Now that the weather is sunny and warm, and with festival season in full bloom, it’s time to get prepped and perfected to achieve that must-have mane that will win you the spotlight. From beachwaves to braids, Sarah Potempa, celebrity hairstylist and inventor of the Beachwaver, has everything you need to know in order turn heads all weekend (and festival season) long!
Scroll down below and check out these swoon-worthy styles and beautiful braids to rock.
Step 1: Make a heavy side part. Take the top section of hair and lightly back brush with The Beachwaver Co. Mini On Set Brush for volume.
Step 2: Create two French braids, one across the side of the head and the other starting at the ear and curving down around the hairline.
Step 3: Pull the hair into a ponytail, leaving the bottom braid out. Wrap the braid around the ponytail and secure with a pin.
Step 4: Loosely curl the remaining hair in the ponytail with The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1.25.
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.
Step 4: Smooth the ends with The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron.
Tiered Bubble Ponytail Braid
Step 2: Create an inverted French braid down the center of the head and secure with a clear elastic at the crown of the head.
Step 3: Make two 3 strand braids on either side of the head and add them to the ponytail, securing with a clear elastic 1 inch below the first. Create two more 3 strand braids one inch below, securing with a clear elastic.
Mixed Braids and Waves
Step 2: Create a fishtail braid on each side of the head. Pancake the braids by gently tugging at the edges to give them more texture and fullness. Add a three strand braid on one side of the head and pin it back over the fishtail.