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WHICH HAIRCUT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE – AND WHY

Anthony Nader spoke to Daily Mail Australia about which hairstyle works for which face shape.

While you might think that opting for a new haircut or style is as simple as pointing at a celebrity and saying ‘recreate this on me’ to your hairdresser, it pays to be a little more prepared when you walk into a salon.

From oval-shaped like the Duchess of Cambridge, to round like Emma Stone, here FEMAIL reveals how to get your best locks ever before Christmas.

When it comes to what hairstyle will suit you, it’s in fact down to your face shape – if your face is oval, like the Duchess of Cambridge’s, you’ll more than likely pull anything off

OVAL FACE

For anyone with this face shape, just remember you’re lucky – according to Anthony, this is the ‘most perfect shape’:

‘The oval-shaped face has got the symmetry and even dimension for you and your hair stylist to have fun creating different hair shapes – because of its evenness,’ Anthony explained.

‘The haircut can also have fun with layers around the face – either short or long.’

Among the celebrity examples with this face shape are Selma Hayek, Julianne Moore and Kate Middleton.

‘You can also embrace the ’70s vibe with this and have your hair one length and long – your facial features will still look incredible,’ he added.

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‘The oval-shaped face has got symmetry and even dimension and your hair stylist can have fun creating different shapes – because of its evenness,’ Anthony said (pictured: Julianne Moore)

While Anthony admits round faces, like Emma Stone (left) and Kirsten Dunst (right), can be tricky, he recommends going to a WOB - or wavy bob - in order to nail the style

While Anthony admits round faces, like Emma Stone (left) and Kirsten Dunst (right), can be tricky, he recommends going to a WOB – or wavy bob – in order to nail the style

 

ROUND FACE

While Anthony admits that having a round face can be ‘tricky’, he also has a few celebrity go-tos, who quite simply nail the style.

‘Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Kirsten Dunst rock a round face,’ he explained.

‘If you’re thinking of trying a bob, I would go for a WOB – that’s basically a wavy bob. This will help to camouflage and soften a round face shape.’

He added that having a side swept fringe ‘complements and elongates’ this face type.

‘If you want to wear your hair down, you can also go in a totally opposite direction and iron your hair poker straight, making sure you keep the shape closed in around the cheekbones,’ Anthony said.

Reason why?

It disguises the ‘apples of your cheeks and the wideness of your jawline, rather than having layers that flick out and expose the roundness’.

How to know if a hairstyle will suit you 

* Make an appointment with the hairdresser and let the receptionist know over the phone that you want to create a different YOU.

* Block out 45 minutes to an hour and send references to the hairdresser of what you’re thinking in regards to the different hair shapes ahead of time.

* Go to a wig shop and have a chat to the person working there. Tell them you’re thinking of changing your hair, but don’t want to sacrifice having all your locks chopped off just yet.

* Try on wigs of different textures and length to compare. Make notes.

'For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,' Anthony said (pictured: Natalie Portman)

‘For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,’ Anthony said (pictured: Natalie Portman)

SQUARE FACE

Even though you might think that a square face needs an angular cut, in fact the opposite is true.

‘For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,’ Anthony said.

Instead, he said it’s ‘always best to soften the corners of your face by adding a wave or a curl or even having your hairdresser cut an off-centre fringe that sweeps dramatically over to one side’.

‘For those of you that have a pixie-like haircut, just be sure to keep the hair around your hair and neckline a bit longer and softer,’ he advised.

‘This will always camouflage the bone structure of your face.’

Celebrity examples of this style are Natalie Portman, Sandra Bullock and Olivia Wilde.

Anthony recommends softening the corners of your face (pictured: Olivia Wilde)

Anthony recommends softening the corners of your face (pictured: Olivia Wilde)

Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured) is one purveyor of the rectangular face shape - others include Meryl Streep and Liv Tyler

Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured) is one purveyor of the rectangular face shape – others include Meryl Streep and Liv Tyler

RECTANGULAR FACE

If your face is cut something like Meryl Streep’s, Liv Tyler’s and Sarah Jessica Parker’s, then you need to add volume at the cheekbones to make your face look more oval in shape:

‘I would also suggest a long, overgrown curtain fringe that is shorter in the middle and blends out longer on the corners and sweeps off, as this is the perfect fringe for shortening the face,’ Anthony said.

