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Anthony reveals these mistakes and how they can be fixed easily. Seen DAILY MAIL

It’s easy to fall into hair styling habits, but sometimes sticking with the same thing can make you look older than you really are.

From blowdrying your hair too straight to using the wrong shampoo, there are plenty of common hair errors that could be ageing you.

FEMAIL spoke to celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader, who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett – and he revealed the most common mistakes middle-aged women make.

The leading stylist also shared how getting ‘secret panels’ in your locks could take ten years off you.

OPTING FOR SOLID LINES

While a directional, graphic style might have suited you in your twenties, by the time you hit your forties, anything too sharp can look harsh.

‘Forego any harsh or hard lines, as they won’t do your face any favours,’ Anthony told Daily Mail Australia.

‘As you get older, you need to ensure your haircuts get softer and have texture as well.’

The hair stylist explained that softer textured ends will always suit middle-aged women, as the hair ‘will appear soft and to hug around the hairline’.

‘You want to avoid it looking too blunt as this will create hard lines,’ Anthony added.

BLOWDRYING TOO STRAIGHT 

Straight, sleek hair has long been in fashion.

But if you’re entering or in middle age, you might want to re-think it as your go-to look.

‘When you hit middle age, try to stop blowdrying your hair poker straight,’ Anthony said.

‘Invest in a middle-sized boar brush and use it while you’re blowdrying to help to give your strands more shape and volume.’

He explained that volume and bounce will ‘always give your hair more oomph and life, while leaving it straight can often age the face’.

GOING TOO DARK

When it comes to hiding greys, while the temptation might be to go dark and intense in your colour, Anthony said lighter is always better.

‘The lighter you keep your coloured hair, the more natural it will look,’ he explained.

‘Meanwhile, when you go too dark it can look wig-like and the grey strands will be more noticeable popping through.’

Take advice from a colourist and make sure you colour suits your complexion.

FORGETTING ABOUT A FRINGE

You might have had a fringe when you were five, but they work wonders for middle-aged women as well.

‘Curtain-shaped bangs hide a multitude of sins with regards to wrinkles on your forehead,’ Anthony said.

‘But you should try and go for a longer-skimmed look, as this will elongate and slim the face.’

USING THE WRONG SHAMPOO

Anthony said that once you hit middle age, a regular shampoo just won’t cut it anymore.

‘Invest in a gloss or shine shampoo and conditioner from hereon in, to give your hair back some of that hydration it so desperately needs.’

FORGETTING TO SOFTEN

Last but not least, Anthony said that all too often middle-aged women forget to add movement and body to their single-coloured locks.

‘Next time you visit the salon, get your colourist to add some chunky lighter panels around the face, but not on the hairline,’ he said.

‘I call these “secret panels” as thy sit underneath the part line and frame the face perfectly.

‘The reason why these are so good is because they soften your entire look and in turn soften your face.

‘They can help you to look up to ten years younger.’

From the ‘It colour’ to the ONE style you need to avoid

As we move towards the new season, many women will be considering changing their look.

More often than not, this means a new haircut or colour – which can be tricky to decide on.

If you’re in the market for a refresh, leading celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader, has shared what is in and out for the new season.

From the ‘It colour’ to the latest cut, here FEMAIL takes a look at what you need to be trying and avoiding.

IN – BANGS

According to Anthony, if you’ve been deliberating about getting some sort of fringe, now is the time to take the plunge.

‘Stars including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Emma Watson have revived the trend for bangs, showing us that they can be super cute and just a little bit sexy,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘More and more of my clients are asking for bangs and I’m all for giving them a new look they might love.’

The hairdresser – who has looked after the likes of Cate Blanchett’s locks – added that bangs can ‘suit everyone’.

‘It just depends on how boldly you want to showcase them,’ he added.

OUT – ANYTHING VOLUMINOUS

While the celebrities of yesteryear were all about big, voluminous hair, Anthony revealed this is something you’ll want to stay away from this season:

‘Any hairstyle that looks artificially too voluminous and Sixties is on the way out,’ he explained.

‘Your hairstyle can’t and shouldn’t look stiff.’

IN – JAWLINE BOBS

Again, you can thank the likes of Taylor Swift for the resurgence of the jawline bob, which Anthony said is firmly in vogue.

‘The shorter, the better right now – this new length showcases confidence and power,’ he said.

The hairdresser added that while you might not think it, this style is actually easy to look after.

OUT – BED HAIR

‘The slept on bed hair look is firmly on the way out,’ Anthony said.

