How to get Kendall Jenner hot girl hair

According to Jen Atkin

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 21 2022

Hairstylist Jen Atkin boasts an A-list clientele like no other.

Celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid flock to Atkin for her ability to turn limp, lifeless locks into effortlessly sexy hot girl hair. 

Recently, Atkin spoke to Vogue about the tricks of the trade she relies on for creating hot girl hair on her clients – here’s how she does it. 

1/ Shampoo

First things first, “it’s good to switch up your shampoo routine,” said Atkin. 

“Especially if you’re travelling. The water is different in every place you go to and water pressure really matters,” she explained.  

She also recommends using two different shampoos – one for your scalp and one for your ends. “If you have an oily scalp and dry ends, use a formula that’s really cleansing for the scalp and then something moisturising for your ends to hydrate older hair,” she advised.

2/ Hair mask

It’s time to ditch conditioner, friends. According to Atkin, “if you have really dry, porous hair – and especially if you’re bleaching your ends” it’s better to use “a treatment mask in place of a regular conditioner.”

3/ Hair tools

When it comes to styling your hair post-shower, don’t be afraid to get creative with hair tools either.

“It’s important to switch up the way you style your hair – don’t get stuck wearing one look,” the hairstylist warned.

Like everyone on planet earth, Atkin is obsessed with the Dyson Airwrap, but she also “recently discovered a flat brush head is amazing for creating a fashion-style bang”. 

“You dry hair out and away from the face at a slight angle,” she explained to the publication. “It creates a really natural bend.” 

4/ Shiny and sleek styling

Star-level shiny hair isn’t achieved overnight. Atkin recommends investing in a quality hairbrush, – “Mason Pearson brushes might be expensive but they’re onto something” – hair oil, and leave-in conditioner for best results. 

As for the cult favourite slicked up ’do? “I just go for it and do it when hair is wet instead of wasting time drying it.” 

“Take a dab of treatment mask or conditioner, rub it in your hands, and then start applying from mid-lengths to ends when you’ve just gotten out of the shower,” Atkin advised. 

“Use a barber’s brush (which is what guys use to comb their beard) to comb through the hair and get it up into a bun,” she continued. “It’s great because it can help get hair super flat.” 

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Main image credit: @kendalljenner

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).