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WHO LET THE WIG OUT OF THE BAG?

WHO LET THE WIG OUT OF THE BAG? 

We have to confess it was us and guilty as charged but, we bet you couldn’t have guessed that our model featured is sporting one, did you?

It’s good right?

In this month’s VOGUE campaign, we wanted to voice that its totally a-ok to slip on a wig if your heart desires.

Be it a night out, a formal occasion, drinks with the girls, or as simple as going to the mall there’s really a “no access area” at the end of the day so this is your time to explore the beauty world of wigs.

 

The reason why we popped this #LaceWig on our beautiful international model is that, Mili has fine long dark hair and we wanted to change her look completely.

Check out her website if you don’t believe us.  https://www.imgmodels.com/mili/london/development/portfolio

We may note that before the shoot date one week before this #HumanHairWig was 100% brown and long, so we gave the unit (another name for wig) a honey blonde balayage colour application and razored it to precision, gave the mid lengths a twirl with a #GHD flat iron so the end result had a RAW undone cool vibe to it.

Wigs can look absolutely natural which when done right………. looks beautiful.

Our main aim with this month’s campaign is purely to say and show you that you shouldn’t be afraid to try a wig.

If celebrities and models are sporting these on red carpets, tv interviews, and fashion events well why can’t we?

You may not notice to the untrained eye but, do you think Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone, Heidi Klum and the list goes on and on about how these stars have needed that extra longer length because they may have a sharp jawline bob existing? Or maybe adding a little extra thickness on the sides above the ears for volume?

Or dare I say adding a fun fringe piece to change your look up for the night?

Have we opened your eyes wide open yet with the secrets on how celebrities and models trick us?

We’re going to finish off by saying that when you go to the wig shop make sure you do/ask the below pointers and enjoy the new you in the making.

  1. Go to a reputable wig shop (ask your hairstylist here).
  2. Purchase a human lace/front wig (they have a invisible hairline and blends beautifully with your own hairline) and not a regular old fashioned one which will only make you look clown like which defeats the whole message).
  3. Gel or tape adhesive to secure wig around the hairline.
  4. Ask your hairstylist very sweetly if they could tailor your new trademark with a haircut and maybe a hair colour if needed.
  5. While you’re at it and bonding away with your hairstylist ask them to give you a lesson on the do’s and don’ts in caring for it.

 

Have a great month RAW fans and feel free to ask us any questions about the new you in the making.

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HOW TO FIND A STYLIST YOU CAN TRUST. Kelly Baker dishes up the hair goss when interviewing Anthony. Seen The Beauty Insider.

Celebrity stylist Anthony Nader has tended to the locks of pretty much every star you can imagine. In fact, he is so used to dealing with five-star clientele the last time I was in his award-winning Sydney salon RAW we had a conversation that went something like this …

“Wow. That girl was super pretty,” I said, staring after a client who had just left the salon.

“Yes, she so was,” responded Anthony, before asking a salon assistant if she was a regular.

“No,” said the assistant, blinking hard.

If I remember correctly the assistant’s got a little high-pitched right about this moment here. Which made both Anthony and I pause briefly. But then he looked at me and I looked at him and we shrugged at each other before he said “No idea who she is.”

To which I rather cleverly responded, “She totes pretty though eh?”

And then we got right back to whatever it was we were talking about before I spotted this undeniably beautiful woman. Which was probably our families or some random beauty industry tittle tattle or how much Sydney property is these days.

Look, I admit it. It’s not a traffic-stopping story in and of itself, but it does prove a point – and an important one. Anthony Nader is a world-famous, celebrity stylist who doesn’t much care for fame and glory. The fact is if you’re famous he’ll treat you exactly how he treats everyone else. That is – with respect and kindness and dead professional hair advice.

And he should probably get some kind of award for that frankly, but the industry doesn’t really work like that. Which is a shame. But there you go. Anyway – guy is talented and a decent human being too. Plus, he can help you find the stylist you’ve always dreamed of and in doing so, ensure you get the hairstyle of your dreams.

And here’s how you do that … you ready?

“There’s one simple way to do this,” says Anthony.

“One very simple way that I have always believed in and I swear by today even after close to 30 years in this business. And it is … word of mouth. Ask your friends, your family, anyone who has hair that you love.

