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ANTHONY NADER REVEALS HIS TOP TIPS TO GET YOUR HAIR BACK TO LOOKING ITS BEST

Hey hair mid-life crisis………..we’re talkin to you! As seen on Dailymail.co.uk

As we age, our locks undergo many changes. For women, this is often related to stress and hormones; and while grey strands and hair loss might be the major concerns for women, loss of volume, dullness and dryness can be all signs of your hair’s unhealthy state.

Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says his female clients often complain about grey and lacklustre hair that is dry and without volume.

‘They all come down to basically each hair strand becoming dehydrated and losing it’s plumpness which, in turn, becomes like an autumn leaf,’ he says.

 

Celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says many women experience hair loss, dullness and dryness in their 30s and 40s.

Celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says many women experience hair loss, dullness and dryness in their 30s and 40s.

 

‘You need to keep each hair strand plump and full of life so it performs.’

Mr Nader, who has worked alongside Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bündchen, says stress and hormones can affect a woman’s hair throughout her life.

 

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Mr Nader with Kendall Jenner recently at New York Fashion Week

 

‘Breastfeeding, menopause and stress can be huge contributors to losing your hair and dealing with calming down your over active hormones,’ he explains.

‘Hormones will wreak havoc and you need to be always one or even two long steps ahead of them.

‘While your body is going through any of these transitions that occur at some point in your life, this is where you need to take extra care in treating the cause of the problem,’ he adds.

 

Keeping your hair one colour will make it look flat and dull. Grey strands can be given new life with 'dimensional colour', says Mr Nader

Keeping your hair one colour will make it look flat and dull. Grey strands can be given new life with ‘dimensional colour’, says Mr Nader

 

‘Going grey can be dealt with by colouring to suit your complexion, the pregnancy thankfully is a time when you need to balance out the supplements and add more nutrients in your day to day diet.’

However, Mr Nader says menopause is particularly ”trying” for women.

‘I’ve seen this stage on many of my clients, and with the right shampoo and conditioning products and styling you can create the illusion of thicker hair and fool the crowd confidently,’ he says.

‘You need to take extra care of maintaining and treating your hair to always feel supple and beautiful.’

Mr Nader recommends getting six-weekly haircuts, avoiding too much bleach and adding layers.

TIPS FOR HAIR LOSS

* Sweep your hair over to the opposite side. It will give you more volume

* Use a dry shampoo to achieve more hair texture

* If you want extra height on the crown area, use a brush, not a comb

* Opt for a thickening shampoo and conditioner

Mr Nader regularly shares images on social media with celebrities like model Kate Upton

Mr Nader regularly shares images on social media with celebrities like model Kate Upton

‘Layers are always a fabulous idea when you want and need to bring life back into your hair and especially around your face,’ he explains.

‘Go easy on the bleach and other heavy duty colour treatments as this can over time put stress on your poor hair strands.’

By Sheree Mutton for Daily Mail Australia

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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.

Byrdie

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

THE FEELS OF HAIR: A LESSON IN HAIR PSYCHOLOGY WITH ANTHONY NADER AND ISABELLA MANFREDI

As told by Isabella Manfredi and Anthony Nader as seen in grazia.com.au

“Why is hair so emotional?”A freshly cut Isabella Manfredi recently asked on Instagram. Sitting in Anthony Nader’s chair, Manfredi’s hair – long, hirsute and unequivocally part of her brand – had been lopped off. Here she was; short, shaggy and different. It was a Manfredi we’d never seen before, nor had she for a very long time: “First time I’ve had short hair since I was three years old.”

Manfredi goes live on Instagram with the new chop Credit: Instagram, @isabellamanfredi

Manfredi goes live on Instagram with the new chop
Credit: Instagram, @isabellamanfredi

But why is hair such an emotional thing?

Such a material entity, and yet it can stir a mixture of varying emotion; a simple change can be momentous or disastrous in one quick snip. Mood changes. Attitude changes. Feelings change. It’s an affect on the human psyche which is quite bizarre, considering the superficiality of it all. It’s hair. So what. But for some existential reasoning, a shift in one’s hair, albeit even a slight one, can render monumental mood change and a conflict of identity. At the end, it all comes down to identity, and when that is challenged, altered or hacked (very literally) our state of self is rocked to the core.

With that, Isabella has never felt “so free.” Here’s to freedom and hair cuts, and “feeling fucking fantastic.”

izzy

 

HOW DID IT ALL COME ABOUT – THE BIG CHOP?

