“When it comes to defending her rate during negotiations for brand collaborations and influencer programming, Jen Atkin — the celebrity hairstylist who founded Mane Addicts, a digital platform for the hair-obsessed, in 2014, and the hair care line Ouai in 2016 — approaches discussions like a lawyer preparing a case. “I will do the work and have the facts behind me,” said Atkin, whose 2.8 million Instagram followers regularly see her styling clients Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, and on vacation with friends Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
“I will call and say, ‘Here is my media value. I have looked at Tribe Dynamics and Dash Hudson. I know how much my posts are worth. If you would like to be part of it, let’s talk about it.’ Remind people in a positive way of your worth. You can’t be afraid to do that,” she said.”