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WHO’S IN FLAVOUR OF BEING A MUSHROOM BLONDE? Our latest blurb seen BEAUTY CREW

‘Mushroom blonde’ is the latest culinary-inspired hair shade

'Mushroom Blonde' Hair Is The Latest Culinary-Inspired Colour Trend To Hit

The last few months have seen the advent of culinary-inspired hair tones with names that will have your mouth watering. Recently, we’ve been introduced to a smorgasbord of delectable-sounding shades like ‘milk tea,’ ‘cold brew,’ and ‘chocolate cake.’

So far, these delicious new hair colour trends have been largely brunette-centric. But, now a new food-inspired shade for blondes has surfaced.

Introducing: ‘mushroom hair.’ A multi-dimensional, ashen shade of blonde that features accentuated cool, almost-silver tones. The look uses varying shades of blonde, beige and silverish-grey throughout the lengths to mimic the neutral, earthy shade of mushrooms.

To learn all about achieving the look, we went straight to renowned Australian hairdresser, Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW salon.

“Sit tight in the salon chair because this process can’t be taken quickly as it is all about pre-lightening the hair,” says Anthony.

“First stop: bleaching the hair down past an orange-yellow stage, as light as the hair will allow. Then the magic is in the toner being used – that is going to be your flavour. Keep in mind also that the toner always has to work with the skin complexion.”

If you’re wondering whether the ‘mushroom blonde’ look is for you, Anthony has some advice:

“This works a treat on Asian complexions and porcelain skin tones. It also works well for olive skin. Those of you that have pinkish complexions or warm, this mushroom tone won’t suit – go for something more Nordic in this case!”

“This is not low maintenance colour so be aware before you take the plunge into this tone. You need to maintain it on a weekly basis with either an at-home toner or in-salon once a week to remove any brassiness or any lightness that comes through with washing the hair or due to the sun’s UV.”

“Or, for those who want semi-permanent colour, a semi applied at the salon will give you more longevity compared to a temporary weekly colour.”

 

WHAT’S YOUR SUMMER HAIR FLAVOUR? Seen ELLE

The 10 Hair Colours That Are Dominating Summer 2020

Madelaine Petsch.

There’s just something about a new season that makes us want to completely update our look. And while wardrobes typically require a complete seasonal overhaul, a new hair colour can do the job in almost an instant.
Okay, technically it’s a matter of a few hours at the salon (or at home, if you’ve got the skills!), but nevertheless, you get to walk out of there virtually transformed and ready to rock your new shade with all your Best Self Energy.

Summer Hair Colours 2020: The Trending Looks To Try

Thinking of switching it up this summer? ELLE consulted some of Australia’s leading hairdressers for their picks of the top colour trends of the season.
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**GOLDEN BLONDE**<br><br> **Paloma Rose Garcia, Owner and Director of [Paloma Salon](https://www.paloma-salon.com/|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow"):**<br><br> "Think sandy hues through to [honey blonde](https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/beauty/honey-blonde-hair-colours-11964). Warmer tones are here to stay! No cool or flat tones. This colour works beautifully with all skin tones and gives your complexion a glow and healthy look."<br><br> *Image via [@tashoakley](https://www.instagram.com/tashoakley/|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*

WANTING MILEY CRYRUS NEW MULLET HAIRCUT? Anthony gives his cut to if its going to work for your face shape. Seen Body + Soul

Miley Cyrus is bringing back the mullet for 2020 and we’re into it

The 27-year-old singer is putting a new spin on the ‘shag’ and taking cues from her dad.

Sure, a new year means a new haircut and Miley Cyrus is leading the celeb-hair-trend charge with her take on the modern mullet. Or her take on her dad’s famous hairstyle from the 90’s that he lovingly dubbed his ‘Kentucky Waterfall.’ *Google’s Billy Ray circa 1990’s.*

BM: Before Mullet. Image: Getty Images.

