Ricky and Jet were so excited to demonstrate for the students yesterday at California Hair Design, we had a great time! Thank you to all of the amazing students and faculty!
by Jessica Hagy
If your hair is naturally curly, you know that sometimes a hairstylist’s scissors can make you feel a bit… anxious. Since there are a few ways to go wrong with curly haircuts, we decided to enlist an expert, professional hairstylist Jet of Jet Rhys Salon, to educate us on the best haircuts for curly hair—and tips to keep in mind during your next salon visit.
“Whether your hair curly hair is short, medium, or long in length you will always have a great hair day when you have long layers!” Jet says. “Curls look their best when there is weight inside, regardless of the external length. When the internal layers are cut too short, you end up looking like a puffy poodle,” she advises.
Looking for a fresh cut? Consider “collar-length and blunt, with a few heavy layers around the face. Blunt ends are huge for this season and the minimal layering will make your curls even more sexy and grown up,” Jet says.
“Avoid any haircut that involves a razor, or thinning shears,” Jet advises. “They take the spring away from the curl and it ends up looking frizzy, dry and damaged.”
“Also avoid Bangs! Your bangs will not curl, because they are too short and they will end up looking like a visor on your forehead!” Jet says. So, that’s probably a no go…
“Always let your stylist know if you love and embrace your curls, or if you cheat on them from time to time. By that I mean do you like the option to blow-out it out and have it smooth? If so that’s a game changer and your stylist will need to cut your hair to wear both ways,” Jet says.
Also, “know your curly hair very well before you go for your new cut. If you love your hair the first day you shampoo, that’s the day to go in to your stylist, so they can see exactly the way you love to wear your curl. If you love the third day after shampoo (which would let the stylist know ‘ahhhhhh, this woman likes her curl more flattened’) get your cut on that day so your stylist can see the hair,” Jet says.
Have any other curly hair questions for our experts? Leave them below and they could be answered in an upcoming article!
Article By: Krista Bennett DeMaio
You’re busy, we know! Managing a healthy lifestyle is no small thing. Your day consists of a carefully orchestrated agenda filled with meal planning, fitting in workouts, connecting with your family and friends, and oh yeah, balancing all of it with a career, hobbies, and any other activity you find rewarding. So who needs to waste time slathering on beauty products that don’t deliver results? Not you!
Fortunately, you can increase the efficacy of your everyday beauty treatments, just by applying them at the right time. So go ahead, break out your day planner and pencil in these get-pretty appointments.
Your hair will soak up moisture any time you offer it, but by applying a leave-in conditioner, before you leave the house, you’re giving your hair a little extra protection against damaging UV light, says Jet Rhys, a San Diego salon owner. “The leave-in conditioner will create a protective shield of humectants around the hair and plug up any porous spots,” she explains. Without it, sun can penetrate strands, fading your color and leaving hair dehydrated and dull. In the shower, shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Towel dry, then apply a leave-in treatment to towel-dried hair from the mid-shaft to ends.
By Krista Bennett DeMaio
Whether you’re craving a cool blonde, rich brunette, or vibrant red shade, here’s your celeb-inspired, expert-approved fall hair color report
“Say bye-bye to yellow blonde and hello to soft cashmere—a very expensive-looking haircolor,” says San Diego-based salon owner and colorist Jet Rhys, who cites Michelle Williams as the perfect example. The icy hue is a blend of several soft tones such as pale ivory, mink, and sandy blonde.
This trend is more about the technique than the actual color. The top layer of hair is dyed lighter than the base, creating a see-through, veil-like effect when the darker shade peeks through, Rhys says. Jennifer Aniston is currently sporting the trend with her light-on-dark blonde hue.
Not light enough to be a full-fledged blonde but not quite dark enough to be considered a true brunette, this gorgeous shade, called bronde (brown-blonde) is somewhere in the middle of the two. These honey, caramel, and butterscotch shades really pop on women who, like Jennifer Lopez, have a warm complexion.
This season, brunettes are getting darker and glossier. It’s all about the cocoa and sable browns, without any hint of brassiness (a.k.a. orange tones), Rhys explains. And while Mila Kunis’ color may look like one single tone, it’s most likely a blend of three to four shades. “No one strand of color is exactly the same,” Rhys says, which is key for creating dimension and high-shine.
Weaving golden copper tones into a vibrant red base makes for a sophisticated and rich red. “This color looks amazing on anyone with a creamy, milky skin tone,” Rhys says. Case in point: Check out how radiant Jessica Chastain’s alabaster skin looks against her copper-y strands.
The latest spin on the ever-popular ombré hair color (a gradation from dark to light) is sombré, or the much more subtle ombré. Gone are the dark roots and super-light tips or the harsh line of demarcation that tends to appear mid-shaft. It’s a “calmed-down,” more gradual version where the roots are only slightly darker than the ends, Rhys says. “The overall look is more polished and grownup-looking.” Jennifer Lawrence’s honey-hued hair is a prime example.
photos courtesy of Shape.com & Getty Images