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HOW TO GET MEGHAN MARKLE’S ROYAL MESSY BUN. Anthony’s latest how to seen Harper’s Bazaar.

Anyone who has turned on a TV, opened a magazine or glanced at a newspaper over the past few months will be familiar with the sight of Ms Meghan Markle.

Since her engagement to Prince Harry and subsequent rise from LA girl-about-town to soon-to-be princess and duchess, Rachel Meghan Markle has joined Kate Middleton in sharing in Princess Diana’s notorious and ill-famed title of ‘The Most Photographed Woman in the World.’

But, out of the constant stream of photographs, you might have noticed she is currently presenting a very different image to her future sister-in-law, Duchess Catherine.

Throughout Kate’s hundreds of public appearances, she has established an almost unbreakable royal style M.O.: knee-length hems, ever-present pantyhose, sensible heels no higher than five inches, covered shoulders, demure silhouettes, and a hair and beauty standard that never travels south of ‘perfectly put-together.’

In fact, even when she’s participating in sports events, standing in the middle of blustering winds, or—quite literally—absailing down a cliff face, Kate’s now-iconic blow out is never one hair out of place.

It’s a hairstyle and a perception that has become synonymous with Kate’s public image—the poised duchess, a loving mother of two-soon-three, who just happens to have really, really, really good hair.

It was the same picture-perfect, consistently blown-out, glossy-bouncy-waves-abound precision that we might have been expecting from Meghan. Afterall, the actress had been a staunch fan of the blow-out prior to her engagement, and her hair has always been a thing of wonder, so why shouldn’t that polish continue post-royal introduction?

But stepping out at two of her three formal engagements post-engagement, Meghan has surprised and delighted fans by sporting a delightfully undone version of a messy bun. Her bun, pulled up and twisted at the back, with a few free tendrils pulled out to frame her face, has the same kind of nonchalance and irreverence that we sometimes achieve ourselves before a Sunday farmer’s market outing. It’s a style RAW Hair’s Anthony Nader calls, a “revamped, standard activewear bun”.

But her fresh-take activewear bun might have a meaning more hidden than just personal preference. Ever since Meghan’s arrival into Kensington Palace’s palatial grounds, her image has been purposefully skewed to appear more casual, more modern and more relaxed. Meghan and Catherine might be the same age—36—yet Meghan commands a younger and cooler persona. Her Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy inspired style, her playful interviews and her light-hearted subversion of royal style commandments (no pantyhose at public events? Oy vey!) are all successfully creating an image of youth and approachability.

“The public are enjoying her fresh, relaxed approach very much as it is a little ‘un-royal’ at this stage. Prince Harry and Meghan have been wowing crowds on their recent royal tours. Meghan is definitely good news for the British royal family—she is interesting, effervescent and glowing with happiness, people are always attracted to those qualities,” says Zarife Hardy, director of the Australian School of Etiquette.

“I feel Meghan is keeping her style and image very approachable, relaxed and real at this stage. Although she is royal-to-be she is keeping her style simple yet elegant. I think her message is to look genuine and happy, not stuffy and putting on a show.”

And her display of genuity is working a charm. Following her messy-bun-equipped appearances, both the public and the media have been dutifully charmed. Headlines across the world praise her relaxed approach to dressing, whilst women have finally found a royal figure they relate to, her carefree demeanour acting as a lighting beacon for normal women everywhere.

“Kate is known for her voluminous, beautiful blow-outs, whereas Meghan has that more youthful presence about her which suits that messy bun look and attracts a younger generation,” Anthony Nader notes. “It could be her new trait, although it’s only early days yet!”

But just because Meghan is side-stepping royal formality in the hair department doesn’t mean you should expect Duchess Catherine or the Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice to be rocking three-day hair or undone chignons the next time they step out to christen a ship or cut a ribbon.

Zarife Hardy explains that Meghan’s current style and approach to beauty is likely the result of her gradual pre-wedding introduction into society—something that will likely become more polished and refined once she is endowed with an official title and made a Princess of the United Kingdom.

“The royals are groomed to act and behave in a certain way that compliments the royal brand and image,” says Hardy. “Meghan comes from a very different background being an American actress, the royal family is certainly granting a relaxed approach now, but subtle changes are destined to happen. Wearing jeans for example is not really appropriate for royal engagements, clothing choices show a more respectful attitude towards organisations and crowds that royalty meet. Particularly for a lady, their choices are always highly critiqued so it is far better to dress up than down.”

Once their May wedding rolls around, we can probably expect fewer messy buns and ripped jeans—perhaps even some pantyhose.

“I feel at this point in time, they are letting them both enjoy their engagement and allowing Meghan a little freedom in her style and protocols. I doubt very much though, that her image and style will stay the same post the wedding.”

“I feel Meghan will do her best to stay true to herself, her image and her style. To date, Prince Harry and Meghan have managed to do what many other non royal couples fail to do when they step out in public, they look like a pair and their dress complements each other. They are both more relaxed in their attitude, approach and style.”