“If you see someone on the street and you love their hair ask them who cuts it, who colours it, who styles it. Don’t ever be afraid to ask that million dollar question “Who does your hair”?”

Once you discover this magical salon book yourself in for an appointment just to talk ideas. Correct. Tell the salon staff you want to come in and talk to their stylists about what sort of work they do and also, get their ideas as to what they they think will work for you.

Take a reference or two (tear out a page of a magazine or screen shot a style you love) and be honest with the stylists you speak with about why it appeals to so much. Listen (that’s a big one!) LISTEN to what said stylist then tells you. And be prepared to consider a style that’s similar to if not the exact one you had in mind.

A good stylist will be able to interpret the style you love and be honest about whether it will work for you or not.

“It may not be a good cut for you even if Beyonce or J-Lo has it,” says Anthony.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HAIR HEALTHY THIS SUMMER. Words by Anthony seen ELLE.

How To Keep Your Hair Healthy In Summer

Summer’s triple threat of sun, sweat and seawater can leave your strands worse for wear. Stylist Anthony Nader, owner of Raw salon in Sydney, shares his tips for maintaining a healthy mane throughout the hot spells.

How should you alter your hair-care routine?

Summer hair needs more hydration—make sure it’s being fed with the correct hydration products. Also take a look at your heat-styling habits. Use a hairdryer with multiple heat settings and avoid the highest temperature. To create soft waves or curls, go for hot rollers which pack less heat, and give a more natural, bouncy finish.

When pulling hair up off the shoulder for some cool relief, try a sleek topknot, using leave-in conditioning spray or nourishing serum in the ponytail before winding it into a bun. This way, the looks chic but is also being treated.

For a more casual look go for a loose, boho braid—a hairstyle that never goes out of fashion and is super-easy to achieve. Use a hydrating treatment through the ends of the hair before braiding it.

 

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Is it important to use sun protection?

An SPF spray will fill open cuticles along the hair strands, acting as a barrier to the sun’s rays. Remember to let the SPF soak into your hair for a few minutes before going swimming.

Any post-beach advice?

Give your locks a thorough rinse under a tap to rinse away excess salt, then spray on a hair oil for extra conditioning. Also, use a hair mask once a week to boost hydration and strengthen hair cuticles.

Although it’s tempting to leave a treatment in for longer than suggested, know that hair can only absorb so much. If the hair needs a double dose, rinse off the first application and re-apply the same amount, for the same specified time.

 

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How can you prevent colour fading or changing from sun exposure?

It starts in the colourist’s chair. The guideline should be always staying within one to three shades from your natural hue. The lighter the colour, the more dehydration—not to mention more upkeep. Also, remember the sun is going to give hair natural highlights, so there isn’t a real need to get dramatically lighter in the hotter months.

Try to only wash your hair two or three times a week instead of every day—this will prevent stripping the colour by over-cleansing—and use a shampoo and conditioner for colour-treated hair.

Also, next time you’ve got an appointment with your hairdresser, ask them to prescribe the best hair treatment tailored to your day-to-day lifestyle and how much swimming you do. If your hair has become brittle, it may simply need a dose of protein.

THE 90’s IS BACK IN FULL SWING AND HERE’S WHY. Seen WHIMN

This 90s Hairstyle Is Back To Give Every Millennial Major Nostalgia

 

First popularised by Leonardo DiCaprio and every single Backstreet Boys member (except maybe Howie) in the 90s, the chin-grazing, cropped bob has seen a revival of late.

Worn by the likes of Julianne Hough, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, the style is back streets back, alright (sorry) – albeit with a middle parted update.

 

“A middle part will always give vibes of a cool girl, with attitude and a modern confidence,” says Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon.

Before you march into your hairdressers clutching a picture of Nick Carter though, be aware you may need to alter the length an inch or so above or below your jawline, depending on your face shape.

“If for example your face is a little fuller around the jaw, you’ll need that length a little longer past the jawline, as this will give the illusion of an oval shape.”

Once you’ve had the chop, the trick to keep it from slipping into full blown boy band territory, Nader says, is to keep it super clean.

