Kim Kardashian's hairstylist spills her top secrets

Published Thursday, Aug 13 2015, 16:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Kim Kardashian is our ultimate hair crush.

From beachy waves to a sleek centre parting, chignon buns to that bleach blonde 'do, there isn't one style that hasn't seen us Googling how to nab it.

Kim Kardashian posts hair selfie to Instagram 13th August 2015

© Instagram / @kimkardashian

Que our excitement when Kimmy's most esteemed hairstylist Jen Atkin (who is SO good she even appears in the Kardashian video game, don't cha know) spilled exactly what tools and products she uses on the reality star's mane.

That's right people. A-list worthy hair is only a few sentences away.


Talking to New York Magazine, Jen revealed that fab looking hair is all in the tools - but it's how you use them that counts.

"The number one difference is the kind of products that you use," she said. "A lot of times I'll go and use two to three different irons to create different bends."

We love the Cloud Nine Waving Wand, £99.59 for the perfect tousled finish a la Kim. Thanks to the smooth, straight barrel and clever temperature control a bouncy or slightly textured 'do couldn't be simpler to create - we're just a tad obsessed with it.

Kim Kardashian posts hair selfie to Instagram, down 'do 13th August 2015

© Instagram / @kimkardashian

Cloud Nine The Waving Wand £99.95 13th August 2015

Cloud Nine The Waving Wand £99.95

But it's not just curling tongs that hair guru Jen has in her styling kit. "I also create waves with a flatiron or I will make the ends really flat," she said. "The number one mistake women make is that when they curl their hair it looks too spirally. A more relaxed curl will have a bit of a straight end to it so hold the iron vertically, withholding the last inch and a half so it doesn't get wavy."


Unlike some of the dreamy beauty buys that Kim's make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic loves, all of the products Jen uses on her celebrity clients are readily available in the UK - HURRAH!

Kim Kardashian posts hair selfie to Instagram, chignon bun 13th August 2015

© Instagram / @kimkardashian

"It takes me 30 to 40 minutes to do a client's hair," Jen said. "I usually start with natural texture and dry hair and I use the Sachajuan Ocean Mist, £18 as a prep to get as much body as I can."

Sachajuan Ocean Mist £18, 13th August 2015

Sachajuan Ocean Mist £18

If volume is what you covet, a few spritzes of this gem should do the trick. It's a salt spray that gives your locks oodles of height without the dreaded heaviness or leaving it in a matted mess - we're sold.

"I scrunch at [the hair] with my fingers to get as much wave, " Jen said, "and then build upon it with my fingers." Simple!

Hair vitamins:

"I'm a big believer in taking Viviscal (a fusion of Biotin and Zinc to nourish hair and increase growth) and taking a fish-oil vitamin for dry hair," Jen said. "Every woman is different but I recommend taking them for about a month and a half and seeing if you see any changes."

Viviscal Hair Programme £51.99 for 60 tablets 13th August 2015

Viviscal Hair Programme £51.99 for 60 tablets

Hair washing:

Kim Kardashian believes her lustrous locks are all down to multi-washing - basically using two different types of shampoo in the shower - and Ms. Atkin is the mastermind behind the beauty trick which is set to revolutionise your hair washing regime!

"I tell clients to wash their roots with one type [of shampoo] and wash their ends with another. You're stripping the scalp a little more. Try a clarifying shampoo for the roots and a more moisturising one for the ends."

Makes sense, doesn't it?! We like Pantene's Clarifying Shampoo, £4.19 which lifts buildup for that incredibly satisfying clean feeling. For parched ends, opt for the TIGI Smoothing Lusterizer Shampoo, £14.95. Supercharged with repairing Pro Vitamin B5 Complex - our split ends were sealed instantly!

Pantene Clarifying Shampoo £4.19, 13th August 2015

Pantene Clarifying Shampoo £4.19

TIGI Smoothing Lusterizer Shampoo £13.16 from Feelunique 13th August 2015

TIGI Smoothing Lusterizer Shampoo £13.16

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