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Taking it Personal

Jet Rhys in Solana Beach, CA, caters to the individual, from first-class service to bespoke style.

I love to evolve the look of my clients’ hair,” Jet says. “It starts with creating the perfect healthy hair canvas for color to come.”

What’s Unique

Jet Rhys takes customer service a step further than simply offering time-crunched clients a beverage. “We always ask our clients if they would like to order something to eat,” Jet says. The salon provides menus from local restaurants, calls in the orders and picks them up. “We believe in 100 percent first-class service for our guests,” Jet says.

Inside Story

The tagline “Looks are everything” easily sums up the focus at Jet Rhys’ flagship location in Solana Beach, CA, a 2,800-square-foot open, industrial space featuring lots of black with magenta accents. With an impressive résumé that includes creating the beauty looks for major national TV and print ads as well as educating fellow stylists around the globe, Jet and Rhys founded Jet Rhys salons in 1992. Each member of the salon’s team is personally trained by the talented duo, and ongoing education ensures that skills are kept up-to-date. Jet’s “Color Ribbons,” involves randomly lightening medium sections of hair for an “artistic flair.” Jet says the team’s ability to individualize current trends to suite each client’s needs is what sets the salon apart. “We strive to look beyond bone structure and skin tone to find each client’s true persona and create the perfect hairstyle,” she says.

The Pro’s Guide To Growing Out Your Hair


Personal growth can be challenging, sometimes even painful. And, few growth processes are more frustrating than patiently growing out long hair. You need the inner peace of the Dalai Lama to grow out your locks past the collarbone without caving in and running back to the salon with a picture of Michelle Williams.

Whether you’re transitioning from a pixie cut to waist-length strands or feel like your hair is stuck in growth purgatory, there are ways to ease your journey through this painstaking process. We consulted some hair-growth gurus on their best advice for full hair that’s longer than a Real Housewives reunion special.

Follow these tips on what to eat, how to style, and when to cut your hair, so the growing-out limbo feels like a breeze.

by: Liesa Goins

tangles“Hair is at its most fragile state when it’s wet,” says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego. “Pulling, tugging, or brushing tangles on wet hair can weaken it,” she explains. A little TLC with your damp strands can help prevent breakage and allow them to grow longer.

Try to handle your tresses as little as possible when they’re wet, Rhys advises. If you must work out tangles, carefully work from the bottom up. Use a brush designed to gently remove snares, like Sheila Stotts Tangle Removal Brush.

When blowdrying your hair, it should be 90% dry before you use a round brush to style it, Rhys says. The combination of the heat and the brush will break hair, negating all the growing-out effort you’ve put into it.


Health | 50 Ways to Cover Your Gray


If sneaky strands of gray or white refuse to submit to your styling attempts, we’ve got the goods, tips, and tricks to help you whip your hair into shape. Your new safe word will be “gorgeous.”

by Maria Ricapito

6. Powder puff

Hair powders soak up excess oil (great for a non-shampoo day) and add a bit of body. “I love [Bumble and Bumble] because it also adds a hint of shine,” says celebrity stylist Jet Rhys. “It’s not dull and powdery-looking.” Her tip: To avoid getting any splotches on hair, skin, or clothes, spray the shampoo on a brush then brush the scalp, and spray before you’re dressed.
Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (in A Tint of Brown, A Bit Blondish, or Black), $36;

7. Makeup makeover

Use a brow pencil in a color similar to your locks for an on-the-go cover-up. Do the same with eye shadow; though Rhys suggests picking one with a sponge tip brush, for easiest application.

24. Dry idea

Another fool-the-eye try: Add lift to the hair at your crown and/or bangs with a volumizing product and a blow dryer. “Get dry shampoo, put it in your part, and rough it up a bit,” says Macintosh. “Hair will stick up a bit, and you won’t notice the gray as much.” Rhys suggests a little light teasing, or a few hot rollers at the crown for a similar effect.

39. Shady lady

Flip the script on ombré hair! Usually, that trendy look is darker on top, then progressively lighter. “The darker the hair is, the more apparent the gray will look at the root line,” says Rhys. Our twist: Go lighter at the top, darkening toward the ends.

42. Brush up

Balayage, or painting in color freehand, is another technique used to minimize obvious roots. “Have your colorist cover the gray at the root area,” says Rhys. Then, have him or her use balayage on selected strands of hair with a darker color. “This makes it look more natural, like you were born with it.”

43. Just the highlights

They don’t always have to be blonde. “Highlighting comes in all colors,” says Rhys. “If you have red hair, your colorist can add lighter strands of a red to add lightness which will soften and blend the gray. If you have brown hair, ask your colorist for soft caramel lights to do the same. Honey blond? Add some pale baby blonde to the hair.”

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