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HOW TO STYLE GREASY HAIR Seen Lifestyle.com.au

Expert tips to hide the fact that your locks are overdue for a good shampoo.

We all know the feeling of thinking we can stretch to one more day without giving our hair a well-deserved wash, only to find a grease pit staring back at us in the mirror.

Batiste ambassador and all-round hair guru, Anthony Nader, shares his top ways to save the look of your hair on those non-wash days.

In addition to using a dry shampoo, here’s how you should style your locks to make your hair look fresh.

Cover up

“To cover up those oily roots in no time at all, brush your strands clean to the head surface into a low ponytail and secure at the base,” Anthony advises.

If you want to get even more on trend, try making a deep side part before sweeping back into a ponytail and you’ll be mirroring a few catwalk-worthy looks.

All about the bun

Make your strands rise to the occasion by scraping them back loosely into a low chignon bun at the nape of the neck and pop a few pins in to secure.

“I suggest embellishing the front of your hair with a colourful headband or scarf,” Anthony tells.

It’s all about style

The ultimate way to disguise dirty hair, Anthony reveals is to hark back to your shcool days.

“Plaits are a great way to disguise dirty hair and are so low maintenance and easy to do yourself,” he explains. “A simple plaited style can take you from day to night.”

For shorter ‘dos

If all this twisting and tucking your hair isn’t for you because your tresses are of the shorter variety, Anthony suggests investing in some hair accessories.

“Invest in a few different chic and on-trend, coloured silk head scarfs to disguise your dirty hair,” he suggests. “You can go from Pucci-inspired with bold neon 70’s patterns, to simple and under-stated, and don’t forget the power of that traditional Burberry print.”

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE’S TRADEMARK HAIR. Anthony’s latest how to seen The Sydney Morning Herald.

Let’s talk about Meghan Markle’s trademark look

If you’re reading this, and you’re in a good place emotionally*, then you’re into Meghan Markle. Maybe not in an obsessive way (although, no judgment if you are).

Maybe just in a “Huh? That’s an interesting fashion choice” way and I bid you welcome.

While the former-actress-turned-royal-fiancee is in possession of many signature looks – the freckles, the little berets, the gazing at her fiance as if he is Hercules – her trademark right now, less than a month out from the wedding, is a casual bun.

I say “casual” as opposed to “messy” because, while it began its public life looking a little “home-made” it has certainly graduated since.

It was January 9, and Markle’s first proper outing with Prince Harry (to a youth radio station in Brixton), that the casual bun made its debut. It was properly messy, deliberately so, of course, with strands hither and thither, and the slightest hint of a bird’s nest at the crown of her head. Nobody would be surprised if Markle said she had done it herself.

The bun popped up again on the trip to Cardiff Castle in Wales on January 19. A mere two and half months later, it was Bun Time again for a trip to Northern Ireland on April 19.

The bun was a fraction more polished two days later at Royal Albert Hall, to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday. It was obvious Markle’s hair had been cut and that she had employed a curling iron, or even a stylist for this bun. The strands were no longer straight, and the bun was low and neat.

Which brings us to her most recent bun, at a memorial service in London on Tuesday. This was slightly more polished again. Still, it was hardly tight, or high, or what anyone would call symmetrical.

That’s quite a bit of casual bunning, even for an almost-royal. The fact that she wears it exclusively with what might best be described as “office manager” dresses allows for the messiness. Which means you, too, can wear it to the office, or a family wedding. The question now becomes: how?

For the answer, we turned to celebrity stylist and hairdresser Anthony Nader, from Raw Hair in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

Nader recommends you begin by making sure you have second day hair. “Your hair will be better off left on the dirtier side. If you strands are too clean and soft at the moment, give them a quick once over with a dry texture spray, like Muk’s sea salt spray – over the root area and massage the product through.”

“Lightly brush the product through with a Mason Pearson brush as this will distribute nice and evenly from mid-lengths to ends.

“Next, tilt your head back and scrape your hair from the hairline back to the nape area into a bun that’s just below your crown area. Tie this up into a twisted knot and secure with bobby pins.

“Pull loose the shorter pieces framing the face as this gives you the modern, current edge that is required for this royal look.

“Make sure that you have shorter pieces framing the face for this. If your hair is one length, it won’t do you any favours, as you need shorter pieces to soften the look of what we’re trying to achieve. Also, you don’t need to go overboard with smoothing over the hair shape, as that’s going to look way too formal. Keep the texture piecey and disheveled to nail this royal up-do.”

There you have it. The perfect casual bun to wear to an upcoming wedding – perhaps even your own.

*Emotionally stable i.e. not hate reading this because you consider yourself somehow superior for looking down on a woman in her mid-thirties.

By Natalie Reilly

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

4 STEPS TO MASTERING A TOPKNOT

It’s the easiest up-and-go summer hairstyle.

