Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin does a lot more than simply create amazing hairstyles for Chrissy Teigen, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and the KarJenner krew every day. She recently launched Ouai, a range of hair products and supplements, and now, she’s teaming up with Chloe + Isabel to launch a line of hair accessories — so you can get your hands on the barrettes, pins and headbands that Teigen and Khloé Kardashian will be sporting any day now. Here’s what you need to know about the line.
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Chrissy Teigen, the KarJenners — you name it, they’ll be wearing the line.
“It’s been really hard for me [to keep the line a secret] because I have them in my house and so any times I’ve called [Chloe + Isabel] and I say can I use it at Cannes? Can I use it at the Met Ball? And I had so many amazing plans for it and I had to wait until we had everything ready,” Atkin tells PeopleStyle. “But we’re gonna be sharing it with all of my friends and all of my clients very soon.”
Everything is super chic — and affordable
“I travel a lot and am out a lot in Paris and I think Parisian women have a great way of incorporating accessories. So it’s fun for me to kind of take that and bring it to the U.S.,” Atkin says of the inspiration behind the line, which ranges from $18 to $45. “It’s either you find something at the mall that feels like a drugstore product or you find something you loved at like Celine or Colette or something that is super, super expensive. So it was really amazing because I feel like our visions really met up and I got to really create something that was luxury but at an affordable price point for an everyday girl.”
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Her friends helped to inspire the line
“They’re the first to help guide me in the design direction that we went because that’s the biggest problem that we have when getting ready for a red carpet event,” she says. “When we’re stuck, we wonder what we can use for our accessories. You know I think it’s really exciting cause now my stylist friends, now we have this fun extra piece that we can use to add on the look.”
They’ll update even the messiest of buns
“Everything that I do is trying to help women get in and out of the bathroom quicker,” she explains. “So for me our bun cuff [pictured above] was a one-of-a-kind piece. That’s what you want to carry in your purse and take with you to the gym so that when you’re going to meet friends for drinks, you throw it over your gym bun and all of a sudden you look perfect.”
And Chantel Waterbury, the Founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel, agrees. “I suddenly noticed that the entire world walks around with like the same messy bun on their head and I want to go around and put bun cuffs on every single one of them,” she laughs.
And there’s a style for every length of hair, including Khloé’s new super-short lob
“I’m excited to use these pieces on Khloé,” Atkin says. “I feel like with short hair there’s so many limitations and it’s exciting to show girls how to use pieces to kind of amp it up.” For short hair, Atkin says to add a fan pin to any look. For a medium length, she loves a half-up look with a ponytail clip hooked around the elastic. And for long hair? The bun cuff, which gives an instant update to any style.
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— Jillian Ruffo