DIVA DOES… The Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1.25

DIVA DOES… The Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1.25

It’s OFFICIALLY summer and that means, it’s BEACH WAVES season. But sometimes your natural hair texture and all the sea spray in the world just won’t give you the tousled look you’re after. Enter the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1.25…


It’s a new update to the original Beachwaver which had a 1″ barrel width. So the 1.25″ is for those with longer hair or anyone who wants bigger, looser curls. (#ME)

The curling iron has a heat range of 290-410 degrees for different hair types and conditions. It has a 8 foot swivel cord for freedom of movement. It has a fast and a slow speed for user control. AND, the main beachwaver bonus, a button that rotates the curler for you!! Repeat, it does the work for you!


Now I was initially intimidated thinking the auto rotating function would pull my hair right out so I started on the slow setting. Once you put the ends of a strand into the clamp and make sure you know which direction you want it to twirl, you’re set. You hit the arrow button and viola!! Beach. Waves. It was shockingly simple for something seemingly complicated.

Better yet, the curls looked a bit undone but in an intentional way. Just what I wanted.

I have now used this curler several times and I’m basically a pro. Just kidding. Far from. But my waves look REALLY good.

And the Beachwaver’s also inspiring me to depart from my everyday messy summer topknot that’s getting kind of stale… So that’s another product benefit – encourages variation in styling!

This tool gets a diva kiss of approval.



NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. Samples were provided for editorial consideration and/or my use as a professional makeup artist. All photos are property of DIVAlicious.

Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.

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