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Can’t get to us and need your dull roots touched up from those unwanted grey strands sneaking through?

Get your hands onto either the light brown or dark brown Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray depending how dark you want your roots to appear.

Hold the tip of the nozzle approx 10cm away from part line, then spray a fine line down the part to the crown area in one clean sweep.

Repeat this process again by then taking a one centimetre section on both sides of the length part line and spray again.

Don’t forget to give a light spray around the hairline framing your face.

Now lightly comb or massage the product in, on the areas you have sprayed as this will now blend beautifully with the rest of your hair.

Tah-dah to your new root shadow and no more greys.

If you have black hair and those stubborn greys are very evident because of the contrast the Black Spray will be your new bestie from here on in.

The black micro fine pigments will blend seamlessly with your current colour and will save you in between your salon appointments.

Black and the dark brown sprays are the faves for our clients, to use at home in-between their colour services which is great news for reassurance.

The same method applied here with blending with a comb or of course your fingertips and feel free here to use a disposable glove if you like.

Autumn is the time when you want your red hues to always appear full of life and full bodied………….the way reds should always be.

The same method applies here once again and you’ll only need to spray the part line and hair line to keep this process super easy breezy.

For those of you that have cool platinum strands or that Californian warm blonde, these two sprays will work an absolute treat on camouflaging light to medium natural bases.

Perfect for neutralising brassy tones that somehow always seem to sneak through will now be vanished.

Spray on the areas warranted and brush through and you’ll notice the new you in the making.

If you would like a test run of any of these colours you can ask one of our Stylists next time you’re in.

Keep in mind also that if you can’t get to us you can go to our website:

Free delivery nation-wide of any Oribe orders over $100.


Hands up who was going to the French Riviera for a Summer vacay this year, before the reality of the

“no international travel” update took effect this past weekend?

Well welcome to the closet we can lust over and sending onto you……our RAW community.

Just landed is the signature Côte d’ Azur lux range by Oribe.

A selection of body scrubs, hydrating creams, hair refresher, parfum, oils, candles & of course incense just for good measure, to really capture that Summer feeling of your Mediterranean destination.

Now we didn’t need to take those French lessons after all 👩🏼‍🎨👨‍🎨


All Of The Clever Ways Brands And Salons Are Adapting To The COVID-19 Restrictions

From FaceTime consultations to DIY kits.

The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation means that we are all dealing with a lot of uncertainty and change to our day-to-day routine. At Gritty Pretty, we want to help you navigate through this time. We’ll be sharing self care advice and tips on how to look after your body and mental health. If there are any topics you want Gritty Pretty to cover, please send us a DM on Instagram.

Australia has been hit hard by COVID-19. While 100 per cent necessary to stop the spread and flatten the curve, the government’s restrictions have forced beauty businesses – including skin specialists, nail parlours, tanning salons and some retail stores – to close their doors for the near future.

Rather than shutting up shop completely, many brands and salons have created unique and clever ways to service their clients at home. From FaceTime consultations to customised DIY colour kits, technology is our best friend right now. While it might sound frivolous, there’s never been a better time to practice self care and buy local. Here, the beauty businesses that are still operating – albeit differently.


Starting this week, Alpha-H – the creators of the cult-favourite product Liquid Gold – will be offering free online consultations with their skin specialists. To make an appointment, click here.

Ella Baché
Ella Baché has created Virtual Salons offering all Australians complimentary digital beauty services at home. The Virtual Salons will provide clients complimentary skin consultations (via video chat) with their favourite local Ella Baché beauty therapists. Following your appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase recommended products from the local salon online – meaning you’re supporting local businesses.

Michele Squire from QR8 is continuing to offer 1:1 virtual consultations to help you curate your skin care line up and find a routine that works for you. Book here.

Australian beauty retailer MECCA has launched a new platform to help its customers stay up to date with exclusive product launches and announcements if they can’t visit stores. View MECCA.LIVE here.

Local brand Dermalist are offering 20 minute skin consultations online with one of their qualified dermal therapists. They will then create a tailored skin care plan for you. Each appointment costs $30 and is redeemable in product. Book here.


