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Jen Atkin Shares the Inspo for Her Most Iconic Red Carpet Hairstyles

We asked Jen Atkin (aka the woman behind Mane Addicts and some of the best red carpet looks ever) to share the inspo behind her most iconic looks—and she did! Here’s what was going through her mind when she created these red carpet slam dunks. From a nod to Barbie to a purposeful backdrop for an updo, we got all the deets behind the best of the best straight from the best.

Bella Hadid at the 2019 Met Gala

“For this insane Met Ball look I was inspired by the essence of Linda Evangelista, and I got to have some fun with a short wig!”

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivals NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Bella Hadid arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

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Hailey Bieber at the 2019 Met Gala

“This whole look was so genius on Alex Wang’s part. We wanted it to be sweetheart from the front almost Barbie-ish (hence the bow) then when she turned you saw the sexiness of the thong.”

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Street Sightings NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Model Hailey Baldwin attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Paris

“Rosie is such a timeless beauty, and I always show up with a ton of references. I loved the way this swept-up updo looked with Paris as a backdrop.”

Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

“I wanted to go with a glam/tousled blowout to complement the dress and accessories. Less is more.”

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Kendall Jenner attends 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

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Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Met Gala

“The power of Verushka was kind of my whole inspo for hair.”

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Cocktails NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kendall Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Khloe Kardashian at Kourtney Kardashian’s Birthday Party

“This was a custom headpiece that was made for Khloe, so I went with a sleek wet hair look to compliment the crystals and not take too much away from the dress and details.”

Speaking of red carpet looks, HERE are 15 times Lizzo had the best hair on the red carpet!



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