Sarah Potempa knows a thing or two about curling hair. She’s the creator of The Beachwaver, for starters. She’s also been the lead stylist at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show multiple times, brining her Angel wave expertise to the girls. She’s styled countless celebrities like Lea Michele, Hailee Steinfeld, and Margot Robbie, curling and waving their hair for red carpets and major events.

Naturally, when we wanted to know the tricks for making curls last longer (because spending an hour on your hair just to have the curls fall before you even get to your event is so disappointing), Potempa was an obvious point of contact. The VS show alone is proof that she can make hairstyles last. The models’ signature sultry waves have outlasted long hours backstage and an entire evening of strutting down the runway, fans blowing and all.

Below, she’s sharing her best styling tips to keep your curls from wimping out on you. Want to learn how? Keep scrolling.


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