RAW Anthony Nader
Surry Hills salon RAW Anthony Nader is still open for business Wednesday to Saturday, while adhering to strict hygiene and safety guidelines. If you can’t or choose not to go into the salon, Nader is available for FaceTime consults, helping customers trim their own fringes (yes, you can do it – with guidance) or offer styling advice. Simply DM RAW Anthony Nader on Instagram to organise a video consult within two hours; there will be no charge for this service.

The team at EdwardsAndCo have launched tailored at home colour kits. If you’re an existing client of any EdwardsAndCo salon, they can customise according to your colour history, if you are a new client, you can opt for a FaceTime consultation for $25. The kits include brushes, bowls and gloves, along with some detailed instructions. Kits can be purchased online with free shipping.⠀


Trinny London
Buying makeup online is hard – but Trinny London make it a lot easier with their Match2Me function. Fill out a questionnaire on your eye, hair and skin colour to receive a customised selection of products for you.


Amy Jean Brow Agency
Amy Jean Brow Agency is sending out DIY Brow Dye Kits ($145) to their customers whose brows need some attention, stat. All kits include 1000 Hour Brow Lash Tint, cotton tips, Vaseline, Amy Jean Retractable Brow Brush, Amy Jean Dual Ended Tweezers and Amy Jean Clear Brow Gel. To nab yours, click here.

We now have a Facebook group! Here, we share beauty tips, wellness hacks and get to interact with each other (in real time)! Click here to join the Gritty Pretty Gang on Facebook.


How To Cut Your Own Fringe, According To An Actual Hairdresser

Because we know some of you guys are probably going to.

Here’s exactly what to do step-by-step so you don’t royally stuff it up.

It’s a fairly unanimous opinion that getting bangs is a big call at the best of times.

Never advisable after a breakup, during times of immense change or after you’ve downed three bottles of wine and your best mate is brandishing a pair of scissors, the general consensus is to exercise caution when it comes to fringes.

If you do have a short at the front, long at the back strand situation by choice however, you’re probably pretty worried about how you’re going to keep it that way during this whole quarantine schmozzle (among 87,000 other things to stress about too).

Sure, hairdressers are still open for the time being (the recent 30 minute cap on appointments has just been lifted, huzzah!), although if you’re self-isolating, you’re probably not too keen to venture out to your regular salon. The only alternative? Going DIY.

Now, this is a risky business. There is a reason we don’t cut our own hair (well, there are many actually), mainly because it’s a skilled art, as anyone who has had a terrible chop – either at a backyard party or by a real stylist – can attest.

"It's edgy." Image: Fleabag

Alas, desperate times call for desperate measures so we asked Sydney celebrity stylist, Anthony Nader, exactly what to do.

According to Nader, there are three main things you want to avoid doing: Never cut your fringe wet (“when it dries, it would of shrunk right up as your strands stretch beyond their natural sitting”), don’t cut your fringe horizontally (“if you do this you’ll end up resembling a Lego woman”) and try not to pull or stretch your fringe when cutting it as once again this will bounce up dramatically if you do.

Once you’ve got your head around that, you’ll need three long, flat sectioning clips, one cutting comb and a pair of sharp scissors – operative word here being sharp.

From there, this is the process (follow it closely and sober and you’ll be apples. Vaguely follow it half sloshed at your peril).

  1. Stand in front of the mirror and section out the fringe section clean and precise.
  2. Take the point of the comb and glide along the scalp from the crown area to the hairline on both sides.
  3. Grab your fringe section now, then use 2-3 clips surrounding the fringe section to ‘hold down’ the rest of your hair so it isn’t in the way of getting accidentally snipped.
  4. Now depending on how thick your fringe section is, to make it easier for you and control take a half inch section from each side starting at the hairline backwards then clip the bulk of the section away.
  5. To ensure that you don’t end up with a fringe that appears hacked at, firstly comb that section of hair left out then direct the tips of your scissors diagonally up into the length. Remember to take less than more with the length. Aim for approximately 1-2cm at a time.
  6. Be sure never to hold down this section or the other sections behind, as the tighter you hold this the shorter the length will jump up.
  7. Once you’ve established your length with your first section, now take your next section and comb down gently and use your previous guide underneath to follow your new length.
  8. Continue this method until you don’t have any more sections to bring forward.

And a final word from Nader: “If you don’t already have a fringe and want one badly, please, please, please just hold off until you’re sitting in the hairdressers chair again. It’s not worth the heartache attempting to cut one in and then it ending in disaster.”


