Anthony Nader, gives us the lowdown on the styles, the cuts and the colours as seen on cosmopolitan.com.au
1. TREND: The low side fishtail braid
We’ve been obsessed with the fishtail braid for some time now and it’s finally back on our radar for the warmer months.
“This style of braid highlights your stunning bone structure, elongates your neckline and it will showcase your earrings,” explains Celebrity Hair Stylist, Anthony Nader.
Blake Lively knows what’s up.
This style is UH-MAZING at hiding next-day, dirty hair too, and it’s not that hard to DIY.
“Massage dry shampoo in and brush out any knots. Swing your ponytail off to one side and braid to the ends. Make sure you loosen the tail a bit to create a puffy and softer look. Secure the ends with a snag free elastic.”
If the thought of recreating a braid as sharp as Kerry Washington’s is giving you brain tangles, then you need to watch this how-to video.
2. TREND: beachy waves
Anthony has actually worked on Gisele Bündchen’s sexy AF hair, so we’re pretty certain he’s the go-to authority on this look.
“The biggest secret here is making sure you start off with a few longer layers cut in so it frees up the weight, you’ll get much more swing.”
“When you’re drying your hair, spritz sea salt spray all over so you get a grittiness to your strands. Then, tong your hair using two different large-sized barrel tongs and be very haphazard with your sections and widths as you don’t want a uniform or consistent wave.”
Suki Waterhouse knows how to work waves that aren’t even close to looking too done or contrived.
3. TREND: dishevelled texture
For an even more undone look, opt for loads of texture explains Anthony.
“Rosie owns this this style really well. Change up your colour for spring and get some sliced panel work of 3-4 different coloured blonde tones to show off your texture. This trick also creates volume.”
If you think you’ll try this look and get all frizzy, there’s a special trick to it.
“When you’re blowdrying your hair, use a plumping foam on damp hair which expands each strand and also use a diffuser on the end of your hairdryer as this diffuses the natural movement and doesn’t blow your strands into a fuzzy frenzy.”
“Once your hair has dried, tip your head upside down and sprinkle some volumising powder in and scrunch all over.”
Khloé’s Hair Stylist, Jen Atkin, showed us exactly how she adds volume to Khloé’s ‘do for serious texture.
4. TREND: the sweet lob
When you’re in the hot seat, ask for blunt ends like Taylor Swift’s, explains Anthony.
“This highlights healthiness and makes even the finest hair strands look thicker.”
“Assure your bangs are kept longer so they look more grown-up, as too short will only make you look like you’re in pre-school and that’s not cool anymore.”
Vanessa Hudgens bob is seriously adult. And we love it.
You can also make like Emma Stone with this edgier version.
“Smooth out your strands with a large round brush and put a bend in just the mid lengths with a medium size tong, leaving out the ends to look super straight.”
5. TREND: sunkissed colour
Apparently Jessica Alba’s bronde-esque, caramel tones are one of the most requested looks and we can understand why. Because, GORGEOUS.
“Make sure that your colourist uses a variation of complementary smooth-toned caramels, honeycombs and hazelnut blondes that fuse together so your colour looks polished and supple. You want to avoid the sunburnt bleached blonde look.”
Anthony also recommends asking your colourist if they use Olaplex.
“It’s a wonderful ground breaking colour treatment technology that strengthens and protects each hair strand so you don’t have to compromise your colour choice. Using it will mean your strands stay radiant without snapping off.”
6. TREND: street chic short cuts
“Ruby Rose’s precision haircuts are really inspiring and with short hair you can actually mould your hair into seven different shapes, seven days a week.”
Case in point: Jennifer Lawrence who can flip her short hair back and forth.
“This hair style is going to be a winner for spring because it’s so versatile and easy to shape up.”