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The Genius Behind Our February Short Hair Makeovers: Meet Celebrity Stylist Jen Atkin  

Written on January 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Jen Atkin is the mane mastermind behind some of Hollywood’s hottest hair (think: the Kardashians, Katy Perry and Sophia Vergara) as well as the celeb stylist for Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy. When we planned our February hair feature Chopped, we just knew we had to work with her. On set, she spilled these tips for getting the cut you want and leaving the salon happy. Avoid a hack job by going to your next appointment prepared. “Bring photos, especially if you’re making a big change,” suggests Atkin. Or create a Pinterest board of looks you like and scroll through it with your stylist on your smart phone. Just be ready to shift your expectations depending on your texture and the time you’re willing to spend working with it. “It’s so important to be honest about how high- or low-maintenance you want your cut to be,” she says. To see videos of three readers’ major makeovers, click here, here and here.

Free Haircuts to Benefit Locks of Love & Breast Cancer Awareness

Written on October 2, 2013 at 9:59 am , by

Photo Credit: Sarah Kehoe

Calling all New Yorkers! Are you looking to make a major change to your hair and contribute to a great cause? We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you. The Valery Joseph Salon located at 1044 Madison Avenue, New York City, is offering free haircuts every Sunday and Wednesday in October beginning 10/2 through 10/30.  Participants must be willing to cut off 10” or more of hair to be donated to Locks of Love in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. To see if your hair meets the donation guidelines and to access the donation form, click here:

If you’re not located in or near NYC, look for participating salons in your hometown by searching for a Locks of Love decal in the window or trying an online search and entering Locks of Love salon and your city and state. Inquire about any special deals they may offer to clients donating to Locks of Love.