Who is Jen Atkin?
Jen Atkin is an American hairstylist, entrepreneur, and columnist from Utah. Atkin is regarded as one of the most influential hairstylists in the world. Atkin owns her own hair care line OUAI and is the founder of the digital magazine ManeAddicts and columnist for Glamour Magazine.
She has worked with very influential stars such as Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez. She has some of her most loyal clientele such as Chrissy Teigen, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Gigi and Bella Hadid. As a result, she’s what the New York Times calls “The Most Influential Hairstylist in the World.”
At only 19 years, Atkin moved to Los Angeles to pursue hair with only $300 in her pocket. Jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz was the one who helped Atkin when she first moved to LA. She then began working as a receptionist at Estilo Salon in West Hollywood in 2000. Atkin then later worked at the Chris McMillan and Andy LeCompte salons in Hollywood. She was also a member of the hair team for Madonna’s Confessions Tour in 2006.
Atkin also worked as a personal hairstylist for John Galliano. While Atkin was working for Galliano, she traveled to Paris to work at fashion shows and also made connections by talking herself into VIP lounges.
How Old is Jen Atkin?
Atkin is 39 years old as of 2019. She was born on March 10, 1980, in St. George, Utah.
Jen Atkin Family
Though Atkin was born in Utah, she spent her childhood between the North Shore of Oahu and St. George, Utah. She was also raised Mormon. Being adopted, Atkin found out her real ethnic background through 23 and me DNA test.
Jen Atkin Husband
Atkin is married to director and photographer Mike Rosenthal. The two dated for five years before they were engaged. The couple had never discussed marriage before their proposal on a vacation in Greece. Atkin and Rosenthal tied the knot in 2016 at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, which is where Rosenthal took her on their first date. The couple was in Paris attending another wedding when they decided to elope.
The couple and the officiant were the only people in attendance. Atkin and Rosenthal had a small ceremony at a courthouse with 40 family members and friends in attendance when they returned to the United States. The wedding guests wore white while the bride and bridegroom wore black.
The couple have one dog but no children. The couple has stated they are focused on their careers and also would like to have children one day. They have also spoken openly about their decision to freeze their embryos. The couple lives on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, although Atkin often splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Jen Atkin OUAI
Frequently traveling between the US, Europe, and the Middle East, she was inspired to launch her haircare line OUAI in 2016. It was started online as a store and subscription service. The brand was created to save women time with an easy to navigate the website, app and subscription model. It includes curated multi-use products and supplements that work hand in hand to help women achieve hair health from the inside and out.
Jen Atkin Hair Accessories
Atkin released her own range of Beauty Works hair extensions, her line of Chloe + Isabel hair accessories as an authority in haircare and beauty. She worked closely with Dyson to bring their innovative blowdryer, the Supersonic, to the market.
Jen Atkin Magazine
In 2014, Atkin created ManeAddicts.com in an effort to unite the hair industry and create a community for hairstylists. It has also expanded to give readers access to the world’s top hairstylists, featuring the best products on the market, and instructional how to’s. Its expansive readership has garnered the attention of media outlets such as Elle, InStyle and Teen Vogue as THE hair related resource.
Jen Atkin Keeping Up with the Kardashians
She frequently works with the stars of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. This includes styling their hair for the interview portions of the reality show. Atkin met Kim Kardashian through friends and began working with her in 2010 for a shoot for Cosmopolitan.
She later met Khloe Kardashian during the shoot and she asked her to create her looks for The X Factor. Eventually, Atkin began working with the rest of the family. She made a good interaction with the interaction becoming friends. Atkin is featured on Kim Kardashian’s video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
She has even occasionally collaborated with hairstylist and wigmaker Tokyo Stylez to complete looks for Kylie Jenner.
Jen Atkin Net Worth
Atkin earns from her career as a hairstylist, and entrepreneur. Though her career has brought great fortune to her name, her net worth is not yet disclosed.
Jen Atkin Films
- 2014 – Asia’s Next Top Model as Herself
- 2012 – The 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards as a hairstylist
- 2009 – Lindsay Lohan’s eHarmony Profile as a hairstylist
- 2006 – Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London as a hairstylist and make-up artist.