Anthony Nader reveals the new season hair trends.
- FEMAIL spoke to Anthony Nader about this season’s hottest hair trends
- He says the ‘lob’ has progressed to a tousled style with blunt cut ends
- Hair can be lightened healthily and rapidly with a revolutionary treatment
- And people are ditching blonde locks for more natural ‘bronde’ styles
- Celebrities and experts have also left gritty textured hair behind
- Runway models are now rocking softer, ‘undone’ looks instead
Each year, celebrities inspire a wave of new and creative hair trends – but over time, they need to be adapted and tweaked.
And with summer just around the corner, many women find themselves wanting to make a change to freshen up for the warmer weather.
From the popular Jessica Alba ‘lob’ to bleached blonde hair, FEMAIL spoke to leading celebrity hairdresser Anthony Nader to find out how last season’s top hair trends have changed and how to modernise them for the months ahead.
THE ICONIC LOB
LAST YEAR: The lob really came into it’s own in 2014 and has been seen on countless celebrities and VIPs ever since.
‘The Lob I guess you could say was “in the making” and hairdressers were flirting around with what the name this old style bob into something brand spankin’ new,’ Mr Nader told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Last year was about the experiential shape and how we, as hairdressers fine tuned this shape and also about how to educate our clients on how to dress it and give it the now famous name it deserves.’
THIS YEAR: ‘Drum roll please for Hollywood actress Jessica Alba,’ Mr Nader said.
‘I mean who doesn’t want Jessica’s Lob with the tousled mid lengths and straight blunt ends that exude that LA effortless feel… It’s definitely the hair shape that so many women have in their phone albums for referencing when they’re sitting in the hairdressers hot seat for the big change.’
‘You add a little product on damp hair and blast it in, promote the texture with your hairdryer and pull down on the ends to show off the straight ends.’
BIN THE BLEACH
LAST YEAR: Everyone loves a fresh lighter look for summer, but it needs to be done right.
‘Britney Spears is the prime example here of what it’s like going lighter and pushing the bleach as far as you can take it and then guess what? Your hair snaps off from the bleach and creates hair breakage,’ Mr Nader said.
‘For as long as I’ve been in this game (and that’s a mighty long time) when you lighten your most prized possession the last thing you want is for your hair to snap off – your aim is to have beautifully blonde healthy locks that look incredible and natural I might add.’
THIS YEAR: ‘Enter the new revolutionary of OLAPLEX people and what did we ever do before this wonderful invention? Olaplex is a treatment that has taken the world and Australia by storm,’ Mr Nader said.
To break this down and not to get too technical is Olaplex is a service given now in salons that the Olaplex treatment is mixed with the colour – think Kim Kardashian here when she ventured into the platinum blonde shade.’
‘This now strengthens the bonds of the hair so you can venture to taking your colour even lighter without your hair strands snapping off and blocking your shower plug…your hair will love you for this new invention.’
BLONDE TO BRONDE
LAST YEAR: ‘Blonde will always be a go-to hue on the colour palette and there’s always a time and a place for this iconic hue don’t get me wrong,’ Mr Nader said
‘It seems like blonde can have a level of high maintenance and can be a budget buster on monthly trips to the colour bar at the salon if you don’t execute your colour right.’
‘The other important rule when having blonde hair strands is making sure your make up palette is always on point and matches perfectly as it can be sometimes unforgiving.’
THIS YEAR: ‘Raise your hands up in the air here because #BRONDE is the new blonde ladies,’ Mr Nader said.
‘It’s amazing how this colour tone has just whipped up a storm of difference – I’m talking about two to three shades darker and you’ve jumped on the bronde wagon.’
‘It’s about toning the blonde down so it’s not so iridescent and your strands are more “full bodied” all over but with finer lighter foils scattered around your face… this works better for your complexion and there’s no more spending valuable time in the mornings getting your face on before you go to the office.’
‘Think Cara Delevingne here or even Karlie Kloss.’
GOODBYE GRITTY, SAY HELLO TO SOFT AND ‘UNDONE’
LAST YEAR: ‘This time last year we were embracing the gritty beach texture and making sure it was made to look like it hadn’t been washed for a week…but it’s what fashion dictated,’ Mr Nader said.
‘We’d spray our product in from roots to ends and rake it through with our fingers (maybe) and then twist it all up into a messy knot and plomp it up on top of our head and secure with pins and go to dinner.’
THIS YEAR: This year, it’s all about looking effortlessly stylish.
‘Think the opposite and now reach for a leave in UV protector spray and douse your hair strands from roots to ends and let dry,’ Mr Nader said.
‘This undone soft haired look was huge in the last Fashion Weeks in Europe and every designer had their models walking down the runway with that replicated baby hair texture that has innocence to it.’
‘Your go-to here is Gucci, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu.’
By Laura House for DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA