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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:

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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


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.


If you’ve ever run your fingers through your hair and felt as though it seems different to how it did when you were a child or a teenager, you’re not alone.

In fact, you might just be on a new and different hair cycle.

Trichologists and hairdressers alike have long agreed that hair growth is broken down into cycles, which roughly last between four and seven years.

FEMAIL spoke with celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader of RAW Hair, to find out how you can identify what stage of the cycle your locks are in – and make it best work for you.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Anthony explained that the seven year hair cycle is based on the cycle of hair growth, which takes place in three stages.

‘The first phase – where the hair is growing quickly, the second phase – where the growth of the hair slows, and the third phase – where the hair is stagnant and just doesn’t grow,’ Anthony said.

‘The best way to identify the various stages of the cycle is to acknowledge whether your hair is growing at its fastest rate ever, which illustrates stage one, whether it’s growing but slowly, which depicts stage two, or whether your hair is actively shedding, which is stage three.

‘If you find that the texture of your hair is changing, you are most likely in the first phase of growth, as it’s not uncommon for your locks to grow back differently to the way they were before.’

While it might surprise you that your hair can change entirely within seven years, in fact Anthony said it’s perfectly normal – with the ‘old being replaced by fresh, new growth’.

So how can you look after your hair to best make the most of your cycle?

First up, look to your diet.

‘Ensure you are getting enough iron and protein from your food, but if you’re lacking in anything – and even if you’re not – keep on top of those mutlivitamins,’ Anthony said – as these will help to maintain strong, healthy locks and minimise breakage.

‘Next, brush your hair twice a day – in the morning and in the night – with a 100 per cent boar bristle brush.

‘Massage the scalp when you do this, as this acts as a bit of a wake-up call for your follicles, brushing away any loose strands near the end of their cycle and stimulating blood flow.’

Lastly, the expert said it’s a good idea to ‘avoid stressing your tresses’.

‘Stress is detrimental to so many aspects of your health, but you can see a real difference in the strength and well-being of your hair when you avoid this.

‘Remember, when you colour your hair not to go more than two shades lighter than your natural base, as this will cause stress on the strands and can make them look dry and lacklustre’

The only kind of stress that is good for your locks is exercise stress, which ‘gets the blood bumping and does great things for your strands’.

‘And also it’s important to know that everyone is different,’ Anthony concluded.

‘If you find something that works for you and your hair, stick with it.’

8 HAIR HACKS TO GIVE YOU GOOD HAIR. Anthony’s latest Winter tips seen Vogue.

Stay a cut above the rest by combing through the now and the next in hair cleansing, heat protection and styling.

Skin deep
Much of our daily beauty routine places emphasis on skincare, but it’s time to officially start pouring as much time, energy and know-how into your hair. Serums, masks and sun protection are all musts for maintaining your hair’s health as UV rays, styling and pollution all make an impact.

“A UV protector is absolutely key, especially in Australia, where our UV levels are among the harshest in the world, burning the skin and dehydrating our poor locks!” says Anthony Nader of Raw Salon, before adding that it’s imperative to use year-round sun protection on your strands. Nader also suggests applying oils overnight and using this time to not only repair your hair but also style it. “Pop a treatment on and by all means give your mane a braid. That doubles up in the morning when you unravel it and you now have cascading waves that are controllable and styled, and – bonus – you’ve got another 15 minutes in bed.”

Bubble trouble
Dive into the new weightless and foaming wonders designed to eliminate the heavy lifting from your shower routines. Rather than lather, rinse and repeat, Pantene’s new Pro-V Foam Conditioner promises to nourish without the residue or build-up of cream conditioners. Similarly, Bumble and Bumble’s BB Scalp Detox uses micellar water, which is better known as a skin cleansing ingredient, to remove impurities and product build-up in one fizzy, foaming pump.

Clip in
What’s old is new again as hair accessories of the past, once relegated to the back of your bathroom cabinet, are cool again. Silky scrunchies of the 80s now make the perfect pairing with your top knot, while 90s-era banana clips and headbands are also weaving their way back into our lives, thanks to their reappearance on the autumn/winter ‘18/’19 runways. Gucci, Chanel and Alexander Wang all offer up modern takes on baubles that are designed to be as useful as they are chic.

Raw power
If concocting a morning smoothie or a vegetable-packed green juice is your favourite way to wake up, we suggest extending your routine to your rinse, too. Make the switch from sulphates, silicones and parabens for scalp and hair-nourishing ingredients like coconut and coriander oil, honey, quinoa, goji berries and kaolin clay. Finally, treat your hair to the detox your digestive system received months ago. Just as you would whiz together ingredients that support your body in your smoothie, Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner will give your hair a shot of goodness that’s almost good enough to eat – almost.

