Should Chelsea Wear Her Hair Up? Top Stylists Share Their Tips

by Melissa Goldberg
chelsea-wwwdWhen Women’s Wear Daily published a sneak photo of Chelsea Clinton arriving at Vera Wang’s midtown New York showroom earlier this week, the 30-year-old Ivy Leaguer was fully decked out in the traditional incognito garb of hat and sunglasses.

Floppy-hat-gate quickly ravaged the Internet.

Is the sun hat reflecting burning rays, or is it secret-service camouflage? Are the sunglasses shielding a fresh chemical peel in prep for the big day? Where’s the MOB with her matching floppy?

And most importantly — is there a rejected bridal hair trial stuffed underneath the big brim?

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We decided to have fun with the wedding-hair idea, and asked some of the top hair stylists across the country which updo they would recommend as the perfect choice for the country’s former first daughter.

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These stylists have worked on their fair share of celebrities, VIPs and perhaps even the future Mrs. Clinton-Mezvinsky.

Here, the stylists predict how the woman of the hour will look at the wedding of the year.

Wrapped Pony Updo

With a sleek Audrey Hepburn-like society girl feel, this wrapped and carefully tucked-in pony would show off Chelsea’s creamy complexion and features beautifully, says San Diego salon owner Jet Rhys. The streamlined silhouette doubles as a clever way to control thick hair prone to pouf’ing under a hot summer sun.   “Chelsea is quite petite with a great, long and thick amount of hair. This look would showcase her neck and beautiful cheekbones,” says Rhys.

Expert Home Hair-Care Tips

There are many simple tricks that women can implement at home to keep their hair looking and feeling it’s best. Make sure to keep up on trips to your stylist, a trim every 6-10 weeks will ensure that even someone trying to grow their locks longer will have healthy, strong hair. Allowing hair to become dry and split will only halt the growing process because ends will break off at the same rate of growth up at the scalp. Biotin supplements are known to increase the strength and growth of hair and they can be found at local health food stores.

Anyone can create conditioning and detoxifying treatments at home with natural ingredients. Coconut oil is a great answer for dry scalp, skin and hair. Massage coconut oil in skin or scalp to add shine and moisture while also helping to relieve stress. The oil helps treat dandruff, dermatitis and psoriasis like a mineral oil without any of the adverse effects. For a detoxifying treat, combine 1 TBSP of lemon juice with 1 TBSP of white vinegar and combine with your shampoo when washing. Lemon cleanses hair and scalp while vinegar neutralizes build-up on both.

For at home styling, be sure to always hold your blowdryer at least 4” away from your head and keep the air flow moving to avoid over-drying or burning hair. Be sure to leave big color changes to the pros! Bleach, highlights and a jump from either end of the color spectrum can be very dangerous at home and can cause extreme damage. Look around locally for schools or training salons that offer discounted color services to models that are open to a supervised student performing their services.

In the end, try to avoid fighting your natural texture too much! Ask your stylist for products that are specific to your hair and for tips on easy styling at home, such as diffusing curls or quick blow-dry techniques. Try to keep big texture changes to a few times a month in order to preserve your hair!

Winter Hair Remedies

Here are some great solutions to winter hair and skin woes. I have included food, product and home remedies!


-Add more Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet to help repair dry scalp and skin as well as dandruff. Eating more fish and adding flaxseed oil to a salad are easy ways to take in more Omega 3s.

-Bananas are a great preventative snack for split ends. Tryptophan, an amino acid and Vitamins B, C and E will help keep breakage away from your ends!


-The Davines Nourishing Treatment line can help at home and in the salon. Use Davines Moisture Remedy Shampoo and Veggie Miracle Conditioner weekly to maintain moisture and shine in hair, as well as a light protection against fly aways. In the salon, ask for an LEI (Living Enzyme Infusion) Treatment to stop breakage in its tracks with active amino acids that fill in “pot holes” in the hair’s structure.

-Bumble and bumble Quenching line will restore a moisture barrier  to hair, adding softness and strength to keep hair looking and feeling healthy! Use Quenching Masque weekly for 10-20 minutes and remove winter tangles with ease.

-Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment by Coppola is like a facelift for dry, damaged hair! This 2 hour service provides softness and shine that lasts a minimum of 2 months while eliminating 95% of frizz. It also adds immense manageability by reducing at home drying time, making everyday styling a breeze!