The woman responsible for Miley’s new hair transformation is hairstylist Sally Herschberger, she told Refinery29, “it’s a very fashion-forward, yet no-fuss look.” Which does makes sense – a shoulder-grazing crop is super easy to wear and style and her fringe is at a length that can evolve into curtain bangs or be pinned back.

Plus the grown-out roots make for a super stylish way to skip your colour appointment if the holiday period got the best of your wallet.

Miley Cyrus debuts her new mullet. Image: Instagram

When the singer was in the chair Herschberger focused on the texture of the cut, explaining; “I used a razor to slice [the hair] into a shag. To style it, we did a rough dry and then I used a shaping balm and dry oil to finish off the piecey look.”

 

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Cash me outside (this years festival gigs) … with a new mullet and an old guitar 👢🎸

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Want to try the chop for yourself? We asked Sydney-based celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon Anthony Nader for his thoughts and he had some wise words of wisdom for us before we think about taking the leap. “This isn’t for everyone,” he says. “I’ve been hairdressing for 30 years so, and I’ve seen quite a few different versions and shapes of this iconic cut. You have to own this look and be confident.”

 

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New hair. New year. NEW MUSIC. 💀

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The next big thing to take into consideration is your face shape. “The most perfect face shape for this cut is oval as the symmetry is perfectly proportioned,” explains Anthony. “If you have a square jawline this won’t do you any favours because your face won’t appear delicate and soft due to the trimmed back hair above the ears. Softer and more curved face shapes will be in your favour compared to angular facial features.”

Business in the front, party in the back, forever.

HOW TO BLOWDRY YOUR HAIR AT HOME. Get Anthony’s insider tips and tricks for the perfect blowdry. Seen news.com.au

The Beauty Diary by Rebekah Scanlan: How to blow dry your hair at home

There’s nothing quite like that freshly blow-dried feeling.

And while we all love a professional blowout, it’s one hair treat that feels like it is impossible to recreate at home (no matter how hard we try).

In fact, it was voted the biggest beauty dilemma in a poll of almost 9000 The Beauty Diary readers, with a staggering 1500 of you calling for help with an at-home blow-dry.

So I’ve brought in the big guns.

Renowned Australian hairstylist Anthony Nader from RAW in Surry Hills, told The Beauty Diary that when it came to recreating a salon worthy blow out, there was one major mistake most of us make.

“People always overdo it with their styling products,” he said. “It’s the biggest mistake I see and hear all the time. Less is always more.”

Martha Kalifatidis had super-long extensions until very recently when she sat in Anthony Nader's chair. Picture: Instagram/Martha Kalifatidis

The MAFS alum was described as ‘unrecognisable’ by some fans when she debuted a much shorter hairdo recently. Picture:

The celebrity stylist recently convinced Married At First Sight alumn Martha Kalifatidis to ditch her extra-long hair extensions in favour of a chic, trendy “lob”. Martha’s loyal fans had a lot to say about the hair transformation, with one declaring on Instagram her new short hairdo made her “completely unrecognisable”.

Fellow hairstylist Justine Eeve from Sydney’s Hair&Harlow told The Beauty Diary the trick was all in what you were using on your hair and catering to your own type.

“The right products make a big difference to making your life easy when it comes to home styling,” she said.

“It starts in the shower but includes heat protection and the right hairdryer. Healthier hair is the easiest to style and hold.”

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BEGIN YOUR WITH THE BASICS

For the total novice, the first thing you need to know is to start with wet hair, preferably freshly washed with a product that’s suited to your hair type.

“Use a professional quality shampoo and conditioner as it is so important,” Justine said. “For a good all rounder that works with all hair types, I recommend Evo Ritual Salvation. If your locks are a bit tougher to wrangle, go for the Evo Mane Tamer.”

You can buy the products individually or together in “Buddies” bundles for about $60, like this one from adorebeauty.com.au.

