Women’s Wear Daily named the 50 most powerful women in beauty, and guess who made the list? None other than Byrdie’s resident hair guru, Jen Atkin. Atkin, the woman behind the hair of Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Chrissy Teigen, is known for her bombshell waves, sleek ponytails, and show-stopping braids. You’ve seen her work on magazine covers, red carpets, and all over Byrdie. To celebrate the tremendous honor, we’re taking a look back at some of the most show-stopping looks Atkin has styled.
Keep scrolling to see nine of her all-time best celebrity hairstyles and Byrdie tutorials!
Atkin, who’s never shied away from a hair accessory, styled Jessica Alba’s embellished Veronica Lake waves.
Aktin gave the basic three-strand braid an upgrade—see the tutorial here.
While everyone was still making their top-knots as messy as can be, Atkin was taking the trend in a sleeker direction for Jennifer Lopez.
Sure, Atkin works with plenty of models who’ve mastered that model-off-duty texture, but she also showed us how to create the look. Click here for the tutorial.
No one does slicked-back hair better than Atkin—no one. She even gave us a tutorial on the look—see it here.
If you haven’t figured out how to get high-shine waves like these, you must check out Atkin’s retro waves tutorial.
Atkin has crafted enviable texture for dozens of Hollywood’s leading ladies. We happen love this look she styled for Jessica Stam.
Atkin proved that the modern up-do is accessible for all hair length with this look she created for short hair. Click here to see the full step-by-step.
Do you have a favorite look from Jen Atkin?