Opt for an off-centre parting to offset the symmetrical shape of your face, and if you’re pulling your hair back, then do something back and low rather than back and high.’

 

Between Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian (pictured), the heart-shaped face is well-represented in the celebrity set

Between Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian (pictured), the heart-shaped face is well-represented in the celebrity set

 

HEART FACE 

But how should you style your locks if your face is shaped like an emoji?

‘Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,’ Anthony said.

‘One thing to note, however, is that you need to ensure you don’t have a blunt straight fringe, and that the edges of it are cut below the edge of the brows, with soft texture.

‘If you’ve got a bob that’s all one length, this helps to counteract the narrowness of the jawline, because you’re creating width in the right areas,’ the top hairdresser added.

 

Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,' Anthony said (pictured: Reese Witherspoon)

Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,’ Anthony said (pictured: Reese Witherspoon)

 

LONG FACE

Finally, if you have a long face like Blake Lively, Alexa Chung or Jessica Alba – who all wear their God-given looks fabulously – then you need texture and a fringe to add width:

‘Bobs will also suit a longer face shape, as this creates an illusion of shortening the face which is key,’ Anthony said.

‘Have fun creating waves and a haphazard bend in the hair, which will give you the extra oomph and add width.’

Anthony concluded by saying that you’ll notice that people ‘like Blake Lively avoid too much volume on the top of their head, as this only emphasises the length of the face and what you’re trying to detract from’.

‘Keep your volume from the temple down,’ he said.

By Sophie Haslett for Daily Mail Australia

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THE HAIRCUT YOU’LL BE OPTING FOR THIS SUMMER ACCORDING TO YOUR FACE SHAPE

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Going in for a chop or change isn’t as simple as pointing to a picture and wishing your way to stardom status hair. In fact, your face shape is the true determinant when it comes to picking the perfect hairstyle. But what works best for your face shape? Vogue sought out to answer your every hair query from celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Nader, ahead of summer to ensure your next chop is your best one yet.

The tip? “Because of its symmetry and balance, the oval face shape is your ultimate goal to reaching when thinking about your new haircut,” says Nader.

Click through to discover the style you’ll be opting for the next time you hit the salon.

 

 

Round shaped face 

“Go for side swept bangs as this softens around the edges,” says Nader. “The angle of the bangs create more length in your face and provide a more oval shape – which is key.”

Longer hairstyles: 

“Long hair is totally a goer here, however, ensure to have a few chunky pieces cut in and around the face,” says Nader. “This opens up your tiny features, rather than closing them in and hiding them away.”

Shorter hairstyles: 

“Shorter hair shapes work a dream – and have fun experimenting with them,” says Nader. The trick? “Steer clear of the jawline otherwise the roundness of your face will only be enhanced,” he confirms.

 

 

Square shaped face 

“Bangs are all about illusion and this is key for square face shapes which tend to be wider at the cheeks and more angular around the jawline,” Nader shares. “A soft A-shape cut works best for women with square faces. The textured ends create angles, which help to soften the jawline and draw attention to your eyes.”

“No matter the length you choose to wear, from here on in, keep your hair strands with movement and not perfectly straight,” he says. And why? “Because having straight strands will only showcase your angular features.”

Nader recommends those with square faces to style a bend or a haphazard wave throughout hair to soften the overall look.

 

 

Oblong shaped face 

According to Nader, “Opting for a layered fringe and creating an A-shape look will help soften and balance your features. Actually, any strong angular features will be taken down a notch and softened,” he adds.

Nader’s tip? “Keep the length in your hair here and make sure you add some layers around the jawline as to allow the oblong shape to appear more symmetrical and balanced,” he says.

 

 

Heart shaped face 

“Heart shaped bangs for a heart shaped face as these will soften your look,” says Nader. “This means your bangs will be longer on the outer edges and slightly shorter in the middle.”

“The beauty about these bangs are that they are ideally overgrown and wont need a lot of upkeep due to the natural shape which blends beautifully with shorter, skimming layers around your face,” he shares.

He continues, “You can keep your hair length from medium to longer here, keeping your layers textured and not just one length.”

Why do heart shaped faces want to achieve textured layers? “Having one length will only emphasis your cheeks and small forehead,” Nader confirms.

 

 

Long face shape 

“Longer face shapes allow for more experimentation around the higher forehead region,” says Nader. “This is where you and your hairdresser can be more strategic about which parts of your face you wish to highlight or soften.”

