Oprah | Your Gray Hair Game Plan


Q: I’ve just started seeing grays but done’t want to begin coloring my hair yet. How can I make salt-and-pepper work?

A: This look is best on brown or black hair, says Jet Rhys, a celebrity colorist and salon co-owner. That’s because it all comes down to the contrast of dark and light.
So brunettes, when your grays first start sprouting, they’re rarely evenly dispersed throughout your hair; you may sendup with a few streaks here and there. To get a more even look, consider a temporary color-depositing spray, compact, or mousse. “It won’t completely cover the grays but it will camouflage them, which makes pithiness less visible” says Gaby Miley, a salon owner and global artist at Redken 5th Avenue NYC. “And keep your overall look youthful and current with a. Stylist cut,” says Rhys. Try a layered collarbone-length chop, and smooth your hair by blowing it out with a round brush or defining your waves or curls with a curling iron. If your grays are coming in coarse and sticking up straight along your hairline apply a cream or softening balm to those areas and blow dry with a boar-bristle brush.

Q: What can be done to keep grays away between dye jobs?

A: Maddeningly, grays can start showing as soon as a couple weeks after coloring! If you (or your colorist) are already using permanent dye, you have a few options. The highlights/lowlight tricks mentioned earlier will help extend your color. If you dye at home, try a root touch-up kit between color sessions. Or mix up the formula you normally use and apply it to your roots only. Here’s the technique Rhys suggests: Divide your hair into four sections by parting it down the center from forehead to nape and then again from ear to ear. Starting with one of the back quadrants, take horizontal sections of hair and paint the color on only the new growth from the nape to the crown. Repeat with the other back section. Now move to the top of your head. Starting from just above the ear, take horizontal sections and paint color on your roots until you reach your center part. Repeat on your other side. Then cover the top of the bottle with plastic wrap, put the lid on it, and store it in your bathroom vanity until you need it again, Rhys advises. If you have a special event coming up and no time to DIY, ask your salon whether it offers express color: “Just the part, the crown and around the face,” she says. “It’s usually half the price or less.” Otherwise, try a temporary fix. Tinted powders with hair-binding technology (meaning they stick to your strands) tend to work better than pencils and mascara-wand-like products, which can have less staying power. Unlike the touch-up kits mentioned above, these powders last only until you wash them out. One we like: Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder in Blondish and Brownish.

My brows are becoming gray, too. What can I do?

This is one case where you don’t want to match your brows to your hair–you’ll look too washed-out. Instead, keep them your normal color, says colorist Jet Rhys. Ask for an in-salon tint, or try makeup (a very temporary fix): Brush on a tinted brow mousse or tinted gel with a spoolie (like a mascara wand). One to two shades brighter than your haircolor is most flattering.

Q: I have silvery hair that’s started looking dingy. How can I bring it back to life?

A: You may lead a happily dye-free existence, but your gray strands still require maintenance. “Gray hair can take on a yellow tinge,” says Rhys. One fix is metallic blue color-depositing shampoo, as opposed to traditional blue- or purple-tinted shampoos. “Shimmery blue undertones get rid of yellow brassiness, leaving hair brighter,” says Rhys. The result is more silver than gray. Use it once or twice a week instead of your regular formula. Coarser, drier hair may also appear frizzier and less light reflective, so maximizing shine is key. Do ti with a structured haircut in a classic shape like a pixie, a bob, or a lob. Apply a high-shine serum or balm to damp hair before styling. If you have wavy or curly hair, use the diffuser attachment as you blow dry. For straight strands, use the nozzle. Both help direct the airflow so your strands’ cuticle layer stays smooth, which creates a shinier effect. Then use a boar-bristle brush while drying hair. Now, go gray your way!



THE PRO: Jet Rhys
Owner, Jet Rhys Salon, Solana Beach, CA

HAIR TYPE: Color-treated and finely textured but thick in density

MY REGIMEN: I worship Bumble and bumble! I shampoo and condition with their Bb Quenching line three times a week. Then, I spray Bb Prep Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil on damp hair and swipe a nickel-size amount of Repair Blow Dry through to the ends. For the last step, I blow-dry 75% and use a round brush to create my finished style.

JET’S BEST BLOW-OUT TIP: For great volume, pretend you’re creating a Mohawk down the top center of your head. Here are my steps:
1. Blow-dry the center for your shape.
2. Take a 1-inch section at the hairline on the right side and wrap it around your brush vertically to create root lift.
3. Proceed the sam way with your brush until you reach the nape.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side.
5. Finally, tilt head forward and mist with Bb Spray De Mode Flexible Hairspray. Wait a minute, then scrunch and shake hair out.

5 Products That Will Keep Baby Hairs Under Control Once And For All…they can be tamed!


There they are, staring at you in the mirror: those annoying little baby hairs that won’t be tamed. They stick up in awkward places, and nothing you do seems to keep them in place. Unfortunately, such is life.

“The hair on your hairline is the finest hair on your entire head, making it especially prone to breakage,” says celeb stylist Jet Rhys. When the delicate strands break, you get the cute little hairs known as baby hairs.

Babyhairs can also be caused by genetics or a condition called telogen effluvium (TE). TE happens when hair shifts from the growing phase to the resting one, leading to hair loss one to five months after having baby. When it finally starts growing again, you get baby hairs. (How appropriate!)

Also keep in mind that it may be a result of styling. Hair is extremely fragile when wet, so Rhys recommends only gathering hair into a pony or top knot after it’s dry. Pro tip: “Use gentle fingers to swipe the baby hairs down or to the side of your face. This prevents tension on the baby hairs, allowing them to grow in better or thicker,” she says.

If you highlight your hair around the face, the dye can also stress strands, leading to breakage. Rhys suggests asking your colorist to lighten the hairline once every three times.

So now that you have them, you want to know how to hide—err—style those baby hairs right now. We asked Rhys and other stylists for their top product suggestions.


Spritz a mist like Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo onto baby hairs to fatten them up, says Rhys. With French pink clay, it absorbs oil and is particularly good for boosting fine hair. This will make your baby hairs easier to manage.


Use a light spritz of hairspray like L’Oreal Elnett Satin to blend baby hairs in with your hairline. Keeping them in place will also make you less likely to run your fingers through your hair (creating carnage along the way), says Jerome Lordet, style director at Pierre Michel Salon in New York City.


Add a little extra of your go-to blowdry product to your fingers and give baby hairs an additional coating, suggests stylist Carrie Butterworth. “The hairs will have a little heft to them, and will be more likely to lay down,” she says. (When you blow dry, do the area with baby hairs first.) She likes Oribe Gel Serum. And yes, it may be pricey, but a little goes a long way—making the bottle last forever.


Though Holly Mills, hair stylist for Streeters, considers baby hairs “adorable,” and even likes to showcase them outside of a pony, she understands if you prefer to hide them. In that case, use Ouai Matte Pomade to smooth down strays. “It’s strong enough to keep them down with zero shine for the ultimate invisible hold,” says Mills.


“After your hair is dry, rub a small amount of Hanz de Fuko Modify Pomade in your hands and lightly smooth out baby hairs to help them blend into your face frame or style,” recommends Graham Nation, hair stylist at Ken Paves Salon in Los Angeles. Use hairspray to finish.


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Hair Preview | Hair Mixology



Is your hair fine and flat? Thick and unruly? Prone to frizz? Maybe you’ve had a hard time getting your mane to behave in the past, but the turmoil tops here! Iv’e tailor-picked products to help you get the look you want. Simply find your hair type under each category and apply the recipe, using my step-by-step styling instructions to get the finish you crave:

YOU WANT TO: Pump up the volume by adding “calories” to your hair.

1. Shampoo and condition every other day.
2. Add a quarter-size dollop of volumizing mousse to roots of damp hair.
3. Blow-dry hair by lifting it up and away from the scalp to create volume.
4. Use a medium-size round brush to smooth out the ends.
5. When hair is completely dry, lift it and mist the roots with a volumizing spray to add separation and texture.

YOU WANT TO: Incorporate swing and movement in to strands that would otherwise lay flat.

1. Shampoo and condition every two days.
2. Pour a dime-size dollop of blow-dry creme onto hands and distribute the product into damp hair, working it evenly from the mid-shaft all the way to the ends.
3. Blow-dry hair thoroughly with a round brush.
4. For the perfect finish, mist a light, touchable hair spray all over to achieve a soft hold.

YOU WANT TO: Keep ends from looking dry by boosting shine.

1. Shampoo and condition every three days
2. On damp hair, apply a quarter-size amount of hair treatment oil; start on the ends and work your way up. Be sure to avoid the roots and scalp area or hair might look greasy.
3. Blow-dry hair, then follow up with a few spritzes of shine-enhancing spray for added brilliance.

YOU WANT TO: Prevent your strands from falling flat on top by encouraging more fullness.

1. Shampoo and condition daily.
2. Add hair-thickening spray to the root area.
3. Spritz a generous amount of surf spray from mid-strand to ends.
4. Add a nickel-size amount of conditioning hair styling cream to soften and define your waves.

YOU WANT TO: Keep hair from looking straight in some areas and wavy in others by creating a seamless s-type wave.

1. Shampoo and condition daily.
2. Prep hair with a thermal protectant spray.
3. Blow-dry, then mist the finished look with a medium-hold hairspray to add body without weighing hair down.

YOU WANT TO: Use the right products to calm your locks into a looser wave pattern.

1. Shampoo and condition every other day.
2. Combine a teaspoon-size dollop of frizz-tamer and a tablespoon-size amount of styling foam in your palms and apply throughout hair.
3. Take 2-inch sections and twist them as you blow-dry.

PRO TIP: This texture type can lose its bounce and swing if it’s not layered properly all over the head.

YOU WANT TO: Give texture a boost so it appears fuller.

1. Shampoo and condition daily.
2. Mist a volumizing spray at the roots.
3. Add a quarter-size dollop of volumizing foam to tips of hair.
4. As you blow-dry, lift the root area gently with fingers to add volume and hold, then scrunch ends with a diffuser until hair is 75-percent dry.

YOU WANT TO: Diminish frizz on the hair’s outermost layer.

1. Shampoo and condition every other day.
2. Prep hair with a thermal protectant spray.
3. Apply a moisturizing gel from roots to tips and comb evenly throughout.
4. Blow-dry, scrunching hair with your fingers.

PRO TIP: If you totally air-dry curly hair, it will be less likely to frizz

YOU WANT TO: Keep ends from looking dry by upping the shine.

1. Shampoo and condition every other day.
2. Combine a generous amount of defining gel and 4 to 5 drops of frizz tamer in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and apply throughout hair.
3. Let hair dry by itself to keep frizz and flyaways at bay.

PRO TIP: Use a conditioning mask once a week to hydrate thick locks.

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

Haircut Ideas For Curly Girls That Are On-Trend For Summer 2017

We’ve all heard the saying “blondes have more fun,” but we’re here to argue that it’s the curly-haired girls who actually have the best time. Sure, the frizz factor may make you want to scream in the middle of July, but there are tons of products to nip that humidity issue in the bud. We say, embrace your curls! In addition to these 10 hot Summer haircut trends, we’re offering eight different curly style options to inspire you. From the “newfro” to a curly midi to Rapunzel-status waves, here are the new styles that three hairstyling pros are psyched about this Summer.

by Wendy Gould

The “Newfro”
The Cut: “Newfro”
Celebrity Inspiration: Lupita Nyong’o

Description: “Lupita owns this non-afro that I’m calling the newfro,” says Jet of Jet Rhys Salon in Solana Beach, CA. “To get this look, ask for an updated version of the classic afro. What makes the newfro different is that the layers are left a little longer on the inside of the cut. The bottom outline edge is cut a little blunt and short, but the layers are longer on the inside, giving bouncy coils. Also, unlike the traditional afro that is picked out and often made frizzy, the newfro is all about springy curls with sass.” Jet says this style is suitable for all face shapes but noted that it can make a round face look rounder.

Style It: Less is more when it comes to shampooing this ‘do. Jet recommends “to only shampoo twice a week, because the hair needs the natural oil for it to embrace the curl. On freshly cleansed or wet hair, apply a gel that helps keep the structure to the curl.” Jet suggests Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel ($26) and says to wrap a two-inch section of gelled hair around a #2 pencil. Pull the pencil out and move on to the next piece of hair, repeating until you’re finished. Massage the roots once hair is completely dry to get a little extra volume, and you’re ready to go.