Sometimes shampooing isn’t on the cards every day of the week. Enter the topknot: it’s the best way to showcase cheekbones and save a bad hair day. And it takes little effort to master. Here, Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW salon talks us through how to get this easy up-and-go summer hairstyle.

1
Start with second-day hair
“Don’t be a slave to washing your tresses more than twice a week: it’s best to work off a dirtier palate,” says Nader.

2
Add grit to your tresses
To create workable texture, “Flip your head over and give your roots a spritz with dry shampoo and massage it in,” explains Nader. We love Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle.

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3
Secure into a ponytail
“Position your pony high on the top of your crown,” says Nader. To create a more casual look, “use your fingers to scrape up your strands before securing your ponytail.”

4
Wrap into a bun
“Twist the tail and pin in place for a soft, romantic look,” finishes Nader. A final blast of hairspray (like Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray) will show your topknot who’s boss.

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HOW TO: 4 STEPS TO MASTERING A TOPKNOT

Anthony shares the easiest go-to hairstyle for the Summer as seen on BEAUTYcrew.

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Sometimes shampooing isn’t on the cards every day of the week. Enter the topknot: it’s the best way to showcase cheekbones and save a bad hair day. And it takes little effort to master. Here, Anthony Nader of RAW Hair talks us through how to get this easy up-and-go summer hairstyle.

1
Start with second-day hair.
“Don’t be a slave to washing your tresses more than twice a week: it’s best to work off a dirtier palate,” says Nader.

2
Add grit to your tresses.
To create workable texture, “Flip your head over and give your roots a spritz with dry shampoo and massage it in,” explains Nader. We love Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle.

klorane-dry-shampoo-with-nettle

3
Secure into a ponytail.
“Position your pony high on the top of your crown,” says Nader. To create a more casual look, “use your fingers to scrape up your strands before securing your ponytail.”

4
Wrap into a bun.
“Twist the tail and pin in place for a soft, romantic look,” finishes Nader. A final blast of hairspray (like Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray) will show your topknot who’s boss.

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HOW TO: STYLE A CELEBRITY-INSPIRED BUN

As seen on primped.com.au

Of all the updos, decease the bun is a beauty classic, perhaps because there are so many possible twists on this ever-chic look. Super-stylist Anthony Nader talks us through how to style three incarnations, as spotted recently on the red carpet.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

It’s a donut – but lighter and fluffier than last year’s batch. Call it the cronut. “This is the perfect look for quickly taking your hair from the office to out,” says Nader, who recommends using a medium-sized paddle brush to help position hair into a crown-high ponytail. “Use the same brush to lightly back-comb texture and volume into the ‘tail,” he continues. Next, pop in a hair donut. Just make sure not to wrap hair too tightly over the donut, says Nader. “Remember, you don’t want anything too structured. Sure, you need a few pins to keep the bun in place, but from the outside it needs to look soft. You can also pull a few bits and pieces out of the bun to mimic Katie’s look here, and to keep everything modern and fresh.” Finally, set it all in place with a mist of light-hold hairspray.

Jaime King

Jaime King

This twisted roll, atop a super-smooth surface of hair, is an edgy take on a ballerina bun. For the sleekest result, Nader advises starting out with damp hair. “Take a blob of straightening lotion and work it through hair,” he says. “Then rough-dry to about 80%, before clipping the hair into a top and bottom section. Blow-dry each one smooth using a large paddle brush with lots of bristles, which will give you more control. Once dry, hit the cool-shot button and direct hair back away from face, to sort out any cowlicks and ensure a flawless finish.” Nader next recommends taking a smaller paddle brush and using it to scoop hair up and back to where you want to position your bun. From here, tie a ponytail. “Now get a few drops of a lightweight serum,” continues Nader, “and glide it over the scalp, and through the ‘tail, from base to tip. All you now do is twist the ‘tail around itself, until it forms a knot, and wind the ends of the ‘tail around the base on the bun, securing everything here with fringe pins.”

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This twirled braid is ideal for prettying up second- or third-day hair, notes Nader. “Start off by spraying in dry shampoo, as this will not only soak up some excess scalp oil, but also give hair extra texture,” he says. “Use your fingers to next scrape hair back to the centre of the back of your head – not worrying about any free-falling pieces as they will frame your face beautifully – and tie it up.” Nader advises using a bungee grip here over a regular elastic; “while the look is loose and carefree, it needs a sold foundation to keep it in place all day or night long,” he explains. “And bungee grips are the most secure way to keep a ponytail locked in.” Now, plait a soft ponytail, and tie the ends with a clear snag-free elastic. “Wind the braid around and around the base of the ‘tail, pinning it in with rippled bobby pins,” says Nader. “Again, don’t worry about any bits of hair that fall out – this will just make the look all the more romantic.”

BY: Katrina Lawrence for primped.com.au