HAIR DYI SOLUTIONS NOW THAT YOU CANT GO TO THE SALON. Anthony’s handy tips to help you out looking fab in lock down. Seen Body + Soul

At-home DIY beauty solutions now that you can’t go to your local salon

From hair dye to facials, we’ve got you covered.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown us into lockdown, with beauty services no longer available. But before you panic, these expert-approved hair, skin, brow and nail products are here to get you through.

As COVID-19 continues and new restrictions on both services and gatherings have been put into place, your regular beauty treatments like brow grooming and facials are no longer operating. At the time of writing you can still head to the hairdresser, but only for 30-minutes.

It may not seem like it now, but there are upsides to skipping your regular appointments. There’s also a tonne of at-home DIY solutions to get you through lockdown.

So before you freak out, we’ve sourced the next best thing to the professionals – expert approved.

It's time to take your beauty regime into your own hands, literally. Image: iStock


We currently don’t know how long these new regulations are in place for, but for me, I know that anywhere between two to six weeks and my regrowth is visible, my ends seem frayed and split, and my colour has faded. If you’re trying to grow your hair – yay for you! If you’re not, I feel you.

Luckily, there’s a load of at-home hair colour options available both in supermarkets and online that range from all price points and hair needs. Before purchasing, Hair Stylist and owner of Sydney’s RAW Salon Anthony Nader says it’s worth checking in with your hairdresser.

“Ask your hairdresser if you could go into the salon and get the same colour cocktail that you would normally have and get them to explain what to do,” he says.

“This way, you’re getting the professional advice from your hair stylist firsthand with the do’s and the don’ts of how to make your home hair colour look like it’s been created at the salon instead of in your laundry tub.”

Can’t get to the salon? “If you’re in the supermarket aisle and looking for a hair colour, the best advice that I can give is to read the directions on the box carefully,” says Nader.

“If you have a semi-permanent or a permanent colour that is all over, this colouring is slightly easier than creating a full head of highlights from the supermarket shelves. Instead of being creative at home with a concoction of colour, stick with the one block colour and this will tide you through hopefully until hair salons can be trading again.”

Lots of salons are now offering at-home kits for their clients. Like nationwide salon Edwards And Co, who launched colour kits including all the tools, dye and developer you need to get you through until your next appointment. They’ve also launched an IGTV series on Instagram with helpful resources and demonstrations on how to DIY.

If you’d prefer not to DIY dye, Anthony suggests using dry shampoo. “For those of you that don’t want to take this commitment of colouring hair at home and want something more temporary, you can use a colour dry shampoo and give the roots a once over with spray and your grey hairs will now be gone,” he says.

We like:

At-home Hair Colour Kit ($44.90 – now offering a free trial, at The Shade)

At-home Hair Colour Kit ($44.90 – now offering a free trial, at The Shade)

Salon-grade permanent hair colour delivered to your door and free from nasties like ammonia, PPD and parabens. After a quick survey to find out your hair health, perfect colour and experience with DIY dying they’ll prescribe you with your ideal shade and kit. It comes with everything you need from the dye, developer to the equipment and aftercare.

Clairol Natural Instincts ($15.99, at Priceline)

Clairol Natural Instincts ($15.99, at Priceline)

Made from 80% naturally derived ingredients this box dye is body+soul approved. Semi-permanent and made from coconut oil, aloe vera and no ammonia or parabens. Smooth it over hair to enhance your natural colour and disguise regrowth or greys in less than 30 minutes.


Every brow expert will agree that there’s never been a better time grow out your hair. Every 90’s supermodel will also agree – citing that they wished they’d never plucked! So with that being said, embrace it and leave them alone.

If you do need to tidy up your eyebrows though, Hannah Mutze, the National Brow Artist for Benefit Cosmetics Australia, suggests going easy with the tweezing and only plucking the middle, or where needed.

“Avoid tweezing hairs every couple of days as this disrupts your growth cycle. Instead, put aside time every two to four weeks (if your brows grow very quickly, every week is OK) to remove strays all at once,” she says.

For proper tidying or shaping she recommends this method, using three tools. “You’ll need tweezers (opt for a slant tip pair for ultimate precision), a spoolie brush and a brow pencil. Ensure your brows and surrounding skin are clean, then brush your brows into shape. Use your brow pencil to trace an outline around each of your brows. Use this outline as your guide and tweeze away all of the hairs that grow OUTSIDE of the lines.”

