Jen Atkin is the hair stylist to the stars. Not convinced? One scroll through Instagram and you’ll see her at work with the likes of the Kardahian-Jenners, the Hadids, Chrissy Teigen, the Revolve crew and just about every other big name celeb in the business. The Ouai Founder and celebrity hairstylist — who we’ve learnt five simple hair hacks from — has dominated the mane game and now she’s looked beyond beauty for her next collaboration.
Having previously teamed up with Chloe + Isabel and Dyson (who have just released a revolutionary new curling wand), Atkin has now looked towards the travel industry to create a collaborative range of suitcases.
Teaming up with Los Angeles-founded travel company Calpak, the duo has created four different bag styles that range from a carry-on to a trunk, each complete with a removable clear protective coating.
According to WWD, Atkin said: “Calpak is something that felt really organic. I turned down a lot of opportunities and chose to get involved with brands that are aligned with my same vision of making luxury products that are affordable. I’m constantly travelling. I’ve spent hours waiting for baggage claims or dealing with different luggage issues. I’ve spent a fortune on fancy luggage and got to the point where the little things got me. Zippers on my expensive luggage were always breaking, I’ve had problems with wheels or the luggage getting dented — there was a lot of stuff I felt like I could work on.”
The Jen Atkin x Calpak collection will be available from October 30 on calpaktravel.com.