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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Fun Way to Cover Gray: Rainbow Roots

While rainbow hair is something best left to reality TV stars and tweens, rainbow roots – which are only visible when you ruffle your fingers through your hair or wear an updo—are pretty fantastic. I watched a video in which a dark-haired woman got this style after bleaching her roots to smithereens. Since my roots are already sans pigment, perhaps I was already primed for this cheery ROYGBIV look. I reached out to celebrity stylist Jet Rhys, of the California-based Jet Rhys Salon, for some enlightenment.

“To get vivid shades, you really need to strip it to platinum, to start with a pure canvas of white,” she said. “Color on gray hair responds differently.”  A better idea, she says, is to capture the same effect with hues that work well on gray: “I’m seeing a lot of women who love having color throughout the regrowth area, and not just primary hues. Try gorgeous cinnamon, amber honey, espresso and wine reds.” The trick, according to Rhys, is to learn how the gray accepts dye; have your colorist experiment. “Once new gray comes in, you can do different shades and tones. It’s super fun.”

These days, gray is starting to creep through my hair. I know, I know: It’s a natural part of aging. But I just can’t embrace it, so please don’t waste your time lecturing me — I’m not ready to go all-the-way, Eileen-Fisher-model gray.

But I am bored silly with the usual process of covering up my roots. So instead of cursing them, I wondered if I should light up my life and turn my roots into a source of fun and joy. The possible answer: rainbow roots.

I’m in. How about you?


Short Hair Style Guide | Uncover Your Best Layers


Add swing, style and movement without losing major length with these 20+ innovative styles, from our friends at Jean Claude Biguine salons.

“When layers are cut correctly, they give your style more movement and versatility. Done poorly they can make your hair look wispy, thin or even like you have two separate haircuts.” – Jet Rhys, Celeb Stylist



“Choppy layers work great on fine hair in need of a boost or thick hair that could use some control,” says Rhys, owner of her namesake salon in Solana Beach, CA. “Sections are cut to boost fullness and can also add asymmetry and create allover texture and definition.”

Lots of side volume and jet black locks (a nod to the goth trend, alive again) are oh-so edgy.

This cut is tailor-made for girls with naturally wavy hair. Simply wash, scrunch and go!

Opt for asymmetry with layers that are longer on one side. In back, short vertical layers increase interest.

Give shoulder-length locks a shaggy vibe by pairing a full crown with pieced-out ends.

Best for thick hair with a hint of wave, this snip features stacked layers in back, tapered ends and curtain bangs.

“Round brushes are best for styling layers. They encourage movement and swing and add extra volume.” – Jet Rhys

Chin-length layers frame the face, and angled ends form a playful flip.


“If you want lots of detail in your style, choose textured layers, which are achieved with a point-cutting technique,” says Rhys. “Cutting hair with the scissors positioned vertically, very light snips give locks a softer edge, which deeper ‘point cuts’ can add a heavier feeling throughout the hair.”

An elfin crop shows off pointy sideburns and choppy bangs that put the face into full focus.

Platinum blonde layers are infused with volume and texture for a modern Marilyn Monroe vibe.

This short bowl-inspired cut has pointy, temple-hugging sides and is snipped over the ears, leading to a v-shaped nape.

Go big or go home by having your thick hair cut into allover textured layers.

For a polished feel, try a pixie with long, peek-a-boo bangs, tapered sides and volume through the crown.

Asymmetry fringe not only accentuates the eyes but it also adds softness, which can help you look younger.

Here, straight, fine hair is razor-tapered all around, with light interior layers creating a bold bowl shape. Blow hair out to play up the cut’s linear lines and sharp edges.

Add interest to a thick, layered bob with a mix of honey and golden blonde highlights set against dark roots.

“Point cutting sone of my favorite layering techniques because it’s so versatile. It can add either light or heavy texture to the ends, depending on a client’s hair type.” – Jet Rhys


“This cutting technique can be achieved with scissors or a razor, and it has a visible blunt edge,” says Rhys. “Ask your stylist for a layered cut with a heavy outline shape. If you desire a clean, polished look, this one’s for you.”

Rock bold bangs and natural wave with heavy layers, then style hair with help from the fingers and a curl enhancer.

Perfect for smooth strands, you can wear hair slick and tucked back or go loose with extra volume.


“Adding long layers to your hair promotes texture, volume and shape,” says Rhys. “These layers are perfect for fine hair as they create the illusion of thickness. Here, scissoring starts at the mouth area and progresses to the chin for width.”

Balayage highlights will play up your cut when done by a color pro.


“Internal layers create a soft line, making the overall style appear carefree,” says Rhys. “This fairly new technique gives hair a shattered line. Best done with scissors that slice through the ends, internal layers add movement and an extra dimension of texture for instant sass.”

Soft, face-framing layers on straight, user-dark hair are so sophisticated.

Be a bombshell in wavy, tousled layers that feature blonde-on-brown tones.

A pretty, feminine short ‘do features point-cutting and long bangs, a nod to the androgynous styles that are tearing up the runways.

Soft, easy waves are the name of the game here. Diffuse hair dry to enhance its bend.

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,

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,


Short Styles | What’s Your Cocktail?



Rock it curly, straight or wavy–no matter your hair type––with your perfect product pairings. Call it hair mixology.

by Jet Rhys

There are so many hair products on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. What should you buy to suit your hair type? How much should you apply to get the finish you want?
I’ve worked with every hair type and texture at my Solana Beach, California, salon. I’ve also tried every product on the market–and I’ve come up with the perfect cocktails to do the hard work for you. Here are my favorite communications to get out of the old style and into the new…





Shampoo and condition with Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Shampoo ($10.99) and Paul Mitchell Daily Treatment ($13.25, for locations) every other day.
Apply Paul Mitchell Straight Works ($18.99, throughout hair from roots to tips
Section hair from top to bottom using clips and blow-dry with a Mason Pearson smoothing brush. With the nozzle pointed down the hair shaft, begin to blow-out all around the head, taking down sections as you go until dry.
Finish with a pearl-size bead of Bumble and bumble Brilliantine ($24, Bb Network Salons and for megawatt shine.




Prep your hair with Vidal Sassoon Waves Texturizing Shampoo and Conditioner ($16 each, every two days.
Spray Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($42, throughout hair.
Work a teaspoon of Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy ($26, throughout the mid-lengths and ends of hair.
Blow-dry mid sections of hair with a large round brush to create a curvy/wavy effect.
Finish with Bumble and bumble Invisible Dry Oil Finishing Spray; $34, Bb Network Salons and




Shampoo and condition with Bumble and bumble Curl Sulfate Free Shampoo ($31) and Conditioner ($34, both at Bb Network Salons and every three days.
Add a quarter-size amount of Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse ($31, Bb Network Salons and throughout hair.
Add Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($40, Bb Network Salons and throughout hair. Twist sections all over the head, then air- or diffuse-dry.

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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.