In the meantime your best options are to go for brow gel and semi-permanent tints.

We like:

Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel ($45, at Benefit)

Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel ($45, at Benefit)

Use a clear gel to tame and set hairs into place. Embrace the bushy trend and comb them up and outwards towards the temples.

­­Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint ($12.47, at Chemist Warehouse)

Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint ($12.47, at Chemist Warehouse)

This innovative gel lasts three days and works like a semi-permanent tattoo. Using the wand, swipe over your natural brow arch, let it set then peel off. Hairs and skin are left evenly tinted and full.

Speak to your skin therapist before trying any new at-home peels or actives. Image: iStock


For skincare fanatics, now is a great time to start using powerful ingredients like at-home peels and retinol as you have limited exposure to the sun, pollution – or people for that matter. But it’s also important to understand your skin and leave it alone if you’re not used to using a lot of actives or products.

If your skin requires more attention, get in touch with your dermatologist or skin therapist who may be able to offer you online skin consultations via Skype or FaceTime and help you keep up to date with your current routine or prescribe you new product.

Home-grown heroes like Alpha-H are offering 20 minute complimentary live online skin consultations, where advice about a tailored routine and personalised products can be prescribed.

Kiri Yanchenko, founder of Amperna, offers a Holistic Skin Coaching service, which focuses on lifestyle factors as well as skin health. “Holistic skincare focuses on exercise, a great diet and stress relief as well as the right products to help people with their skin,” she says.

“A high-quality active regimen is important, however it’s important to make sure you don’t overdo it and run the risk of compromising your microbiome. Remember the less is more approach. Don’t over wash your skin and now that you have more time; don’t pop or squeeze breakouts as it can lead to the bacteria spreading, worsen the pimples by pushing the clog deeper into your skin, or cause scarring.”

We like:

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel ($240 for 60, at Mecca)

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel ($240 for 60, at Mecca)

Always wanted to try a peel? Now is your chance. Depending on your skin type, these Dr Dennis Gross peels come in extra strength and gentle and work to resurface the skin to refine skin texture and tone.

Amperna Rescue Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum ($50, at Amperna)

Amperna Rescue Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum ($50, at Amperna)

If your face starts to freak out bring it back to balance with soothing ingredients like those found in this serum. Copper and zinc replenish the barrier while calming irritation.


Removing your gel polish at home is one thing, and a DIY mani is another. Take this as an opportunity to let your nails recover from all those hardcore nail treatments and chemicals. Go for a naked mani and allow them to breathe.

Mavala National Trainer Tracey Winder agrees, “Now that the time is available, invest extra care into your hands, nails and cuticles, particularly with all the strict hygiene practices in place. Indulge in a methodical home manicure that treats every area with natural, nourishing remedies,” she says.

“Look for ingredients that include vitamins, minerals and amino acids, all essential for healthy nail growth. Incorporate an exfoliant for all areas and follow with treatment products, ‘sealed in’ with gloves for an overnight treatment. Hand cream should be your best friend during this time!”

We like:

Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener ($19.95, at Mavala)

Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener ($19.95, at Mavala)

Boost your nail rehab time with this hardening treatment. Keratin works to strengthen and repair week nails prone to splitting, breaking or after removing Shellac, gel or SNS.

Kester Black Rest and Repair Wonder Mask ($24, at Kester Black)

Kester Black Rest and Repair Wonder Mask ($24, at Kester Black)

Packed with antioxidants like organic white tea, fermented rice, kefir and vitamin E oil, this nourishing cocktail of goodies will restore your nails in time for your next appointment.

More essential coronavirus reading:

Read up on what the government lockdown means for you, understand why Aussie doctors are up arms, be aware of the ‘hidden symptom’ of COVID-19 carriers, prepare yourself for the long-term mental health effects of the pandemic, get your sweat on at home with these free online workouts before reviving your over-washed hands with this DIY balm, and then console yourself with these unexpected joys.

Anthony Nader is a Hair Stylist and owner of RAW Salon, Hannah Mutze is the National Brow Artist for Benefit Cosmetics Australia,Kiri Yanchenko is Founder of Amperna and a Holistic Skin Health Advocate and Tracey Winde is Mavala National Trainer.



mane life: so you’re single, should you change your hair?