You can buy Evo products in salons and at selected online retailers like Adorebeauty.com.au. Picture: Supplied

READY, SET, DRY

Once your hair is squeaky clean, it can be tempting to get stuck into styling while it’s still soaking wet.

But, because water makes it hard for the bonds of your hair to “set” into their natural form, Anthony advises blasting it with your hairdryer first to take some of the weight out.

“A common mistake people make at home is simply blotting dry their hair. If you blast it first, drying it by at least 80 per cent, this will cut down your drying time and mostly, your arms wont feel like you’ve just done shoulder presses at the gym,” he said.

Justine advises against rushing though this process, pointing out one reason a lot of us love a salon hair job is because it’s not done fast.

“The key is patience. Your stylist always gets a smooth and polished look is because the take their time with your locks but if you allow time and you will get a longer lasting, finished result,” she said.

Hot tip: If you are going to blast your hair to dry it off before you begin, make sure you apply your heat protection first.

While I’m no hair expert, I’ve been loving Davroe’s Thermaprotect, which costs $23.95 and is available online and in salons. You can spritz this stuff onto dry and wet hair, and I find it doesn’t dry out my ends, which is a battle I have with my porous strands.

This natural, vegan Aussie brand offers a light heat protector that doesn't weigh down fine hair but is tough enough to withstand our brutal demands. Picture: Supplied

CHOOSING YOUR STYLING PRODUCTS

Once your hair is just damp, you’re ready to get cracking with the styling. Oh wait, no you’re not — you need to apply your styling products first.

If you’re looking for volume, most stylists suggest using a mousse or a foam to give you that boost.

My pick is Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, which is an investment at $56. But the lightweight foam doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy or looking greasy and a little goes a long way, which helps to justify the price.

Don't look at this price tag through your fingers, it's justifiable thanks to it's lovely light formula. You can pick this up at Adorebeauty.com.au. Picture: Supplied

At home I dry my hair with the Panasonic Advanced Moisture Infusing Hair Dryer, which has recently hit the market and I was lucky enough to be sent to try it out as I definitely can’t afford the $349 price tag.

It has some fancy “quick dry” technology that makes your hair dry faster, and through some wizardry I don’t fully understand, it makes your hair softer as it somehow blasts moisture back into your strands as you dry it. Like I said, I can’t explain it, but it works. I also love that it’s foldable, which works in my chaotic bathroom. I’d definitely recommend and buy this if mine needed replacing.

By some form of magic, this hair dryer dries hair quicker than any other hairdryer I've used before and leaves it so bloody soft. Picture: Supplied

FINE HAIR

Schwarzkopf Professional national ambassador Dee Parker Attwood told The Beauty Diary it was “important to build a good foundation” when styling fine hair.

“You need it to be able to hold the styling in place,” she said.

“Look for weightless formulas that help plum up the strands of hair and give your hair body, staring with a small amount of volume mousse.”

Dee’s pick is Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Session Label Volumizing Mousse, which she suggests you add to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair to give it some grip. It costs $25.95 and is available in select salons and online.

She also recommends using a “good” hairdryer on finer locks, suggesting the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, which costs $549.

“It has the right features for fine hair types,” she explained. “You can use the cool shot button to set your style in place and stop it from dropping. It also adds shine.”

While don’t have one of these at home due to its extraordinary price, I often use one after my weekly Barry’s Bootcamp class as they have them in the change rooms, and the silky finish is amazing. It makes my hair reflect like a mirror and feels super soft to touch.

Blow dry your hair like a pro with this baby, but maybe ask your mum/boyfriend/husband to buy it for you for Christmas as it costs $549. Picture: Supplied

THICK HAIR

Blow drying thick hair can be a daunting task, Dee says — but it can be made easier. However great tools will really help with the job.

“My top tips are to towel dry your hair to begin with and then arm yourself with a strong dryer. The Parlux 3800 is best and I’d team it with so Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Big Blast, a volumising gel that gives a sturdy root lift,” she said.