 

 

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“Grunge may have been alive and kicking in the 90s, but you don’t want to look like you’ve been out on an all-nighter. This bob needs to look ‘innocent’ and by this I mean your hair needs to look clean and healthy with blunt ends. Start by shampooing your hair strands more often.”

Styling wise, volumising products are your middle part MVP and be sure to use a comb to get that part sitting poker straight – this isn’t the time for guesswork.

“Opt for volumising sprays as they’re lighter than a mousse or paste. Spray the roots with a dry shampoo to soak up any oil and sort limp and dirty roots in a flash.”

HOW DO YOU GET FRENCH GIRL HAIR? Anthony’s latest Spring scoop seen ELLE

How To Create Smooth Parisian Waves, According To Anthony Nader

Anthony Nader, hairstylist and owner of Sydney’s RAW salon, who’s past work experience includes styling models for Milan Fashion Week (and working alongside hair legend Luigi Murenu) shared with ELLE his tips for creating smooth wavy hair—straight from backstage.

“The look is an opulent woman that didn’t need too much fuss and knew how to carry herself. The hair reflected the feeling that was smooth and had airiness to it so it floats when walking.”

Five easy steps to smooth Parisian Waves

1. On dry hair, start by using lightweight foam from roots to the ends and brush through evenly.

2. Keep your part-line a bit off centre so it doesn’t look too contrived and smooth over the length with an extra-large paddle brush while using a hairdryer with nozzle attached to smooth down any roughness the hair might have. Also, using a boar bristle brush will keep split ends at bay.

3. Use your large barrel curling tong and take extra-long vertical sections starting from the front of the ear and wind back away from the face to the middle, then do the same in the other side winding back towards the middle. When winding the hair with the barrel tongs keep the sections vertical as you want to just create a ripple effect and not va va voom volume.

4. Mould hair tight and clean in the front and tuck the hair behind your ears, keeping the front smooth.

5. Brush the back and don’t restrict it from floating to enhance the softness.

OCTOBER JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT ROSIER

OCTOBER JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT ROSIER

This is our latest blooming campaign that is featured in this month’s Australian Vogue magazine.

I guess you could say that our inspiration derives from those plump velvety rich roses that you see in an established garden.

These roses are old worldly and rich in pastel pigments and far cry from today’s bright coloured manufactured roses.

Think here pink parfait, peach, sugar baby, bourbon, mint, blue silk, antique lavender, and whipped cream just to name the very few hues we’re channeling.

Are you smelling the same rose garden we are now?

Our aim for this campaign and salon clients was playing with our colour palates, and really watering down the strength the colour pigments.

The word “diluted” is definitely our holly grail here and not thinking like your wanting to join the loud bright circus when it rolls into town.

Our mind set when a client is sitting at the colour bar and wants some kind of “difference” but, still something that is fashion forward and soft which is always our goal set and also working with each clients skin complexion to match.

We’ve had fun introducing these ultra-soft velvety pastels tones that, work beautifully from brunettes to blondes and coppers are just another scale of so much fun that can be had.

There really are no limits of how little or how much you want your new hues to highlight, as it all comes down to the placement of the application when the colour is painted on by the hair colourist.

The end result is if you restrict your hair into a sleek braid or clean ponytail your colour will look tame and quiet.

When you have your hair out and showcasing the length and thickness, your velvety rose shades will be at full maximum impact of what lays beneath.

Have a great month RAW fans and feel free to ask us any questions about your next rose shade.

ARE YOU READY FOR A “BANG”ING SUMMER? Seen in Harpers Bazaar

The 13 hairstyles you’ll see everywhere this summer

There’s a cliché that summer is the best time to go blonde. While you can go lighter at any point throughout the year, there’s something about the warmer months that inspires women to make a change.

Come December, we’re sure to see a few more blondes about town. However, there are plenty of other hair trends on the rise, too. Here, we tap a few of Sydney’s best hairdressers for their two cents on the trending styles of spring/summer 2019.

LOW MAINTENANCE BANGS

Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:
“Bangs are a game changer and it shows that you can still have a longer hair shape, but still have some shorter lengths framing your face. I find that most of my clients love longer bangs cause there cool and easy to style which is so important. Push them back, sweep them forward, you decide.”

