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DON’T BE AGING YOUR HAIR TOO SOON. Anthony’s latest young hair tips seen BEAUTY CREW

4 hair mistakes that make you look older

While many of us are willing to invest in an elaborate skin care routine to ensure we continue looking youthful for as long as possible, we often don’t extend the same courtesy to our hair. Which, when you think about it, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. After all, our tresses frame our face and are one of the first things people notice.

To make sure your hair is a help not a hindrance to your anti-ageing goals, we spoke to hairstylist and owner of RAW salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, who revealed the top hair care, styling and colouring mistakes that are making us look older.

Not updating your hair care routine

Oil glands don’t produce as much sebum as we age, which means hair becomes significantly drier over time. That’s why it’s important to switch to oil-based products where possible, as they’ll help hydrate and nourish ageing strands. Reducing your use of heat styling tools is also essential, as they’re the biggest contributor to dry and damaged strands.

Severe hairstyles and cuts

Regardless of your hair’s length, Nader explains the key to younger-looking hair is layers and texture. “I’m into hair at any length as long as it has soft, seamless layers and texture that looks effortless.” So, if you have your heart set on a front fringe, opt for a style with long sweeping pieces of hair rather than blunt lines. Similarly, if you have long hair, “ask your hairdresser to cut your baseline (that’s your length) in a curved shape – not straight across. This will give you more movement around your shoulders.”

A monotone hair colour

It doesn’t matter what colour your hair is, if it’s one solid colour it’s going to make you look older. To avoid this, ask your hairdresser to apply strategic and complementary highlights throughout the ends of your hair. Not only will these multi-dimensional highlights add movement and keep your hair looking natural and healthy, but by placing them through the mid-lengths and ends it will ensure the colour grows out without any harsh re-growth lines.

The wrong colour for your complexion

While you may have loved Ariana Grande’s icy blonde hue or Lucy Hale’s recent dusty pink shade, it’s important to consider your personal features when picking a hair colour, as the wrong hue can add years to your look. Your hair colour should complement your skin tone and eye colour. For example, if you’re incredibly pale and have blue eyes, there’s a good chance a jet-black colour will look too harsh in contrast with your softer features. If you’re not sure what will suit you best, have an in-depth consultation with your hairdresser prior to any colour application.

WHAT!!!!! SUGAR FOR YOUR HAIR! Anthony gives the sweetest tips ever seen MAMAMIA.COM.AU

Sugar spray is the new sea salt spray and here’s what you need to know

It’s time to throw out your sea salt spray.

According to a new report by ELLE Australia, sugar spray gives you the same great texture you get with sea salt spray, but it’s not as drying. It’s a win-win, really.

So basically, you’ll achieve the same effortless, tousled waves but without the crunchiness of a sea salt spray.

This also means your hair has a lot more movement, not to mention the shine. So. Much. Shine.

Seriously, remind us why we were ever using sea salt spray?

Mamamia spoke to award-winning hairstylist Anthony Nader about the sugar spray trend, and he is very on board.

“The sugar has a far softer and conditioning effect due to the ingredients, including sugar cane extract, plankton and sea kelp which feeds your dehydrated strands to healthier days,” he told Mamamia.

“I would recommend the sugar spray for hair types that are highly coloured, and who still want the beachy texture but without the crunchy feeling that a lot of sea salt sprays tend to give.”

Although he said we probably shouldn’t throw out our sea salt spray just yet. Whoops.

“The two are totally different,” he added.

“If you’re after a hair texture that isn’t gritty, then give me the sugar, baby! It’s like having your cake and eating it too.”

According to Anthony, sea salt spray is still great for giving your hair extra volume though – especially if your strands tend to be on the fine or limp side.

“Just keep in mind that if you’re wanting more oomph on the roots, skip the sugar on the roots and spray the sea salt instead,” he said.

“And yes, it is so fine to combine the two products!”

Welcome to our styling cabinet, sugar spray. It’s good to have you.

ARE HAIR JEWELS THE NEXT BIG THING? Seen Daily Telegraph

Hair jewellery is taking over the fashion accessory world

FORGET hats and fascinators — dressing for the spring racing season is all about leading a charmed life.

The pearl-like hair adornments have already graced the catwalks of luxury label Gucci, and Australian brand Kela has now come up with a mechanism that secures the beads in place. “It’s a totally new category which sits alongside jewellery and the hair industry,” Kela brand manager Janna Miccio said.

And they are already proving a hit.

“I think they’d be a great race day accessory instead of a hat,” Stefanie Gidaro said after testing the beads.

 

ANTHONY’S TOP 5 SIGNS OF RESTORING DAMAGED HAIR. Seen Daily Mail.

Brush from the bottom up and rinse in cold water: The key ways to repair your dull and damaged hair

We all want shiny, healthy locks but over-styling, colouring and using the wrong products can all leave you with hair that is dry, dull and damaged.

Thankfully, there are ways to restore and revitalise your strands.

FEMAIL spoke to Sydney-based celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Abbey Lee Kershaw – about the five signs of damaged hair and what we can do about them.

