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Meet Jet and Rhys of Jet Rhys Salon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jet and Rhys.

Jet Rhys Salon was founded in 1992 by Jet and Rhys two former Vidal Sassoon hair specialists from New York. They have more than 25 years of experience working and teaching in Vidal Sassoon academies and salons and are best known for their hip and modern approach to beauty and fashion. Prior to founding Jet Rhys, the pair traveled on the Vidal Sassoon International Show Team, teaching and inspiring hairdressers in London, Japan, Mexico, Australia and Europe.

Located in San Diego, California, Jet Rhys Salon is an architectural masterpiece synonymous with superb hair design and technique. Each member of the Jet Rhys team is an expert in his or her field and has been personally trained by Jet and Rhys. An ongoing education program ensures staff members stay updated with the hottest looks and trends from around the world. At Jet Rhys, stylists strive to look beyond clients’ bone structure and skin tone to find their real persona and create the perfect hairstyle. Hair is in our D.N.A Says Jet.

Jet Rhys Salon has been featured in numerous fashion and beauty publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and W Magazine. Jet and Rhys were recently recognized by Elle magazine as one of the top salon teams in the United States. Jet Rhys has styled hair for Mercedes Fashion Week.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
With any business, there will be some bumps and challenges, Moving from New York City to Beautiful San Diego. Has been such a positive experience to open Jet Rhys Salon, our first salon was in Hillcrest, San Diego. We loved the neighborhood and the vibe of the location. After some time, we realized that the parking Hillcrest was a huge challenge for our clients, there were no parking lots available, the meters allow only two hours maximum to park and that was it.

Parking tickets were a buzz kill for us and our beautiful clients which I felt it absolutely ruined the entire Jet Rhys experience. It was essential that we find another location that had ample parking, easy access to all freeways, We searched everywhere in San Diego and found our perfect space in Solana Beach. We couldn’t be more happy.

Please tell us about Jet Rhys Salon.
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 Solana Beach! Jet and Rhys, the salons’ co-owners, have taught on stages at hair shows around the world, styled at A-list events including film screenings and Jet Rhys Salon is proud to have been selected for the ABC Premier Event at the Shrine Auditorium to style the stars of hit TV shows and satisfied thousands of local style aficionados. Now, thanks to demand for both them and their highly trained team members.

Known for her upbeat wit, as well as her innovative, unparalleled color-passion, Jet’s motto is, “look, study and attack.” An absolute maestro in working with natural color and skin tones, eyebrows, hair texture and bone structure to create a harmonious, signature style, she evolves the looks of the clients in her chair based on “honest” beauty. It starts with creating the perfect, healthy hair canvas for color. — Jet focuses on the ideal, image evolution. Rhys’ cult following comes from his ability to “read” hair like a book. His precision cuts and incredible styles are as personalized as DNA, which is why clients drive hundreds of miles just for a Rhys haircut.

Also focusing on style evolutions, he has the ability to make changes that work with lifestyle shifts, switching from short textured cuts to long swingy styles with ease. If you’re transitioning lengths or layers and have problems with “grow-out,” Rhys is the go-to guy for the fix. Jet Rhys’ styles and advice have been published in national consumer publications, including Allure, Elle, Vogue, Self, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and Seventeen; as and on high traffic websites such as Daily Candy and Pop Sugar.

Their eclectic, creative, San Diego salon is as welcoming and relaxing for celebrities as they are for their diverse clientele. Known as the beauty destination of those in the know, Jet Rhys’ staff is as highly trained in their respective specialties as they are in business, client care and etiquette.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
At the age of six, I knew what I wanted to be when I “grew” up. I loved going to my Grams Beauty Salon. I loved my Gram, I loved the smell of her salon, I would watch her work and make Women feel and look beautiful. She loved her career, she loved her clients, she absolutely loved the hair! I would frequently say to her, Gram, I am going to be just like you someday. She would chuckle, she was very proud of me.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 437 South Highway 101
    Solana Beach, Ca. 92075
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  • Phone: 858 345 1895
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  • Instagram: Jet Rhys Hair
  • Facebook: Jet Rhys salon
  • Twitter: Jet Rhys Hair @jetrhyshair
  • Yelp: Jet Rhys Hair

Image Credit:

Casey Gomez

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