“I think this will continue, however some fine tuning may happen post the big wedding day.”

We can certainly expect a show of the ‘Meghan Effect’ on the public, however. The wider fashion and beauty communities tend to keep their eye on the royals (whether they admit to it, or not), so an influx of chic messy buns in your boardroom meetings and Sunday brunches might become more and more comme il faut.

“The public always look to the royals for fashion ideas and inspiration, anyone attracted to Meghan Markle’s style will definitely be observing the brands she wears (her Marks and Spencer £45 knit was a hit). Her personality so far is congruent with the style she is wearing,” says Hardy of the incoming trend start-up.

While Nader says: “I like the paired back, undetected, understated bun—don’t get me wrong! I think it’s always quite cool when the woman is wearing a really beautiful, chic dress or pant—I am all for the hair to not be the main priority here. Do I think it’s going to be a thing? Yes, because it’s on the royal radar, but this is not a new thing on the runway. Look at Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. It’s not a new style, it’s just been reinvented to be royal.”

As for Meghan, a baptism, a wedding and a British peerage will do the trick for her own reinvention into a royal—but, for now, we’ll take every chic messy bun we can get.

By Mahalia Chang

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY WANT TO BE HAIRSTYLE AS TOLD BY ANTHONY ON DAILY MAIL

Anthony Nader, reveals the most requested styles now as seen on dailymail.co.uk

If you’re looking to start the year with a new hairstyle, you could do worse than listen to Anthony Nader.

The Australian celebrity hairdresser and owner of RAW Hair – who has tended to the tresses of Miranda Kerr, Cate Blanchett and others – has revealed the most requested celebrity styles right now and how to know whether they will suit you.

Speaking to FEMAIL, the leading professional shared his words of wisdom – as well as the three main questions you should ask yourself before heading for a major mane change.

THE THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HEADING FOR A CHOP 

According to Anthony, the first thing you need to think about before requesting a popular – albeit difficult to pull off – celeb style is: Will it suit your face:

‘Ask yourself, “is my face shape going to suit my new haircut?”,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘While Selena Gomez’s jaw-dropping bob is obviously gorgeous, not everyone can carry this look off – and if you go too short, it can end up making your face look much fuller.’

The second question Anthony said you need to ask yourself is ‘how much time in the mornings do you want to spend recreating that red carpet look which you crossed paths with on your Instagram feed?’.

‘Unless you’re Sienna Miller and blessed with that whole “effortlessly undone” thing, then the look you’re coveting might require a lot of styling,’ Anthony said.

Finally, Anthony advised you to ask yourself whether your cut and colour will suit your skin colour:

‘Is that Kim Kardashian ice bottle blonde going to suit your complexion?,’ he said. ‘And can you afford the salon visits to keep you paparazzi worthy?’.

Once you’ve ticked off these questions, then you can consider that style you’ve been obsessing over.

THE CELEBRITY STYLES BEING REQUESTED RIGHT NOW

For Anthony, one of the most popular looks of the moment is Selena Gomez’s bright blonde haircut

‘In a matter of months, Selena’s creamy smooth blonde strands have become a go-to for clients at my salon,’ he said.

‘But you need to be aware that isn’t going to happen in a few hours.’

Instead, the hairdresser said that when people ask for this, he describes it as a ‘journey’ and advises his clients set aside six hours in the chair:

‘I would recommend people who want this look book a consultation first so they can get an idea of how it’s going to look as well as a time frame,’ he suggested.

‘The secret is taking your natural base lighter and slowly with the help of Olaplex, which is key for keeping your strands strong and the colour lasting.’

Anthony also said he’s noticed an upturn in requests for ‘bangs’, which is, in part, down to Jessica Biel’s appearance in the Netflix drama, The Sinner.

‘Gigi Hadid has always been a crowd winner, partly because she does blonde so well,’ he added.

When looking to achieve this look, he said it’s all about ‘how your hair colourist frames the foils and balayage around the face to make it look easy breezy’:

‘The good thing about emulating Gigi’s style is that with such colour, your blonde can be “tweaked”, depending on the season,’ Anthony said.

‘Tweaking your blonde in winter and summer will also help to keep your complexion looking radiant and healthy.’

The fourth celebrity on Anthony’s most-requested list right now is Kendall Jenner, who is currently the highest paid model in the world

‘When Kendall had all of her hair lopped off last year, that was a big game changer which has continually filtered down to all of us looking to do our own Kendall Jenner versions,’ Anthony said.

‘This haircut looks set to morph into an even shorter length for 2018, which is great – as this is a practical look which can be worn with a slightly haphazard bend to give that cool girl textured vibe.

‘Alternatively, you can sweep it right back off your face so it sits flat to the head.’

Finally, you might be surprised to hear many people are requesting pop star, Katy Perry’s, dramatic do

‘Just be careful with this as Katy’s look is difficult to emulate and most likely helped by the presence of constant hair stylists.’

