Day in the Life of Beauty: Sarah Potempa, Celebrity Hair Stylist

By  March 20, 2014

Glam caught up with Sarah Potempa as she crisscrosses the city in a series of styling sessions with Oscar nominees and reality stars with enough time to pick up her two little ones from school.  Here she shares her busy schedule:

5:00AM Got up and hopped in the shower. Washed my hair and finished with my favorite deep conditioner, the new Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Color
6:00AM Drove to my client’s apartment in NYC to get her glammed for Good Morning America
6:30AM Curled my client’s hair (she’s an Academy Award-nominated actress!) with the Beachwaver and pulled it into a fun, textured ponytail using Aussie Mega Hairspray
8:00AM We hopped in the car to make our way to Good Morning America
8:30AM Did some quick hair and makeup touch-ups with incredibly talented makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen in the GMA Green Room
8:35AM Had a quick visit with my friend Patrick, who styles hair on GMA everyday!
8:45AM Moved onto the set and continued to do quick touchups right up until the live segment


9:00AM Headed over to an OK! Magazine photo shoot at The Dream Hotel with Audrina Patridge (former reality star from The Hills and new host of NY First Look)
9:30AM Set up shop and got started on hair and makeup
11:00AM We finished hair and makeup and the shoot begins!
1:00PM We moved over to the roof for some amazing NYC skyline shots – I did a quick touchup to Audrina’s hair with my Half Up tool and some Aussie You Can Shine Hairspray


1:30PM Quick pizza break from one of my NYC favorites – Artichoke!


3:00PM The shoot wrapped and I headed off to my Birchbox Google hangout (with some quick makeup touchups in the car)
3:30PM Beachwaved my own hair in the bathroom at Birchbox in about six minutes and quickly changed outfits
4:00PM Went live on the air with Birchbox to teach girls how easy it is to curl your hair with the Beachwaver and answered questions via Twitter about being a beauty business owner and a celebrity hairstylist
5:00PM The Google hangout wrapped and I drove to pick up kids at school, made dinner and relaxed at home!