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Blowing My Way to the Top

Jen Atkin

5 mins

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This tongue-in-cheek account from hairdresser Jen Atkin is a collection of advice for anyone who wants to make it in beauty and business, and details what it's like to be responsible for the hair of A-listers.

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Blowing My Way to the Top

Blowing My Way to the Top

by Jen Atkin

Overview

Jen Atkin is a household name in the world of hair. If you haven't heard of her, you've definitely heard of the celebrities that make up her clientele. A hair stylist by trade, Atkin is a close confidante to A-listers like Chrissy Tiegan and the Kardashians.

Blowing My Way to the Top is Atkin's attempt to resist a caricatured, oversimplified account of her rise to fame, instead painting a picture of the serious graft it takes to make it in Hollywood.

Atkin lays out exactly how she defied conventional wisdom and shored up a beauty empire that's currently valued at $80 million. This is a story of one woman thriving in a social media and beauty-dominated landscape, equipped only with a blow dryer and a dream.

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My career has been built on blood, sweat, tears, and hard work, but also on community. On human connection.

- Jen Atkin

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