CHECK OUT WHAT ANTHONY NADER SWEARS BY SEEN IN BEAUTYCREW

Kim Kardashian’s super sleek strands are her signature hairstyle. Whether she’s rocking a platinum blonde lob or her natural dark mane, there’s no denying her hair is always flawlessly smooth and shiny – not a fly-away in sight. And finally we know her secret.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted a tutorial on her blog revealing the go-to product she uses to get flawless, fly-away-free locks.

Her trick? She swears by OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets.

They look a lot like blotting papers (they’re actually sheets of hemp paper) and are designed to be rubbed over your hair’s surface from roots to ends to fix dry, static-prone strands. The sheets are infused with coconut oil to calm frizz and smooth down fly-aways, as well as shea butter to give your mane a healthy sheen.

They are a total no-fuss option and perfect for when you’re on the go (did someone say new travel staple?!). What’s more, a pack of 15 costs USD$18, which is roughly AUD$22 (and works out to be about $1.50 per hair sheet). So hopefully when these hair sheets launch on our shores they’ll be the same affordable price! So. Excited.

There’s no word yet on when these handbag-friendly frizz fighting sheets will hit our shores, so in lieu of them, we asked some of Australia’s top hairdressers for their top tips for taming those fly-aways.

#1 / Prepare your hair

Celebrity hairstylist Samuel Overton says in order to avoid frizzy hair and fly-aways, some groundwork is crucial. “It’s all about preparation and using the right products at the right time. Add a control cream when hair is damp/towel-dried and blow-dry it in,” he explains. “Then if needed, add a little more at the end. Apply from mid-lengths to ends. Don’t rely on products on dry hair or when you’ve finished styling, preparation is key.” Overton’s favourite frizz-fighting weapon? He recommends using TAME by UEW Haircare.

#2 / The cool blow-dry

Yep! It might sound odd but celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader swears by a cool blow-dry to keep fly-aways at bay. “After you’ve finished blow-drying, hit the cool shot button on your hairdryer, then run the end of the nozzle over the hair surface for approximately 30 seconds,” Nader explains. “This final step actually keeps your blowout lasting longer as the cool air ‘sets’ the hair shape and also doubles up to impart a healthy sheen.”

#3 / Hairspray smooth

Another tip? Celebrity hairstylist Remington Schulz has a clever trick: “Finish hairstyles with a hairspray like Pantene Pro-V Stay Smooth Hairspray. Spray any baby hairs or fly-aways and then use the edge of the can to smooth them into place. This will give a super sleek finish!”

By Erin Docherty for beautycrew.com.au

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.

ANTHONY NADER SPILLS ON THE MAJOR HAIR HE STYLED FOR KENDALL AND GIGI AT TOM FORD

Anthony Nader gives us the blow-by-blow description on how to get the ‘no-chop-chop’ look as seen on smh.com.au

A major hair chop can be a real transformer and when Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Grace Hartzel sashayed onto Tom Ford’s spring summer runway it looked as if they had all taken the plunge.

According to hair stylist Orlando Pita,”Tom wanted to cut all of the girls’ hair off; this was my solution.”

 

Anthony Nader and Kendall Jenner backstage at the Tom Ford Show.

Anthony Nader and Kendall Jenner backstage at the Tom Ford Show.

 

Pita interpreted this extreme direction by creating a cleverly pinned short cut. He took the models’ hair, twisting and pinning the back section into submission and using his Recast Tinted Oil Spray Glazeand Climate Change Humidity Blocking Hairspray to create textured hair on top. The end result was hair that looked seriously cool.

 

Gigi Hadid opens for Tom Ford at New York Fashion Week. Photo: AP

Gigi Hadid opens for Tom Ford at New York Fashion Week. Photo: AP

 

Pita went on to say that the thing he likes about this hair style is that it will hopefully entice some real life chops.

“That’s the point; we want to inspire you to actually cut all of your hair off.” Australian hair stylist Anthony Nader worked backstage with Pit and gave us the blow-by-blow description on how to get the ‘no-chop-chop’ look.

Nader described the look as “dangerously sexy and very Tom Ford”.

The overarching brief was that Ford wanted “the models to look confident and strong with a little boyish attitude thrown in for good measure.”

“This hairstyle was a hit,” says Nader, “as everyone thought all the models had their famous locks chopped off when really they didn’t. It was really great and this style only took 15 minutes to produce back stage.”

Get the look

Nader talks us through the backstage steps:

·      If your hair strands are super soft and clean just spritz a little sea salt spray all over, so the hair has some grab to it and blast over it with your hairdryer using a large flat paddle brush.

·      Take a wide section at the top centre of your hair; brush it and smooth it back, then twist and secure this into a coil just below the crown then pull the coiled length to the front of your head.

·      Next, take two side sections in front of your ears and direct them back to meet the original coil on your crown and pin these flat and forward with bobby pins.

·      Tousle the pieces that have been brought to the front to mimic a pixie cut. To finish, spray with a light hairspray to keep hair in place.

·      If all else fails set your hair stylist the task.

 

By Stephanie Darling for smh.com.au