Hair Show | My Desert Island Beauty Product

Three top stylists share their beauty truths (and other obsessions.) Get the lowdown on the best products and the hottest styles, plus what to avoid if you want great hair.

Jet Rhys, Co-Owner, Jet Rhys Salon, Solana Beach, CA

My 5-minute hair fix:

The scrunch-and-go! I spritz day-old hair with hairspray, then use my blow-dryer and fingers to scrunch it.

My desert island beauty product:

Hair powder. It extends time between shampoos, blends grays and pumps up volume.

The hottest style coming up fast:

Long, windswept bangs, and top layers with shorter sides and nape.

Two trends that should go away:

Balayage and ombré

Best hairstyle hack:

To make a fake bob in under a minute, grab hair into a pony and roll it under the nape, then pin it.

Fave hot tool:

Curling wand

I would never DIY:

My color!

Best way to avoid split ends:

A baby trim every five to six weeks.

Bad hair habit I’d like to see everyone kick:

Ripping a comb or brush through wet hair.

Celeb with the best hair:

Jennifer Lawrence

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Hair Show | Time To Shine

time to shine

Try these four steps to locks that reflect so much light, your friends will need shades.

By Jet Rhys

Nothing makes hair more beautiful than megawatt shine! It’s something we all all long for, but because of heat styling routines and brushing, our hair cuticle’s outer layers can ruffle, leaving it looking dull and brittle. Here’s how to get back your glow.


Don’t: Use any shampoo or conditioner just because it smells pretty or is on sale.

Do: Find a great shampoo suited specifically for your hair type (for example: fine, curly, thick, coarse) with a matching conditioner.

Insider Tip:

When shampooing use the pads of your fingertips to massage the product onto the scalp; it will cleanse the rest of your hair as it rinses out. Apply a nickel-size amount of conditioner to mid shafts and ends (not the crown area). Rinse hair thoroughly, then blast it with a cold water tense to seal in the cuticle for maximum shine.


Don’t: Ask for chunky blocks of color, which are outdated and never look natural.

Do: Enhance the radiance of your skin with hand-painted color detailing. This technique is perfect if you doh’t want too much color in one area. Blending a few different color ones will add more interesting contrast and depth.

Insider Tip:

For more drama, have your colorist up the amount of color around your face.


Don’t: Wait too long between trims. Your hair ages as it grows–the hair closet to the scalp is younger, while the ends are older.

Do: Have your hair trimmed every 5–7 weeks to maintain a healthy, vibrant look.

Insider Tip:

Even if hair is short, regular trims will prevent split ends to maintain smoothness and shine.


Don’t: Ignore the opportunity to boost your hair’s health during bedtime. Your hair is just like your skin–it repairs itself overnight.

Do: Invest in a masque and work it into the mid shafts and tips of hair. When you wake up, you’ll be amazed how healthy and shiny it is!

Insider Tip:

Sleep on a silk pillowcase instead of cotton one. Hair slides on silk; cotton catches on tangles.

Jet Rhys teaches cut, color and styling techniques on international stages and styles A-list celebrities for Hollywood events.

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Short Hair Style Guide | Festival Flair


Coachella inspired styles set the scene for your alfresco music season. Get ready to go boho!

Cali-based Coachella may be the most well-known music festival to date (who can resist celebrating amazing music alongside celebs like Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lea Michelle?). But if you can’t make it to the show, no worries–festivals are scheduled country-wide into the early fall!

Whether you’re planning to attend a one-week or a three-day soirée, being prepared is key. It’s time to have fun and look cute doing it! Jet Rhys of Jet Rhys salon in Solana Beach, CA, gives us the lowdown on her fave festival hair looks just for you….


1. Style short, straight or wavy hair with product suing your hands and avoiding a brush and dryer, which will make your style look pouffy.
2. Hair accessories are a must. Clip a flower or fun gemstone hairpins above your ears, or place a floral headband atop your crown.


1. Apply gel on damp hair and comb it through.
2. Take glitter from an art store and sprinkle it on roots.
3. Apply hairspray and let dry.
4. Just remember to keep your hands away from your hair to maintain your sparkle!


1. Carve out two semicircular sections of hair: one at the nape and one above that.
2. Mist both sections lightly with water (damp hair works best for control).
3. Start with the nape area. At the hairline, take three small sections and begin to braid, tucking each piece under the center strand.
4. Next, pick up small strands to add to the outside pieces as you go; fasten hair off at the nape.
5. Repeat the same for the other section.
6. Once both braids are completed at the nape, combine the two and continue with a regular (underhand) braid through the tips.


1. Add volumizer, and then blow-dry with a round brush.
2. Bring hair to the crown and twist the length, starting at the base until it forms a bun. Fasten with bobby pins, leaving some pieces free.


1. Style hair and lightly tease it all the way through the top.
2. Loosely gather hair in the back and work it into a bun, fastening with an elastic. Allow a few strands to go free on both sides.
3. Take a cute tribal scarf and fold it lengthwise. Position it over the forehead and tie it beneath the loose bun.

11 Products Beauty Pros Really Want You To Stop Using

By Krista Bennett Demaio

Not all beauty products are created equal, or let’s be real, even remotely equal. Some face washes leave your skin positively dewy, while others leave it feeling more like old sandpaper. One shampoo may make your hair look lush and shiny—another, well, you get the picture. And most of time, you only discover which ones are subpar after buying them. So annoying. And expensive. That’s why we talked to dermatologists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail experts to find out which products aren’t doing you any favors—or worse—and what to start using to instead. (Looking for even more ways to look and feel your best? Then don’t miss Prevention’s new Younger In 8 Weeks plan. You could lose up to 25 pounds in 2 months!)

Discount hair products

We’ve all seen those high-end hair products lining the shelves at discount department stores like Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx. But Jet Rhys, a salon owner in San Diego, says you shouldn’t even think about buying them. “Often, those products have been sitting in warehouses for years, and they are watered down and expired,” she explains.

Switch to: Salon-brand products from authorized retailers
If you’re devoted to a particular brand, you can only be sure that you’re getting the real deal—and something not past its expiration date—when you buy from a professional salon or authorized retailer. Check your favorite brands’ websites for a list of sites and stores that carry your go-to products. (Check out these 15 hair products stylists swear by.)

Full-coverage foundation

While foundation isn’t necessarily bad for your skin, it can look heavy (and even accentuate wrinkles) and usually isn’t even necessary. (Here are 9 beauty rules to follow for women over 40.)

Switch to: Sheer foundation with spot concealer
“I prefer the look of a sheer foundation paired with a creamy concealer to add the coverage where you need it,” says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci. “Using these products gives the skin a fresher and more modern look.” If you are looking for some hefty coverage to conceal frustrating issues like rosacea or vitiligo, then full-coverage foundation could be a good option.

Cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a detergent-like ingredient that gives cleansers their lather. Yes, it removes dirt, oil, and makeup pretty well, but there’s a big downside: “It can irritate your skin and dry it out,” warns Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist in New York City and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist. The strong cleansing agent can strip skin of its natural oils, leaving it tight, dry, and inflamed.

Switch to: A mild cleanser
Jaliman suggests face washes made with the ingredient decyl polyglucoside. “It’s a natural and mild surfactant that cleans the skin, yet maintains balance without causing dryness,” she says. The ingredient is found in Acure Facial Cleansing Gel ($8,

Cuticle cutters

Visible cuticles can cramp your mani style, but they serve an important role. “The cuticle is the nail’s protective seal and key to overall nail health,” says Dana Stern, MD, a dermatologist in New York City who specializes in nail health. Cutting or aggressively pushing back your cuticles leaves nails vulnerable to infection. (If you’re a nail biter, here are 7 reasons to stop immediately.)

Switch to: A washcloth or a cuticle pusher
It’s okay to clip any hanging, ragged cuticles with a pair of clean cuticle trimmers, but don’t snip the rest of your cuticle. When you get out of the shower, use a washcloth or a cuticle pusher to gently push back the skin. Your skin will be super soft from the steam, so this should be a quick and easy task.

