Great Hollywood Hair

Jet Rhys is a stylist, a colorist, a salon owner and an educator. She has been featured in AllureHarper’s Bazaar, W Magazine and SELF. Her motto is
“Look, study and attack.”


It can be hard to stay real in the bright lights of Hollywood. So many stars rely on drastic styles, heaps of extensions and unsuitable color choices to keep up with the trends. Here’s how some celebrities embrace their natural beauty.

Naomi Watts has always kept a very soft and feminine touch to her hairstyles. I absolutely love that her hair is always a bit tousled and sexy for a glamorous just-rolled-out-of-bed look. She keeps her hair color close to natural, which looks subtly golden and sunny, and — most important — healthy. Watts is a wonderful inspiration for women with fine, limp hair because she really finds a way to add volume and texture — without looking overdone.

To get the look: Start by applying a volumizing mousse all over hair, focusing on the root area for lift. Blow-dry hair upside down to create volume from the roots to the ends. Use a large-barrel curling iron to add soft waves. You can wear your hair down or pin a few pieces up for a classic Watts updo.

Eva Mendes is the definition of sultry. Her rich, golden hair color brings out the radiant glow of her skin, and her bombshell hairstyles add to her sex appeal. She uses hot tools to switch from silky straight to big and bouncy curls. Be sure to protect your hair if you are a hair chameleon like Mendes. Remember to deep-condition your hair weekly to add moisture back into dry ends, and always use a thermal-protection spray before using a blow-dryer, flat iron or curling iron.

To get the look: Start by applying a volumizing spray for control and lift just at the roots. Then, apply a thermal-protection straightening balm through ends to tame frizz and add shine. Blow-dry hair, running your fingers through your tresses until they’re 80-percent dry. Then use a boar-bristle round brush to smooth ends with soft waves.