At Home Remedies

-Coconut oil is a great answer for dry scalp, skin and hair. Massage coconut oil in skin or scalp to add shine and moisture while also helping to relieve stress. The oil helps treat dandruff, dermatitis and psoriasis like a mineral oil without any of the adverse effects.

-Massage full strength vinegar into scalp a few times a week to control dandruff and dry scalp, as well as removing build-up from products or environmental elements.

-To avoid winter hat hair, try a knit cap instead of stiff hats to prevent dents and flatness in hair. The flexible fabrics breath and stretch to accommodate hair styles.

-Using a humidifier at home will add moisture to dry air inside. Even inside the house air is made worse by cold temperatures and heater use

Brush Up

Jet Rhys shares her picks on the best brushes for all your styling needs.


Using the right hairbrush is just as important as using the right products.  But, with so many types to choose from—round, paddle, boar bristle, plastic bristle—it’s hard to know what’s best for your hair.  Giving you a cheat sheet for hairbrush shopping, San Diego based Jet Rhys, owner of the Jet Rhys salons in Southern California, scoured the market with a fine toothed comb to come up with her top picks for any style you choose.


Look for a wooden paddle brush that will offer gentle detangling without breakage.  Jet loves the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush with extended bristles that stimulate and massage the scalp and reduces stress to the hair for knot-free hair.

Straight, Sleek and Shiny

Sebum, a natural conditioning oil, comes from the gland at the base of every hair.  Using a bristle brush will pull the sebum from the scalp giving it strength, suppleness and a healthy sheen.  For those looking for a Mason Pearson brush minus the hefty price tag, Jet recommends the Sonia Kashuk Tools Bristle Hair Brush.  It even has a handle that is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand.


For smooth lengths and rounded ends, look for a big round brush that will give you grip and tension.  For big, smooth, blowouts, Jet relies on the iTech Magnetic & Tourmaline Boar and Nylon Bristle Brush.  It’s vented to help with faster styling and the mix of natural and nylon bristles give just the right amount of tension.

Volume Builder

Build volume at the roots by teasing the hair.  Jet says to select a brush with boar bristles because they are gentle, yet effective and she likes the Monroe Teasing U brush.

Jet reminds that it’s also important to take good care of your brushes to make sure they last.  Keep your brush clean by using another brush to pull out the hair—just brush over it with another brush and strands come out with ease.

Solana Beach Press Release

Jet Rhys Salon Brings A-List Hollywood Style to Solana Beach

– Looks are everything at new North County location –

Jet Rhys, the Southern California authority on high-fashion hair and voted “top spot for getting gorgeous” in InStyle’s 2009 Ultimate Beauty Black Book, expands its reach in San Diego County with a brand new salon located at 437 Pacific Coast Hwy in Solana Beach, CA 92075.

“Our clients have been asking for a presence in North County for years, and the time is right to seize the opportunity,” says Jet Rhys. “Our philosophy has always been that looks are everything, which is why we commissioned the innovative design team Bells & Whistles to help us create an upscale space with a cool, urban flair.  With the contemporary designs of Starlite restaurant and lounge, Influx café, and The Loft at UCSD under their belt, we were confident that this partnership was the perfect fit.”

With 2,800 square feet of architecturally inspiring space to work with, the new Jet Rhys location will feature amenities including a new waxing suite in addition to its premium styling services.

“The Jet Rhys Salon has been a fantastic project for us to work on. The owners are cutting edge, trendsetting people.  They aren’t afraid of being bold and taking risks, which allowed us to have fun designing for them.  The interior of the new North County Jet Rhys will be sleek, modern and sophisticated with pops of playful, magenta accents,” says Barbara Rourke of Bells & Whistles Design.

Jet Rhys stylists have sculpted numerous celebrity manes at A-list events, and are known for the ability to individualize the current trends and styles to suit every need. As well as expert cutting and coloring services, Jet Rhys will offer Hollywood-caliber treatments such as the new line of L’Oreal Professionnel Haircare, Japanese thermal straightening, high-quality gentle extensions using 100% natural hair with no glue or heat, and advanced Keratin Smoothing Treatment as featured in recent issues of People and InStyle.