For example, Nader tells us, “Creating a diagonal angle on your face will help keep people’s eyes focused on your centre features – like your eyes, and lips – rather than on your forehead or lower parts of your face.”

“This summer think 60s Woodstock era. Keep your tresses long and at one length.”

Alternatively, “Shake it up and make sure you create shorter triggers around your face, allowing for the overall style to blend through to the base line length.”

 

Anthony Nader for vogue.com.au

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HOW 3 STYLE QUEENS ARE HARDENING THEIR JEWELLERY GAME THIS SUMMER

Make like Jesinta Franklin, Jaime Ridge and Yan Yan Chan’s and polish your bling game. 

It’s true that most fashion lovers dress to suit their mood, but jewellery flips that notion on its elegant head. More than any other fashion-related item, the fine jewellery you put on every day literally transfers feelings, memories and emotion, by its own kind of exquisite osmosis.

It’s indulgent – even fun – to have statement pieces for special occasions, but for the most part, the jewellery a woman chooses to wear over and over is an insight into herself. Is it minimalist and classic, layered and bohemian, perhaps cheeky and subversive? Look at the metal-wear she’s donned that day and odds are you’ll know the status of her current mood.

 

Jewellery from the new Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection Credit: E Michael Wolf

Jewellery from the new Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection
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“Style is art. Style is self-expression. It’s inspiration…”

So says actor, singer and jewellery aficionado Zoe Kravitz, who is one of the six famous faces of Tiffany & Co.’s current HardWear collection campaign shot by high-fashion creative duo Inez and Vinoodh. (She is joined by fellow actors Janelle Monae and Elle Fanning, along with musician Annie Clark (aka St Vincent), supermodel and activist Cameron Russell, and Bolshoi and American Ballet principal dancer David Hallberg.)

Given the solidarity and can-do mood currently electrifying women on a global scale right now, it’s hardly surprising the mood for jewellery trends is hardening up. Fuss-free materials, flowing geometric shapes and layered metal on metal are having their moment in the modern trend sun. Likewise, the celebrity ambassadors for fine jewellery, a la Kravitz and St Vincent, are getting tough too.

 

Equal parts industrial and elegant, these earrings nail the current hardened edge jewellery trend Credit: Steven Chee

Equal parts industrial and elegant, these earrings nail the current hardened edge jewellery trend
Credit: Steven Chee

Earlier this year, New York-born luxury jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. was on the front foot with this new movement when it released its street vibe HardWear collection fronted globally by pop juggernaut Lady Gaga.

Described as both elegantly subversive and embodying the spirit of the women of New York City, the strong solid gold and sterling silver range of rings, necklaces, bracelets and cuffs shows the 180-year-old Manhattan-based brand is clearly just as tapped into the style mood on the street as it is the tastes of elegant women on the Upper East Side.

 

Think subversive solid metal pieces with an urban edge like these from Tiffany & Co. HardWear Credit: Steven Chee

Think subversive solid metal pieces with an urban edge like these from Tiffany & Co. HardWear
Credit: Steven Chee

“Elegance – I think it represents class,” says a tattooed, pixie-cropped Kravitz in the HardWear campaign video when asked what the name Tiffany & Co. means to her. “It’s an amazing thing to see a brand that can stick around for such a long time. It just becomes a classic.”

On the same theme, GRAZIA spoke to three Australian style mavens – Jesinta Franklin, Yan Yan Chan and Jaime Ridge, who are all friends of the Tiffany & Co. brand too and known for their fashion flair – about their favourite jewellery trends right now, style tips and how they’re hardening their bling game.

 

Statement necklaces from the latest Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection Credit: Steven Chee

Statement necklaces from the latest Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection
Credit: Steven Chee

JESINTA FRANKLIN

One of Australia’s best-known millennial media personalities, 26-year-old Franklin (nee Campbell) is a regular fixture on red carpets, fashion week FROWs, high-fashion parties and our television screens. The former Miss Universe Australia turned top model and social commentator is now just as well known for her polished-but-edgy personal style and bold fashion choices as she is the inspirational wellness philosophy and regime she champions on her website and Instagram.

