! Now let me tell you a little about me: 1) I have very very thick hair 2) I don't know how to curl my hair or how to use curling irons 3) my hair is in a bun 99.9% of the time as a result. Well I was having date night with my husband and finally tried my Beachwaver. The results BLEW ME AWAY. It was so easy to use! It literally curled my hair itself, my hands just held it! The curls looked gorgeous and I'm on day 3 today and my hair is beautifully wavy and just perfect!
                This product is totally worth the splurge!! If you're like me who loves pretty hair but doesn't know what she's doing, this is for YOU.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE LOVE LOVE

                By MairinB

                from baltimore, MD

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Limpness/Lifelessness
                  • Normal Hair

                  Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                  This styling tool is probably the best thing out there right now. I have been wearing my hair the same way for about 7 years now and am happy to say that with the Beachwaver I am able to try all different types of curly styles, I love the easy going wave it gives my hair and after a couple trial runs it becomes incredibly easy to use and I can curl my whole head in about 10 minutes. Love it!!!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Dana

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                      I was intrigued by this product, so I planned on just trying this iron out and most likely returning it. Unfortunately for my wallet, I fell in love and will be keeping it. It makes you hair look absolutely beautiful. Only problem I have is that my particular beachwaver did not contain the clips it is supposed to come with. I will go to the store to exchange my iron for one that includes all contents.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      In Love

                      By Caity

                      from Merrillville, IN

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                          I am absolutely in love with this. I have NEVER written a review for ANYTHING! However I love this curling iron so much I felt like I had to! I was so hesitant to spend the money on this because I have never in my life been able to curl my hair on my own! I now can curl my own hair and have it look amazing! It really does make me feel better about my whole look! I love love love love this! Would spend the money all over again if I had to!

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Wavy Hair

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          love this!

                          By not on the beach but look like i am!

                          from WA

                          About Me Beauty Conscious

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Effective

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                              I had been wondering how people were getting that relaxed beachwave look. I just happened to come across this at the store and took a chance. So glad I did! It's easy to use and the results are great, even on my straight weave hair which I've had a hard time finding appliances that will actually curl this type of hair. This works perfectly.

                              • Hair Type:
                              • Straight Hair

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                              • Q:

                                What is the barrel width?
                                Asked on 12/12/2014 by Steph from NYC, NY

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  1", which is perfect for beachy waves, roller sets, and tight curls!

                                  Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How well does this work with shorter hair?
                                Asked on 11/24/2014 by srahn

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Beachwaver works best on hair that is shoulder length or longer.

                                  Answered on 11/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does this curling iron work well with fine/thin layered hair?
                                Asked on 11/16/2014 by Jodi

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Beachwaver works best on hair that is shoulder length or longer but can be used on all hair types and textures including fine hair. Plus it features adjustable temperature settings that range from 310-450 F, so you can adjust to a lower setting for fine hair.

                                  Answered on 11/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does it come with a warranty?
                                Asked on 11/6/2014 by shelby from menifee, ca

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Yes, the Beachwaver includes a 1-year manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase (ULTA receipt).

                                  Answered on 11/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does this product have dual voltage for travel?
                                Asked on 10/22/2014 by LG from Los Angeles, CA

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Beachwaver is not dual voltage.

                                  Answered on 10/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does this iron come with the comb and clips?
                                Asked on 10/15/2014 by ewright0290 from Lexington, VA

                                1 answer

                              • Q:

                                How short can your hair be to use the beachwaver?
                                Asked on 10/11/2014 by Jan

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Beachwaver works best on hair that is shoulder length or longer.

                                  Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                What size is the barrel?
                                Asked on 10/9/2014 by deana from lexington, ky

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  1", which is perfect for beachy waves, roller sets, and tight curls!

                                  Answered on 10/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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