Heat up
Dull, dry and limp: the three words no-one ever wants to use to describe their hair but, unfortunately, that’s the result when heat damage rears its ugly head. Aside from using heat-protectant products, changing up your heat styling tool is the best bet. When shopping around, keep an eye out for descriptions like ‘ionic’, ‘ceramic’ and ‘thermal protection’. Styling tools thus described allow you to style without the singe, while the Dyson Supersonic, seemingly the last word in modern hair care, has the ability to measure the air temperature exiting your hair dryer 20 times per second, meaning you have temperature controlled assurance and little to worry about.

Baby steps
Our love affair with blunt bobs and lobs seems to be coming to an end, with long, shiny manes taking centre stage on the autumn/winter ‘18/’19 runways. However, if you’re planning to grow your hair out, be warned: maintenance is key. “Grow as long as you can go, but please just make sure you keep having what I like to call ‘baby trims’ every eight weeks,” says Nader of keeping your ends healthy and avoiding breakage. If you have an itch to grow your hair long again, Nader recommends asking your stylist to add dimension and fullness by way of longer layers, which will allow you to style with ease, as one-dimensional hair won’t hold a curl, no matter how much product or heat you might apply.

Bye bye, bleach
A new wave of hair colour technology is making it possible to infuse your locks with colour without the use of peroxide or ammonia, likely spurred on by Instagram trends like unicorn, galaxy and even crystal-inspired dye jobs. No matter your hair colour, you can now add pink tinges and emerald tips to your mane, although brunettes won’t get the same vibrant colouring blondes can expect, without stepping near the bleach. US-based line Overtone, which is vegan and PETA-certified, produces colour depositing conditioners that are designed to be applied regularly, to steadily replace dye pigments as well as build on your colour, while Splat hair dye uses finely milled pigments to alter your hair’s shade.

Time savers
If one of the biggest things standing between you and a good hair day is time, or lack thereof, get familiar with the new host of time-saving triumphs. Microfiber towels are at the top of this list, for their quick-drying abilities and for helping you to avoid the frizz and split ends that cotton towels can cause. If time truly is of the essence, Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler is designed for post-conditioner styling as you shower, while hair-care brands Ouai and Redken’s anti-frizz sheets are easily stored in your purse for on-the-go touch-ups.­­­­­­

This article originally appeared in Vogue Australia’s June 2018 issue. 


The Insiders x Anthony Nader

As we take you inside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia ’18, our first stylish stop is to hair expert Anthony Nader…

For Anthony Nader, fashion is intrinsic. The Editorial Hair Director and Celebrity Stylist digests fashion daily; from a near-unhealthy obsession with magazines (he has quite the collection) to blow-drying the manes of the models inside those very pages (and cutting a stylish figure himself), Nader’s sensibilities lie solely with fashion. So as the biggest week in Australian fashion fast approaches, we head to Surry Hills to see what the hair expert gets up to in the lead up to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018. From his local brew to his trend forecast for MBFWA, we glean a glimpse into Anthony Nader’s fashionable life with Dyson Supersonic.


The Insiders x Anthony Nader

Ahead of Mercedes-Benz #fashionweek Australia 2018, we take a trip to Surry Hills to find out how hair expert Anthony Nader prepares for the shows

Posted by GRAZIA Australia on Sunday, May 6, 2018


Get your VIP lanyard ready; Australia’s most celebrated week of fashion is back, and Dyson and GRAZIA are taking you inside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018.

Partnering with Dyson Supersonic, the hair dryer that combats extreme heat damage, we will be taking you from the fashionable FROW, to the mayhem of backstage, to the stylish streets (and even the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge for a much-needed mid-show tipple), with an ‘Access-All-Areas’ pass. Giving you an exclusive glimpse into the summit of Australian style, Dyson and GRAZIA will have you huddled next to celebrities front row, practicing your perfect pout outside, and sharing hair tricks and tips with top stylists backstage.

To kick off the partnership, we have collaborated with three industry insiders to see how they get ready in the lead-up to Australia’s most fashionable week and why taking care of your hair is just as important as deciding what to wear. First up, the hair expert, Australia’s mane man, Anthony Nader. Having tended to the tresses of celebrities and models for some 25 years, Nader breathes (or hair-dries) new meaning into the word expert. As one of Australia’s leading editorial hairstylists, we take a trip to Surry Hills to find out how Nader preps for the biggest week in Australian Fashion.

Then a stylish side-step to Paddington, where Sydney cool girl and founder and director of the The Audience Agency, Montarna McDonald, lets us into her impossibly chic headquarters. The PR Queen is no stranger to Fashion Week, in fact, McDonald is a dab hand; forever fronting a FROW and the fodder of eager street style snappers, she’s the ultimate fashion expert. And of course, is always perfectly put together, with style second nature to her.

And where would a Fashion Week be without its blogger? Enter Ally May Carey, founder of the beautifully curated fashion and lifestyle blog, Substance. For Carey, juggling a hectic Fashion Week schedule all comes down to preparation, and we follow the influencer ahead of a big week of snapping, styling and social.