 

Credit: Laura Goodall TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR BALL PENDANT IN STERLING SILVER

Credit: Laura Goodall
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HOW WOULD  YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? It’s quite minimal. I like pieces that I can wear every day and that pair back with any outfit. I like pieces that can be worn between day and night too.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW?
I’m loving the Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection, I love its modern edge and twist on the more classic styles.

CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? For me, it’s about choosing a statement piece and working around that. Whether it’s a watch, chunky bracelet or some earrings, don’t try to overdo it. Pick the piece you want to stand out and make sure everything else you wear compliments it.

 

Credit: Laura Goodall TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR BALL DROP EARRINGS IN STERLING SILVER TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR BALL PENDANT IN STERLING SILVER

Credit: Laura Goodall

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? I love the Ball Hook Earrings in gold, the Ball Dangle Ring in gold, and the Ball Bypass Bracelet. Today I’ve changed it up a bit and am currently wearing the Wrap Bracelet in silver. I’ve just got that on with my engagement ring, I get so many lovely compliments whenever I wear this silver Hardwear piece.

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The Ball Bypass Bracelet, a favourite of Franklin’s, is set to be a regular fixture on street style stars
Credit: Steven Chee

 

Likewise, the bold Ball Dangle Ring Credit: E Michael Wolf TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR BALL RING STERLING TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR BALL DANGLE RING IN STERLING SILVER

Likewise, the bold Ball Dangle Ring
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JAIME RIDGE 

While outdated Wikipedia describes her as New Zealand socialite, 24-year-old Jaime Ridge has stepped past her high-profile upbringing (her father is a famous sportsman, her mother a television personality) to forge a successful career as a model, stylist, producer, brand consultant and social media entity.

Her digital passion project Dillon Dot is a fashion, travel and lifestyle platform described by the street style star as “a place where collaborations and creative aspirations are brought to life.” Her aesthetic, which is obvious on her Instagram feed, could best be described as tailored maximalist.

 

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HOW WOULD  YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? I’d say modern and clean, but I also love a touch of layering every now and then, especially at the moment – I’m going through a bit of a layering stage. It totally depends on the outfit and the occasion though. Sometimes I love paring it back and simply wearing my tennis bracelet and diamond band. Other times I love to layer necklaces, rock my cuffs, and I do love a clip-on earring now and then.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW? I have two: the monogram trend and the mixing and match jewellery trend.

WHOSE JEWELLERY STYLE DO YOU LOVE? I don’t have a particular person’s jewellery look that I love; I’m much more inspired by the looks I see on the runway. Jewellery styling is such a treat. I just love to mix it up and keep it fun.

 

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CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? Of course, although I don’t know how unique it is. I use jewellery to complete an outfit, so whenever you put on a piece and question it, ask yourself, ‘Does this make total sense, or am I just adding it for the sake of it?’. I also wouldn’t hesitate to mix together different metals. It can look so right when gold and silver are paired together.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? Oh yes, I absolutely love my Tiffany & Co. collection. My favourite piece would be the Graduated Link Necklace – love! It’s just such an easy piece to dress up or down.

 

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YAN YAN CHAN 

What began as a place to channel her visual creative ideas during her student years has become a wildly popular fashion and lifestyle blog for stylist, snapper and social media star Yan Yan Chan.

The 23-year-old Chinese-Australian is best known for her candid photography style mostly captured through 35mm film cameras, layered with mixed media like paint and collage. Her signature fashion style, well-known to her many Instagram followers is just as synonymous with her work: edgy, cool, cute street-luxe.

 

Credit: Darren Luk

Credit: Darren Luk

HOW WOULD  YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? I’m generally a sentimental person, so when it comes to jewellery I have my few special pieces that have either been gifted or passed down from my parents, which I wear every day and refuse to take off. You’ll see them close to my skin, in the shower, or in the ocean. I love mixing metals, wearing old with the new, the fine with the bold. Anything goes really, but I definitely have a less-is-more approach.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW? I’m really drawn to the heirloom-inspired look and that ‘vintage Parisian market piece you would find on a Sunday afternoon’ type of vibe. I think people are [more conscious of] making pieces that can create an emotional attachment for the buyer and hold longevity via style and quality, instead of a ‘trend’ piece you’ll wear once and forget about. Those are the pieces you want to invest in and keep for a long time, and also wear over and over again.

WHOSE JEWELLERY STYLE DO YOU LOVE? Erin Wasson & Zoe Kravitz. They also both have sick taste in tattoos, which complement their jewellery.