It’s been said that a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

In a world of high social visibility and excessive over-sharing… it’s a concept that’s seemed to stick. You need only look at the throng of post break-up celebrity hair makeovers to see the glossed-up evidence.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there.

One moment you’re caught up in rose-filtered bliss and the next you find yourself unconsciously (or consciously) un-coupled; the solo-wedding guest with a gushing plus-one-sized hole that even Ben & Jerry’s can’t fix.

Trust us, we’ve tried.

While a status change can spell an array of adjustments (from new living arrangements through to co-pet-parenting) there’s no reason it can’t mark a bright new beginning, and as such you may even find yourself empowered by a subtle appearance tweak.

Enter the Break-Up Haircut, an age old salve for broken hearts.

Not limited to those of the single persuasion, it’s a concept that applies to a range of situations – whether you’re in the midst of a career change, feeling sartorially sluggish or just in need of a reboot.

After all, there’s more to hair than meets the eye.

Science tells us that it’s not only a key determinant of an individual’s physical attractiveness, but moreover a huge part of one’s sense of self in society; an attribute that when changed can have a massive impact – for better for for worse.

Your crowning glory, as it were.

But before you run for the scissors or box dye (editor’s note: never, ever run for the box dye), scroll down to hear what celebrity hairdresser and owner of RAW salon Anthony Nader had to say on the matter.

“Hair is such a massive part of your personality and a good cut can increase your confidence and wellbeing,” shares Anthony. “It’s your trademark, your signature and a big part of the way your friends, family and (new partner?) see you.”

According to Anthony, the main reasons people opt for a style or colour change post break-up are to make a clean start, to lose some of that excess emotional baggage or to exact revenge on their former beau (we see you Khloe).

How’s that for a break-over?

Anthony’s advice for those looking to make a dramatic mane change (and avoid ‘cutter’s remorse’) is to be realistic; “If you’ve spotted a celeb with your future #hairgoals, you need to remember they most likely have a full-time stylist… will you?”

Next up, financial feasibility: “For big chops, the shorter your hair, the more visits you’ll need to your hairdresser for maintenance. This means going shorter may cost you more $$$ in the long run as opposed to a longer, flowing mane.”

“You need to budget for the change and assess the pros and cons of a new look, so there’s no hidden surprises,” he continues. “Oftentimes blow-drying and tonging will be required to maintain the shape you’re after.”

As for Anthony’s considerations? “Face shape, hair texture and lifestyle… these are just a few of the elements I need to consider before giving someone a distressed Miley Mullet or Bella Bob.”

In this, or any scenario: “Communication is always key,” says Anthony. “Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to something if you’re guts calling for it!”

The final word: While cutting your hair might not change your relationship status (or quash the flood of introspection), there’s something uplifting, even transformative about a seasonal refresh.

As with any life altering event, it’s important you take time to process; to sift through the emotional turmoil and assess the learning in the loss. And if you can look a little better while doing that – that’s a win in our books.

After all it will grow back. Britney’s did.


For the Health & Safety of our Clients and the Community – SEEN NEWS.COM.AU

The Beauty Diary: You can still go to your beauty appointments if you practice good hygiene

A good pamper session can be the ultimate way to unwind – but as stress levels reach terrifying new heights in the grip of the coronavirus outbreak, are once relaxing beauty salon trips safe anymore?

It’s a question many Australians would love the answer to following the government’s “social distancing” strategy to avoid spreading COVID-19. Official advice from the Department of Health states a distance of 1.5m needs to be applied between people – especially those who are sick or appear unwell.

In unavoidable situations such as work, taking public transport or popping to the supermarket, it suggests eliminating contact such as handshakes and hugs while good hand hygiene practices, particularly if you cough or sneeze, need to be used at all times.

But what about those professions where human contact is unavoidable?

At present time, social distancing is government advice not legislation so businesses are still operating – but only with stringent hygiene systems in place.

Many Aussies are confused as to whether or not they can still go to the hairdressers under the new social distancing guidelines. Picture: Instagram / RAW Salon

Mark Rippon from the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIP) told its beauty industry members were following government information and advice from The World Health Organisation.

