Luckily, there's a $200 version that will get you the same bombshell waves, without blowing your life's savings.

By Kylie Gilbert
Updated: November 17, 2017

In today's pretty things we will never be able to afford news, there is now a Beachwaver fully encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Available by custom order only, the limited-edition version of the popular rotating curling iron will run you a cool $6,000. (No, that's not a typo, there are really three 0's on the end.)

Why, you ask? Well, The Beachwaver Co., created by celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Potempa, happens to be the official hair partner of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and the tool behind all those perfectly tousled, beachy waves you'll see on the runway tonight, so naturally, the decked out iteration was introduced in celebration of the show. (P.S. Here are our favorite sporty looks from the show.)

The good news is, even if you can't afford $6,000, you can scoop up the original, non-crystal-encrusted Beachwaver Pro for $199 and get the same VS Angel-level results. (Or, if you want a little bling but can't afford 'lavishly adorned', there's a $250 limited-edition version with crystals down the side.)

In case you're unfamiliar with the Beachwaver rotating curling iron, it's pretty magical: You press a button and the wand does all the work for you so you get perfect waves and no kinks every time with no hand-burning involved-even if you're normally useless with a curling iron.

Here, Potempa breaks down how to get the waves you'll see on the runway tonight if you want to recreate the look yourself.

  1. Prep hair with a volumizing mousse and loosely blow dry hair. Bring all hair to the front and then allow it to fall and follow your natural hair part. Start by sectioning hair from the bottom up using The Beachwaver Co. Darby Clips.
  2. Using The Beachwaver Co. S1, clamp near the ends of your hair, leaving about one inch out at the ends. Then, press the arrow away from your face. Continue to curl up in large two-inch sections as you move your way up. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Lightly spray a flexible hairspray on your fingertips and gently pass them through the ends of the hair to separate the curls for instant beach waves. Finish the look by smoothing flyaways with a styling crème on the hair line and on the ends of the hair.

Tip: If you have curly or frizzy hair, try the Beachwaver Co. Mini Touch Up Iron (which was also used on some of the girls backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show).

And yes, as demonstrated by Bella Hadid below, it really is easy to use even if you don't have a celeb hairstylist on hand.



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