Celebrity hairstylist and inventor of the Beachwaver, Sarah Potempa, was behind the gorgeous hairdo spotted on Lea Michele last weekend at Elton John’s Oscars party. The Glee actress looked stunning in her show stopping low ponytail braid and glorious gown at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood.
Sarah Potempa is renowned for creating and experimenting with some of the most intricate and unique hairstyles ever, and Lea Michele’s gorgeous low pony tail braid was proof of that. What’s great about Sarah’s creations, is that she makes hairdos easy to create, which is perfect for those who are always on the go. Give give it a try, see the simple how-to steps on how to create Lea Michelle’s beautiful Oscar worthy hairstyle.
- Start with your hair down and brush it out with the Beachwaver On Set Styling Brush. Part hair down the middle in the front then create a total of three sections starting from the crown of the head. Then smooth each section with The Coast Pro Styling Iron to create smooth, shiny hair. Use the Beachwaver Darby Clips to secure the two outside sections at the base of your neck.
- Take the center section of hair and create a french fishtail braid. To create a french fishtail braid, divide the center section of your hair into two even sections. Take a thin strand of hair from the left section and tuck it under and add it to the right section. Then pull a thin strand of hair from the right section and tuck it under the left section. Continue down as you add hair from the root each time. Keep alternating sides until you’re almost at the base of your head, tie the center section with a thin hair elastic to keep it in.
- Unclip the right section of your hair and create a twisted two-strand braid incorporating the French fishtail. Tie it with a thin hair elastic at the base of your head. Unclip the left part of the hair and twist the section a couple times and secure all three sections at the base of your head.
- Finally, take a thin strand of hair and wrap it around all three sections, creating a low ponytail. Smooth the ponytail with The Beachwaver Coast Pro Styling Iron and spritz with Aussie’s Sprunch Hairspray to smooth hair.
Whether it’s looking for a fun, carefree hairdo to go to the gym, pick up the kids, go shopping or to have brunch with friends, Sarah Potempa is the go-to for ideas for many people, including Lea Michele. To view Sarah’s many different beautiful and creative braids, visit here.