Jet Rhys was established by former Vidal Sassoon experts, world-class colorist Jet, and precision haircutter Rhys, whose clients will drive up to 150 miles for his skilled cuts.  Opening their first location in the Hillcrest area in 1992, Jet Rhys quickly rose as the premiere salon destination in San Diego and has appeared on the pages of upscale beauty and fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, InStyle and W.  For more information, log onto or call (619) 291-7511. Follow Jet Rhys Salon on Facebook and Twitter @jetrhyshair.

San Diego Magazine: Up on the Roof

Heather Didomenico-Lewis, stylist and creative team member at Jet Rhys, had the much sought after opportunity to style a San Diego Magazine photo shoot. Heather, with her amazing creative flare, cut and styled models for the day-long “Up on the Roof” shoot which took place in Downtown San Diego atop the Ivy Hotel.

As part of Heather’s commitment to her craft she feels it is important to participate in events such as these to broaden her experience and bring a new level of creativity to the Jet Rhys salon and her clients.



Ethereal Photoshoot

Rhys has a reputation for doing things differently and he attracts like-minded talent. The vision for the shoot was influenced by the photographic work of Alfred Stieglitz from the early 1900’s and Richard Avedon’s work in the 1950’s & 60’s. Combining this, with our photographer Andrea Giaier’s work with landscapes, we set out to achieve an ethereal effect and to evoke a feeling of timeless mystery. These images seem to speak to you from a distant past but contain forms so unorthodox and innovative that they could be from the future.

The shapes combine a formidable powerful internal structure with outlines so silky and feathery that they impart a three dimensional quality.  Color clashing and complimenting at the same time, was strategically placed in a unique way to enhance the silhouette of the shapes.

Hair and make-up JetRhys Creative team.

944 | Brand-new Buzzworthy Salon

Jet Rhys
Brand-new Buzzworthy Salon
This celeb-visted salon just opened a new, decked-out space in Solana Beach.  In Five Words …North County’s “IT” hair haven. Don’t Miss …The Keratin Smoothing treatment for extra hair TLC. Did You Know …Local design gurus Bells & Whistles decked out the space; it’s sleek and sophisticated with pops of playful magenta and chrome accents.
437 S. Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach


Jet Rhys Solana Beach Grand Opening

Article featured in Ranch & Coast Magazine!

Grand opening February 25, 2010 at the new Jet Rhys Salon in north county.

Jet Rhys Salon celebrated the opening of its second location, in Solana Beach, designed by acclaimed architects Bells & Whistles. Guests enjoyed luxurious Fig Souffle deep conditioning treatments, style consultations, gourmet bites and wines from Pacific Coast Grill, Montesquieu Winery, and Cupcake Love, and a gift bag.

Cut & Style: Score healthier hair while you sleep!

Featured in Cut & Style magazine

Want healthier hair while you sleep? Try an overnight masque treatment! That’s the word from Jet Rhys of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego, CA. “Your hair is just like your skin-it repairs itself overnight,” she explains. The style pro recommends Vegetarian Miracle by Davines; to use, shower in the p.m. and, when your hair is 80% dry, work in a light smear of the treatment from mid-shaft to ends. Cover your hair in a shower cap, placing three bobby pins on the base of the cap and two at the temples.

“Lie back on a towel placed over your pillowcase,” says Jet. “When you wake up, you’ll be amazed at how healthy and shiny your hair will be!”

Harper’s Bazaar | For Perfectly Highlighted, Shiny Hair…

Article Featured in Harper’s Bazaar

A day in the sun may be fun for you, but it can be torture for your hair. Try a keratin treatment. Jet Rhys, owner of the eponymous San Diego salon,
explains this leaves locks smooth and frizz free for up to four months. If that’s not an option, “nothing is more chic than tying a scarf around your head,” she says. “Plus, it controls flyways.” Another one of her favorite ‘dos? A side braid. Take this look into evening by undoing the braid, shaking out the waves, and setting them with Blow Blow Out Spray ($ 19.75).
Get beauty highlights. All of the top colorists are raving about L’Oreal Professional Inoa, a new ammonia-free, moisture-adding salon hair color. Says
Rhys, “I used to advise clients to colorless in the summer, but now I have Inoa. “Just be sure to protect your investment. “UV rays and chlorine bleach out color and zap moisture,” warns Rhys. She suggests spiriting in Rene Furterer Waterproof Moisturizing Fluid KPF 90 ($23) and pulling hair back into a sleek bun.