“Our focus is the safety and protection of all workers and clients across all beauty sectors,” Mr Rippon said.

“Salons are disinfecting all frequently touched objects and surfaces continuously throughout the day.

“All staff are using alcohol-based hand sanitisers before and after treatments and have it on hands for customers too.”

He also explained that shared items, such as magazines, have been given the boot to prevent harbouring and spreading germs and that hairdressers or beauty technicians may wear gloves during treatments or face masks.

“Personal protection equipment (PPE) is really great now, there are gloves you can’t even feel,” he added.

“Face masks aren’t recommended by WHO, but we find it helps make guests feel more comfortable.”

The beauty industry has always had high standards of hygiene but it has been ramped up because of the coronavirus. Picture: Instagram / Franck Provost


Celebrity hair stylist Anthony Nader, who runs RAW in Surry Hills, has said he will continue to run his salon under the basis of what the government restrictions allow but will close if it becomes “mandatory to shut”.

“We understand clients concern but honestly, you need to not worry,” he said. “Salons are very on top of practising in a clean and safe workplace.”

Most beauty businesses use cleaning standards set by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stating areas and equipment need to be sanitised with a formula of 4 teaspoons of bleach to 1L of antibacterial cleaner. This has also been approved by the CDC for best tackling coronavirus germs left on surfaces.

“We are taking every precaution and measurement to ensure the client and team are safe,” Anthony said, adding “enhanced cleaning measures” were the norm since the virus became a certified pandemic.

“Every time a client sits in a chair and directly after client has left the chair, it is sprayed down and wiped along with its surrounding station with antibacterial cleaner.”

As standard protocol, all gowns and towels used are cleaned in a hot cycle and never used twice between washes.

Extra precautions are being taken to keep staff and clients safe. Picture: Instagram / RAW Salon

Franck Provost Australia – who run 14 salons across the country – is also taking massive strides to ensure coronavirus guidelines are met while seeing clients in this era of social distancing.

“Hygiene is already a big part of our concept, however we have been extremely transparent about the additional measures we have taken,” Raphael Veron, General Manager of Franck Provost Australia, told

“We always disinfect tools before and after every client but we have added extra measures, such as disinfecting the workstations regularly throughout the day and replacing our usual dishes (glasses and coffee cups) with single use recyclable paper cups.”

If you’re not feeling well it is advised to stay home with most hairdressing salons offering clients the chance to reschedule booked appointments without any repercussions or fees.


Services such as facials and cosmetic injections are still possible under “social distancing”.

Just like the haircare industry, skin clinics are adopting extra safety measures, Marie Enna-Cocciolone CEO and founder Inskin Cosmedics told

“Hygiene and sanitisation is not new to the beauty industry,” she said. “The government is taking tight precautions and we support that – but it is still business as usual.”

She said extra precautions were in place in light of the pandemic, so if you’re visiting a facialist or having a cosmetic top up, you can expect to see extra precautions in place.

“Professionals are now wearing a masks and taking client and staff temperatures before starting a treatment,” she said, urging anyone who has booked in for a treatment and who feels unwell to not come in.

Skincare clinics are following the same guidelines as hairdressers. Picture: Instagram

Cosmeceutical nurse Kelly George from KG Aesthetics also stressed its on the client to help uphold the guidelines as much as it is them.

“We’re asking all of our clients to sanitise their hands upon entry to our clinic and again before going through to the treatment rooms,” she told

“We’ve also reduced the number of people we see in a day, leaving 15 minute gaps between each client to minimise the number of people in the clinic at any one time.

“This allows ample time for additional disinfecting of the rooms and reception area. We are cleaning every pen, folder, and door handle touched. We also clean the EFTPOS machine between each client and any surfaces ghat have been touched by either client or staff member.”

Local beauty businesses are concerned of the financial effect the new advice will have on them. Picture: Instagram

Kelly said KG Aesthetics had also waived the usual cancellation fees – a move many clinics had taken.

Less than a week into the changes, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on March 13, and Kelly said turnover is down.

“There’s a sense of fear as we are being advised to practice social distancing and people are questioning if cosmetic work is really a necessity at this time?” she said.

“Of course, people should stay home if they are concerned, but keep in mind that businesses like mine will suffer as a result of COVID-19, so when life returns to normal, please head back to your favourite clinic and help get things moving again.”