While the Parlux hairdryer comes in cheaper than a Dyson, it’s still going to set you back $200.

This hairdryer won big in industry awards last year, being named the 'best hairdryer'. Picture: Supplied

This is great for thick hair as it give strong support which can hold volume injected into heavier and thicker hair types. It costs $23.95. Picture: Supplied

Hot tip: Thicker hair has a better ability to lasting longer between washes than finer hair, so you can freshen your blow out between washes with a dry shampoo. Click here to read The Beauty Diary’s favourites.

CURLY HAIR

Curly hair is notoriously the hardest hair to blow dry, but there are some products you can use to help make it smooth sailing.

Dee suggests investing in a good hair-dryer which comes with a diffuser, explaining the Dyson Supersonic “has an excellent diffuser for curly hair”.

Curly hair works better with minimal product (so go low on heat with your hair dryer later on). Justine suggests Moroccanoil Volume Mousse and for smooth ends Olaplex. If you want to try this, shop around. I had a quick look on Google and found it costs $47.95 on Adorebeauty.com.au but you can pick it up at Oz Hair and Beauty for $33.50.

SHORT HAIR

Anthony’s pick is Surf Spray By Bumble And Bumble as it adds texture and character to locks without weighing them down. According to one review on Mecca.com.au, the $41 product gives “sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles – whenever, wherever”.

Sadly salt sprays dry out my hair — but they’re perfect for those effortless beachy waves we drool over on Instagram.

This chic product can be found at Mecca for $41 and is approved by celebrity stylist Anthony Nader. Picture: Supplied

YOUR BRUSH IS KING

No matter your hair type, you’ll need to grab a big bristled brush like the GHD Ceramic Vented Radial Brush. I love this one as the barrel holds the heat long enough for me to actually do what I need to do, usually creating a bit of extra volume.

I'm a fan of this 35mm ceramic barrel brush from GHD which costs $38. Picture: Supplied

“I’m a fan of a medium to large boar bristle brush and with loads of bristles,” Anthony said, adding it was all about “#BristlesForDays”.

“These bristles will do the hard work for you, that’s why you need to invest in the right brushes.”

He also warns not to invest plastic ones, saying they’re a waste of money and bad for the environment.

STEPS TO BLOW DRY YOUR HAIR FROM ANTHONY NADER:

First up, section your hair properly, keeping it simple and clean.

“This is going to fasten up your drying time,” Anthony said.

“Place in your desired part line and separate into four even sections. Take diagonal sections starting around your hairline first as the front half is visual, it needs the love with your brushes here. The back area is more forgiving.”

Once you’re sectioned up, you should grab your round brush and pull it through with your dryer “starting at the back and work your way forward”.

Anthony is the man who convinced Martha to ditch her trademark extensions. Picture: Instagram / Anthony Nader

“Wrap the hair around your brush and twist the hair around it to add more volume,” he said. You can even add a twist at the end to give the hair a loose wave.

And if you’re one of those people is better at working on one side than the other, Anthony suggests starting with the side you find the hardest.

“Always start on your weaker side and then progress to your easy side,” he said.

“It will feel uncomfortable at first, but if you start here at the beginning your all fresh and ready to conquer and then by the time you reach your easy breezy side you’ll be sailing along.”

SET YOUR BLOW OUT IN PLACE

When setting your style, your best friend is always a spray that will help your hair look shiny, sleek and frizz-free for the whole day. In my opinion, you can’t beat the classic L’Oreal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold. This product can be picked up at a heap of places, such as drug stores and supermarkets and costs just$10.95.

This baby can be found everywhere, such as Priceline, Woolies and Coles. Picture: Supplied

Anthony also suggests giving your roots a spritz of your dry shampoo and massaging in for a little extra “va, va voom”. Flip your head back, give your strands a brush through and you are good to go.

