What's in Jen Atkin's Toolkit?

Jen Atkin

Jen Atkin is one of the world’s most in-demand celebrity hairstylists. She’s part of the glam squad for the Kardashian and Jenner clans, and regularly tends to the tresses of Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. She’s also the creator of OUAI Haircare, the digitally savvy, Instagram-famous brand with an insane celebrity following. So what does she use to get the job done? Atkin gives us a look inside her CALPAK luggage bag of tricks. 

The Stylers + Tools  

  1. OUAI Memory Mist 

    It’s a do-it-all priming spray that protects against heat, memorizes your hair’s texture, and adds shine so that you can avoid drying out your hair with too many products. Because we all know, we don’t have too much time in the a.m. to spend doing our hair.
  2. OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray 

    It’s like dry shampoo and hairspray had a baby. It’s the best combo to boost volume and give the hair life. 
  3. ghd curve Soft Curl Iron 
    The barrel is made out of ceramic so it heats up fast and is perfect for creating those perfect waves and bends in the hair.
  4. DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer
    It’s super lightweight, quiet and chic, with a powerful engine. This is the ultimate luxe blow dryer. It’s so small, it’s easy to travel with and it dries the hair so much faster than a traditional blow dryer.
  5. Anastasia Pro Brow Palette
    The palette is great for filling in any sparse areas along the hairline when pulling the hair back in a tight pony or even filling in hair parts for a more uniformed look. It comes with a variety of different shades, and is perfect for anyone to use during the summer or winter months.
  6. YS Park Teasing Comb Brush
    This heat-resistant comb brush with three rows of teeth makes it easy to give volume to any hairstyle needed.

The Accessories

  1. BLAXX Hair Bands
    These are great for all hair types. They won’t pull or tangle when you remove them after a long day or party, and are almost undetectable in the hair. I love using them at the ends of braids or tight ponytails.
  2. Beauty Works Clip-In Extensions
    It’s great quality hair, and I love that there are shades with a built-in root for a more natural look for girls with more than one color in their hair.
  3. Chloe + Isabel Hair Accessories

    I love hair accessories for summer and fall. It’s such a simple way to upgrade a look or for taking hair from day to night.

Photography: Courtesy of Jen Atkin

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