This is a sentiment echoed by Scott Morrison himself who said on Tuesday that “wherever possible, we need to keep Australian’s working”.


There are some professionals who have warned against any kind of beauty treatment during this period of self-isolation.

Dr. Robert A. Norton, a professor of Public Health at Auburn University in Alabama, said it is “wise to avoid crowded spaces for at least the time being” as there will always be some level of risk.

“People need to consider whether the necessity of the appointment or trip overrides the risk of being in public,” Norton told People. “That is a personal decision, but social distancing is a wise move for now.”


At this stage, you can still decide whether you want to go to a normal beauty appointment or prefer to stay at home. Salons are doing everything they can to uphold the 1.5m safety rule but there is still a risk.

What’s your new Autumn/Winter haircut? Seen Harper’s Bazaar


New seasons have a tendency to inspire fresh new hairstyles, and autumn/winter 2020 looks to be no exception.
After all, there is something exciting about bidding adieu to your worn-out summer cut in favour of a brand-new ‘do—a miniature renaissance, if you will—courtesy of your hairdresser.
So, to help you find some inspiration and guidance before committing to a new cut, we consulted some of Australia’s leading hairstylists for their expert takes on the trending looks for the seasons ahead.


Ready to switch up your strands? From this season’s ‘It’ bobs to the return (and revamp) of the fringe, keep scrolling (and prepare to screenshot) the top hairstyles of autumn/winter 2020.
**THE MODERN SHAG**<br><br> **Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of [ELEVEN Australia](|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow"):**<br><br> "The [modern shag](|target="_blank") is making a big comeback in 2020. We're going to see more lived-in, shaggy crops across straight, wavy and curly hair this season. The inspiration comes from a mix of '70s icon Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair, as well as a graduated shag finish, to give it a bit of a Joan Jett's rock'n'roll style. To get the look, ask your stylist for long layers that start at the top and work their way down, but don't thin your hair out too much, the strength in the shape comes from keeping the ends blunt and exterior strong."<br><br> *Image via [@edenfines](|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*

HOW TO GET SELENA GOMEZ RETRO WAVES Anthony gives us the heads up seen MAMAMIA.

Heads up: The curly lob is the retro hair trend you’re about to see everywhere.

By Charlotte Begg

If you’ve been blessed with curly hair, you’ll know that while curls have their benefits (hello instant bed hair), they can sometimes be a pain to manage.

Getting your curls on-point can be a mission, and some days the best solution is just to blowdry, straighten or slick it all back.

But enough of that.

This year, it’s time to embrace the curls. Let them be free! And what better way to do that than with a fresh haircut to match?

Cue: the curly lob. And JLo looking all kinds of fabulous.


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The curly lob is like a traditional long bob where you would cut your hair just below your shoulders, but instead of opting for the sleek, straight look, you emphasise the curls to bring maximum volume to your hair. And if you want to make it a bit more shaggy, you can add a fringe too for some retro vibes.

Plenty of celebrities have already jumped on board, including Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.

To learn exactly how to get the look and maintain it, I spoke with award-winning hairstylist Anthony Nader and he shared every tip to rock this banger hairstyle in 2020.

1. What cut and style should you ask for at the salon?

“To achieve the haircut, it can’t be one length. You’ve got to ask your stylist for some layers so you can create the body of the waves, to create its longevity,” says Anthony.

“For the fringe – make sure it’s not a solid fridge. A more overgrown than freshly cut fringe is what gives Selena that cool lived-in look straight away.”


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“Another top trick of mine for this haircut is, when I’m establishing the length, I wouldn’t cut in a blunt horizontal line. I would point-cut the length, so it sits soft.”

Anthony also explains that the key to maintaining this hairstyle is all to do with how you style it.

“On damp hair, apply your mousse by scrunching it into the hair from roots to end and no need to comb through as you would normally do as you want the texture to look more real and natural.

“Blast dry the hair super quickly – you don’t need to be a hairdresser to perform this part. And lastly, to get that wave in the hair I would use a Classic Curved Tong by GHD and wrap just the mid-length around the wand and leave the ends out.

“Finishing off with a sea salt light paste, that will give that textured lived-in appearance so it looks like three-day-old hair straight away rather than freshly washed.”