CHOPPY CROPS

Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:
“I think Kate Hudson’s choppy textured haircut is every woman’s hair crush—I see this in my salon, and rightly so. Its short and still oozes sex appeal! The beauty about Kate’s haircut is that you have the choice if you want to wear it slick one day, or textured and cute the next. It’s like asking your hairstylist for a two in one style.”

TEXTURED ‘COOL GIRL’ BOBS

Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:
“Dua Lipa’s graphic ‘cool girl bob’ is the perfect example of how you can wear this haircut and not look like a nanna. Keep the texture “undone” rather than restricted and poker straight. Dua’s bob is definitely on my radar—girls are already asking for this and it’s not even summer yet!”

LONG ’60S INSPIRED FRINGE

Alex Fuchs, National Education Director at La Biosthetique Australia and Director at Fuchs Salon:
“A must for summer to change long hair looks up is the long textured ’60s inspired fringe as seen on Gigi Hadid. Brigitte Bardot’s bangs make a comeback over and over again nearly every year as it is a flattering look and can also be swiped to the side quickly again.”

HIGH PONYTAILS

Alex Fuchs, National Education Director at La Biosthetique Australia and Director at Fuchs Salon:
“The retro style high ponytail, as seen on Bella Hadid, is for sure making a comeback and alongside it the scrunchie—who would believe that? Reason for that is that we are seeing a lot of 90s influence also now back now in hair trends.”

MESSY BUN

Alex Fuchs, National Education Director at La Biosthetique Australia and Director at Fuchs Salon:
“The big summer trend I predict is the messy bun, as we just saw on Megan Markle at Wimbledon. It’s a very soft look and is suitable for most face shapes. Everyone can do themselves—that’s why it’s ideal for summer.”

WRAPPED IN A SCARF

Paloma Garcia, Salon Owner and Master Stylist at PALOMA:
“This look has just started and is only getting more popular—it’s easy, convenient and flattering. You can go designer or op shop when shopping for your new scarf accessory. Bold or patterned, there really are no rules! Hair all up or done, fringe in or out. Fold the scarf length wise to make it like a 3cm band, place the middle at the nap of the head, and bring it around the perimeter of the hairline and tie at the front of your hairline above the forehead. You can tie or make a little bow, pulled it around to the side.”

THE ’70S SHAG

Paloma Garcia, Salon Owner and Master Stylist at PALOMA:
“This is ‘the haircut’ for this summer. It’s long yet sits anywhere between the nipple and two inches below the collar bone; it’s heavily layered yet so loose and soft through the ends. It has strong layering all around the face. It has a full fringe or centre part drop fringe. It’s the ultimate wash and wear look. It’s a ‘strong’ haircut although so effortless.”

BLUNT ’90S BOB

Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia:
“This style works well with a middle part or accentuated side part to show off the internal layers and movement. How short you go will depend on your bone structure, but the short, blunt bob works with all hair types from wavy to straight. The key to this cut is keeping the exterior or bottom line blunt, because that’s where the drama comes from.”

SUPER LONG HAIR

Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia:
“Pulling off this look starts with the right haircut, for this extreme long hair look ask your hairstylist for a definitely line at the base. Next, it’s all down to what you do at home, because super long hair looks best when it’s healthy and well maintained. Make sure you add protein to your hair as well as moisture.”

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY HAIR COLOUR CRUSH? Gigi Hadid ? Jennifer Lawrence? Or maybe Olivia Palermo? Seen BEAUTY CREW

Having your hair coloured can be a tricky business. With so many different colouring techniques and shade variations, it can be hard to have a clear picture of how you’d like your colour to turn out. That’s why taking a picture of a celebrity’s ‘do as a reference is the easiest way to ensure both you and your colourist are on the same page. But how do you know what colours are trending and which celebrity look to go for? We spoke to four of Sydney’s top hairdressers who revealed their favourite and most-requested celebrity hair colours this year.

Anthony Nader, RAW, Surry Hills

Gigi Hadid
“Without a doubt, Gigi Hadid’s look is definitely the most sought-after when it comes to hair referencing, and I think you can see why. Her hair has a naturally light base, which helps immensely when creating this combination of multidimensional colour,” explains Nader. He adds that what makes Gigi’s colour so popular “is the bold lightness and framing around [her] face, which adds dimension and makes complexions pop”.

