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Anthony Nader, of Raw hair salon in Syndey, wants you to know it’s not impossible to copy to Met Gala hair looks at home


Anthony’s latest hair report from the Met Gala red carpet as seen on Vogue Australia.


Sydney hair stylist Anthony Nader, of RAW Hair salon, wants you to know it’s not impossible to copy to Met Gala hair looks at home; it just takes a really great haircut and a little know-how to get it right.

Bella’s blunt bob
“First and foremost, [you must] start off with a solid base haircut, nothing over textured and always cut with a straight clean precise line,” says Nader of Hadid’s sleek bob. But be warned, as Nader wants those considering a bob to know this look isn’t for the faint of heart.

“For those of you that are wanting a textured wave or volume, this is not the hair cut for you, as it is cut to be one length!” says Nader, adding that “This cut needs to be worn in a way with a certain kind of confidence.”

While Hadid’s Met Gala look took an exaggerated curve inwards, Nader advises that those trying this cut at home should go easier on the curve during the day, rather keeping it sleek and straight at the ends during the day. Though when night falls, be brave and take your straightener, curving your hair towards your face for an exaggerated take on the bob. Just like Bella.

Lively’s lengthy locks
In achieving Blake Lively’s sleek pony at home Nader recommends losing “long horse tail hair extension piece at the back, as this automatically gives the illusion of red carpet – unless that’s what you like!” and in the day time opt for softness and volume, “the key is making sure the hair is not stuck to the head with gel or wax, so you’ve got the end result looking like it’s got a bit of air/volume on the roots.”

If you’re the type to opt for a ponytail when your hair is looking a little worse for wear, Nader suggests giving “your hair a once over with a dry shampoo and spritzing the roots to soak up the excess oil. “But most importantly, massage that product in!”

By Lilith Hardie Lupica for vogue.com.au


Excessive styling and blowdrying can leave your hair with split ends, and once the hair has started to split it can fray further up the hair shaft. All of which will unfortunately (usually) mean that you’ll have to chop length off your hair to get it back into shape.

But there is a ‘new’ way to get rid of split ends, without sacrificing length: hair dusting.



The trend has actually been around for decades, but thanks to LA hair stylist, Sal Salcedo (and his almost 100k Instagram followers) it has made a comeback in a huge way. He explained the technique of razoring split ends with sharp scissors to Marie Claire last month: “Hair dusting is a technique in which you don’t get rid of any hair length, but only the damaged hair tips. This can be done by snipping the very bottom of each hair strand. Think of it in terms of removing fuzz from clothes. You want to smooth the hair out the best you can first, because you need to allow the bad hair to pop up. That’s what you will be getting rid of.”

Basically, dusting is a form of exfoliation, and a bit like shaving your hair.

Hair stylist Anthony Nader is also very familiar with the ‘new’ trend. “Oh this old trick has become a trend again,”he says.

“The secret to success with this technique is all in the scissors and how they snip those wispy dead ends off when they pop out from the hair. You target these strays and snip them off without sacrificing the length of the hair.”


Dusting can help get rid of split ends, without losing length. We bet Blake Lively would approve.

Dusting can help get rid of split ends, without losing length. We bet Blake Lively would approve.


It’s a useful technique for anyone trying to grow out damaged hair, and while I’m a firm believer that this technique should be performed in-salon by a pro with a pair of extremely sharp scissors, you can try it at home.

If you dare to do your own dusting at home, here are some essential tips:

  • Get yourself some sharp scissors as these are essential to create precise clean snips.
  • Smooth your hair and then divide it into multiple sections so that you can dust your hair one section at a time.
  • Next, twist each section between your index and middle fingers. This will force the damaged ends to stick out and be ready for dusting. When you see a split end just nip the very end of it. Work around your entire head of hair.
  • This technique may be effective, but it’s also very time-consuming, as you really can’t rush it. So set aside an entire afternoon.

That said, dusting is usually cheaper than an actual cut, and should follow the cycle of a normal trim, so best done every six to eight weeks.

So if you ask me, let your hairdresser do the work!


By Stephanie Darling for Brisbane Times