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ANTHONY REVEALS HOW TO ACHIEVE AUSSIE GOLDEN GLOBES HAIRSTYLES AS SEEN ON DAILYMAIL

Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader reveals how to get the looks at home

Celebrities stormed the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday evening in a sea of black gowns, glittering accessories and effortlessly glamorous hairstyles.

And while the A-listers have a professional hairstylist on standby, most women aren’t so lucky.

So to help women recreate some of the best hairstyles worn by Australian celebrities at the 2018 Golden Globes, Sydney-based celebrity hairstylist and RAW founder Anthony Nader has shared his top tips.

From Margot Robbie’s glamorous waves to Katherine Langford’s glittering do, here FEMAIL looks at the top Australian hairstyles and how you can create them at home.(Margot’s stunning effortless waves were the perfect addition to her look and complemented her natural, dewy make up look.

MARGOT ROBBIE 

1. Make sure you have super clean hair as you need your mane to appear glamorous and luxe, so make sure you wash your strands with a shine enhancing shampoo and conditioner.

2. Use a medium hold foam (mousse) so you make your Hollywood waves stay all night long. Use this foam from roots and ends and rake through evenly.

3. Smooth over now with a large paddle brush (as this saves you hours now) and using your nozzle on your hairdryer to ensure smoothness.

4. To make this super easy now place in your desired partline, divide the hair into four even sections from ear to ear and partline, aiming down to the nap area.

5. Grab your large barrel tong and start on first of four sections, winding the hair around the barrel and away from your face.

6. Once your tonged all your hair spray with a light hairspray and then brush smooth and tuck one side behind your ear.

KATHERINE LANGFORD

Instead of simple mermaid waves, Katherine Langford took this style a step further with glittering star embellishments for that extra ‘wow’ factor. 

1. This hair shape you can be forgiven for skipping the shampooing as you need that little bit more texture here and not so tight-to-the-head look.

2. By all means if your roots are oily you can use a dry shampoo here to soak up your hair sins and no one will ever know.

3. Once you’ve given your hair a good brushing through, place in your side part as you want to create that old glamour Hollywood feel here.

4. Divide hair into half and pin away the front section from ear to ear and take your extra large hot tongs and wind up your hair in horizontal sections, as you want that mermaid esq vibe.

5. Once you’ve completed the back section, do the same method in the front section.

6. Brush your hair into final shape and keep one side over your shoulder and use your firm hairspray to set in place.

Now embellish your hair with your diamonds and pin to secure all night long. FYI… ladies this added feature will be the envy of your girl squad #MajorWinningPoints.

NICOLE KIDMAN 

This elegant yet effortless style is a signature of Nicole’s and works perfectly with her face shape. 

1. A favourite red carpet look for me was Nicole’s twisted swirl knot at the nape area, while the hair around her face fell beautifully and soft. Always start this hairstyle with clean hair as you need the end look to photo finish ready.

2. After washing your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, on damp hair use a straightening lotion all over and comb through precisely from roots the ends.

3. Ensure a super sleek blowdry by using a flat large paddle brush with loads of boar bristles as this helps even the frizziest of hair strands to tame.

4. When your hair is 100% dry, split the front section away from the front in two clean sections.

5. Backcomb (tease) the crown area for that extra height then sweep the whole back section into the middle of the nape area and secure. Now spilt the tail up and create individual swirls, loops and twists.

6. Use your tail comb and place in your center partline, then grab your large hot tong and wrap just the midlengths of your hair around the barrel.

7. Finish off by softly brushing out your glamorous soft waves and give then a once over with a light hairspray.

ABBIE CORNISH 

Abbie’s swept up-do was a classic yet elegant option and worked well with her bold sequinned dress choice. 

1. Start off by using a shampoo and conditioner that will help remove the brassiness of your true blue aussie hair strands as now your hair will look paparazzi ready.

2. On damp hair use a volumising foam here as you need all the va va voom here ladies. Scrunch it in and blast your hair dry with a large round brush to get the volume you need.

3. Place in your side sweep part and divide the hair into half and now clip the top half away and brush the underneath section smooth and ready to curl.

4. Start your curls by picking up two inch sections, at the nape area and wrapping each one around the tong and then let them fall naturally.

5. Go from the nape area and working all the way to the front, but make sure you drop your curling method from below the eyebrow as your end result will look way more natural and not looking like you just stepped out of the 80’s music video clip.

6. Now complete, rake your fingers through your lux blonde mane and pop a long slide clip in behind one ear and your ready to go.

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Time for cropped blonde bob? If Hollywood is anything to go by, we think yes. Anthony Nader has stepped in with some hair wisdom to consider before you go the full chop ‘n’ bleach.

THE CROP
Before going the shear, be mindful of your face and head shape and ask your hairdresser for their expertise on what length will enhance your new platinum tresses.

THE RIGHT TARGET SHADE
Hairdresser’s “talk” when you’re wanting blonde, and they automatically think of the colour chart scale 1 – 9; 9 being the lightest (think Katy Perry), and 1 being black. Remember that the darker you are naturally, the more process you will need to acquire the ideal blonde, and this also comes down to handing over more money because of the extra appointments, time allocation and product use. Keep in mind though, that if you’re on a budget and your hair is still orange, you need to have another bleach application to take the hair level lighter.

SKIN TONE
Just because you’re totally inspired by Kristen Stewart’s Chanel blonde crop, that doesn’t necessarily mean her tone will work with your skin tone. For instance, if you’re complexion is warm, you need to make sure your deserved blonde tone is learning more on a cooler / ash tone so this balances out.

THE HAIRCUT THAT CHANGED LAUREN DUNNE

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I’m a creature of habit.

My daily brekkie consists of vegemite on toast (with the addition of avocado when I feel like living on the edge), I watch the same news program every night, and I’ve worn winged eyeliner every single day for the better part of the past decade – except for that one time an airline lost my luggage and I was forced to go *gasp* bare-faced…that was a dark day indeed.

So no one was more surprised than me to find myself sitting in a hairstylist’s chair requesting a full fringe à la Zooey Descha-bangs.

Up until that point I’d been in a major hair rut – my locks were long and healthy, but I never actually did anything with them. Instead of using my strands to frame my face and help flesh out my personal style, my hair was thoughtlessly tossed into a topknot or secured in a mousey ponytail that did nothing to flatter my features.

One day I’d simply had enough – I couldn’t stand looking at my ho-hum hair one second longer, so I hightailed it to the hairdresser clutching a picture of Lou Doillon while silently begging the hair gods for mercy.

A few quick snips of a hairstylist’s scissors was all it took to transform me into a new woman. Not to be melodramatic, but when I stepped out of the salon that day, I swear the sun shone brighter, the air smelled sweeter, and I had a veritable skip in my (eternally uncoordinated) step.

While I was still the same me – i.e. my apartment remained an absolute pigsty and I still wasn’t capable of eating chocolate without getting it all over my clothes and couch – I felt freer and more confident than I had in years, and it was all thanks to a haircut.

Here are just a few of the ways that getting a fringe has changed my life.

It makes me look more stylish.

There’s something inherently chic about a well-cut fringe. I reckon it makes me look way more polished and sophisticated than I actually am, and I love how it can instantly make any outfit I throw on look classy and ‘done’ – regardless of the fact that I’m wearing threadbare Bonds undies beneath said outfit. I’ve also noticed that it has the uncanny ability to trick people into thinking I’m a competent, fully functioning adult who has her s**t together. Thanks, fringe, you gorgeous liar you.

 

 

I look younger.

Not only does my fringe cover up those pesky little lines that have started appearing on my forehead (damn you, years of suggestive eyebrow wiggling!), but it also frames my face in a playful and youthful way. It magically makes my eyes look bigger and my cheeks look fuller, and this one time a tween thought I was Carly Rae Jepsen and it was, like, totally awesome.

“It also frames my face in a playful and youthful way.”

“It also frames my face in a playful and youthful way.”

 

It’s developed an appreciation for styling tools and products.

Fringes are work. MAN are they work. You have to get them trimmed every couple of weeks and they require styling every single day, all of which was quite a shock to the system for lazy ol’ me, but in time I adapted.

If you’re a wash-and-go kind of girl, a fringe might well be hell on earth for you – but if you don’t have curly hair or any major cowlicks and you’re happy to get jiggy with a hairdryer and a little hairspray on a daily basis, you’ll manage just fine.

These days I’m in a deep, loving and committed relationship with my ghd air and the godsend that is dry shampoo. Not to anthropomorphise a hair product, but I would marry dry shampoo and have it’s babies if it asked me nicely.

It lets me stretch out a blow-dry by an extra day or two, plus it stops my fringe from going all stringy and greasy-like on steamy summer days. I personally like Batiste and Klorane, both of which you can find at Priceline for under $15.

‘When I stepped out of the salon that day, I swear the sun shone brighter, the air smelled sweeter.’

‘When I stepped out of the salon that day, I swear the sun shone brighter, the air smelled sweeter.’

If you’re contemplating getting a fringe yourself, then I like the way you think and I also reckon we should hang out. But if the promise of my friendship isn’t reason enough for you to commit to the chop (no offence taken), then I recommend you have a play with a clip-on fringe and chat to your hairdresser to make sure you’re making the right move.

“When you’re ready to take the plunge, have a thorough consultation with your hairdresser and take pictures of examples of what you like and dislike about certain fringes,” advises Sydney hairstylist and all round top bloke Anthony Nader.

“This will ensure both parties are on the same page before the first snip takes place.”

So will I ever ditch the fringe? Time will tell. Perhaps we’ll have the hottest summer on record and I’ll grow weary of having a hairy, sweaty heater on my forehead.

Or maybe when hubby and I have kids, fortnightly trims will become logistically impossible and I’ll be forced to grow that sucker out. But for the time being, I’m fully committed to my dear darling fringe and I do hope we have a long and happy life together.

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HOW TO GET GIGI HADID’S FAUX BOB IN 5 EASY STEPS

This is the cheater’s way to achieving Gigi Hadid’s bob.

Heads turned on the American Music Awards red carpet yesterday when Gigi Hadid walked out sporting a bluntly-cut bob.

The world waited with bated breath to find out if Gigi had really gone for the chop and cut off her luscious locks, but just like we thought all along, it was a fake.

Anthony Nader shares his tips on nailing Gigi’s chic faux bob at home.

Use a volumising foam

The first step in achieving Gigi’s look is to invest in a good volumising foam. “On damp hair saturate your strands with volumising foam from roots to ends and blast 80% dry with your hands,” Nader says.

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Use a paddle brush

The next step is to take a paddle brush to immerse your hair in the mousse. “Place in your part and take four even sections and smooth over your hair with a large round brush or narrow paddle brush,” he notes. “Start at the back and then finish at the front sections.”

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Backcomb, backcomb, backcomb

Get down and dirty and backcomb your hair like you’ve never backcombed before. “Backcomb your root area from the crown area back to keep your new faux bob in shape,” Nader reccomends. “Spray the roots with hairspray.”

Use a snag-free elastic

“Tie a snag free elastic around the tail at the last two inches and smooth over the surface clean,” he says. “Then wrap up the tail into a firm roll into the nape of your neck and secure now with a few bobby pins until the roll feels like it’s not going to move.”

Set it with hairspray

Make sure your bob won’t become a ‘lob’ during the night by securing it with a sweep of hairspray. “For extra hold, spray one last time all over and now your ready for your own red carpet.”

By Sarah Carty for Yahoo, Lifestyle 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE HAS THE PERFECT SUMMER HAIR

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We’re fans of Jennifer Lawrence from way back. She’s just a really cool chick. She’s totally real and adorkable — especially when she accidentally kisses her friends or falls over on the red carpet! But she’s recently been kicking some massive beauty goals during The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 press tour and we can’t look away from. That. Hair. (Also, shout out to that flawless winged eyeliner!)

Jennifer’s been known to rock some statement beauty looks in the past and we think this might just be her very best yet. Her haircut is blunt with just the right amount of layers to give it movement, and that blonde! It’s the perfect clean creamy shade. So, now Lara Worthington has chopped off her locks in favour of a cute pixie, J Law can be our new blonde bob muse. Read on to take a look at the style from every angle and get celebrity stylist Anthony Nader’s tips for getting the look yourself. Then get your hairdresser on the phone, this is going to be big.

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Anthony Nader’s Guide to Get the Look

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“Simply ask for ‘the Jennifer Lawrence,'” explains Anthony. “This jaw dropping Hollywood haircut is the next big haircut go-to that’s for sure, and woman have already been asking for her cut in my Surry Hills salon [Raw by Anthony Nader].”

When you’re in the stylist’s chair Anthony says, “Make sure you ask for a super blunt edged line as this makes the hair appear thicker and also very modern — this style works a treat on even the finest if hair (and makes it look thicker) so top award points there.” To get the right texture Anthony advises you to ask for “some scattered longer layers chopped in also through the interior, so you have the versatility of changing up your hairstyle with different products.”

Anthony’s Styling Tips:

“After blowdrying the hair, get your flat irons and put the slightest bend just on the midlengths of your hair so it promotes a kind of freedom and undone feeling. Shake your hair out and spray in some dry shampoo for added texture and you’re good to go.”

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From Jessica’s iconic Lob to Cara’s bronde locks… and how to go Kim K platinum WITHOUT destroying your mane

Anthony Nader reveals the new season hair trends.

  • FEMAIL spoke to Anthony Nader about this season’s hottest hair trends 
  • He says the ‘lob’ has progressed to a tousled style with blunt cut ends 
  • Hair can be lightened healthily and rapidly with a revolutionary treatment
  • And people are ditching blonde locks for more natural ‘bronde’ styles 
  • Celebrities and experts have also left gritty textured hair behind 
  • Runway models are now rocking softer, ‘undone’ looks instead

Each year, celebrities inspire a wave of new and creative hair trends – but over time, they need to be adapted and tweaked.

And with summer just around the corner, many women find themselves wanting to make a change to freshen up for the warmer weather.
From the popular Jessica Alba ‘lob’ to bleached blonde hair, FEMAIL spoke to leading celebrity hairdresser Anthony Nader to find out how last season’s top hair trends have changed and how to modernise them for the months ahead.

A lot can change in 12 months: Celebrity hairdresser Anthony Nader spoke to FEMAIL about the hottest hair trends this season and how they have changed and been adapted since 2014

THE ICONIC LOB
LAST YEAR: The lob really came into it’s own in 2014 and has been seen on countless celebrities and VIPs ever since.
‘The Lob I guess you could say was “in the making” and hairdressers were flirting around with what the name this old style bob into something brand spankin’ new,’ Mr Nader told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Last year was about the experiential shape and how we, as hairdressers fine tuned this shape and also about how to educate our clients on how to dress it and give it the now famous name it deserves.’

The lob: In 2014, the lob came into its own as hairdressers transformed the traditional 'bob' into a longer, more modernised style

The lob: In 2014, the lob came into its own as hairdressers transformed the traditional ‘bob’ into a longer, more modernised style

THIS YEAR: ‘Drum roll please for Hollywood actress Jessica Alba,’ Mr Nader said.
‘I mean who doesn’t want Jessica’s Lob with the tousled mid lengths and straight blunt ends that exude that LA effortless feel… It’s definitely the hair shape that so many women have in their phone albums for referencing when they’re sitting in the hairdressers hot seat for the big change.’
‘You add a little product on damp hair and blast it in, promote the texture with your hairdryer and pull down on the ends to show off the straight ends.’

