Jillian Seely
Jillian Seely: Hair Expert

Featured On:

  • TonightShow
  • ABC
  • CBS
Jillian’s passion for hair and making people look beautiful has made her one of the most respected hair stylists in the industry. A 16-year veteran, she caters to a high profile clientele including many celebrities, sport stars, and political figures. She began her training at Vidal Sassoon and continued at the London School of Makeup where she studied film hair and makeup.

Currently working as a stylist at Paul Rehder Salon in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Jillian is highly sought after for her coloring, cutting and styling skills. She is also represented by Ford Models as a hair and makeup artist where she has worked on runway, editorial, and commercials. Jillian has taught film makeup at Columbia College in Chicago as well as product education for Bumble and Bumble. She has worked on film and television including The Tonight Show, Larry King Live, Nickelodeon's Kid’s Choice Awards and numerous shows on ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and Tri Star films.

Jillian is recognized as one of Chicago’s leading beauty experts and has been featured in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, and Modern Salon and was chosen as Allure Magazine “Best of the Best in Beauty.” Jillian was recently a guest on In the Loop with iVillage on NBC.

Find out more about Jillian at her website.
  • Best Flat Irons
    Straight, shiny hair was once only possible with a visit at the salon. But the revolutionary technology of the flat iron has changed hairdressing. With the high temperatures and protective ceramic plates styling hair super straight is easy. Flat ironing hair after color not only protects your hair color, it keeps it from fading. I like smaller 1-inch plates because the smaller size is more user-friendly than the larger widths. When researching flat irons, I came across many brands, my top favorites are Solano and Chi. I have worked with both for years and I find them to be the best. When flat ironing hair, always make sure hair is 95% dry and combed through (no tangles!) Section hair with a clip starting from nape of neck moving up in 1/2” sections. The thinner the sections the straighter and more intense the heat. Thicker sections leaving more volume in style. Tip: Use only on fringe for super-straight bangs for an ultra chic hair.
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  • Best Hot Rollers
    Hot rollers are used to create the soft, wavy, feminine tressels that are in right now - just look at Carrie Underwood, Gisele Bundchen, and Kate Hudson. This year’s Oscar night updos of Jessica Alba and Kate Blanchette were absolutely beautiful, perfect examples of the outcome of hot rollers! The larger the roller size the softer the wave, the smaller the roller size, the curlier the look.

    Rollers today are a little more sophisticated than the olden days with new ionic conditioning and ceramic technology. They’re more efficient too – so there is no reason not to take that extra ten minutes to look great!

    Modern rollers are larger and lighter than past products. The more expensive sets come with option of clips or clamps - I prefer clamps for hold and comfort. All rollers I have selected heat up quickly and work best if a light mist of spray is used after rollers are set while the is hair cooling.

    Quick tip - if rollers feel warm around ears after you have set hair place tissue under roller.
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