2. What products or tools should you use at home to maintain the style?

Three products Anthony recommends to maintain the look are home are a curling tong, some sea salt pomade and mousse.

3. Why do you think this look is having a resurgence?

“Selena’s new-found waves are current and fresh which I know all of my salon clients ask for, and it’s a little bit of a French girl vibe,” says Anthony.

If you needed any more convincing just to get you over the line, here are four other celebrities working the voluminous ‘do.


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Is A Leave-In Hair Treatment A Worthy Investment?

Posted in Hair, Interviews on February 11, 2020 by

No rinse necessary.

While many of us have adopted a 10-step Korean skin care regime, hair care has remained a relatively simple affair. For the most part, we stick to the age-old shampoo then conditioner routine. However, sometimes hair needs a little extra love – particularly if it has been colour treated. Cue: Leave-in hair treatments – the multi-tasking hair saviours that do all the hard work for you.

We know what you’re thinking: do I really need to add another step? But hear us out. These treatments are as easy as they come; simply spray, smooth or comb through your hair and head straight out the door.

Here, we’ve enlisted the help of hair heavy-hitters Anthony Nader, Founder and Creative Director of Raw by Anthony Nader, and Renee Marshall, Owner and Director of Allure Hair Bar, to explain why a leave-in treatment should be the next item on your hair care hit list.

What Is A Leave-In Hair Treatment?

As far as hair care goes, a leave-in treatment does to the hair what a green juice does to the body. It’s a sure-fire way to inject some serious life back into your hair.

“A leave-in hair treatment is designed to target something specific [that] your strands may be lacking. It’s for when they need a boost to get them back into tip-top shape,” says Nader.

A natural timesaver, Marshall thinks a leave-in treatment is the busy woman’s dream. “A leave-in treatment is for the modern day woman who is too time poor to add an at-home treatment into her beauty regime but needs to put more moisture into her hair.  It can be applied to mid-lengths and ends, then it’s good to go!”

See? We told you it was easy.

What Are The Main Benefits Of A Leave-In Treatment?

“Treatments are beneficial for a number of reasons including boosting hair that is lacking sheen and smoothing over unruly, textured strands,” says Nader.

Detangling knots and revamping dehydrated, coloured hair are also benefits you can expect. And for our blonde babes? A leave-in moisturising treatment will help strengthen and repair the hair after bleaching.

What Are The Key Ingredients To Look Out For?

Nader recommends keeping an eye out for natural, moisture-rich ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera, avocado and coconut oil.

“Shea butter is a beauty for sealing in moisture [and] aloe vera is excellent not only for nourishing your strands but also for nourishing your scalp at the same time,” says Nader.

Keratin is also good to look out for if you suffer from dry or brittle hair, as it makes the hair less prone to breakage and smooths over rough cuticle scales.

Marshall recommends steering clear of products containing parabens, sulfates or silicones, as they have a tendency to weigh the hair down.

“Silicon builds up on your hair and it can alter your colour. Sulfates are designed to cleanse but are especially harsh on coloured and keratin treated hair and can dry out and irritate the scalp,” says Marshall.

Who Needs To Use A Leave-In Treatment?

“Dry hair and all colour treated hair-types would benefit from a leave-in treatment,” says Marshall. “Blondes especially can use the added moisture to really strengthen the hair and keep it looking and feeling healthy.”

Nader takes his recommendation even further, suggesting that “everyone with hair on their heads needs a [leave-in] treatment.”

“From fine hair to coarse, frizzy hair and every texture in between. Think of a hair treatment as an instant hair CPR.”

Which Formulas Are Best?

Oils, sprays and foams, oh my! Much like their hairstyling relatives, leave-in treatments can come in a multitude of formulas. Nader recommends an oil-based treatment for those with dry or colour-treated hair due to its efficiency in restoring shine and body.

Moisture-rich creams are also super nourishing and essential in plumping up the follicle for the appearance of thicker, healthier hair.

Marshall’s rule of thumb? “The thicker the hair, the heavier the formula.”

Top Picks

Don’t know where to start? Allow us. Nader’s top picks include David Mallet’s Mask No3 La Couleur and the Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil, both of which restore natural shine and body to the hair.

Marshall recommends the Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer for an instant moisture hit and the Kerastase Nutritive Eight Hour Magic Night Serum for when your hair needs a richer treatment.