 

Credit: Darren Luk

Credit: Darren Luk

CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? I love layering earrings: double hooping or wearing the same pair of earrings on the one side. I really want to make pendants a thing as well, I started collecting them at the beginning of the year and kind of forgot about them. I have this little Tiffany & Co. gold crab pendant that I’ll loop in with my earrings from time to time. I should get some more.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? Hands down the Graduated Link Necklace. I keep this gem safe for special occasions, or on days when I’m not feeling my outfit. It’s perfect as a choker with an old tee, or worn a little longer with a crisp button-down shirt.

 

Pieces from the latest Tiffany HardWear collection Credit: Steven Chee

Pieces from the latest Tiffany HardWear collection
Credit: Steven Chee

 

 

SHOOT CREW
Photographer: Steven Chee
Videographer: E Michael Wolf
Content Director: Justine O’Donnell
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Hair: Anthony Nader
Makeup: Elsa Morgan
Talent: Shani @ IMG Models

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HACKS FOR MANAGING HAIR HUMIDITY THAT ACTUALLY WORK

Does it all really start in the shower? Anthony Nader sets us straight……………well kinda……as seen on Vogue Australia

 

Hacks for managing hair humidity that actually work

 

Looks like we got off on the wrong foot.

We’re officially in the transeasonal time of year where, although bare skin and beach visits are revving up, there’s one woe we just can’t sidestep: the dreaded combination of humidity and hair.

So before attempting to tackle romantic waves for a day at the races or straightening your strands ahead of a night out, Vogue spoke with celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Nader, for every humidity hack from his book of hair secrets to ensure your styled tresses aren’t compromised between seasons.

According to Nader, it all starts in the shower. “Reset your [shower] temperature down to the coolest you can withstand by running the water down your hair from roots to end. This closes your hair scales tight, maximising glossiness and manageability, leaving your hair shape polished,” Nader shares.

Once washed, another key step to prevent hair from fluffing and frizzing comes in the technique of drying. Nader says, “When drying off your hair, rather than rubbing your strands up and down, blot hair.”

“Rubbing your hair will only aggravate each hair strand to become fluffier, whereas if you blot, you’ll beat off the humidity ahead of the day,” he finishes.

As for styling, Nader says the key to avoiding humidity from wrecking your look lies in taking smaller sections when it comes to styling. “If you’re ironing your strands straight or even wanting to apply a wave, make sure you take finer sections, rather than thicker ones,” he shares.

“By taking smaller sections,” Nader continues, “It allows you to have more control of moulding your hair, combatting the day ahead with frizz-free hair.”

And when it comes to picking the perfect humidity-battling hairbrush? Nader swears by a 100 percent pure round bristle brush, sharing, “They really do smooth over the hair beautifully and I tend to bevel the ends as well so they look finished and not entirely dead-straight.”

So once you’ve styled your hair to perfection, it’s time to “seal the deal” Nader shares. “Anti-humidity sprays aren’t a gimmick and are far from it.”

“An anti-humidity spray is the holy grail of fighting frizz,” Nader shares. He continues, “Once you have finished styling your hair, give your entire head of hair a spray and you’ll be set for your day ahead.”

But when it comes to beating humidity long term, rather than just day-to-day, Nader confirms, “Moisture is the key for protecting your strands and building a barrier to seal out the natural elements, like humidity.”

To conclude, Nader tells us, “Your strands can’t get enough moisture over the next few months, so keep on hydrating and you’ll have top performing hair from the boardroom to drinks with the girls in the evening.”

On that note, we’ll both hydrate and cheers to that.

By Jessica Arrowsmith for vogue.com.au

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THIS SUPER-COMMON HABIT COULD BE WHY YOUR HAIR ISN’T GROWING

Anthony shares some very helpful hair growth boosting tips as seen on byrdie.com.au

As beauty journalists, it’s our job to be sceptical of every outlandish claim that’s made about hair growth. Instagram is flooded with gimmicks (and gummy bears), all claiming to make your hair sprout ten inches overnight, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Since how to speed up hair growth is the million-dollar question, and to get a straight answer, we enlisted the help of seasoned stylist Anthony Nader.

Nader is an expert in all things hair-related, and he has some interesting things to say about the natural hair-growth cycle. First, you can’t expect Rapunzel-style lengths if your hair is in a crappy condition. Second, supplements are important, you just need to know what to choose. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a certain habit that can also ruin your efforts?

