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Sarah Potempa

Beachwaver

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Sarah PotempaBeachwaver
 
4.9

(based on 40 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Effective (31)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Good value (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal hair (12)
    • Limpness/lifelessness (8)
    • Color-treated hair (7)
    • Dry/damaged hair (6)
    • Frizziness/flyaways (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (14), Product junkie (13), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (24), Wavy hair (12)

    Reviewed by 40 customers

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    5.0

    Worth every penny

    By KMS10

    from Texas

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Limpness/Lifelessness
      • Normal Hair

      Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

      The Beachwaver is 100% the investment. It works well & gives you perfectly curled hair that actually lasts. Plus, it comes with a one-year warranty, not that I expect to use it. So glad my friend talked me into buying one!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best tool ever of my life

      By Ado Potato

      from Newport Beach, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Brainless
      • Makes Your Hair Rad
      • Takes Five Minutes

      Cons

      • That I Can't Marry It

      Best Uses

      • Making You Look Awesome

      Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

      Ok honestly...this is the raddest beauty tool I've ever owned. Best money I've ever spent. I've always been good at doing makeup, but the hair thing always got me. I have naturally wavy hair that just is always a disaster. I got a hair wand that just was a catastrophe so I decided to try this. I have no patience for the time it takes to blow dry and straighten my hair, let alone add curl. I used this and my hair was gorgeous in literally five minutes. This tool is brainless. Right out of the box, I turned it on and used it and I looked like a rockstar. Freaking amazing product. All I hope is that this thing doesn't break. I love it so much and it was so expensive, if it busts I will die.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sarah, you're a life saver!!

      By mommy of 3

      from westmont, Il

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Frizziness/Flyaways

        Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

        I'm a very busy mom of 3! I know, it's nuts. Anyway, I used to live styling my hair, doing my makeup, but with 3 little ones, I can barely brush my hair! But, I heard about this Beachwaver from a friend who was raving about it, so I gave it a try! I could not be happier! It isasy and fast and darn it, I look good!!!

        Gotta run, but wanted to let all ,y momma friends know that we can still look hot! Just get the Beachwaver by Sarah Potempa!!!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This Beachwaver is Amazing!

        By CT Mom

        from CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

            This beachwaver gives my daughter with stick straight long hair that could never hold a curl beautiful long beach wave curls! The Conair caught hair and wasn't easy to use so we returned it. This is easy and makes great curls even for stick straight hair!If you want big wide curls it is worth every penny!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thank you Sarah

            By Stylist best friend

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Stylist

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color-treated Hair
              • Normal Hair

              Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

              Sarah -

              Thank you for inventing this incredible tool!!! I know there are knockoffs, but you are the original!!! As a stylist, I really appreciate your skill and knowledge so I want to give you props. You are truly an inspiration to us girls in the salon. Stay true to yourself and be strong!!!

              Anyway, I love the Beachwaver because I use it in my salon on my clients. It really saves my wrist and gives my clients gorgeous waves. I can do an easy roller set quickly and uniformly!!

              Love you girl!!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I LOVE this tool!

              By First Grade Teacher

              from Mississippi

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Limpness/Lifelessness
                • Normal Hair

                Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                I love this product! My hair doesn't hold curl well, but with the beachwaver, the waves still look great, even after I've slept on them! It is super easy to use and provides gorgeous waves! I receive compliments on my hair every time I use it! Highly recommend!!!

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth every penny

                By Erika

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                      This is the first review I have ever wrote. I had to because I'm in love with this beachwaver! I have tried every tool possible to get curly hair without prevail. I have naturally straight hair that holds a curl for up to two hours then goes flat. With this, my curls last all day long. I'm in love!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      best curling iron ever

                      By D

                      from Michigan

                      Comments about Sarah Potempa Beachwaver:

                      Seriously the easiest/ fastest curling iron I've ever used. I recommend for anyone, but especially people like me who's hair doesn't hold a curl. With this iron my curls look the same three days later! Love love love.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                      (14 of 15 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

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                          • Q:

                            Does it work on frizzy wavy hair? Or do I have to straighten my hair first before I use it?
                            Asked on 3/13/2015 by Jihan

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The Beachwaver can be used on frizzy and wavy hair. It is not necessary to straighten or blow out prior to using.

                              Answered on 3/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is it difficult to curl the back of your head with this (do you turn it upside down to do the back)? I have shoulder length hair. Thanks
                            Asked on 2/18/2015 by Giraffee from Illnois

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              It is not difficult to curl the back of your head with the Beachwaver Pro! Split your hair in half behind your head and bring all of the hair forward. Now you have all of your hair on the left and right side and can curl as you normally would.

                              For shorter, shoulder length hair use the Beachwaver S1. It is lighter, with a shorter barrel, perfect for short hair!
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11931099

                              Answered on 2/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            What is the difference between this and the S1?
                            Asked on 2/6/2015 by Emily

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            What is the model number for this?
                            Asked on 12/24/2014 by Kelly

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The Beachwaver model number is BW1136.

                              Answered on 1/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • 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

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