“Instant glam power from the second you jump out of bed.”
How do you get more “Air On Your Roots?” I think I ticked off a few right as seen on Studio 10
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.
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
“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.”
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.”
HOW DID IT ALL COME ABOUT – THE BIG CHOP?
BUT YOU CAN ALSO TELL IF SOMEONE ISN’T READY?
SO WHAT EXACTLY DID YOU DO TO ISABELLA’S HAIR?
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.
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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.
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.
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”.
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
Anthony Nader for WOMEN’S HEALTH AND FITNESS, September 2017
Check out some of the greatest hair tips from Anthony Nader as seen in INSTYLE magazine, September 2017