10+ Pro Tips for Best Summer Hair

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by Nancy Weinberg Simon

summer-hairSummer has a lot going for it. The longer daylight hours mean more time for fun in the sun, but, it’s precisely this that can take a toll on your hair. Chlorine, UV light, and the sea salt from the ocean will fade, fry, and weaken your hair. Thanks to expert advice courtesy of Jet, from Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego, CA, and NYC-based celebrity hairdresser, Jim Crawford, you won’t have to live under a hat all season.


Hydrate: If you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors “be proactive and hydrate your hair every day with a moisturizing hair mask,” says Jet. Try Bumble and bumble’s Bb Quenching Masque ($38) to replenish and restore your hair’s natural moisture barrier.

Use Protection: Sunlight creates free radicals that break down the hair protein, damaging cuticles, and fading color. If you plan on being outside or at the beach, shield your strands from the sun with a UV protectant like Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($28), a lightweight, water-resistant mist with UVA/UVB filters, anti-oxidants, and conditioning ingredients. Don’t have a hair product on hand? Jet says “a dab of your favorite body sunscreen worked through the ends of your hair will suffice.”

Saturate Your Strands: Before jumping in the pool or ocean drench your hair with fresh, clean water. There’s only so much the hair can absorb and by doing so will minimize the amount of chlorine or saltwater that’s absorbed into the hair.


To embrace summer’s more casual vibe, put down your blowdryer and heat-styling tools and air-dry instead. You’ll get a break and avoid extra damage in the process.

Whether you choose to wear your hair up or down you still have many style options to choose from:

Up-dos: Jim Crawford recommends you ponytail, braid, or bun it with a deep conditioner on your ends and snag-free hairbands to prevent breakage.

He also likes headbands on hair that’s pulled back or worn down a la Katy Perry and says “they’re a great option to keep you looking chic without  using your blowdryer or flat iron.”

Down-dos: If you’re going to wear your hair down, Jet likes “sexy, timeless, beachy waves this time of year.” To do, apply an even layer of leave-in conditioner and mousse throughout freshly washed, towel-blotted hair. Separate it into two to five sections (depending on how loose you prefer your waves) and braid starting two or three inches from the scalp. Leave overnight. In the morning, gently unwind, and rake through with your fingers.


Post-Swim and Sun: It’s important to remove chlorine and sea water from your hair before it can do too much damage. Immediately after swimming rinse hair well with fresh water and as soon as you’re able to do a proper wash use a shampoo specifically formulated to get the chlorine out. UltraSwim Moisturizing Chlorine Removal Shampoo ($4) gently and effectively removes chlorine to keep your hair from becoming dry, brittle, and unmanageable. Jet also recommends good, old-fashioned apple cider vinegar to remove chlorine and salt water and add shine instantly! She says to “rinse it through your damp hair a few times to safely remove dulling minerals and then follow up with shampoo and conditioner.”

Repair parched strands with an intensive conditioning hair masque. A favorite of Crawford is Rene Furterer Sun Care Repairing After Sun Mask ($42), specially formulated with fatty acids and nourishing ingredients to rebuild, rehydrate and detangle.

Celebrity Hairstyles: Short Hair Style Guide

Celebhair-article1-fall14-webInsider Secrets

“A heart-shaped face is great for short hair,” says Jet Rhys, owner of her namesake salon in San Diego, CA. “It looks feminine because of the cheekbones.” Rhys suggests hearts try short pixies or bobs.

“Avoid short cuts if you have thick hair or coarse, curly texture,” says Rhys. “The added bulk and weight can easily make a short cut look matronly.”

“For thick to medium hair, find a stylist who specializes in razor-cutting,” advises Rhys. “This technique, when utilized properly, can shed weight in hair without over-layering and creates movement in full strands that is hard to replicate with scissors alone.”




Celebhair-article3-fall14-webA+ Finish

“Wax is the best product for short hair,” says Jet Rhys, Stylist and Owner of Jet Rhys salons in San Diego, CA. “After the hair is dried and styled, take a swipe from the jar and emulsify it between your hands. Next, pinch the product with your fingers to piece out the layers and add definitÚn.”







