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You, Too, Can Have Red Carpet-Ready Beach Waves

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Here's how to achieve the look on your own.

Among all the hairdos that appear on the red carpet — from polished chignons to an elegant crown braid — there's one particular style that's sophisticated enough for the step and repeat yet still laid back for an everyday look: beach waves. It's clearly a favorite 'do among the stars; last year's Golden Globe Awards saw a number of A-list actresses stepping out with soft curls. Lucky for you, there's a new tool on the market that's making it easier to achieve those sexy waves.

Created by celeb hairstylist Sarah Potempa — who has worked with the likes of Lea Michele, Julianne Hough and Emily Blunt — the Beachwaver Co. is all about scoring that wavy look.

Unlike other curling irons where you have to manually curl your locks around the barrel, this one wraps around your hair with just the touch of an arrow button. Plus, it features a ceramic barrel (ideal for protecting the mane from getting damaged) and includes temperature adjustment so that you can decide on the level of heat, depending on hair type and texture.

Once you master the classic wave, you can get even more fancy with a Beachwaver wrap-up ($10) to pull together a chic wavy ponytail. And with the Beachwaver curling iron retailing for $99, it's a total steal and timesaver from having to make those weekly trips to Drybar.

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