Noticeable split ends and breakage

‘This can be a common mistake due to not having your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks,’ says Anthony.

‘I hear that you want to grow your hair length and that’s totally fine but think of your haircuts now that are called “baby trims”.

Anthony says regular visits to your hairdresser will help keep your split ends and breakage at bay.

‘Lotions and potions that say they can repair split ends are absolutely false so don’t fall for it, ‘ he adds.

‘Once that hair strand is split, it’s split. You can use a product that will (mask) your ends but never will repair to seal 100 percent naturally.’

Extreme shedding and hair loss

‘Unfortunately this can happen through say pregnancy, breast feeding, stress or even dramatic change of climate,’ says Anthony.

‘I always recommend to go see your GP or even a naturopath and your choice in what direction you want to move forward with.’

However, Anthony says if you’re noticing strands falling out, get your hair length cut much shorter.

‘By doing this your hair shape will always appear far more thicker and doubles up as a confidence booster,’ he explains.

Dullness and lack of shine

Poor health and diet is your main enemy for dull hair that is lacking shine.

However, Anthony has a few tips and tricks that can give you glossy hair.

‘Always rinse your hair on the coolest water temp you can withstand. By doing this your strands won’t dry out and burn,’ he explains.

‘On damp hair I tend to apply a serum or shine spray, as this absorbs beautifully into the hair strands.’

He also recommends to turn down the heat with your electrical tools.

‘The extra heat just zaps out the goodness and health of your hair. Always start on a lower heat and you can go up from there.’

Dryness

Over-styling with heat, swimming, chemical treatments and the climate can all result in dry hair.

‘Moisture, moisture, moisture is what your poor strands are crying out for,’ says Anthony.

‘Look out for your next shampoo and conditioner that is packed with moisture as this will now be your positive road to recovery,’ he adds.

He also advises having a haircut every six weeks and to cut down on the blonde highlights as this can make hair look and feel more dry.

‘Opt for that saying “less is more” for now and have partial highlights or balayage instead of being a slave to the bleach bowl and brush and five hours lost in the salon chair,’ he says.

Tangles and knots

We all know the feeling of getting out of the shower with wet hair and finding that the brush doesn’t glide through your strands.

Anthony says his best trick when brushing your hair is, starting from the ends and work your way up to the roots in small motions.

‘By doing this method you’ll never get that dreaded clump of knots on the ends,’ he says.

‘And invest in a silk pillow case, ladies as the benefits in the silk will always keep you tangle and knot free because of the fibres.’

THE HAIR GEM TREND. Seen Cosmopolitan magazine online.

Just so you know, hair gems are definitely back in fashion

Hair gems are back in a big way — and we are 100 per cent on board. We never thought we’d see the day either. Yet, here we are.

The 2018 take on hair gems is very different to the last time we visited this trend. In the ’90s, hair gems required a meticulous application process. For the most part, they were used as a means of pulling hair back in a half-up half-down style — bonus points if there was some crimping involved.

This picture of actress Danielle Fishel captures the mood perfectly:

Now, hair gems are a lot more #fashun. But don’t just take our word for it — earlier this year, at Sydney’s Fashion Week, Kela Hair Jewellery was spotted on the C/MEO runway.

Rather than being associated with a hair gem-specific ‘do, jewels can be used to adorn the modern styles we know and love. Picture a big bouncy blow dry… but with hair gems. A sleek low-pony… but with hair gems. Or soft curls… but with hair gems.

Scroll down for four fresh and modern ways to wear hair gems in 2018:

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

Image: India Hartford Davies
Hair by: Anthony Nader for Kela Hair Jewellery

WHEN YOU’RE CRAVING THE BEST HAIR SALON SYDNEY FOR TEXTURE

HAIR – Anthony Nader

Hello RAW fans & hope you’re all keeping dry and warm today.

We just wanted to show you our latest shoot which came out in July issue Vogue.

It’s masses of waves topped up with volume & cool texture for good measure.

It’s important when you want to achieve & enhance your natural texture, is by using a diffuser which we absolutely love.

The beauty about the diffuser is that you only get the heat distribution & not all that air, blowing your hair strands around like you’re in a wind tunnel.

Here’s how we got the look for our latest campaign for our best hair salon Sydney.

  1. On damp hair apply your volumizing product from roots to ends.
  2.  Shake out the excess moisture up to 80% with your hairdryer so your arms don’t get tired.
  3. Rake your strands through from roots to ends with a wide tooth comb.
  4. Attach your 385 Parlux Diffuser on the end of your Parlux hairdryer
  5. Now use circular movements all over your head & making sure your scrunching up your hair into your palms to give that extra oomph.
  6. Then always finish with 30 seconds of the cool shoot button on the hairdryer, as this sets the hair shape into place which gives more longevity……you have to give this trick a whirl Best Hair Salon Sydney readers.

