Sarah Potempa is an innovative hairstylist whose technical versatility and singular creative talent have made her in high demand worldwide. Her work displays a vast knowledge of stylistic tradition and an adventurous sense of freedom. Blessed with artistic vision and an uplifting, easy-going personality, Sarah approaches her work with a refreshing sense of originality. She impresses her clientele with a strong work ethic and an ability to collaborate with others to achieve a common vision.
Sarah Potempa got her start in Chicago, Illinois, where she began her styling career at the age of 15 working in a small salon. She later graduated from the Aveda Institute with a license in cosmetology, but wanting to gain more independence in her field, she studied business and creativity at NYU. She graduated four years later with the intention of launching her freelance career and began assisting industry giants Recine, Danilo, and Ward. It was this training that would open her artistic expression to a wide variety of styles and inspired creativity.
Her extensive experience as a freelance stylist includes editorial work for renowned magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and W. She has been requested for press events and photo shoots for such celebrities as Elizabeth Olsen, Lea Michele, Evan Rachel Wood, Rose McGowan, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Duhamel, and Patrick Dempsey as well as advertising campaigns for Bergdorf Goodman, Target, Converse by John Varvatos, Tommy Hilfiger, Urban Outfitters, FHI Heat, and MTV.
Sarah displays a rare combination of technical flexibility and creative vision. These assets will assure her continued success in the fashion and entertainment industries.