Alcohol-based toners to treat acne

Traditional, alcohol-based toners will only dry out your skin, cautions Joshua Zeichner, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. “Oftentimes, adult women with acne actually have dry skin, despite their oil and breakouts,” he says. Like SLS, alcohol strips skin of its essential moisture, exacerbating dry skin.

Switch to: Oil-free moisturizers
They provide the hydration you need without the pore-clogging oil. “I find that oil-free moisturizers, alongside acne medications, get better results than the drying effects and barrier disruption associated with harsh toners,” says Zeichner. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen ($9, If you like the idea of using a toner after cleansing, consider alcohol-free versions that add lightweight hydration, such as Fresh Floral Rose Toner ($40,

Bargain blow dryer

It gets the job done, so what’s the big deal if it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles? Here’s the issue: “Basic run-of-the-mill blow dryers take extra time drying your hair and therefore damage it more,” explains Devin Toth, a stylist at Salon SCK in New York City. (Make sure your morning blow dry doesn’t include these mistakes.)

Switch to: A tourmaline-infused dryer
Tourmaline emits negative ions that break down water molecules more quickly and efficiently than dryers made without it. That means your hair dries faster and is exposed to less damaging heat in the long run. Try Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000 Turbo Ionic Dryer ($49,

Facial scrubs containing walnut shells

Gritty scrubs made with pulverized walnut shells can be really abrasive, causing microscopic tears that leave skin vulnerable to infection and inflammation, says makeup artist Sophia Porter.

Switch to: A glycolic acid exfoliant
The acid gently and safely dissolves away the glue-like substance that holds dead skin cells on your skin, allowing them to be easily sloughed off. No scrubbing, or rough particles required. We like Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial ($7,

Waxy root sprays

Temporary root cover-up products made with waxes are a colorist’s pet peeve. “They’re hard to remove from the hair and block dye from penetrating,” explains Doug Macintosh, senior colorist at Louise O’Connor Salon in New York City.

Switch to: Root-covering powders
No need to walk around with visible roots; just switch to wax-free products that won’t impede dye molecules from getting into the hair shaft. Macintosh likes tinted powders such as Color Wow Root Cover Up ($34.50,

Long-lasting lipsticks

Matte, long-wearing lip formulas tend to be overly drying on lips, leaving them looking and feeling rough—not exactly a look you’d want.

Switch to: Gloss
Lips with a glossy or frosty texture look more kissable and touchable, says Ciucci. (You can make your own lip balm with this easy recipe from Prevention Premium.) Look for a product that also adds hydration, such as It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lipstain ($24,

Anti-frizz serums that contain silicone

Silicone hair products make hair appear smooth and shiny—at first. But they leave behind a coating that can, over time, dull hair and block nutrients from getting into the hair shaft, says celebrity hairstylist Juan Carlos Maciques. Not sure if your go-to products contain the chemical? Check the ingredient panel and look for words that end in ‘cone:’ Cyclomethicone, dimethicone, and methicone, for example, are all types of silicone, and there are countless others.

Switch to: Lightweight hair oil
A little oil adds sheen, control, and hydration to hair without the buildup. Try L’Oréal Professional Mythic Oil ($28,

Nail polishes containing formaldehyde

This noxious chemical alters the structure of the nail plate, making it harder. It also reduces nail flexibility and increases brittleness—a recipe for broken nails—and can cause irritation and separation of the nail plate and the bed (ouch). But a bigger issue? The Department of Health and Human Services named formaldehyde a known human carcinogen in 2011. “It’s remarkable that there are still many nail products, especially those touted as ‘nail treatments,’ that contain formaldehyde,” says Stern.

Switch to: Three-, five-, or nine-free nail products
With these formulas, you can rest easy that there is no formaldehyde lurking in the bottle. These products are also free of other potentially harmful ingredients such as toluene and dibutyl phthalate. Try 9-free Londontown Lakur ($16,