Business Chicks Presents
Entrepreneur and hair stylist Jen Atkin was no overnight success, and she wants you to know it.
It would be easy to think otherwise: check out her Instagram (she has a cool 3.6 million followers), and you’ll see it’s peppered with coiffed shots of her long-time clients – think the Kardashians/Jenners, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba. She’s been hailed by The New York Times as “the most influential hair stylist in the world”, and is also a celebrated businesswoman, with her own haircare line, OUAI, and digital destination, ManeAddicts.com.
But Jen is out to shatter the illusion of effortless, instant success that permeates social media in her new book, Blowing My Way to the Top. She drove to LA aged 19, jobless and broke, and got a job as a receptionist in a hair salon. From there, it took years of serious hustling until she had a successful business.
We’re pumped to have Jen speak for Business Chicks as part of our How I Started This series to help celebrate the launch of her book. This event is free for Premium members, and it’s going to be a goodie.
Hosted by Business Chicks favourite Sarah Davidson, you’ll discover what it took for Jen to make it as an entrepreneur and in-demand stylist, the secrets she’s learnt along the way … and what it’s really like to zhoosh the hair of Hollywood’s elite.