Sarah's Potempa's Wrap Up is something you need in your beauty arsenal this season

By Kate Hogan
Updated January 07, 2013 11:00 AM

It’s nearly impossible to watch the stars arrive on the red carpet at an awards show and not become stricken with a serious case of hair envy. Last year we obsessed over the updos on Emma Stone, Claire Danes and Lea Michele, attempted to recreate the gorgeous looks, then failed and accepted that we’ll never be able to achieve red carpet hairstyles without access to top Hollywood stylists (plus a few clip-ins). But this year, things are different. We have a secret weapon that’s going to help us make our hair dream happen — no pro help or extensions required.

You had us at “no bobby pins,” Sarah Potempa.

This editor has been using her Wrap Up to get voluminous topknots and messy low buns that actually stay put. And lately she’s been experimenting with it to create some of her own unique updos. That’s the genius of this $12 tool: There are endless ways you can use it. Perfect for those of us who made a New Year’s resolution to stop wearing our hair in basic ponytails every single day.

Last time we featured the Wrap Up on, it sold quickly. So don’t wait until after awards season kicks off, when you’re lusting after celebs’ stunning updos, to order.

–Zoë Ruderman