 

SUMMER TRENDS WITH THE RAW TEAM AND DAVROE Seen STYLEICONS

Anthony Nader and Davroe Hold Summer Trends Session

Anthony Nader, in partnership with Davroe, held a Summer Trends 2020 session over an impressive vegan breakfast spread. For the event, media gathered at RAW Anthony Nader in Surry Hills, where Anthony explained the purpose of the informal, one hour session.

“We’re going to give some information about what is happening in our world at RAW,” he said. “You’re going to see what’s inspiring us, including some fashion elements.”

Anthony said he also wanted to showcase “at a consumer level, what is happening with haircut and colours”.

Five models, each with their own hairdressers, assembled ion a line where each stylist gave an overview of which look they had created with the assistance of the Davroe range.

Davroe styling products, which are vegan, petro-chemical free, paraben free and sulphate free, were used on each model’s hair, including the Body Volume Texture, Brilliance Shine Mist, Cloud, Smoothing Balm, Murray Rive Sea Salt Spray, Complete Aerosol Hairspray and more.

The first look featured cool, effortless waves, not too set. Inspired by Rosie Huntington Whiteley and capturing someone who could go from brunch to evening, this look was the embodiment of the ultimate ‘cool girl’.

The second look was titled ‘mermaidy, wavy hair’. It was inspired by the Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2019 runway show. The look was achieved by creating two French braids, then unravelling them and incorporated lots of blunt ends and no damage to the hair with absence of hot tools.

The third look was an up style that was a simple, soft, up-do with embellishments. The look was perfect for weddings, as its not too neat at the back and dishevelled at the front, as inspired by the Prada and Chanel runway shows.

The fourth look was inspired by the Miu Miu runway. It featured a little quiff at the front, offset with soft natural curls. Made for the creative girl, it was created by backcombing and pinning with bobby pins.

The fifth and final look was a curly, edgy long bob with fringe. Inspired by Celine and Saint Laurent runway shows, the look showcased an overgrown fringe with the corners longer. Clips were used to keep her hair flat on the sides but still retain lots of movement. Think – the flirty but untraditionally sexy girl.

Following the presentation, media were able to get up close and personal with Davroe founder Mary Centofanti, who was also in attendance for the showcase. The models then showcased their on-trend, seriously sexy looks on the media wall.

IS YOUR HAIR SUMMER READY? Seen VOGUE

How to melt-proof your entire beauty routine for summer

We’ll be the first to admit that in a well-intended effort to perfect ourselves, we might have overdone it. Think over-the-top exfoliation, rigorous in-clinic treatments, handfuls of hair products and running our systems dry with exhausting sweat sessions. Spring, of course, is the time of year when many of us dial things up in pursuit of an elusive summer body goal, but the new way to forge towards the warmer months is with a gentler approach to top-to-toe regimens. This doesn’t mean neglecting good intentions, though. In fact, a feel-good objective will see you through spring, summer and beyond.

Face up
“Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare regimen,” says facialist and official skincare expert for Chanel Australia, Melanie Grant, who recommends changing cleansers seasonally, depending on your skin’s needs. “In warmer weather, a cleansing water, mildly foaming cleanser or gel cleanser is ideal,” explains Grant. “For winter, lipid-rich formulations are preferred – those that are oil- or milk-based are my preference.”

Typically, we’re told cleansing is to sweep away make-up and impurities, and while that still rings true, the newest formulas do more than simply strip the skin. Chanel has launched Sublimage The Cleansing Collection, a personalised wardrobe of four cleansers for every skin type, which work double-duty to cleanse and nourish. There’s an exfoliating gel, a foaming soap, a gentle water and an oil emulsion, which simultaneously sweep away make-up and prep skin for serums and moisturisers.