Face-Framing Fringe and Layers
The Cut: Face-Framing Fringe and Layers
Celebrity Inspiration: DeWanda Wise

Description: “DeWanda looks amazing — this look is perfect for Summer,” says Jet. “To get this cut, ask to keep layers long so naturally tighter curls won’t shrink up. For the bangs, stylists should use the point-cutting technique to create a wispy softness rather than blunt edges.”

Style It: “Apply a thickening lotion mixed with shine drops — like Ouidad’s Mongongo Oil ($38) — to help smooth out the bangs and root area,” explains Jet. “Then apply a mousse or gel — like MOP’s Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22) — to the midsections of the hair. Next, take three-inch sections of hair and loosely braid from the middle of the strands to the tips and allow them to air dry.” Once they’re completely dry, remove the braids and gently shake hair out with your fingers. “This look looks best on sweetheart-shape faces,” Jet adds.


Curly Midi
The Cut: Curly Midi
Celebrity Inspiration: Jenny Slate

Description: “This midi-haircut has virtually no layering. The only layering is kept on the very outside edges of the haircut, which gives it the straighter appearance and makes it superversatile,” says Jet. “What really defines this style is the sleekness at the root area, and the added pins at the face make the look fun and cute.” Also, this haircut is suitable for all face shapes.

Style It: “On damp hair, apply a curl-activating cream and rake with your fingers from the root area to the tips of hair,” explains Jet. “Part the hair down the center and fasten with a bobby pin on either side. Using a diffuser, blow-dry lightly while scrunching up the ends of the hair.” Jet says that the key to re-creating Slate’s style is to leave some dampness in the hair, which helps keeps the ends from frizzing. “Once dry, flip your head over and massage at the roots, and scrunch up the ends to release some bounce in the curl.”


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, amazon.com).

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, amazon.com). 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, sephora.com).

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, amazon.com).

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, target.com).

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, ulta.com).

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, ulta.com).

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, amazon.com).

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, amazon.com).


Shape | Vibrant Hair

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by Mara Santilli

Do you have combination hair

Most of us do, experts say. The bigger question is what type of combo. Once you discover that, find out here how to adjust your routine and bring out the healthy, silky, shiny hair you were always meant to have.

Damaged, dry top layer + oily underneath

Sweating heavily during HIIT or hot yoga causes an oil buildup on the underlayers of your hair, especially where moisture gathers at the nape of the neck. Add in lots of out- door fun plus any color treat- ments, and you’ll find that “your top layer is damaged because of its direct expo- sure to UV rays, heat styling, and bleaching,” says Jet Rhys, a hairstylist in San Diego.

To combat greasy underlayers, aim dry shampoo into the underside of the hair before your workout to soak up oil. Once that contains an anti-inflammatory like bisabolol will also soothe your scalp. To prevent damage: “Ask your colorist to add a strengthener to the color formulation she uses,” says Mika Rummo, a stylist at Salon AKS in New York City. And apply a frizz balm with UV filters before you head outside or reach for hot tools to tamp down flyaway and absorb the impart of any harsh elements.

Straight & flat in some spots + wavy or wiry in others

Sometimes hair seems to have a mind of its own–certain sections lie perfectly straight and flat, while others coil and frizz uncontrollably.

If you want to go all wavy, apply a curl cream to damp strands, scrunch, then air-dry. “Wrap any remaining straight pieces around a small 1/2- to 3/4-inch curling iron to give them body,” Rummo says. For smooth hair all over, blow-dry using two brushes: A round brush adds volume to flat areas, Rhys says, and a paddle brush controls the frizzy areas.

Celebrity Stylist Jet Rhys on how to Weatherproof Your Hair!

by Nancy Weinberg Simon

While the warmer months’ heat and humidity can wreak their own sort of havoc on hair, colder days have their own set of problems. San Diego-based celebrity stylist Jet Rhys wants you to have control of your hair, no matter what the weather.

Here are her tips for gorgeous hair, each and every day:

COLD AIR Avoid over shampooing because it can strip natural oils from your hair and cause it to look limp and flat or have static. Instead, “shampoo” with a co-wash (it is short for conditioner only washing) every other time you shampoo. On the days you don’t co-wash, shampoo very gently and use a moisturizing conditioner. Rinse out and apply your products and style as usual.
» Insider Tip! If you battle static, keep a humidifier in your house, or even a bowl of water to add moisture to the air. By adding this to your routine it will add extra moisture to the hair and kick static to the curb!

