If you are a fan of pop culture chances are high you have heard of Jen Atkin. She is one of hollywood’s most sought after hair stylists. Her clients includes celebrities personalities: Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba, and the Kardashian/Jenner women. Let’s just say she’s “been around” and she has her hands full (literally and figuratively). Well, as of Monday evening, she can add yours truly to the list, and I can add hair model to my resume! It was an absolute pleasure to be apart of Mane Addicts University with Jen Atkin.
So what is a day in the life of a hair model? Well, hopefully you follow my Instagram “stories” because the cameras were rollin’. But if you don’t, consider this reason number 9,999 to do so! There were six models total – three brunettes and three blondes. The blondes were styled by the braid genius Heather Chapman, and Jen worked with the brown haired folk. As an admirer of Khloe Kardashian’s famous “beach waves,” it was fascinating to see this hairstyle live in the making! While I am no expert, I did manage to take away a couple of tips worth sharing. Begin by prepping the hair with texturing product (Ouai dry shampoo foam works great), then use two curling irons of varying widths and a flat iron to create that beach blown look.
For my look however, the focus was sleek and chic! And when you are working with hair medium length like mine, it takes A LOT of ancillary tools to accomplish just that. By a lot I’m talking: eight clip in hair extensions, a roll of wig tape, three ponytails, endless bobby pins, a hidden cornrow, wax, and a toothbrush (I kid you not)! Who knew Colgate was responsible for the world’s best fly-away smoother?! An hour later and this “bubble pony” was the end result. Now I see what all the “fuss” is about! I literally felt like a celebrity the rest of the day. Luckily my outfit didn’t kill the mood – I am always happier when I like the clothes I’m wearing! These frilly gingham pants are only $26.25 and perfect for a spring time soiree.
So remember, two barrel widths and a flat iron for beach waves, and a toothbrush and wax for a slicked back style! Click here to peruse all things hair for professionals and beauty connoisseurs alike. Thanks for reading!
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