Keep reading for all the intel (without the BS) when it comes to speeding up hair growth.

 

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CUT DOWN ON HEAT

“The more you apply heat to your hair, the more prone it is to becoming dehydrated and brittle. You can still use your hot tools, but use them sparingly and always use a heat protectant. Also, you don’t always have to have everything on the highest setting. This is especially true when it comes to curling ”

GET FAMILIAR WITH SUPPLEMENTS

“Look out for Biotin (I always share this with my clients). My favourite is ProPlenish Marine Collagen—it honestly works wonders. Vitamin C is another good one. It’s important for collagen production to maintain hair strength and integrity. Lastly, zinc is huge in preventing hair loss. Always read the dosage instructions so you don’t go overboard and waste your vitamins.”

STOP COLOURING YOUR HAIR

“Okay, completely binning your colour appointment is extreme, but you have to be careful. If your hair is bleached, ask your colourist for high-lift highlights instead as the application is much kinder. Similarly, if you’re a permanent colour addict, you might want to switch to semi-permanents instead. Semi’s are excellent for conditioning the hair, and won’t cause dehydration and breakage.”

GET REGULAR TRIMS

“Yes, keeping up regular trims is crucial for full, healthy ends. All too often I hear women say that they want to grow their hair so avoid all hair cuts—it’s one of the worst things you can do. In the long run, you’ll probably need to have more cut off in one sitting than if you kept up regular appointments. Try and go every six to eight weeks.”

SAY YES TO PROTEIN

“Protein is so important for strong hair structure. I always recommend protein treatments to anyone with chemically treated strands that need extra TLC. Find a good leave-in mask and make it a weekly thing.”

 

Shop the best hair growth picks:

 

Bio Zinc may help manage skin disorders and maintain a healthy immune function.

Bio Zinc may help manage skin disorders and maintain a healthy immune function.

 

PALMER'S Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack 60 g Moisture-intensive treatment for hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner.

PALMER’S Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack 60 g
Moisture-intensive treatment for hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner.

 

Fight the effects of ageing faster and more comprehensively with this advanced beauty formulation containing pure marine collagen, vitamins, minerals and botanicals.

Fight the effects of ageing faster and more comprehensively with this advanced beauty formulation containing pure marine collagen, vitamins, minerals and botanicals.

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THE ZERO-EFFORT WAY TO HUMIDITY-PROOF YOUR HAIR

Anthony shares his tips on how to elevate the look and ensure your bun has staying power no matter how humid the climate as seen on byrdie.com.au

Whether you’re jetting off somewhere tropical like Bali, Fiji or Thailand, or simply bracing yourself for the incoming Australian summer, humidity can be a beauty buzzkill. If your hair is anything like mine, no amount of scented hair oil or frizz control serum can contain the beast when there’s a hint of moisture in the air. Some days I’m all for embracing big hair à la Carrie Bradshaw, but other days it just leaves me feeling (ironically) flat.

Over the years I’ve always fallen back on one simple look to humidity-proof my hair: the super sleek low bun. We’re talking completely scraped back and tucked right into the nape of the neck—with a light sheen on your skin thanks to the higher temps, you can add a bold lip and instantly look chic enough for holiday dinners or polished enough for work meetings.

We asked in-demand hairstylist Anthony Nader to demonstrate the look on Byrdie Australia Writer Emily; to put it plainly, if this shoot doesn’t convince you that the slick bun is a power look then nothing will.

STEP ONE

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

Dehydration is a contributor to frizz, which can be exacerbated by humidity, so it’s important to start with a moisturising conditioner like Shea Soft & Smooth Conditioner ($18).

Once your hair is dry, use a fine-tooth comb to create a sharp part on your preferred side, keeping it as straight as possible. Brush your hair back into a low ponytail, secured at the very base of your neck. To give your hair mega-watt voltage shine, Anthony recommends using a cushion brush with lots of bristles on the hair surface to tame the hair and keep it looking sleek.

STEP TWO

 

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

Take a section of the ponytail approximately 1 cm wide and wrap it around the base, securing with a bobby pin. This will give you a thicker, more stable base to build the bun on, which will keep it from sticking out too far.

