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Jen Atkin has proven that a lot can happen in three years. In 2017, we sat down with Atkin as our very first guest on Second Life, who revealed how she became the most influential celebrity hairstylist in the world. An esteemed hairstylist and savvy businesswoman, Atkin has built her brand from the ground up, working her way from the salon to major editorial shoots and red carpet events, with notable celebrity clientele including the Kardashians and Jenners, Hailey Bieber, and Chrissy Tiegen. But it doesn’t stop there. Atkin has spent the last several years expanding award-winning haircare brand Ouai into a holistic lifestyle brand, introducing new categories like fragrance, solution-based haircare formulas, and handcare to further offer wellness and beauty remedies to its loyal community.
And this year, Atkin will be adding another impressive title to her repertoire: author. Her highly anticipated book Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career You Deserve officially hits bookshelves tomorrow, December 8. A memoir and spirited guide, the book reveals Atkin's wisdom about service industry etiquette, the power and balance of social media, and how to continuously evolve your business—inspiring doesn't begin to describe this read.
Head to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you listen to subscribe to Second Life and to hear about this pivotal year for Atkin—both professionally and personally—ultimately transpiring into tremendous growth. If you haven't yet, be sure to preorder her book before it launches tomorrow!