Don’t Be Caught In The Middle: The Deep Side Part Is The Next Big Thing
According to an expert (and the Golden Globes)
January is the one month where we all make our predications for the year. A time when trends are forecasted, when so-called “rules” are set, when great events like the Academy Awards and Fashion Week dictate the sartorial and beauty mores of the year ahead. Think of it as a kind of crystal ball month; where modern day Nostradamus’ – fashion and beauty experts – weigh in on what they think will be big, taking their cues from the celebrity set.
One such prediction is the deep side part. For some time now, we’ve been taking a middle ground. Hair has been split smack down the middle, with the middle part reining supreme on models and celebrities alike. But after Sunday’s Golden Globes, hair has taken a swift swerve to the side. From dab hands – Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman – to the new vanguard – Lili Reinhart and Irina Shayk – everyone was moving to the side, with the deep side part manifest on many a celebrity. It’s a trend eidptiral and celebrtity hairstylist Anthony Nader predicts is going to be huge this year. “Side parts add more glam and add shape,” he says. “You can wear a side part either with volume or polished and slick.” And that they did.
The cascading, curled manes of Julia Roberts, Isla Fisher and Amy Adams were parted to one side and swept over with glamour and a little poof at the root.
The up ‘dos of the night also did a little side-step, with Nicole Kidman and Lili Reinhart both sporting side-swept chignons, despite one opting for a soft, romantic style and the other, a sleek, slick bun (proving the versatility of the sweep).
A foolproof way to add a little glamour to your face, be on the right (or left) side of this trend, and get flicking.
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.
- Go to a reputable wig shop (ask your hairstylist here).
- 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).
- Gel or tape adhesive to secure wig around the hairline.
- Ask your hairstylist very sweetly if they could tailor your new trademark with a haircut and maybe a hair colour if needed.
- 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.
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.
Awe seen on beautyheaven.com.au
I love Instagram. In fact, it could be bordering on obsession. But can you blame me? With all the incredible beauty accounts, I’m practically forced to scroll through all the pretty snaps every hour on the hour. Productivity level = 0 (just joking, Carli!).
Anyway, I’ve dug up some real dynamite accounts. Here are the hair wizards of Instagram that are no more than just a double tap away…
Who it is: You may have seen their signature “xoxo, S&S” in their Insta bio, but we bet you didn’t know the letters stand for Shir Ben-Zikry and Sophie Rose, who started @instabraid in 2012 as fifteen-year-old braid-loving teens.
What you’ll see: The most incredible braids. These girls have one million followers for a reason: there are no product ads or inspirational memes to distract you, just thousands of beautiful braids. Prepare to get lost in a sea of cool girl fishtails.
Who it is: Sam McKnight, a renowned hair stylist and Vogue UK guest blogger.
What you’ll see: His list of achievements is seriously impressive. With 30 years experience in the biz under his belt, you’ll see plenty of backstage snaps from collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Fendi and Vogue, plus pictures of wildly imaginative wigs, veils and hair pieces that defy gravity. Oh, and Cara loves him, so there’s that.
Who it is: Christina Butcher, the curly-haired wonder behind the Hair Romance blog.
What you’ll see: A vast array of gorgeous updos, brilliant braids and tutorials all expertly executed for your convenience. You name it, there’s a tutorial for it. Cue 2,000 reasons to ditch the topknot.
Who it is: Stephanie Brinkerhoff, a professional wedding hair stylist and make-up artist from Utah.
What you’ll see: Ring a-ding ding! Hear the sounds of wedding bells as you peruse hundreds of soft, beautiful hairstyles. Think Southern belle meets medieval romance. Brides-to-be, expect to spend a lot of time pinning these dreamy looks to your wedding inspiration board.
Who it is: The official Instagram account for the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood, LA. Andy boasts a long list of celeb clients, including Madonna, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Diane Kruger, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Mortez, Mila Kunis, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Biel.
What you’ll see: Lots of celeb-spiration, including the latest styles from award nights, red carpets, and magazine covers. He also posts the occasional celeb selfie. Jealous, us? Never.
Who it is: Hairstylist and award-winning owner of Raw salon, Anthony Nader.
What you’ll see: He splits his time between New York and Sydney, so this account is as chic as it comes. It features gobsmackingly beautiful editorial shots mixed with photos of real clients and on-trend looks.
Who it is: Founded by our number one #girlcrush Lauren Conrad, The Beauty Department is a website run by hair and nail guru Kristin Ess (follow her personal account here) and her team of beauty pros in the know.
What you’ll see: The messy ponytail of your dreams, a very easy (but complicated looking) Macramé braid and tutorials on the lob. It really is a “daily dose of pretty”.
Who it is: The account for the Stevie English Hair Salon in Glebe, NSW.
What you’ll see: An epic collection of bold cuts and colours, before and after snaps, sexy bobs and bangs that are so on point. #nextlevel
What other inspirational Instagram accounts do you follow?
Posted by bh’s Astrid Taemets
As seen in The Sunday Telegraph.
Anthony Nader’s Blonde Ambition as seen in ELLE Australia