All about texture: Celebrities have welcomed the lob style – with Audrina Patridge recently rocking a blonde edgy lob instead of her signature long brunette locks

The Alba lob: Jessica Alba's effortless LA lob is one of the most popular go-to styles at the hairdresser.

The Alba lob: Jessica Alba’s effortless LA lob is one of the most popular go-to styles at the hairdresser.

BIN THE BLEACH
LAST YEAR: Everyone loves a fresh lighter look for summer, but it needs to be done right.
‘Britney Spears is the prime example here of what it’s like going lighter and pushing the bleach as far as you can take it and then guess what? Your hair snaps off from the bleach and creates hair breakage,’ Mr Nader said.
‘For as long as I’ve been in this game (and that’s a mighty long time) when you lighten your most prized possession the last thing you want is for your hair to snap off – your aim is to have beautifully blonde healthy locks that look incredible and natural I might add.’

Be patient: Britney Spears is an example of what happens when you 'push the bleach as far as you can take it' Mr Nader said

Be patient: Britney Spears is an example of what happens when you ‘push the bleach as far as you can take it’ Mr Nader said

Enter OLAPLEX: A new treatment is now available to help people go lighter without causing damage to the hair so it can be done faster and more efficiently - this is what Kim Kardashian used when she went blonde  Kim Kardashian shows off BRIGHT blonde hair in Paris

Enter OLAPLEX: A new treatment is now available to help people go lighter without causing damage to the hair so it can be done faster and more efficiently – this is what Kim Kardashian used when she went blonde
Kim Kardashian shows off BRIGHT blonde hair in Paris

THIS YEAR: ‘Enter the new revolutionary of OLAPLEX people and what did we ever do before this wonderful invention? Olaplex is a treatment that has taken the world and Australia by storm,’ Mr Nader said.
To break this down and not to get too technical is Olaplex is a service given now in salons that the Olaplex treatment is mixed with the colour – think Kim Kardashian here when she ventured into the platinum blonde shade.’
‘This now strengthens the bonds of the hair so you can venture to taking your colour even lighter without your hair strands snapping off and blocking your shower plug…your hair will love you for this new invention.’

Revolution: The treatment is mixed with the colour so hair strands don't snap off and the hair looks healthy

Revolution: The treatment is mixed with the colour so hair strands don’t snap off and the hair looks healthy

BLONDE TO BRONDE

LAST YEAR: ‘Blonde will always be a go-to hue on the colour palette and there’s always a time and a place for this iconic hue don’t get me wrong,’ Mr Nader said
‘It seems like blonde can have a level of high maintenance and can be a budget buster on monthly trips to the colour bar at the salon if you don’t execute your colour right.’
‘The other important rule when having blonde hair strands is making sure your make up palette is always on point and matches perfectly as it can be sometimes unforgiving.’

Blonde to bronde: Cara Delevingne has inspired thousands to ditch their blonde tresses for a 'bronde' look

Blonde to bronde: Cara Delevingne has inspired thousands to ditch their blonde tresses for a ‘bronde’ look

THIS YEAR: ‘Raise your hands up in the air here because #BRONDE is the new blonde ladies,’ Mr Nader said.
‘It’s amazing how this colour tone has just whipped up a storm of difference – I’m talking about two to three shades darker and you’ve jumped on the bronde wagon.’
‘It’s about toning the blonde down so it’s not so iridescent and your strands are more “full bodied” all over but with finer lighter foils scattered around your face… this works better for your complexion and there’s no more spending valuable time in the mornings getting your face on before you go to the office.’
‘Think Cara Delevingne here or even Karlie Kloss.’

