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Sarah Potempa

Beachwaver

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Sarah PotempaBeachwaver
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Effective (30)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Good value (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal hair (11)
    • Color-treated hair (7)
    • Limpness/lifelessness (7)
    • Dry/damaged hair (6)
    • Frizziness/flyaways (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (13), Product junkie (13), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (23), Wavy hair (11)

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    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

      (1 of 1 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

          (1 of 1 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

            (1 of 2 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

              (1 of 1 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

                    (1 of 1 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.

                    (1 of 1 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

                    (12 of 12 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

                        (8 of 8 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

                          (4 of 5 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

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                            • 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

                            • 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
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