BITB Product Pick: Vernon Francis Co-Wash Shampoo ($30) boosts your hair’s moisture level, shine and elasticity, as it nourishes, hydrates, conditions, softens, detangles and protects against damage.



DRY When the air is dry it’s essential to use a hair primer with sun protection. Spritz it on before blow drying your locks. It will protect your hair from becoming dehydrated from the sun’s harsh rays.
» Insider Tip! Use moisturizing products, shampoos, conditioners and treat your locks to a luxurious masque once a week for an extra boost of moisture!

BITB Product Pick: Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction ($25) is a luxurious leave-in that includes Caviar Extract, Vitamin C, marine botanicals and more to provide added moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength, so hair is prepped for anything and perfectly polished.



SNOW While skiing on the slopes or participating in other cold-weather outdoor activities, keep your hair contained and stylish by wearing an adorable hair style like low ponytails or two low braids.
» Insider Tip! Invest in a super cute hat and combat static by spraying the inside of the hat with static guard or a light styling hairspray.

BITB Product Pick: Bumble & bumble Does It All Light Hold Hairspray ($29) gives just enough hold and separation for natural looking and feeling control. Hair is left soft and touchable, plus you can even run a brush through it.



RAIN Even if you’re prepared with an umbrella, choose a classic style for the day and head out prepared to switch up your style if necessary.
» Insider Tip! Always keep a little kit in your bag with a few hair elastics, bobby pins, surf spray and hair powder. In a snap you can quickly change your style and pull your hair back or up into a topknot, classic low bun, ponytail or braid.

BITB Product Pick: Sephora Frosted Light The Vacationer ($49) is a limited edition zippered case that allows you to stylishly store whatever you need. Keep a ziplock bag stored with your foul weather staples so it’s easy to grab, throw in your bag and go.



HUMIDITY Arm yourself with a silicone based product to extinguish frizz. It will envelope your strands and form a protective shield.
» Insider Tip! It’s key to blow dry your hair completely, getting every ounce of water out so the humid air won’t be attracted to the water into your hair!

BITB Product Pick: Ouidad Texture Smoothing Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Spray ($20) can be used on damp hair as a pre-styler or layered over your other styling products. It’s non-greasy, lightweight and adds instant shine. Humidity-resistant actives coat each strand to repel frizz and tame flyaways while olive, avocado, and grape oils add luster.



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12 Fresh Haircuts and Colors To Try This Spring

by Krista Bennett DeMaio
It’s that time of year again. We’re finally shaking off the winter blahs and ready to hit the refresh button—and hair is the easiest place to start. There’s no quicker, faster way to get a spring pick-me-up than a trip to the salon. Whether you’re looking for a whole new ‘do, or just a subtle tweak, we’ve rounded up 12 super-flattering, skin-brightening ways to spring forward this season.


Hidden highlights

Also known as peek-a-boo highlights, hidden highlights are on the under-layer of hair, so when you move you get these beautiful flashes of color, says Rhys. They’re lower maintenance, too. Because they’re placed underneath the top layer of hair, you don’t see an obvious line of demarcation as they grow out.
Get it: Ask your colorist to place the highlights underneath your part. Rhys says the highlight trend tends to be more visible on hair with longer layers, which makes for more movement. Your colorist can adjust the shade and amount of highlights based on whether you want the effect to be natural or bold.


The choppy lob

The lob—that is, the long bob—has been a staple for a few seasons now, and it’s still going strong. The latest take on the versatile collar-bone-length cut adds choppy layers throughout like Rose Byrne’s playful style. “The flicks and curves give this cut a modern twist,” says Jet Rhys, founder of the Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. The not-too-short cropped cut works on most face shapes, and it’s especially flattering on your neckline, because it elongates the neck, says Rhys.
Get it: Ask your stylist for a lob with movement and swing, says Rhys. A razor cut is the best way to create it, she adds. Make sure to get a lesson on how to style your new cut. The layers lend themselves to a more tousled look, which you can get with a curling iron if you don’t have naturally wavy hair.