STEP THREE

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If you do like to use an oil or hair serum (like OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, $9), apply a small amount now through the lengths of the ponytail and brush through so the strands are very smooth. Wrap the hair clockwise around the base, tucking and pinning the ends underneath.

by Crystal Andrews for byrdie.com.au

THIS NEW HAIR TREND IS SET TO BE HUGE!

 

 

After years of bombshell blow-outs and tousled waves, it’s time to bid adieu to the salt spray and volume mousse – and say hello to hairspray.

2017 is heralding a return to sharp hairstyles that are more polished than piece-y, characterised by sleek, straight parts and glossy locks.

Precise ponytails, parts, braids, buns and bobs were seen in every city in the S/S ’17 shows, spotlighting healthy strands and ends. This requires rigorous maintenance: “You’ll need to have your ends cut every six weeks, and invest in a shampoo and conditioner that has a little silicone for extra smoothness,” says stylist and RAW Salon founder Anthony Nader.

For sleekness that lasts, it’s all about the blow-dry. “Apply a straightening lotion, use the nozzle attachment, and choose a large, flat paddle brush with cushioned boar bristles,” explains Nader. Finish with a blast of cool air, gliding the dryer down the hair shaft.

“If your ends are looking frail and you don’t have time for a haircut, go over them with a blow-dryer and a narrow, bristle-heavy round brush – this will temporarily ‘bandaid’ the ends,” explains Nader.

Get the look: Those with fine hair who want a razor-sharp bob should keep the length at the jawline or higher; those with thicker strands should avoid altogether, otherwise you run the risk of the dreaded pyramid effect.

Where a middle part is romantic, a dramatic side part has “a sexier vibe – one eye peeking through a mass of hair always looks seductive”, explains Nader. Deep parts give a fuller shape around the face that works a treat on fine hair, while those with thicker strands can pull off the more textured styles.

“For added impact, keep the side with the least amount of hair tucked back super-tight,” suggests Nader. Use a bobby pin, hair slide or ample amounts of strong-hold hairspray.

Top tip: A deep part exposes one side of the face, making it especially flattering on those with oval or circular face shapes.

 

 

 

By Sherine Youseff for newidea.com.au

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GIRLS WITH SHORT HAIR SHOULD AVOID THIS COLOUR TREND

Everywhere we look, someone is cutting their hair. Kendall Jenner parted with her raven locks, Bella Hadid is now the proud owner of a sleek French-girl bob, even Kate Hudson has taken it to the next level with her fresh buzz-cut—and she looks amazing to say the least. If the above examples are anything to go by, cutting your hair is the best beauty update you can undertake this spring.

Most long-haired girls would agree though, that transitioning from long to short is easier said than done (especially if you’ve had long hair for years—you can feel almost naked without it). All of a sudden, your go-to colour and styling techniques are redundant, and you’re left mystified when it comes to consulting your stylist. So to save the confusion (and the guesswork), we enlisted the help of Anthony Nader of Raw. Working between Australia and New York, Nader has a well-rounded (and global) take on what works for short styles, plus five product recommendations that are sure to change your life for the better.

Keep scrolling for the full Q&A.  

 

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Byrdie Australia: What is the most requested short hair colours your clients ask for?

Anthony Nader: I find girls with shorter lengths want to push their hair to the lighter end of the spectrum. This is never a problem, but only if their strands are in tip-top condition. The lighter the hair, the more impact it has against your complexion and bone structure, which is fantastic for highlighting the features. There’s nothing more stunning than a beautiful blonde base—your skin will appear luminous and your cheek bones will pop.

B: What is the most requested cut when a client decides to go short? 

AN: Most of my clients want soft and feminine styles. In my books, this works for any person (or season) as not everyone can carry off a hard-edged short crop. Most people request a haircut that hugs the hairline with interior texture. This style is not only fun to create different hair shapes, but it’s also on-tend. Basically, the more texture your hairdresser can cut in, the more your style can move around. It also makes it easy to change it up using different hair products, meaning you’re always one step ahead of the trend.

B: What are the most flattering colour trends for shorter styles?

AN: If you want low maintenance, don’t venture more than two or three shades from your natural base as the upkeep will hurt your purse. Also, you need to think about your makeup if you do go down this track. You might find it’s best to swap out your existing shades and start fresh to match your new colour.