Karlie Kloss goes bronde: 'It's about toning the blonde down so it’s not so iridescent and your strands are more “full bodied” all over but with finer lighter foils scattered around your face,' Mr Nader said

Karlie Kloss goes bronde: ‘It’s about toning the blonde down so it’s not so iridescent and your strands are more “full bodied” all over but with finer lighter foils scattered around your face,’ Mr Nader said

GOODBYE GRITTY, SAY HELLO TO SOFT AND ‘UNDONE’

LAST YEAR: ‘This time last year we were embracing the gritty beach texture and making sure it was made to look like it hadn’t been washed for a week…but it’s what fashion dictated,’ Mr Nader said.
‘We’d spray our product in from roots to ends and rake it through with our fingers (maybe) and then twist it all up into a messy knot and plomp it up on top of our head and secure with pins and go to dinner.’

Year of the grit: In 2014, people were embracing the 'gritty beach texture' and an 'unwashed look'

Year of the grit: In 2014, people were embracing the ‘gritty beach texture’ and an ‘unwashed look’

Keeping it casual: We would 'plomp it up on top of our head and secure with pins and go to dinner,' Mr Nader said, with celebrities like Kendall Jenner (left) and Zendaya (right) big fans of this look

Keeping it casual: We would ‘plomp it up on top of our head and secure with pins and go to dinner,’ Mr Nader said, with celebrities like Kendall Jenner (left) and Zendaya (right) big fans of this look

 

THIS YEAR: This year, it’s all about looking effortlessly stylish.
‘Think the opposite and now reach for a leave in UV protector spray and douse your hair strands from roots to ends and let dry,’ Mr Nader said.
‘This undone soft haired look was huge in the last Fashion Weeks in Europe and every designer had their models walking down the runway with that replicated baby hair texture that has innocence to it.’
‘Your go-to here is Gucci, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu.’

Effortless glam: This year, celebrities are ditching the textured grit for a more soft and 'undone' look

Effortless glam: This year, celebrities are ditching the textured grit for a more soft and ‘undone’ look

By Laura House for DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

THE SECRET HAIR TRICK LARA WORTHINGTON USES IS 100% FREE

Lara Worthington is many things: a businesswoman (her tanning range The Base is responsible for one of our very favourite BB creams), model, wife and mother. Also? She is the owner of much-envied hair. After gracing the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s November issue with a fresh new crop—which she debuted on Instagram a few months ago—we’re not surprised it’s taken exactly 3.6 minutes for women to start hitting up their stylists for a copycat ‘do. Anthony Nader of Raw Salon confirms: “Lately, when a client starts searching their phone for a reference picture, I’m 99% certain it’ll be Worthington’s blunt bob before they even show me.”

Harper’s Bazaar spoke with Travis Balcke, the stylist behind Worthington’s coveted hair, to find out how he makes her strands look so special. According to Balcke, the secret recipe is equal parts quality cut and clever styling. Of the new chop he says: “I have been cutting her hair for some time now and we always change it up a little—this time taking it a little shorter and adding some extra layers around the front.”

When quizzed on his styling methods for the cover look, Balcke lists an unusual—and free—aid. “On the [day of the] shoot I prepped the hair with water.” An expert trick for emphasising natural texture, wetting down dry hair also makes it easier to distribute styling products more evenly. Next Balcke spritzed Worthington’s hair with Wella Professional’s Perfect Setting ($24) for hold and blowdried using just his hands. To finish he utilised another one of our favourite tricks: applying salt spray to dry hair to muss it up without adding curl. “Once the hair is 80% dry I go in with Wella Professional’s Ocean Spritz ($24) on the ends to add separation and movement, twisting the hair with my [fingers] as I blast it dry.”

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By Lisa Patulny for byrdie.com.au

HAIRSTYLES TO MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER

Anthony talks about How To stay looking young and fresh than you actually are and it can be as simple as changing your hairstyle.

 

HOW CELEBS CHANGE THEIR HAIR EVERY FIVE MINUTES

“[It] took months of not dying my hair and wearing wigs to get my hair back to health so I can do this,” claimed Kylie Jenner after revealing her newly blonde hair on Instagram. The image has nearly 2 million likes and a string of comments from adoring fans all wanting to copy the look. Now, she’s gone green.