If you’re looking to achieve the look yourself, Nader explains the secret is “precision sectioning around the front half of the head, backcombing larger sections and then applying colour and leaving the root area. I guess you could say it’s balayage that’s been taken to another level.”

Jennifer Lawrence
Although practically all of JLaw’s various hair colours will have been used as a hair reference at one time or another, it’s her lower maintenance look that Nader sees most often. “What clients love most about her trademark colour is that it’s 100 per cent achievable.” Specifically, how her “darker, natural roots melt slowly and beautifully into blonde hues”.

Olivia Palermo
If Nader had his way, Olivia Palermo’s colour combination would win a Hollywood Oscar. Her look is achieved by ensuring the “darker brunette depth on the crown of her head flows through to the back,” before lighter shades of warmer blonde are added to the front half area. The trick to this colour, Nader explains, is all about “deepening the back half of the hair by applying a glossy semi-permanent, sprinkling in some weaved highlights throughout the front area and making sure there’s at least three different complementary shades that define the hair’s texture.”

From the ‘It colour’ to the ONE style you need to avoid

As we move towards the new season, many women will be considering changing their look.

More often than not, this means a new haircut or colour – which can be tricky to decide on.

If you’re in the market for a refresh, leading celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader, has shared what is in and out for the new season.

From the ‘It colour’ to the latest cut, here FEMAIL takes a look at what you need to be trying and avoiding.

IN – BANGS

According to Anthony, if you’ve been deliberating about getting some sort of fringe, now is the time to take the plunge.

‘Stars including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Emma Watson have revived the trend for bangs, showing us that they can be super cute and just a little bit sexy,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘More and more of my clients are asking for bangs and I’m all for giving them a new look they might love.’

The hairdresser – who has looked after the likes of Cate Blanchett’s locks – added that bangs can ‘suit everyone’.

‘It just depends on how boldly you want to showcase them,’ he added.

OUT – ANYTHING VOLUMINOUS

While the celebrities of yesteryear were all about big, voluminous hair, Anthony revealed this is something you’ll want to stay away from this season:

‘Any hairstyle that looks artificially too voluminous and Sixties is on the way out,’ he explained.

‘Your hairstyle can’t and shouldn’t look stiff.’

IN – JAWLINE BOBS

Again, you can thank the likes of Taylor Swift for the resurgence of the jawline bob, which Anthony said is firmly in vogue.

‘The shorter, the better right now – this new length showcases confidence and power,’ he said.

The hairdresser added that while you might not think it, this style is actually easy to look after.

OUT – BED HAIR

‘The slept on bed hair look is firmly on the way out,’ Anthony said.

Instead, a more polished blow dry is what the majority of his clients are asking for, with bespoke products tailored towards their specific hair needs.]

IN – COLD BREW COFFEE COLOUR

So far this year we’ve already had rose gold hair and rose brown hair. But now, there is a new hue set to knock these off their perch.

Cold brew hair is the latest trend to know – it’s a stunning coffee brown hue with hints of warm copper, as if you’ve swirled a spoon around a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.

‘If you are already brunette, this is a great shade to try,’ Anthony explained. ‘Just ask your hairdresser for the cold brew look and expect swirls of browns, deep caramels and a touch of mahogany.’

Exemplars of the trend include Pia Miller, whose tresses are already the envy of women the country over.

IN – BLONDE LIGHTENING

Colour-wise, Anthony also said that flashes of ‘bold lightness framing your face’ will also be big this season.

‘Think balayage, but bolder and more block-y in colour, so that you see thick ribbons of blonde highlighting.’

Again, the stylist said this colour works with many people – but make sure you get a tone that fits well with your complexion.

GOING NOWHERE – BALAYAGE

Last but not least, Anthony said that if you’re worried that your balayage colour dating, then fear not.

The It colour is going nowhere.

‘Australia is all about this French colouring technique,’ he said. ‘And we continue to be in love with the look.’

The hairdresser said if you’re looking to get beautifully executed balayage, then it ‘should look natural and sunkissed, rather than a Cadbury’s Top Deck chocolate bar’.

‘I don’t think balayage will ever be knocked off its perch as it perennially looks stylish,’ Anthony concluded.