Celebhair-article4-fall14-webMovement is Key

Expect to see blunt shapes with lots of internal movement and natural wave this fall, according to Jet Rhys, Stylist and Owner of her namesake salons in San Diego, CA. “I’m in love with the airy yet structured effects created by a ‘straight razor’ haircut,” says Rhys. “Add a blunt fringe with notched-out pieces to finish.”







Say ’No’ To Silicone

I’m not a fan of silicone-based products on short hair. Though they can help prevent frizz, they are very heavy and make short hair look dirty and flat.”
––Jet Rhys, Stylist and Owner of her namesake salons in San Diego, CA

Hairstyles for Women Over 30


As a 30-something, you’re pretty busy building your career and family. You want a polished, but easy hairstyle that’s also on-trend. We combed through tons of celebrity hairstyles to find the 10 best haircuts to suit all your needs. You might want to schedule that salon appointment right now.

By Krista Bennett DeMaio

Your Hair in Your 30s

Whether you’re working your way up the corporate ladder, starting a family, or both, the goal for your hair to be fuss-free, but also fun. “It’s essential to let your stylist know two things: how much time you have to spend on styling your hair and how often you can get to the salon for maintenance,” says Jet Rhys, a stylist and salon owner in San Diego. At this stage in your life, Rhys says the perfect cut is one that is versatile. “You are juggling family life and your career,” she says. “Having a polished style for the office, but also being able to dress it up for a night on the town, is important.”


anne_hThe Soft Pixie

Long, sideswept bangs make Anne Hathaway’s cropped ‘do look feminine — not severe. The cut is timeless and the long fringe adds sophistication, without looking matronly, Rhys says.







giuliana_rAngled Bob

While insanely easy to style, Giuliana Rancic’s bob is far from frumpy. The chin-length cut is slightly longer in the front than it is in the back, which gives the style a more modern vibe — no mom cuts here!







michelle_w2The Modern Pageboy

Michelle Williams reinvents the classic style with side bangs and a length that hits just above the chin. Ask your stylist to point-cut the ends (snipping into ends with scissors aimed up at the ceiling), which will prevent blunt, harsh lines, Rhys says. Rhys calls this cut a multitasker. “You have so many options to change it up — style it softly or tucked behind your ear, or switch up your part from side to side,” she says.





zoe_d2Full Bangs

Your tired eyes are telltale signs of your busy lifestyle. Sure, eye cream helps, but bangs can make you look younger and fresher instantly. To get Zooey Deschanel’s signature fringe, ask your stylist to bevel your bangs on the outside corner of the eyebrows. “This opens up the eyes,” Rhys says.






reese_w2A Collarbone Cut with Sideswept Bangs

Behold one of the most versatile lengths ever: A collarbone-grazing style is not exactly long, but not short either. You can pull it into a ponytail, wear it polished, or sport a tousled look. And wispy, side bangs, like Reese Witherspoon’s, require less commitment than full-on fringe. Go for Witherspoon’s eyebrow length or ask your stylist to cut your bangs below the bridge of your nose, Rhys says. Then sweep them to the side.




zoe_s2Long Layers

Long layers that start around chin length, like Zoe Saldana’s here, make styling a cinch, Rhys says. “If cut precisely, they will fall right into place without even picking up the blow dryer.”








slide8-1Midlength with Bouncy Layers

This cut is perfect for the woman on the go, Rhys says. The medium-length style with longer layers means not a lot of styling time. Plus, the layers add body and bounce to finer hair. “Ask your stylist to add face-framing layers below the lip,” she says.






katie_h2The Perfect Curly Cut

When you have waves or curls, the wrong cut can make hair too poofy, but Katie Holmes gets it right here. “Ask your stylist for face-framing layers that start right at the cheekbones, and medium-length layers throughout,” Rhys says. “This creates a fun, playful look that requires minimal styling.”






kate_mThe Lob

The long bob — a cut that hits just above the shoulders — can be worn smooth or tousled like Kate Mara did here. While it may look layered, it’s really one length, Rhys says. Ask your stylist to point cut the ends to add texture, so it’s not one harsh, straight line.







alexa_c2The New Shag

Want to wash and go? Alexa Chung’s cool shag is perfect for wavy textures and women who don’t want to fuss with their hair, Rhys says. “The layers are kept midlength and are meant to be worn natural and tousled.”

15 Hair Products Pros Swear By (But You’ve Never Heard of)


by Grace Gold

Bless hair stylists—we go to them with all our frazzled and frizzy hair problems, and expect them to work instant magic. So what are the secret weapons they have that we don’t? Here are the insider must-haves they swear by to help work their wizardry, including a nod to our favorite beauty supply store buys.


at-home_dryer_chairAt-Home Dryer Chair

What separates in-salon treatments from DIY versions is the controlled heat a pros seat provides—and let’s face it, blasting a blow dryer over plastic wrap just isn’t the same. Jet Rhys, co-owner of San Diego’s Jet Rhys salons, instead relies on the Gold N Hot Conditioning Heat Cap, $37. “I love this because the gentle surround heat opens the cuticle, allowing conditioners and glosses to absorb into the shaft more quickly for shinier results,” she says. The cap is remote-controlled with a washable liner and adjustable chinstrap to keep it in place as you multi-task or just relax!



flamingo_clipFast French Twist

This no-fail trick to putting your hair up without a fuss is a favorite of Rhys, who always keeps a DCNL Black Diamond Flamingo Clip, $8, on hand for elegant emergencies. Simply gather your hair like you’re going to make a ponytail, twist it around, and then roll the end upwards to rest against your head. Finally, fasten the clip either horizontally or vertically to hold your hair in place, says Rhys. It’s certainly far more chic than our current plastic claw clip solution!


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Short Hair: Celebrity Makeovers this minute!



Hair pro Jet Rhys of her namesake salon in San Diego, CA rates several stars’ recent style redos

by Mary Greenberg

Jaimie Alexander has been a pixie chick for quite awhile–it’s her color that’s undergone a major reboot.

Jet is blunt about the blonde. In addition to it being wrong for her skin tone, dark eyebrows and hazel eyes, she explains, “They didn’t push the lightener long enough and stopped at the chicken yellow stage.” What’s more, the “after” cut is too short in all the wrong places. “She looks great without a part and with piece-y bangs that fall forward. Now, all you see are her dark eyebrows.”


Emma Stone’s sleek, shoulder-skimming lob has morphed into a layered look with full fringe and undone texture.

From the strategically cut bangs to the ombré color and undone texture, Jet raves about Emma’s new look, calling it “gorgeous, grown-up and sexy.” The ombré is concentrated on the sides only so it frames the face and the bangs are a little shorter in the middle for a playful touch. “By keeping her bangs a deep copper, they make her green eyes totally pop.”


Julianne Hough wore long extensions before ditching them and having her locks lopped super-short.

Most people think ing hair’s more youthful, but Julianne proves otherwise. “she looks younger in this sassy style–it’s definitely a winner!” The long pixie has length in front for versatility–she can part it in the middle, on either side and tuck it behind the ears. Plus, the color has lots of sunny tones for dimension and definition. “Sometimes when you go from long to short, the color is too solid, but not here.”


Taylor Schilling wore it long and wavy, then had her hair cut to the shoulders and started styling it straight.

“I prefer the ‘before’,” says Jet. “You can tell her hair has same wave and she’s embracing it.” Unfortunately, her new cut wasn’t flat-ironed properly–Rhys calls it a “forced straightened” style–but if it were worn wavy, then pouffed out a bit, it would look so much better. The color also gets a thumbs-down. “She went lighter, removed the hue’s warmth and added too many ash tones, which is making her skin look too pale.”


Aubrey Plaza’s chin-length bob was super-sleek and solidly dark before she incorporated dipped-dyed ends and more fullness.

Admiring her very thick hair that she says is naturally ultra-dark, Jet says she also likes the idea of dip-dyed ends but not the execution. “I would’ve preferred them to be more of a chocolate brown than red because the color is too bright and it doesn’t complement her skin tone.” On the plus side, the hair pro calls her new casual styling flirty and lots of fun.


Alicia Witt’s hair used to fall just pas her shoulders, but these days, she’s wearing a jaw-length bob.

According to Jet, she looks great either way, but her new cut isn’t styled properly. “I think they tried to get it full by teasing the crown, but the top should be flatter and not so separated,” she explains. “I would’ve blown it out straight with no flips–a smooth bob would look great on her.” Plus, Jet prefers her earlier richer copper haircolor.

All You | Simple No-Sweat Styles

Simple No-Sweat Styles.

