Halloween How-Tos From Sarah Potempa
With Halloween a week away, the pressure is on to assemble the perfect look. Luckily, if you’re in need of some inspiration celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa has created two DIY looks that are trick-or-treat worthy and easily replicated!
For all the caffeine addicts out there, Sarah created her take on everyone’s favorite Coffee Mermaid by creating effortless waves using the Beachwaver Pro ($199, Ulta.com) and adding clip on extensions that have been dyed green using a Lemon Lime Hair Chalk ($5.99, Ulta.com) from Splat. Compliment this look with an emerald lip and eye, attach a cut out paper crown with bobby pins and voila you now are Coffee Mermaid swimming amongst the endless order of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
2017 has been the year of the unicorn, Sarah’s unique take on this mythical creature can be created in 3 easy steps! First, style with the Beachwaver Pro ($199, Ulta.com) and brush out the waves with paddle brush to get voluminous body. Then apply Splat Hair Chalk in Pink Hearts, Dusty Rose, and Silver Moon ($5.99 each, Ulta.com) to create an ombre rainbow affect in minutes with the temporary hair chalk that works on all hair colors.
Apply each chalk in small sections of the hair to get vivid color, use a paddle brush to even the color and finalize the look. Finally, to create a unicorn horn, take strands of hair extensions and apply Splat Hair Chalk to them and wrap them around styrofoam or a Beachwaver Half Up ($9.00, Ulta.com) creating a DIY horn and then pin to your hair. Finish off with some glitter, make up, and colorful accessories and you are ready to spread glamour, peace, and love this Halloween!
Splat Hair Chalk is temporary hair color for a day, a beautiful way to add pastel color highlights to your hair. The chalk slides on dry and instantly adds just the right touch of color. The compact is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand so it is easy to hold onto and apply to hair. The result is soft color that is easy to brush, curl or style after application and is easily washed out with shampoo! You can highlight your hair with a different color every day. The applicator sponge is included for easy application close to your hair-line or when applying color to your braid. Kit Includes: 1 Compact of Splat Hair Chalk & 1 Applicator Sponge.
$5.99 each at Ulta.com
Beachwaver PRO is rapidly becoming the favorite styling tool for celebrities and fashion-savvy women, this curling iron will save you time and leave you looking like you just left the red carpet! Celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa and her sister Erin worked on developing this innovative rotating curling iron for over two years. The technology is unsurpassed (with customized extra long barrel, digital temperature control, and Left/Right control buttons, automatic shut off feature), the idea is simple, and your hair will look fabulous. Guaranteed!
$199 at Ulta.com