Victoria’s Secret Angels Sara Sampaio and Rachel Hilbert Wore Beautiful Beachwaved Hair Curls for 2016 VSFS

Sara Sampaio Graces the Cover of The Glass Magazine’s Winter Edition, Wearing Stunning Glitter Eye Makeup
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

I think we can all agree that the iconic bombshell hair curls of the Victoria’s Secret Angels at the 2016 fashion show were to die for. Seemingly impossible to achieve on your own, the perfect hair of the models is credited to the swarms of hairstylists backstage at the fashion show. However, models like Sara Sampaio and Rachel Hilbert took their tresses into their own hands, and styled their hair for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 themselves. Their beach-waved hair curls caught the attention of many, and surprised those who learned that they were able to style it themselves with ease.

The Victoria’s Secret Angels are known for their perfectly tousled loose-curled hairstyle. As Sara Sampaio and Rachel Hilbert strutted their stuff at the 2016 VSFS, their perfect curls bounced along during their fierce runway catwalks. How did these angels go from their everyday hair to these enviable curls? They accomplished their hair makeovers with the beachwaver hair tool. Yeah, we were shocked to learn that they did this on their own too!

Rachel Hilbert shared her bombshell waves on Instagram, which she paired with a fierce cat eye.

??? #vsfashionshow

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Sarah Sampaio stunned in her long brown curls as expressed her excitement, captioning her photo “Almost show time!!!!! So excited #vsfashionshow.”

Almost show time!!!!! So excited #vsfashionshow

A photo posted by Sara Sampaio (@sarasampaio) on


 How to Achieve the VS Angel Bombshell Wave

Want to learn how to achieve Sara Sampaio and Rachel Hilbert’s iconic bombshell waves? Celebrity hairstylist and Beachwaver founder Sarah Potempa revealed her tips for how to get the perfect wave to Vogue:

  1. Separate your hair into clean, even sections.
  2. Make sure that you curl your hair going away from your face on each side. If you curl both side the same way, they won’t frame your face like VS Angel’s hairstyle does.
  3. Clamp each individual section of hair near the bottom, leaving the ends out. Press “go” to start rotating your hair, working from the bottom up. Repeat this step until all sections are curled.
  4. When you’re finished, brush out your curls and run your fingers through them to create the ideal VS bombshell wave.

VS Angels Share Their Simple Makeup and Skin Care Routines

Keeping their everyday makeup and skin care routines as simple as their VSFS hair prep, Sampaio and Hilbert shared some of their easy to follow tips with Vogue and College Living Magazine.

Because she’s been dealing with stress acne for the past year, Sampaio mentioned that she frequently uses a Luzern serum to combat imperfections. While she tries to stay away from makeup when she’s not working, she keeps her makeup look light and natural for the days when she has a casting or meeting, by opting for a little Estée Lauder foundation to cover up any spots, a coat of mascara, and a little highlight and blush on the cheeks.

Hilbert simply moisturizes her face, throws on a few dabs of concealer, and a coat of mascara on her days off. However, if she has a special event to attend, this Angel isn’t afraid to be bold. She enjoys a fierce cat eye, and embraces daring lip colors!



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