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How Jen Atkin Is Giving Back This Thanksgiving

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Jen Atkin

Jen Atkin

Starting her career in Hollywood, Jen quickly began working with the most influential stars, including Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez. Today, with over 2mm followers on social media, she’s what the New York Times calls “The Most Influential Hairstylist in the World,” counting top models Chrissy Teigen, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Gigi and Bella Hadid as some of her most loyal clientele.

Traveling frequently between the US, Europe, and Middle East, Jen was inspired to launch her haircare line OUAI in 2016. The digital savvy brand was created to save women time with an easy to navigate website, app and subscription model. OUAI includes curated multi-use products and supplements that work hand in hand to help women achieve hair health from the inside and out.

As an authority in haircare and beauty, she released her own range of Beauty Works hair extensions, her line of Chloe + Isabel hair accessories, and worked closely with Dyson to bring their innovative blowdryer, the Supersonic, to the market.

In an effort to unite the hair industry and create a community for hairstylists, Jen created ManeAddicts.com.The digital magazine gives readers access to the world’s top hairstylists, featuring the best products on the market, and instructional how to’s. The site’s expansive readership has garnered the attention of media outlets such as Elle, InStyle and Teen Vogue as THE hair related resource. Since its launch in 2014, Mane Addicts has since expanded to include Mane University, a global education resource that brings top stylists to major cities around the world to teach and inspire a new generation of hairdressers.
Jen Atkin

November is here and while we may have the tradition of gathering around the table with our loved ones and chowing down on turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies with our loved ones–let’s remember that for many folks things will be a little different this Thanksgiving. Between the hurricanes in the Caribbean destroying entire islands, the hurricanes and earthquakes in Mexico, massive destruction in both Texas and Northern California, and the most fatal mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas–2017 brought much tragedy and heartbreak this year. And in the midst of all life’s madness, I’m continuously reminded that nothing matters more than being well, being healthy and being safe.

So many people lost their homes and even family members between everything that happened this year. Some people have lost it all with months and even years of repair and will have a steady climb to get back to the life they once had. Good thing is, there are ways we can give back so I’ve included a few of my favorite charities below so you can help make a difference. 

During my travels to the Middle East this fall, I got to see my Saudi girls and I’m ecstatic for the progress being made since they have finally been granted the right to drive, which is just one step closer to women equality in the country. Mane Fam, it is important that as stylists in the industry, even as humans more importantly, we use our platform to bring awareness to things that matter most. It’s also important we continue to change the conversation from not only bringing awareness to taking action. So because of this, I’ve put a list together of some charities doing amazing things for those affected by the hurricane, earthquake and even included links to programs supporting children with creative outlets.

This Thanksgiving and always, be sure to hold those close to you tight and appreciate the small things in life because you just never know when things will change. Let’s spread the good in anyway we can, be positive, grateful but most of all, thankful. Below are a few photos of me and my fam and I cannot wait to celebrate with them and eat all holiday weekend!

Jen Atkin Family Photos Thanksgiving

Jen Atkin Family Photos Thanksgiving

Jen Atkin Family Photos Thanksgiving

Jen Atkin Family Photos Thanksgiving

Charities for donation:

Puerto Rico:

https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/

https://www.gofundme.com/puertoricohurricanerelief

Texas:

https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

Student Programs:

http://urbanpromiseusa.org/donate

http://www.inner-cityarts.org/what/for-students/

Earthquake relief (Mexico):

Direct Relief – Mexico

xx Jen

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