The shoulder-hugging long, layered cut

Jennifer Aniston proves long-ish hair is a good look for women over the age of 40. Her signature style—a mid-length cut with long layers—is a big trend this season. It’s not short, but not too long either, says Rhys. The layers (the shortest ones should hit below the jawline) ensure this length has movement and doesn’t just hang lifeless.
Get it: Request a length that sits on or just below the shoulder. Ask your stylist to point-cut the outer edge, a technique that involves snipping into the ends with scissors held vertically to create texture, softness, and swing, Rhys says.



When you’re just not sure if you want to go light or dark, meet in the middle with bronde hair like Jennifer Lopez. Like the name suggests, this color is a perfect marriage between brunette and blonde tones. Besides getting the best of both worlds, the high contrast hair looks shinier and tends to fade less quickly than other hair hues, says Rhys.
Get it: Your stylist can tweak your bronde based on your skin tone. Warm skin tones can pull off amber or honey brondes, while cool complexions can try an ashier version.



Soft, light reds (like Jessica Chastain’s strawberry blonde) are coming on strong this season, says Rhys. The golden red shades help warm up a pale complexion and boost light reflection.
Get it: Strawberry, rose gold, or ginger—have your colorist tweak the tone of your red to work with your complexion, says Rhys.


Baby blonde

This blonde hue gets its name from the perfection that is a fair-haired child’s color: multi-tonal, usually a combination of dark blonde and light tones. It’s neither super light nor brassy—the color is buttery and honey-toned like Reese Witherspoon’s light locks.
Get it: Start with a medium-to-dark blonde base and ask your colorist to add fine, light highlights throughout with foils or balayage, a technique that involves hand-painting highlights throughout. Bonus: The grow out looks natural, so there’s less maintenance involved.


The blunt lob

The one-length long bob with blunt cut ends is stunning whether styled pin-straight or with brushed waves (like Kelly Ripa wears it here), says Devin Toth, a stylist at SCK Salon in New York City. It’s especially good for someone who can handle a center part—the of-the-moment way to wear it. “You can always tuck one side behind your ear,” he says.
Get it: Ask for a one-length cut that hits between jaw and collarbone length without layers, graduation, or bangs, says Toth. The cut should be slightly shorter in the back. Style it straight and sleek or, ask your stylist to show you how to use a curling wand for a slight curve at the front hairline as in Ripa’s hair here.


The soft shag

The 70s-inspired shag is back with a few modern updates—this version is softer and more wearable than the edgy, choppy versions of the past. It works for all hair types and gives even straight strands instant texture. Bonus: “It completely opens up your face and draws attention to the jawline,” says Toth.
Get it: Tell your stylist that you want a collarbone-length shag with soft, blended layers throughout, paired with the very on-trend curtain bang—a middle-parted fringe like Mandy Moore wears here.


The pixie cut

If you’re ready for a major chop, consider Michelle William’s sleek short cut. The deep side part makes this daring ‘do a bit more flattering, accentuating eyes and cheekbones.
Get it: Ask your stylist to keep the hair on top long, so you can swoop it over to one side. On the sides, hair should be short enough that you can’t tuck it behind your ear, but not as short as a men’s fade, which shows some skin, says Toth.


Flaxen blonde

Bright blonde is also having a moment this season, says Corinne Adams, senior colorist at Serge Normant Salon in New York City. Cate Blanchett’s super-blonde strands are a prime example of this color trend. The shade tends to work best on those with fair skin and pink undertones.
Get it: Ask your colorist for a solid, flaxen blonde with little to no contrast, says Adams.


Copper red

On the other end of the red spectrum is a rich, coppery red like Julianne Moore’s signature hue—a shade that makes fair skin glow, says Adams.
Get it: This red is ideal for natural redheads who want to go richer or light brunettes seeking to add warmth to their natural shade, says Adams.


The bowl cut

Perhaps the edgiest of the bunch, the 90s-inspired geometric cut is for those wanting to make a bold statement—and for someone who can handle a heavy, blunt bang, like Mary J. Blige. The style is ideal on someone with a heart or oval face shape.
Get it: Ask your stylist for a bowl cut that is precise and clean. You can also request that the ends be cut a little rough and choppy, which gives the shape a softer, shaggier look.