I had the pleasure of meeting my now dearest friend Sarah Potempa in 2005. We met at a very small photo shoot - I was in an Off-Off-Off-Broadway production of a show, and I was lucky enough to have Sarah do my hair that day - and we’ve been working together ever since. And years later, as our lives grew and our careers grew, Sarah is now the mother of two beautiful children, Grayson and Lauder, and wife to her handsome, successful, dentist husband named Pat. They live in a lovely home in Chicago, Illinois with their perfect dog named Ash. So as if those credits aren’t enough, Sarah decided to take her ambition and grow her life and career even more by creating what is now one of the hottest tools on the market, The Beachwaver. Sarah continues to be an inspiration for so many women in this business, but also as her friend, she inspires me every day. And if you know Sarah, you definitely used the phrase, - more than once - “I don’t know how she does it”. It’s the truth because Sarah continues her celebrity hairstylist career while continuing to grow the Beachwaver company while remaining to be an incredible friend who answers every single text about a guy I like, and gives me advice. She’s so wonderful; she inspires me to be an independent, strong, successful business woman and an overall a good person. So I’m honored to be here tonight to introduce and support my dear friend Sarah, and then we’re going on vacation this week to celebrate! I love you Sarah!
— Lea Michele presenting Sarah Potempa with the Hollywood Beauty Award [Product of the Year: The Beachwaver] | Feb. 19, 2017