Instead, a more polished blow dry is what the majority of his clients are asking for, with bespoke products tailored towards their specific hair needs.]

IN – COLD BREW COFFEE COLOUR

So far this year we’ve already had rose gold hair and rose brown hair. But now, there is a new hue set to knock these off their perch.

Cold brew hair is the latest trend to know – it’s a stunning coffee brown hue with hints of warm copper, as if you’ve swirled a spoon around a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.

‘If you are already brunette, this is a great shade to try,’ Anthony explained. ‘Just ask your hairdresser for the cold brew look and expect swirls of browns, deep caramels and a touch of mahogany.’

Exemplars of the trend include Pia Miller, whose tresses are already the envy of women the country over.

IN – BLONDE LIGHTENING

Colour-wise, Anthony also said that flashes of ‘bold lightness framing your face’ will also be big this season.

‘Think balayage, but bolder and more block-y in colour, so that you see thick ribbons of blonde highlighting.’

Again, the stylist said this colour works with many people – but make sure you get a tone that fits well with your complexion.

GOING NOWHERE – BALAYAGE

Last but not least, Anthony said that if you’re worried that your balayage colour dating, then fear not.

The It colour is going nowhere.

‘Australia is all about this French colouring technique,’ he said. ‘And we continue to be in love with the look.’

The hairdresser said if you’re looking to get beautifully executed balayage, then it ‘should look natural and sunkissed, rather than a Cadbury’s Top Deck chocolate bar’.

‘I don’t think balayage will ever be knocked off its perch as it perennially looks stylish,’ Anthony concluded.

ANTHONY’S TOP 5 SIGNS OF RESTORING DAMAGED HAIR. Seen Daily Mail.

Brush from the bottom up and rinse in cold water: The key ways to repair your dull and damaged hair

We all want shiny, healthy locks but over-styling, colouring and using the wrong products can all leave you with hair that is dry, dull and damaged.

Thankfully, there are ways to restore and revitalise your strands.

FEMAIL spoke to Sydney-based celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Abbey Lee Kershaw – about the five signs of damaged hair and what we can do about them.

Noticeable split ends and breakage

‘This can be a common mistake due to not having your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks,’ says Anthony.

‘I hear that you want to grow your hair length and that’s totally fine but think of your haircuts now that are called “baby trims”.

Anthony says regular visits to your hairdresser will help keep your split ends and breakage at bay.

‘Lotions and potions that say they can repair split ends are absolutely false so don’t fall for it, ‘ he adds.

‘Once that hair strand is split, it’s split. You can use a product that will (mask) your ends but never will repair to seal 100 percent naturally.’

Extreme shedding and hair loss

‘Unfortunately this can happen through say pregnancy, breast feeding, stress or even dramatic change of climate,’ says Anthony.

‘I always recommend to go see your GP or even a naturopath and your choice in what direction you want to move forward with.’

However, Anthony says if you’re noticing strands falling out, get your hair length cut much shorter.

‘By doing this your hair shape will always appear far more thicker and doubles up as a confidence booster,’ he explains.

Dullness and lack of shine

Poor health and diet is your main enemy for dull hair that is lacking shine.

However, Anthony has a few tips and tricks that can give you glossy hair.

‘Always rinse your hair on the coolest water temp you can withstand. By doing this your strands won’t dry out and burn,’ he explains.

‘On damp hair I tend to apply a serum or shine spray, as this absorbs beautifully into the hair strands.’

He also recommends to turn down the heat with your electrical tools.

‘The extra heat just zaps out the goodness and health of your hair. Always start on a lower heat and you can go up from there.’

Dryness

Over-styling with heat, swimming, chemical treatments and the climate can all result in dry hair.

‘Moisture, moisture, moisture is what your poor strands are crying out for,’ says Anthony.

‘Look out for your next shampoo and conditioner that is packed with moisture as this will now be your positive road to recovery,’ he adds.

He also advises having a haircut every six weeks and to cut down on the blonde highlights as this can make hair look and feel more dry.

‘Opt for that saying “less is more” for now and have partial highlights or balayage instead of being a slave to the bleach bowl and brush and five hours lost in the salon chair,’ he says.

Tangles and knots

We all know the feeling of getting out of the shower with wet hair and finding that the brush doesn’t glide through your strands.

Anthony says his best trick when brushing your hair is, starting from the ends and work your way up to the roots in small motions.

‘By doing this method you’ll never get that dreaded clump of knots on the ends,’ he says.

‘And invest in a silk pillow case, ladies as the benefits in the silk will always keep you tangle and knot free because of the fibres.’

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.

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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.

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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!