She text me and said, “FYI, I think I want to cut my hair off.” And I replied back, “Great, when?” and she showed me references, we chatted to and from, then I got her in the next day. I was on a shoot that day, and I came back just to cut her hair. The thing abut Izzy is, when I think of a haircut for her, I always picture her on a stage, and how it’s going to perform, how her hair is going to perform on stage. She is really understated and very cool; she knows who she is, she doesn’t need to prove anything, so her hair needs to be the same, but there has to be something quirky about it that makes you look at it a second time, maybe even a third time. The thing about this haircut was we wanted to show off her eyebrows. We love her eyebrows. Her eyebrows are everything. And we have always done a bit of a razored-out fringe, but this time, it was more like a mouse was really going to town on her fringe and nibbling away at it, more than cheese. This mouse was hungry! With a haircut like this, a client can do one of two things: they can totally freak out in the chair and start screaming and crying (I’ve had that) or, you see a smile in the chair. You see a different personality growing as you are cutting. I see a different confidence. With Izzy, it’s gotta be cool. She’s the face of Chanel, she’s the spokesperson for Ellery, so you know their boundaries and you know the brand, you know who Izzy is; she’s just cool. She could be in a white sheet from head to toe and she’d be cool. I spoke about the haircut with her and she didn’t care what I did, she just sat there and I said why don’t we do X Y Z. She knows how I work. She’s an artist. I’m an artist. There’s nothing worse than an artist saying to another please don’t cut it like this, or I don’t want you to sing it that way. It’s a respect thing. So I just cut her hair. And she said “go for it.” She was holding the length, and you know when a woman holds a part of her hair, they know that it’s time, and they want it to go. She was holding her whole hair and saying “I want this to go”.  I’ve been in this business 25 years and you know how to read clients, so when she’s holding all of her hair you know she’s psychologically ready to get rid of it.

BUT YOU CAN ALSO TELL IF SOMEONE ISN’T READY?

 

Oh yes. If someone isn’t ready I don’t cut it off. I would say, “you know what, I understand you just broke up with your partner, and I’m really sorry for that, or you’re having a problem with work or whatever – let’s think about it, and book you in at the end of the week”, because you’ve got to be psychologically ready – that’s the big thing.

SO WHAT EXACTLY DID YOU DO TO ISABELLA’S HAIR?

 

We cut it so it was worn in straight away, we didn’t want anything looking too clean. I wanted it to be rebellious, still. I cut in a lot of panel work – panel work meaning disconnection – it’s funny I was saying to her when I was cutting it there’s a bit of a Vidal Sasson Carnaby Street kind of feel to it. She wanted to be able to push her fringe wherever she wants to push it. So when she’s on stage and she wants to push it to the side, she can. If she wants it up, she can go up.  It was about creating a fringe that she can either wear flat, or in the middle, or she can push it to the side and her fringe looks totally different; her face shape looks totally different. So we took a lot of things into consideration with her hair, and I know that Izzy likes to play with her hair and she likes to experiment. Styling is kept to a minimum, I’m not a big product person at all. I used David Mallet Australian Sea Salt Spray – that’s it.

 

YOU KNOW HOW IT WAS QUITE HEAVY ON THE TOP, WAS THAT DELIBERATE?

That’s so deliberate, that’s so funny that you point that out because we wanted it top-heavy, but on one side, I actually cut a shorter panel just through that section on top, so if she’s on stage and she wants to put her hands through it, she’s got this kind of disconnected texture on top, but she’s still got that heaviness through the front. That’s also the way I cut it. I over-directed everything, I cut all the underneath section first, and the top section, the big horseshoe shape, so when the hair would fall naturally, you’d get these longer pieces veiling over the shorter pieces. It’s a little bit technical, but if I was to cut it “normally” it could look too commercial, and that’s not Izzy. That’s why I disconnected the top doing a horseshoe shape so she’s got that versatility to play with.

WHY DO YOU THINK HAIR IS SO EMOTIONAL?

Because hair is confidence. Hair is your trademark. Hair is what people identify you for. I’ll tell you something really interesting, I was watching the Princess Diana documentary the other night, and Andrew Morton asked her about her divorce and at what point did she feel better. And I swear to God I got goose bumps, Diana said: When Sam (McKnight) cut my hair off. No amount of money can pay for that publicity. Sam McKnight just won gold. Even though all us industry insiders know who Sam McKnight is and know that he cut Diana’s hair, but to have Diana say that, about her hair, that is just next level, that makes everything so relevant to everyday. You don’t need to be a princess. You can be a housewife in Darwin, you can be a housewife in Point Piper, it doesn’t matter. Hair is the difference, and hair will either give you the most amount of confidence, or, after a bad haircut or colour, it can completely crush your confidence.

THE SPRING AND SUMMER HAIR TRENDS YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

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We know lightening your hair for summer is just about as non-groundbreaking as florals for spring, so to keep you in the know and your hair looking fresh for the season ahead we spoke to the experts to get the official word on what you should be asking for as the weather warms up. From the haircuts to the hair colours, plus the celebrities that are doing them best – here is all your summer hair inspiration.

Low maintenance

While low maintenance hair is trending all year round, it’s particularly great for summer. “Wearable, effortless hair is the clear trend,” says Elyston Hayden. “My clients are loving blunt base lines with minimal textured layers,” he says. Simon Bright from Jonny + June adds that the best celebrities to look to for inspiration are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Selena Gomez. Layered or blunt, the low maintenance lob isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Go light

For those who are keen to play it a little safer this summer when it comes to colour, Anthony Nader from RAW Salon assures that balayage will always be a good go-to for a lighter colour that is a bit subtler. Hayden adds that “lived-in sun-kissed hair painted accents” are also a new season go-to. However, “less is more,” explains Nader, “as you don’t want to end up looking like Cadbury’s Top Deck chocolate”.

 

Go bold

If you’re feeling adventurous, Bright reveals that crystalline platinum is about to be huge. Tarryn Cherniayeff from MOB HAIR adds that pastel shades such a baby pinks and champagne are also the perfect way to mix up your hair colour for summer. Bold is certainly better.

 

Now that you’ve got your haircut and colour covered, here is exactly how to combat your biggest summer hair dilemmas.

By Jordyn Christensen for beautycrew.com.au