Just don’t expect that ultra-tight feeling you might have experienced with less innovative formulas. That squeaky-clean sensation might be addictive, but it’s likely the result of either a harsh formula or overzealous application. “No-one needs to cleanse more than twice per day – it’s a common mistake among those of us with oily or congested skin,” cautions Grant. “Stripping the skin of oils and lipids can lead to excess oil production, dryness and congestion.”

While you were sleeping
When it comes to our complexion, there is a lot we can do with our eyes closed. While the benefits of sleep are well documented, a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine also found that facial signs of poor sleep – sallow skin, deeper wrinkles, a pale complexion and droopy mouth – have a negative impact on our interaction with people around us. Put simply: when you’re walking around in a zombie-like state, others will notice.

Aiming for the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep is paramount for skin (and the rest of our system) to shift the body into repair mode, boost cell turnover and replenish hydration stores. The products you apply at night can supercharge this process. Sisley’s Velvet Sleeping Mask transforms tired skin and is loaded with active ingredients to protect the skin’s barrier function. Apply the product liberally before bedtime (the best time to absorb is overnight) then get your beauty sleep.

Body double
You’re probably diligent with facial skincare, but pre-summer it pays to apply the same level of dedication to skin from the neck down. Thankfully, recent advances have seen the best brands take the mainstays of our face creams and serums – intense hydration, protection, active ingredients – and apply them to products for other areas of the body. Chantecaille, for example, has launched Retinol Body Treatment with a sun-safe formulation to improve overall texture, nix hyperpigmentation (yes, it exists on our body as well), and target pesky ingrown hairs. If it’s an instant boost you’re after, reach for Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Illuminator, which helps disguise blemishes and delivers a subtle sheen to rival the best highlighters in your beauty bag.

Press refresh
When it comes to product build-up between hair washes, it’s easy to blame dry shampoo, but that’s not the only culprit. External aggressors like pollution and hard water, as well as a raft of other daily formulas – heat-protecting sprays, styling elixirs and oils – linger on the scalp, leading to irritation and lank locks. That’s where clarifying shampoos come in. “This type of shampoo takes your strands back to a natural state so you have a clean base again,” explains international hair stylist Anthony Nader.

Washing your hair every other day is more a ‘surface refresh’ than a deep clean. Depending on your hair type, a weekly clarifying shampoo (or monthly, if your strands are naturally dry) sweeps away build-up, restores shine and reinstates bounce. Italian hair company Davines has released Solu Shampoo, which is spiked with nourishing buckwheat extract. Laura Luciani, the brand’s international scientific communications manager, says: “It’s the perfect product to use before technical services such as perms and relaxers – services that require a shampoo prior to application. Or in the case of a scalp that’s extremely dirty due to pollution and dust.”

Bear in mind, though, that it’s possible to overdo it. If you have brittle or coloured hair, follow this up with a nourishing mask (we love Blondi Beach Repair Mask) to top up hydration. “Less is definitely more,” warns Nader. “If you clarify your strands too much, you’ll end up doing more damage.”

Embrace recovery
There’s a reason elite athletes adhere to rest days: taking time out to recover from workouts helps build muscle and wards off injury.

“Our muscles are created with hair-line fibres that can sustain micro-tears when exercised at a certain intensity,” says fitness expert Ricardo Riskalla. “The body very wisely sends more blood filled with nutrients to areas that need repair and this process is only done with rest.” If you’re a HIIT (high intensity interval training) devotee, that means you need to take at least two days off a week. Better still, swap a few intense sweat sessions for pilates, yoga or barre classes, which are kinder to muscles and joints.

“The main benefits of yoga for the inner body come from the calming effects that the practice has on your body and mind,” says Tahl Rinsky, yoga expert for Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr. “When you learn how to relax, everything functions at a higher level.”

Adequate recovery and changing your routine curbs boredom, says Riskalla, which helps you commit to long-term fitness goals. “In my experience, people who take days off are more successful in the long run in terms of being persistent and sticking to an exercise routine.”

This article originally appeared in Vogue Australia’s November 2019 issue.