Toss the blow-dryer and flatiron into the drawer until fall! Keep your locks healthy–and pretty–all summer long with these easy, chic look that are sure to keep you cool
By Liesa Goins

allyou-pg1-jul14-webThe undone


Ideal for busy women, this intentionally imperfect undo works best on unwashed hair.


shoulder-length or longer hair; any texture


Spray dry shampoo over hair to absorb oil and restore volume. If you have fine hair, ands extra lift: Section off strands from the forehead to the crown (like a big Mohawk) and tease.
Gather hair into a high ponytail with your hands (a brush will make hair too smooth). Secure with an elastic, then twirl the ponytail around the base. (If your pony lacks fullness, backcomb it first.) Tuck a few bobby pins here and there to hold the bun in place.
Pull a few pieces loose for that effortless effect, and finish with a spritz of hairspray.



Catching these perfect waves means add a touch of salt and letting hair air-dry, just like you would after a day at the shore.


shoulder-length or longer; straight or wavy textures


Start with clean dry hair or try this to refresh unwashed locks: Divide hair into four large sections around your head and, working one at a time, mist with sea-salt spray. Three to five pumps should do it–too much product would leave hair crispy.
Twist each section into a tight coil until it winds on itself into a bun, and secure with a claw clip or pin.
Leave hair up until it dries, then unpin and shake hair loose. Scrunch for extra fullness.

The pumped-up


This is an easy-to-achieve twist on a go-to style: tight and clean in front, with flowing texture at back. The effect is simple and cool.


shoulder-length or longer; any texture


Start with dry hair. For sleek front, rub two over three drops of hair oil into your palms, then smooth over hair from the roots down. Brush strands into a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic matching your hair color.
If hair is straight or wavy, mist the tail with texturizing spray and scrunch small sections to create fullness and movement. Skip the spritz if you have curls. Instead, twirl and tousle a few strands.
Polish things off by misting a spoolie brush with hairspray to tame any flyways.

allyou-pg3-jul14-webHalf-up, half-down


Taming curly hair can be a battle in the best of climate conditions, so this no-fuss look with a polished vibe is a breath of fresh air.


chin-length or longer; natural curls


You’re letting hair dry naturally, so the right combo of styling products is your formula for frizz-free softness. Mix equal parts defining gel and nourishing hair oil to separate curls, leaving them touchable–not stiff or crunchy.
Work the mixture through damp hair, coating every strand. Then scrunch hair to encourage curl: Place small sections in the palm of your hand. Lift the hair toward your scalp, then squeeze. (Only once, or you’d risk frizz.)
When hair is dry, take a 1- to 2-inch sections from above each ear, pull back and secure with a sturdy clip.



Unfortunately, the activities you enjoy outdoors also expose hair to damage. Here’s how to shield your strands.


UV rays are bad for your color (even if you don’t dye it), causing dullness and fading. Hats shade and protect, but if you don’t like them, you can wear a hairstyle that keeps large sections of hair out of the sun, such as a topknot or braid. Spending a lot of time outside? Apply a protective hair product containing UV filters.


You’ve seen how a summer packed with pool time can wreck a swimsuit, so just imagine what it does to your hair. Chlorine uses oxygen to kill germs, but that oxidation process causes brittleness and bleaching in hair fibers. Before diving in, coat wet or dry hair with a silicone-based leave-in conditioner to help seal the cuticle and prevent chlorine from seeping in.
In a pinch, you can saturate hair with tap water. Your strands are porous and will soak up the non-chlorinated water first. Whatever you do, don’t allow hair to dry with chlorine on it. Shampoo immediately or do a thorough tap-water rinse.


The high salt level in the ocean means that regular dips can dehydrate hair. (Note for those who love their beach waves style: Salt levels in styling products are much lower, so they’re OK to use.) Coat hair with a moisturizing oil spray before dunking. Look for one with super nourishing and protective ingredients such s olive, sesame and almond oils. If you’ve splurged on a keratin treatment, you might want to keep your head above water, as the saline surf can shorten its duration.

“So much fun to do this story with Leisa Goins – super excited to be included in this article with all of my friends: Harry Josh, John Frieda International creative consultant; Doug Macintosh, colorist at Louise O’Connor Salon and Spay in New York City; Gregory Patterson, celebrity stylist in New York City; Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego; Jeanie Syfu, Tresemmé stylist in New York City; Mark Townsend, Dove celebrity stylist in Los Angeles”