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THE BIG EASY – Check out Anthony Nader’s “easy breezy” quick hair tips for this Christmas season as seen in Fitness First magazine.

Summer’s here, so Anthony Nader shows you how to get the easy breezy summertime look that’s on all the runways at the moment.

Judging by the shows at the recent International Spring/Summer 17 Fashion Week there was one main ingredient that stood out to me, and that was how “Easy Breezy” the models’ hair appeared. It looked almost like their hair was on its very own summer vacation.


I was also fortunate enough to work on the rag&bone show in New York in September this year. This same hair texture was really popular on all the models on the industrial runway in the over-sized Tribeca warehouse.

The biggest secret I have to tell you on how this style is done is this: don’t over-style your hair into a frenzy, just add a little product to encourage your natural movement.

My clients in the salon have constantly been asking me what the big trend for this season is and I simply say “embrace your natural texture”.

So here is my latest how-to for you. I hope you’re having an amazing Spring/Summer!

  1. Start with 80% dry hair and apply Prive Weightless Amplifier Mousse all over, comb through evenly.
  2. Once your hair is smooth and dry, take even sections starting from the base of your neck and using your flat iron, bend your wrist to create a ripple effect, leaving the ends free.
  3. With the underneath section complete, make your way up to the top, and remember to bevel your flat iron to create your easy breezy texture.
  4. Finally, give your strands a shake out to loosen up your hair and you’re set to go.

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair (100 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, 2010)



Ok guys, cialis we know what you’re thinking. You’ve been washing your hair nearly your whole life. It’s not rocket science, order right?

But what if we told you we just found out we’ve been doing it wrong the whole time, capsule and you probably are too?

Let’s take it back to the very beginning. Who taught you to wash your hair? Most likely your mum, while you were sharing a bath with a rubber ducky and Johnson & Johnson was your go-to. Back then, it was simple. Get foamy, and rinse.

Then life got real. Sun and salt water came into the equation and, once again, our mums came to the rescue with the solution – conditioner. And so the routine evolved into 1) scrub-up with a generous shampoo (x 2 on the days when we can actually be effed) 2) conditioner (ends only), 3) rinse and 4) towel or blow-dry.

We’ve never really given it any further thought. Why should we?

Well, as it turns out, there’s a whole lot more to the ultimate wash than what we first thought.

That’s where Anthony Nader, Creative Director of RAW comes in. This guy knows hair. He’s our go-to guy in a hair situation, and he gave us some damn good tips for hair-washing best practices.

Seriously, forget what your mumma told you.

This changes everything.

By Carmen Hamilton.




Brush your hair first.

‘If you have longer hair be sure to brush it first before jumping in the shower,’ Nader says.

‘This prevents your hair strands knotting up in a tangled mess’.



Don’t rub. Ever.

‘Using your palms is a big no. This only matts-up your hair. Blot the shampoo onto the scalp area. Then do a swift massage with your finger tips only,’ says Nader.



Repeat after us – ‘ends to roots’

‘When conditioning, use a wide tooth comb and brush from ends to roots,’ Nader says.

‘This is a fool-proof way of staying “knot free” without breaking your strands.’



A word on towel-drying…

‘When drying your hair, don’t scrub as this damages the hair cuticle over time,’ said Nader.

‘Try to blot from now on and you’ll notice a big difference.’




1. Over-washing your hair is a huge mistake. You don’t need to wash it every day. Leave a few days in-between and you’ll save product + $$$$.

2. Give your hair what it needs. Get your hairdresser to sort you out with products specifically prescribed for your hair problems with the right ingredients to target them.

… Amazing hair, here we come.

As seen in file.com.au


winning style: how to recreate the best oscars hair looks

Recreate red-carpet glamour with hairstylist Anthony Nader’s step-by-step guide to the best Oscars hair as seen in marieclaire.com.au

And the award goes to

Cate Blanchett’s retro ripples

1. Wash hair and blot with a towel, then blast with a hairdryer until hair is about 80 per cent dry. Use your hands to speed up the process.

2. Squeeze a tennis ball-sized amount of medium-hold mousse into your palm and work through hair from roots to ends. Go over hair with a wide-tooth comb to distribute the product evenly.

3. Section the front of your hair, from ear to ear, and clip. Divide the lower section in half again and clip the crown area. Using a medium-size round bristle brush and starting with the bottom section, blow-dry, stretching sections in an upwards motion for body, before bevelling the ends under for a polished (instead of poker-straight) look.

4. Unclip the crown section and repeat.

5. When you get to the front section, make a deep, sweeping side part. Start smoothing over hair with the hairdryer, going from the ears up to the part line.

6. Now place about eight medium to large, hot velvet rollers around your face, wrapping the hair up. Allow hair to set until cool.

7. Once hair has cooled down completely, unravel the rollers and glide a brush over the rippled waves. Tuck one side tightly behind your ear and mist the finished style with light hairspray.

Top tip: Don’t be in a rush to take your hot rollers out – it’s better to leave them in too long rather than not long enough, as this helps hair maintain the sculpted shape.


Amy Adams

Amy Adams’s chic up-do

1. Run a flat iron over hair, straightening from roots to ends.

2. Once complete, mist hair with a light shine spray and brush through to distribute the product evenly.

3. Fashion a precise part and use a brush to create and mould volume in the front peak, then slick back to the opposite side.

4. Tie hair into a pony just below the crown and secure, then brush the tail smooth and wrap into a wide, twisted loop. Secure with pins.

5. Finish with a spritz of extra-hold hairspray and, if you like, more shine spray.

Top tip: Not every hair type needs the highest heat, so look for a flat iron with a temperature control nozzle.


Julia Roberts’s subtle waves

1. Wash hair with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to encourage radiance and soft curves.

2. Towel dry hair, then use a blow dryer until hair is about 80 per cent dry.

3. Mist sea salt spray all over to create grip and hold, then rake through with your fingers and divide hair into two sections, from ear to ear. Clip the top section.

4. With an extra-large paddle brush, start drying the bottom section. You don’t want poker-straight hair, but rather hair with a little texture.

5. Repeat with the top section, remembering to place a part in your preferred spot.

6. Once you’ve finished blow-drying, curl 7cm sections of hair around extra-large hot tongs and repeat all over. Brush through the section before wrapping around the tongs and, if time permits, clip each section as this helps hair set better.

7. Rake your fingers through your hair to break up the curl and give it a relaxed feel (rather than a tonged one). Gather all your hair into a low chignon at the nape of the neck and secure with pins.

Top tip: This look is modern and fresh, not debutante ball, so don’t go too crazy with the strong-hold hairspray. If you have loose, floating strands falling around the hairline, that’s perfect!