THE RAW SUMMER HAIR TRENDS 2020 Seen The Hair Journal Magazine

Summer has officially arrived. Which can only mean one thing: a new set of seasonal hair trends to satiate your inner style chameleon. If you’ve been flirting with the idea of a tress change, now is the perfect time to switch things up… so to get you vacay-ready, friends of THE JOURNAL Anthony Nader and Davroe have teamed up to create your #how-to hair guide for summer 19/20. Get scrolling.

KEEPING YOUR BLONDE HAIR BLONDE THIS SUMMER. Seen – Body + Soul

Your step-by-step solution to buttery, golden strands.

They don’t call blonde hair high-maintenance for no reason. Here two expert colourists breakdown exactly what to do to keep your locks in tip top condition, all season long.

We asked expert colourist Vincent Nobile, Colour Director of Headcase Hair and Anthony Nader, Owner of RAW Salon how to survive swimming, sand and endless sunshine without the side effects: post-pool green locks, brassiness and heat damage.

It’s no secret that lifting your natural hair colour a few shades lighter, or subjecting it to torturous amounts of bleach can do some damage, not only to your roots but to your wallet, too. That’s why it’s important to maintain your hair’s health to get the best out of your blonde – and it’s easier than you think.

Step 1. Use a smarter shampoo

When it comes to your daily shampoo and conditioner routine, it may seem like an easy place to skimp on quality product, but your regular wash actually does more than just clean. Depending on how your hair is looking and feeling it’s important to alternate between a nourishing treatment-esque shampoo and a colour-care one. “Having a recovery shampoo set is key, choose one with keratin so it’s repairing and strengthening,” explains Nobile. “Then when your blonde needs a little lift or sparkle I recommend a soft blonde shampoo, I don’t really like the strong staining ones as they dull down the colour.”

“But if you need to wash away unwanted brassy tones in a flash you can’t go back a mauve or purple-based shampoo,” adds Nader. “Just remember not to over-wash your hair, as it can unnecessarily wash out the salon-toner applied at the end of your colour service.”

Step 2. Turn to treatments

Don’t underestimate the power of a good quality treatment. You can colour and tone your strands as much as you like, but if they’re not in good nick it’s never going to look as good as it could. Buttery, soft blondes always pop when locks are hydrated and healthy.

“Maintain the condition of your hair with a restorative treatment,” says Nobile. “Keep a brush or a comb in the shower to brush your conditioner and treatments through, this will distribute the product through the whole hair and help it absorb better.”

 

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Sunshine state of mind ✨ Colour on miss @hollyleelu by our CD @vincentnobile.headcasehair

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Step 3. Handle the heat

“Avoid overheating hair when blow drying and ironing by using a thermal protection spray,” says Nobile. “If your ends are damaged and broken they’ll never look their blondest. Whenever you overheat your hair (most common when straightening irons are set on max), you can burn and even singe the ends, not only does it take the shine out of hair, it leaves ends looking frizzy and dull.”

Nader agrees adding, “The more heat you subject your poor strands to, the quicker your hard earn dollars of being a natural blonde will appear dehydrated and dull, so simply turn down the temperature or cut back on heat styling together.”

Step 4. Wear protection

Just like wearing sunscreen all over your face and body, your hair needs a guard too. “Make a UV protectant leave-in-conditioner spray part of your sunscreen routine and use it whenever you’re out in the sun or at the beach,” says Nobile.

“My rule is to put it in your hair whenever you top up your sunscreen. It helps maintain your colour and prevents it from going dull and brassy.”

Step 5. Simplify styling

Fuse hair care with styling by swapping out hair sprays for nutrient-rich serums. “Use a lightweight serum on lengths and ends as it showcases sheen and doesn’t make your strands appear dirty or oily either,” explains Nader.

