Jet’s motto “look, study and attack” has made her an undeniable expert in the beauty industry. Evolving the looks of her clients by focusing on hair texture and bone structure, natural skin tones and color, she’s known for creating unique, signature styles that leave her clients looking gorgeous and feeling confident. Her level of knowledge and skill in contemporary hair styling technique has resulted in Jet Rhys Salon features in numerous fashion and beauty publications such as Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
Beauty In The Bag spoke with Jet to learn more about her career and best hair-care tips.
1. You’ve been welcoming celebrities at your salons for years! How were you introduced into the hair business, knowing this was a passion you wanted to follow?
My career began at the age of five in my Gram’s beauty shop in Chicago. I would chat with and amuse the customers while my Grandmother worked. Since those humble beginnings, I have to say I still love my career so much. Not only are the clients absolutely amazing and fun, hair is always changing. That is what keeps this industry exciting!
2. What advice would you give a person who feels their hair is too damaged to fix?
The best advice is to cut the damage out. While conditioners and masks do help with hydrating the hair, this is only a temporary band-aid to the real problem. Cutting the damage out, you will see instant results. If you cannot part with your hair immediately, trim it in stages, like every four weeks. Having healthy hair at this pace may take six months or so.
3. What is one hair product you can’t live without and why?
Dry shampoo! It’s a real genie in a can! It instantly extinguishes bed head and any oil and magically makes your hair voluminous. To my clients that have gray, I also recommend colored powders for a little touch up between visits. I use Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo.