How Long You Should Wait to Work Out After Getting a Wax, Pedi, and Other Beauty Services

By Courtney Leiva

Don’t let exercise spoil your skin or hair.

If you’re like most women, you probably keep a regular schedule of beauty appointments—and you’d never miss your monthly bikini wax, right? But when it comes to exercising, some of your favorite workouts—namely the sweat, dirt, and bacteria that can come along with them—could actually interfere with your beauty routine. So follow this advice for exercising post-wax, blow-out, and more.



You sat in the salon chair for an hour having your hair primped to perfection—and working up a major sweat too quickly afterward could leave your locks limp. “On the day of your blow-out, you might want to do light weights or low-intensity cardio,” says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. “On the second day, you can do more intense workouts. To help preserve your blow-out, you can always wear super absorbent cotton headbands, as sweat is collected into the band and not your hair.” For a sweat-proof style, opt for a loose bun high off your face. “When working out, it’s important to keep your hair up,” says Rhys. “For a low-fuss style that volumizes your blow-out, simply pile the hair into a loose bun and secure with bobby bins. To avoid sweat from affecting your bun, make sure that your updo isn’t super tight.”


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Follow These Tips To Having Great Hair!

by Kathleen Mulpeter

Even though I’ve heard time and time again that it’s not necessary to wash your hair every single day, I’ve been an obsessive daily shampoo-er my whole life. But after a recent highlights-gone-wrong situation (where I ended up needing to dye my hair back to its natural color), I’ve become extra-vigilant about how often I shampoo, lest I wash out the cover-up dye too quickly.

It’s only been a few weeks since I started washing my hair less, but I already see a difference, and not just because the new color has yet to fade—my strands also seem noticeably smoother and easier to manage. “In addition to preserving color, shampooing your hair less often can help deflate hair (so it’s less fluffy), create definition and save time,” explains celebrity stylist Jet from Jet Rhys salon. If you’re attempting to cut back on your daily shampoo habit, get started with some of her helpful tips.

1. Learn to love dry shampoo. This is a biggie (and prepare to have your life changed if you’re not using the stuff already). To apply, Jet recommends spraying dry shampoo on your roots and combing it through strands to soak up excess dirt and grease. “As a bonus, this will add tons of volume!” she says.
I’m a huge fan of Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($9 on, which was recommended to me by our digital editorial assistant, Kate. Since I have brown hair, I like that this product doesn’t leave any white residue on my roots.

2. Prepare the night before. “Wearing your hair up at night while you sleep will keep it secure and away from any products you put on your face before bed,” says Jet. To make hair easier to style the next day, use a scrunchie or a no-crease hair tie.
I also find it helpful to apply dry shampoo before bed instead of (or in addition to) the next morning. I have short hair, so I pull it halfway up and spray dry shampoo near my hairline and at the crown so it absorbs oil while I sleep.

3. Get strategic. If you feel more confident with squeaky-clean hair, Jet suggests planning your shampoo days ahead of time. “Try bundling your top priorities on the days you shampoo, such as big meetings,” she says.

4. Try a new look. Experiment with a new hairstyle on days you skip shampoo, such as an undone bun or a face-framing braid, both of which benefit from unwashed texture and will disguise dirty roots. (We like this easy summer updo and these braid tutorials you can do at home!)

5. Focus on the roots. If you have to shampoo, our beauty editors recommend occasionally sudsing up at the roots only. Apply conditioner to your hair midshaft to ends (where hair is most fragile), before shampooing near your hairline. This will lock in extra moisture to your strands while still letting you rinse away dirt.



How To Ask For Your Favorite Celeb’s Hair Color At The Salon

By Lisa Fogarty

Gone are the days plain ol’ brown, blonde and red; nowadays women are flocking to their colorists with celeb photos in hand asking for Blake Lively blonde or Christina Hendricks red. A photo is nice, but it’s even more helpful to your stylist if you can pinpoint exactly what you like about the hair color you’re hoping to achieve. Here, with the help of celebrity hairstylist Jet Rhys, we’ll teach you to speak like a stylist so you’ll get exactly the shade you’ve been searching for on your next visit to the salon.


Blake Lively

New mom Blake Lively has to-die-for blonde tresses, which remind us of summertime, rainbows, and all things good in the world. “This blonde is sunshine in color–a happy color!” Rhys says. “And it is not a solid color, it has two different shades of blondes: a pale buttery blonde and a medium tone of honey blonde dancing through the hair.”





christina_hendrix-shefindsChristina Hendricks

There are just as many shades of red as there are blonde and brunette so before you decide to live your exciting new life as a redhead, it’s important to do your homework. When Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks said adios to her natural blonde hair, she committed 100 percent to the hue. “With red hair it is essential to say you want ‘copper red hair,'” Rhys says. “This red is not strawberry blonde, nor is it auburn. It is a definitive orange red, not a violet cherry red.”




jennifer_aniston-shefindsJennifer Aniston

We challenge you to find a celebrity whose hair color is more coveted. Jennifer Aniston’s hair is so multidimensional, it refuses to be pinned down and labeled as “light brown,” “dark blonde,” or simply “brunette.” Jen has a color all her own. “Jennifer is not a solid looking brunette. Contrast is the keyword for getting Jennifer’s color,” Rhys says. “Explain that you’d like to be a light golden brunette and avoid the word “warm”, as warm can be interpreted as a light reddish brown.” Rhys goes on to add, “You want to say that you still want your light brown hair color, but that you would like to add dark honey signature pieces that enhance the brunette color.”


mila_kunis-shefindsMila Kunis

Mila Kunis’ dark hair has a great deal of depth to it, thanks to the many tones of red and brown woven throughout. “The key phrase is ‘I want to see a rich brown added to the color,'” Rhys said. “This keeps the color from being red in tone. Auburn is soft and rich, not red, not brown–just a nice combo of the two.”





michelle_williams-shefindsMichelle Williams

Michelle Williams’ extreme platinum blonde is definitely not for shrinking violets, but it is a lot more wearable than you might think. With this color, which requires a lot of maintenance, it’s crucial that you communicate well with your stylist. “I love M.W. Platinum Blonde hair!” Rhys said. “Some colorists hear the word ‘platinum’ and lighten you up to a white bleach blonde. Her tones make this hair color rock. They are a biscuit beige, pale, cashmere, light sand in tone. The blonde is soft; it does not shout. Make sure your colorist makes it ‘pale,’ not white. Michelle’s color has no yellow or brassiness in it,” Rhys adds.

zoe_deschanel-shefindsZooey Deschanel

The New Girl star’s enviable dark tresses are crazy luscious, but there are two words you shouldn’t use to describe Zooey Deschanel’s color to stylists. “Try to avoid the words ‘rich’ and ‘warm,’ Rhys says. “That translates to red. Instead, use the words ‘deep,’ ‘espresso,’ or even ‘loose English breakfast tea.'”






taylor_swift-shefindsTaylor Swift

Everything about Taylor Swift–from her smile to her personality–is as shiny as a penny, which makes it easy to misjudge her hair color as more golden than it is. But Taylor’s dirty blonde shade is a lot more ashy than some women might think. “Use the word ‘flat’ in tone,” Rhys said. “Or ‘mousy’ or a ‘mink’ tone.”


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