“Go easy on all that over-using of dry shampoo. A little spritz here and there is accommodating for soaking up oily roots and of course adding new found texture, but too much of can lead to coating the hair and leaving it looking chalky.”

 

6 FRESH RUNWAY HAIRSTYLES TO TRY THIS SEASON. Hair by Stella Greenwood, Sabrina Maxwell & Anthony Nader. Seen – GRAZIA

UPDO AND AWAY: SIX FRESH WAYS TO STYLE YOUR HAIR THIS SEASON

By Emily Algar

Deliberate though as this season’s trends may be, they aren’t necessarily tricky or time consuming. At least, they need not be. Rather, it’s about reinventing the classics; just fresh enough to quell hairstyle fatigue, but simple enough to execute in real life. Think insouciant ponytails, a new take on texture, and blunt cuts that do all the talking (so you don’t have to). It’s styled, up and away from your face, but not stuffy or complicated. As far as hair types go, there’s something for everyone, too, from textured to stick straight, long to lob. The best part is that there’s no need to chop, change or colour.

To bring our bourgeois hair dreams to life, we tapped into the expertise of Sydney-based hairstylist Anthony Nader, who knows how to toe the line between styled and simplicity with finesse. Here, he maps out a visual menu of styles to inspire change this season – just not the drastic kind.

SHARP OBJECTS 

In some instances, a great cut is the only style point of reference you need. If your hair is already short, take it up a notch by way of a bowl cut and blunt edges that graze the nape of the neck. Keep things running smoothly by blow-drying with a rounded natural-bristle brush after every shampoo. Finish with a silicon-free serum for hair that shines like glass.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This style is not for the faint of heart. Ask your stylist for a sharp-bowl style where the focus is a clean edge. This style means business, but it’s beautiful.”

BRAIDED

Take a trip back to the school yard with two braids. Best suited to long hair, this eternal style is the gift that keeps on giving. Mist hair with a cloud of styling spray for grip, enforce a slick centre part, and work from the hairline all the way down. Once secure, loosen just a little with your fingers. This will last you 48 hours, minimum.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Skip a plastic-tooth comb and use metal instead. It will give you a cleaner result and more longevity.”

SHORT STORIES

Short hair, while chic, can feel limiting as far as styling prospects go. Ignore this hypothesis and try a low-slung knot on for size. Don’t worry about shorter pieces escaping when you twist – the more movement and defiance, the better.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Take a bit of gritty paste, warm between the fingers and scrape damp hair back. This will ensure dimension and hold.”

ON LOOP

A prim-and-proper low pony fits the bourgeois bill this season to a tee, but make it interesting by incorporating a loop. It’s a modern, purposeful take on the world’s easiest hairstyle – a reinvention of the wheel, so to speak.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This is perfect on second- (or third-) day hair as natural oils will give it grip. Pull hair into a low ponytail, and on the last loop, only pull halfway through before securing with an elastic, leaving the ends of the tail free.”

PILED HIGH

Curls are a dichotomy: beautiful but difficult to wrangle. Instead of fighting your texture, give it freedom to dry naturally and then pile it high on top of your head. Use a soft, natural-bristle brush to sweep upwards, and secure with a bungee cord. Skip gels and mists and just lean into your clean, airy strands. Don’t worry about baby hairs either – they’ll just add softness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “You can define fluffy curls with an extra-small hot tong. Once it’s tied up, wind to the ends and let them drop naturally so they bounce freely.”

THAT’S A WRAP

Up the ante on the classic high pony with an unexpected wrap-around. Once secured at the crown of the head, take the top half and sweep around the elastic, securing with pins and bringing up the length. Thicker hair types should be sure to subscribe, as this will lighten up your hair for maximum swishy-ness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Give heavy ponytails a kick-start with an extra-large curling tong. Wrap up from ends to roots, hold, remove and pin while it cools. Once set, unravel and push ahead with the wrap-around style pictured.”

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2019 EDITION OF GRAZIA AUSTRALIA.