Right now there’s only one name in Hollywood for celebrity hair and that name is Jen Atkin.
Her client list reads like a roll call of pop culture’s finest – Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian (basically, all of the Kardashians), Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Emma Stone, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba and more…
There’s a lot going on in Atkin’s life right now. Aside from globetrotting with icons, she’s also the founder of ManeAddicts.com, a beauty website dedicated solely to hair, and the CEO of her own newly-launched product line, OUAI Haircare. When we ask her how she juggles it all, she’s quick to dispel any myths, “I don’t, LOL” she quips, “let me know if you have any tips.”
It’s this off the cuff honesty and breath-of-fresh-air personality that makes Atkin so appealing to her celebrity clients, ManeAddict.com readers, millions of social media followers and consumers.
Here the celeb hair stylist, digital and beauty entrepreneur shares her tried and true haircare tips with Gritty Pretty:
Atkin advises against towel-drying hair. Instead, she says to gently squeeze out moisture with an old cotton t-shirt to prevent frizz and breakage that the friction from a regular terrycloth towel can create.
Most people’s hair type is not consistent from the their roots to ends. Heat damage and colour can take its toll on the ends and the roots are always the first to get oily. To even out the texture, Atkin uses OUAI Volume or Clean Shampoo on her roots and OUAI Repair Shampoo on her ends.
Atkins raves: “I cannot tell you enough what a difference this make in your hair type, condition, growth and scalp health. I just came out with three different formulas of supplements with OUAI that address three major issues most people have with their hair: oily scalp, hair loss and dry scalp. Just pop one a day and see the results a month later.”