Unlike sister Kim, who seemingly went from black to white overnight (and then back again within weeks) Kylie’s honesty about switching up her colour is surprisingly refreshing. We asked owner of RAW Salon in Sydney and stylist, Anthony Nader, what it really takes to switch up your strands just like the celebrities.

Don’t be fooled
You’ve seen the change on the red carpet and front row at fashion week, as celebs keep themselves newsworthy with dramatically different hair colours and styles. But don’t be fooled, they’re not as spontaneous as they appear. “What the everyday woman doesn’t realise is just how calculated these hair changes are. They might look like they’ve made the decision on a whim, but the look is often cleverly contrived for maximum impact,” explains Nader. Often wigs and weaves are used too, so they get maximum impact with minimal damage to their natural hair.

It takes a team
You don’t see them on their Instagram feed or paparazzi shots but lurking in the distance is a team of stylists (and makeup artists) at the ready to ensure celebrities are always picture perfect. “Just like their outfits, the celebrity needs to have hair changes with every show because there’s no way they could be seen with the same look twice,” says Nader.

It’s a long process
Extreme changes in your hair colour – like going from black to blonde – causes serious damage. Ideally colourists would take weeks or months to gradually change your hue, but in a celebrity’s case they don’t always have the gift of time. In this case it would be a lock down situation — where the colourist and client would spend an entire day — even up to 10 hours — taking the hair to the required colour, with lots of hydrating treatments in between and possibly a haircut too. “There’s no way we’d be able to do that, or recommend doing that, for the everyday woman. But celebrities don’t lead normal lives – they can have frequent professional treatments,” says Nader.

It’s all about being ahead of the pack
In the fame hungry world of celebrity it’s important to your image that you set the trends rather than follow them. “The celebrity is forecasting the next season’s hair when they sit front row at fashion week. Hairstylists can then start filtering these looks down to their client and photo shoots immediately. That’s the beauty of the whole Instagram/blogging world, there is no excuse whatsoever about being behind,” says Nader.

Want to mix up your look? Take cue from these celeb styles.

 

By Leigh Campbell for The Huffington Post 

AMANDA SEYFRIED MAKES A CASE FOR CORNROWS

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Winner of the best hair in Hollywood* Amanda Seyfried switched out her regular red carpet go-to ‘do’s; elegant waves or a chic up-do, for some 90’s style cornrows at the Ted 2 premier in New York – and it totally paid off.

What gave the look instant cool-girl appeal was how the four chunky rows tumbled down her back into a chic knot. Props to her hairstylist Renato Campora for creating this epic style.

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Marchesa AW ’14 Hairstylist Mark Hampton sent models down the runway at the Marchesa AW ’14 show wearing tough-girl-meets-uptown-princess cornrows.

We hit up local hair legend, Anthony Nader for his tips to getting this look right.

Keep it modern

“This look is more directional, rather than boho/hippy. Keeping your mane looking glossy is key girls so start by running a pea size of serum through damp hair and then blow-dry in as usual.”

Tricia Miller (RIP) from Orange is the New Black

Tricia Miller (RIP) from Orange is the New Black

Lay down the line

“Use a tail comb to create razor sharp sections for a precise line. Create three to five, one centimeter sections across your hairline.”

Be organised

“Make sure you keep combing your strands super smooth as you braid. That’s the key here for this look.”

The Warrior Braid  Pretty much every celebrity tried the entry-level cornrow at some stage in 2014.  Jessica Alba; Cara Delevingne; Amber Heard

The Warrior Braid
Pretty much every celebrity tried the entry-level cornrow at some stage in 2014.
Jessica Alba; Cara Delevingne; Amber Heard

Finish it off

“Tie up your loose low slung ponytail and wrap a one inch section from the tail to cover the tie, and then secure. Finish with some hairspray hold”

Kylie Minogue  Our girl sported chunky cornrows on stage during her 2002 Fever tour.

Kylie Minogue
Our girl sported chunky cornrows on stage during her 2002 Fever tour.