Jet Rhys offers some suggestions on which cuts flatter different facial shapes.
The Heart face looks great in a swingy collarbone-length cut with long layers and soft, side-swept bangs that hit the eyebrows.
The Square face is accentuated by cuts and bangs that are too blunt or angular. Opt for above-the-shoulder layers with wispy fringe and face-hugging pieces.
The Round face looks best in bobs that fall just below the chin and layers that kick off the face. To be avoided: Very short, choppy cuts without hair around the face.
The Diamond face is complemented by face-framing layers and softly rounded, blended bangs. Stay away from longer hair, which closes the face in with the narrow forehead.
The Oblong face needs layers. Try a long look styled off the face using a round brush for width. Strong bobs can make the face look longer if they’re too short.
Give your hair a boost
Hair naturally thins as you get older, so anything you can do to counteract that process will help you stay gorgeous. Volumizing shampoos are great, but the most effective (and quickest) youth boost comes courtesy of a volumizing spray gel, like Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Spray Gel Root Lifter (below, $4; drugstores). “These sprays are like a collagen injection for your hair,” says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. They key, Rhys notes, is not to spray it all over your crown but to get it onto the underside of your hair, near the roots.
by Krista Bennett DeMaio
You hair’s health has less to do with how old you are are than how you handle it. Treat it right with these tips and products.
“Monochromatic color ages you,” says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys salons in San Diego. The fix: Ask your colorist to weave in three or more shades—especially skin-brightening caramel or honey—around your face.
San Diego Luxe Services: What do you get when you combine a world-class colorist and image-making guru with a precision haircutter and global educator? Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego! Jet and Rhys, the salon’s co-owners, have taught on stages around the world, styled at A-list events (like the LA screening of Julia Robert’s film, “Duplicity”) and satisfied thousands of local style aficionados. Now, thanks to demand for both them and their highly trained staff members, they have recently opened a second location.
One of the best kept secrets of women with come-hither hair, Jet and Rhys frequently work behind the scenes, creating the money shots of those glossy, swingy manes for national television and print and ads of companies like Revlon, Pantene and L’Oreal. Renowned educators, they have taught other professionals on stages in Japan, Mexico, Australia, the United States and Europe, and worked for color manufacturers, including Wella and L’Oreal. Both are Vidal Sassoon trained (Jet was the salon’s former New York Color Director while Rhys is a former Vidal Sassoon Art Director), and when she worked in New York and London, Jet colored the hair of Vidal himself.
Their eclectic, creative, San Diego salon is as welcoming and relaxing for celebrities as it is for their diverse clientele. Known as the beauty destination of those in the know, it’s one of the rare salons where the staff is as highly trained in their respective specialties as they are in business, client care and etiquette.
The Hillcrest salon is just as chic and stylish as the new Solana Beach location, and is located at 3846 Fifth Avenue in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit www.jetrhys.com or call 619-291-7511.
“Hair static is caused by dryness,” says fashion hairstylist Jet Rhys. She recommends using L’Oreal Source de Richesse shampoo and conditioner ($23 and $33, lorealprofessionnel.com), which fight free radicals that cause static. Finish with a smoothing product: Davines Momo Cream ($21, davines.com)” adds moisture without weighing hair down,” Rhys says.
Ted Gibson, Jason Backe, Kaz Amor, Tracey Cunningham, Doug Macintosh, and Johnny Wright attend Hairdressers Against AIDS U.S. Launch At The United Nations at United Nations on November 30, 2010 in New York City. Photo: Bennett Raglin/WireImage for Hairdressers Against AIDS
By Grace Gold
Over 500 hair stylists have invaded the United Nations for a cause far more urgent than just your typical bad hair day intervention.
Today, kicks off the United States launch of Hairdressers Against AIDS, a joint venture between L’Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which urges stylists to use the often intimate, tell-all relationships they have with clients as a jumping point to educate them about AIDS prevention, testing and available treatment resources.
“The longest relationship I’ve ever had with a man has been with my hair stylist, Garren,” said Allure Editor in Chief Linda Wells, to the laughs and knowing smiles of the room filled with hairdressers who had flown in from all parts of the country to support the cause.
It’s that uniquely special and loyal relationship that often deepens over years that allows hairdressers in particular to be very effective advocates, as they can gab details surrounding sexual activity that most women won’t even share with loved ones and partners.
“Today, information is the only vaccine against HIV,” said John Tedstrom, President and CEO of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
L’Oréal higher-ups, government officials and AIDS educators who addressed the crowd emphasized that blasting through the stigma surrounding HIV and creating an open atmosphere for discussion could actually save clients’ lives.
The 500 stylists will brave downpour and windy conditions to descend upon Times Square, with a goal of creating one million conversations about HIV and AIDS with New Yorkers. The effort aims to spread awareness and curb the spread of death and disease in order to honor World AIDS Day.
Celebrity stylists like Ted Gibson, Jason Backe, Tracey Cunningham and Jet Rhys will be on hand to pound the pavement for the long day of aggressive volunteer work.
“AIDS isn’t talked about because women don’t want to feel tainted or associated with disease, it can seem dirty. But we have to spark the conversation — it can save lives. And listening to the speakers made me realize that I need to talk to my own two teenage boys about it,” Rhys told StyleList.
And the HIV positive Regan Hofmann — whose long flowing blonde locks and Ivy-league upper class upbringing seems to fly in the face of the stereotypical AIDS patient — said it was also her hairstylist who was the first to comfort her in the shocking aftermath of her fatal diagnosis.
“I was scared my hairdresser wouldn’t want to touch my hair again. But after sitting down for a shampoo and feeling him run his fingers through my hair, I felt safe and comforted in a way I wasn’t able to before,” said the Editor In Chief of POZ Magazine.
You can do easy root touch-ups at home, but “when you’re making a big
shade change, like brunette to blonde, there’s no substitute for the salon,” says Aura Friedman, a Wella colorist who routinely helps M.I.A switch shaders
Investing in a great haircut that grows out without losing its shape can mean less time and money spent on products and maintenance. Keep in mind that”regular trims are imperative for women with finer hair to prevent split ends and limp strands,” says San Diego salon owner Jet Rhys
Highlights & Lowlights
Strategically placed color will grow in better, meaning fewer touch-ups. “For fall, I prefer to paint deeper tones on the underside of hair so that it looks natural as it grows out,” says Friedman. “Or if you love a celebrity’s hair in a photo, only a professional colorist will know where to apply highlights and lowlights. You can’t get that from a box.”
Whether you take only five minutes to style your hair or typically spend 20, say so. This affects how the stylist determines the best cut for you. “If you never blow-dry, thats a deal breaker for some styles,” says Jet Rhys, owner of the Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego and Solana Beach, California.