Another great look for shorter hair is to lighten the mid lengths and ends a bit. This is fun as it gives your short hair more dimension and texture, whereas without, your hair length might look solid and round. Even if the texture is there, a solid colour can hide it from everyone, even you.

If you’re afraid of colour, ask your hair colourist to weave in some baby lights on the top area of your head. This will create a very natural halo effect, and it might encourage you to be more adventurous next time.

B: What colour trends should shorter lengths avoid?

AN: Any shade that is too dark needs to be seriously thought about before it’s too late (and painted all through your hair). Dark colour on the hairline and scalp is a dead giveaway that you’ve had a dodgy colour job. By all means, have your fun on the mid-lengths and ends with the colour palette you and your hair colourist have chosen, but always think about how you’re going to manage it between salon visits.

B: What short-hair colour trends will be everywhere this summer? 

AN: I’m really into soft and muted colours—nothing plastic or shiny-looking. French woman are known for having that “I haven’t been to the salon, I don’t know what you’re talking about” vibe. I love that they like their colour and cut to look like it’s worn in—it’s almost secretive in a way. This summer, the colour trend will have more of a French, cool-girl vibe, rather than squeaky clean with bells attached. It will be soft, lived-in, and almost washed out, in a way.

 

By Emily Algar for byrdie.com.au

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ANTHONY NADER’S TIPS FOR AN EFFORTLESS HOLIDAY-HAIR TOUSLE

I love holidays. Although that probably goes without saying. Aside from cocktails, sun, and sea salt, I love that a holiday allows me to pare back my beauty routine completely—distilling my makeup bag down to its absolute essence is a near religious experience. The same goes for my hair. I see a cheeky week-long trip as a chance to streamline my look, spending as little time styling as possible. With some planning in advance, it is absolutely possible to enjoy effortless, tousled holiday hair for a full week without washing it. And, if you plan it just right, the only tool you’ll need to bring is a comb.

They key is in the prep. Anthony Nader from Sydney’s RAW Salon crafted these three travel-friendly looks, designed to progress with you through seven days of bliss and remain chic enough to live on forever in holiday snaps.

 

DAYS 1 – 3: BEACHY WAVES

 

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

The day of your trip will require the most effort. Before you leave, use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as possible for the whole week—we like the nutrient-rich OGX Vitamin B5 ($18). Then use your preferred method of creating waves; whether with a curling tong, straightening iron, or (in the case of Nader’s advice below) both.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “When applying a wave to hair I like to use two different types of hot appliances. Alternate them and leave some ends out so the result is lived-in and not too glam looking. For this look, I swirled chunky sections around a flat iron and also used a 1¼ sized barrel tong, winding the other sections in the opposite direction. I know this sounds like a lot of work and investment, but creating different effects is key to making it look like it was done by a pro.”

DAYS 4 – 5: TEXTURED PONY

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After a fun-filled three days, your hair will start to look a little greasy at the roots, mostly at your part. You can hide this by brushing back into a low pony, which will look perfectly textured and tousled thanks to the waves you crafted on Day 1. Brushing your hair out of its normal part will hide the worst of your oily roots, too.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “Keep the base of the ponytail low, not halfway up the back of your head like you were unsure of where it is meant to be. Then brush it, place it and secure it. Soak up oily roots and stuck-to-the-head surface hair with a dry shampoo to liven up your new low pony. Spray it on the root area, then massage the scalp to emphasize the texture.”

DAYS 6 – 7: MACARON BUNS

 

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We profiled this sweet ‘do a few months ago; the tail-end of a holiday is the perfect time to try them. Work with the slickness of your hair to pull it all back firmly into two low ponytails—if you’re dealing with some humidity-related frizz, work in a small amount of hydrating oil, such as the OGX Coconut Miracle Penetrating Oil ($9). Wrap the hair of each ponytail loosely around its base, but let a few strands fly loose in keeping with your new relaxed vibe.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “There’s a very fine line between these buns coming off cool or spacey. Be careful not to place them too far around on the sides of your head, otherwise it’s going to look a little strange. Keep them near the back of the neck and no need to be precise with making sure they’re too clean and slick. The more they look like natural hair, the better.”

Photography: Dave Wheeler

Hair: Anthony Nader of RAW Salon
Makeup: Jessica Diez from oneninetynine management
Talent, Styling & Creative Direction: Crystal Andrews.

By Crystal Andrews for byrdie.com.au