Here’s our top products used from www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au

+ Parlux Hair Dryer https://www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/parlux/parlux-385-hair-dryer-ceramic-ionic-choose-colour.html

+ Parlux Diffuser https://www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/parlux/parlux-diffuser-for-385.html

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WHAT IS A WOMANS MAIN CONCERN WHEN GETTING OLDER? Anthony shares his knowledge and experience into women’s hair loss. Seen THE FILE

Losing Hair In Your 20’s Or 30’s? Here’s How To Stop It.

Back in January my housemate Sam starts shedding dark brown hair all over her friend’s palatial home. There’s no hiding it either. Everything in this house is unforgivingly white – white linen upholstery, lime washed white floorboards, white marble counters. Turns out, women under 30 are loosing their hair. It’s a thing that happened to Sam twice. An embarrassing thing. But more importantly, the why behind the hair loss is the most concerning thing of all.

She tells me all of this after collapsing onto the couch, batteries zapped from a full day of teaching music and completing coursework for her Master’s Degree. Initially, we both stare into our phones as so many of us do, thumbs tapping, eyes glazed over, unable to engage in any kind of conversation beyond “how was your day” and “yeah, good”. She’s wearing a head-to-toe grey tracksuit, and I, a red sweater with this glittery, yellow Playboy bunny embossed over the chest, laptop open on my legs, entering into my thirteenth hour of work.

Why am I painting this touching scene of two tired, yet determined ~modern women~ in questionable outfits? Because premature hair loss has a lot to do with the stressful, often chaotic lives many of us now lead. But here’s the real clincher: over the course of our conversation, I find out that this issue has a lot to do with the kinds of chemicals we’re putting in our bodies just to get us there.

Sam’s hair started falling out for the second time after going off the oral contraceptive pill at the beginning of the year. This time round though, the doctor tells her that while all of her bloodtests seem to check out, hair loss can be an unfortunate side effect of coming off contraceptive hormones. This is namely due to the rapid and sudden drop in estrogen. But then the doctor goes on to tell her something that had me a little shook, sitting there on the couch in my red Playboy sweater. Get this, right. The doctor says that if Sam wants to prevent further hair loss, she should simply go back on the pill to ‘rebalance’ her hormones. What about when she wants to try for a baby? No problem. They’ll just inject her with MORE SYNTHETIC HORMONES to get her body ready for something it should naturally be able to do in the first place.

At this point that, we start getting heated and if there were a transcript of our conversation it would from here on be in capslock. It’s a story we’ve both heard before. Many times. From her friends and my friends and their friends and their friends friends… You get the idea.

Moving on from her the GP, Tara sought the advice of a Naturopath and a Trichologist. Both told her that they’ve been seeing a growing number of young women suffering from hair loss in recent years. And they’re not the only ones. According to a 2014 survey by L’Oreal Professional, out of the 2000 interviewed, a third had experienced hair loss by the time their 30th birthday had rolled around. Then there was a more recent study that found high rates of hair loss among young college women under immense stress. And finally, we come to the million dollar contraceptive question. When it comes to conclusive research around whether the pill causes hair loss, there’s not a great deal. However, following a quick Google, I found forums full of women experiencing the same issue as Sam.

So maybe we’re not imagining things after all. Maybe this isn’t simply a game of Chinese whispers among women tired of being fed a bewildering riptide of misinformation.

Great. Cool. Now you’re wondering what you can actually do about it, right? Fay Halkitis, a longtime Naturopath and Beauty Therapist at Luna Beauty & Apothecary, had a few practical things you can opt for should you find yourself in the midst of a quarter life hair crisis. B12, Zinc, DHT and iron levels were the big ones to address. If you want to find out how they’re fairing, head straight to a professional to get those tested.

We also called on our favourite stylist, the king of hair, Anthony Nader of Raw, for a few preventative tips along with some solid quick fixes. No, it does not involve wearing a wig.

Iodine for thyroid issues.

FAY: “If your iodine levels are low, try adding dulse flakes or seaweed to your diet as a natural food source. Sustainably caught seafood is also a good source. But first, when it comes to supplements, always seek a professional.”

Turn down the heat.

ANTHONY: “Go easy on the hot tools and turn down the temp. Your strands don’t need the highest heat and if you’re getting the results on say, 100 degrees, why would you need your appliance turned up to full? Trust me your hair will thank you for this little trick.”

Avoid chemical-laden hair products.

FAY: “Most people don’t realise we absorb the most product through our scalp. If hair is lacklustre, try massaging a few drops of natural oil (like argan or jojoba) blended with essential oils such as rosemary, lavender and clary sage to stimulate cells and nourish the roots. Leave over night and shampoo in the morning.”

No to bleach, yes to Olaplex.

ANTHONY: “Steer clear of harsh bleaches and high peroxide strengths. Instead, make sure you ask your hairdresser for Olaplex – this is far from a sales pitch and I swear by this holy grail for keeping each strand feeling strong and healthy from the inside, out.”

Stress less.

FAY: “High stress levels can also impact hair growth as we secrete cortisol in our hair follicles. For this reason, adrenal support is a necessity.” May we also recommend lowering cortisol levels with regular meditation.

Go with the (blood) flow.

FAY: “Good blood flow is important to stimulate hair growth.” Try the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt to boost microcirculation and remove toxic product build up.