HAIR – Anthony Nader | Denizen magazine | Summer 17/18
As seen in OK magazine
Anthony Nader spoke to Daily Mail Australia about which hairstyle works for which face shape.
While you might think that opting for a new haircut or style is as simple as pointing at a celebrity and saying ‘recreate this on me’ to your hairdresser, it pays to be a little more prepared when you walk into a salon.
For anyone with this face shape, just remember you’re lucky – according to Anthony, this is the ‘most perfect shape’:
‘The oval-shaped face has got the symmetry and even dimension for you and your hair stylist to have fun creating different hair shapes – because of its evenness,’ Anthony explained.
‘The haircut can also have fun with layers around the face – either short or long.’
Among the celebrity examples with this face shape are Selma Hayek, Julianne Moore and Kate Middleton.
‘You can also embrace the ’70s vibe with this and have your hair one length and long – your facial features will still look incredible,’ he added.
While Anthony admits that having a round face can be ‘tricky’, he also has a few celebrity go-tos, who quite simply nail the style.
‘Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Kirsten Dunst rock a round face,’ he explained.
‘If you’re thinking of trying a bob, I would go for a WOB – that’s basically a wavy bob. This will help to camouflage and soften a round face shape.’
He added that having a side swept fringe ‘complements and elongates’ this face type.
‘If you want to wear your hair down, you can also go in a totally opposite direction and iron your hair poker straight, making sure you keep the shape closed in around the cheekbones,’ Anthony said.
It disguises the ‘apples of your cheeks and the wideness of your jawline, rather than having layers that flick out and expose the roundness’.
How to know if a hairstyle will suit you
* Make an appointment with the hairdresser and let the receptionist know over the phone that you want to create a different YOU.
* Block out 45 minutes to an hour and send references to the hairdresser of what you’re thinking in regards to the different hair shapes ahead of time.
* Go to a wig shop and have a chat to the person working there. Tell them you’re thinking of changing your hair, but don’t want to sacrifice having all your locks chopped off just yet.
* Try on wigs of different textures and length to compare. Make notes.
Even though you might think that a square face needs an angular cut, in fact the opposite is true.
Instead, he said it’s ‘always best to soften the corners of your face by adding a wave or a curl or even having your hairdresser cut an off-centre fringe that sweeps dramatically over to one side’.
‘For those of you that have a pixie-like haircut, just be sure to keep the hair around your hair and neckline a bit longer and softer,’ he advised.
‘This will always camouflage the bone structure of your face.’
Celebrity examples of this style are Natalie Portman, Sandra Bullock and Olivia Wilde.
If your face is cut something like Meryl Streep’s, Liv Tyler’s and Sarah Jessica Parker’s, then you need to add volume at the cheekbones to make your face look more oval in shape:
‘I would also suggest a long, overgrown curtain fringe that is shorter in the middle and blends out longer on the corners and sweeps off, as this is the perfect fringe for shortening the face,’ Anthony said.
Opt for an off-centre parting to offset the symmetrical shape of your face, and if you’re pulling your hair back, then do something back and low rather than back and high.’
But how should you style your locks if your face is shaped like an emoji?
‘Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,’ Anthony said.
‘One thing to note, however, is that you need to ensure you don’t have a blunt straight fringe, and that the edges of it are cut below the edge of the brows, with soft texture.
‘If you’ve got a bob that’s all one length, this helps to counteract the narrowness of the jawline, because you’re creating width in the right areas,’ the top hairdresser added.
Finally, if you have a long face like Blake Lively, Alexa Chung or Jessica Alba – who all wear their God-given looks fabulously – then you need texture and a fringe to add width:
‘Bobs will also suit a longer face shape, as this creates an illusion of shortening the face which is key,’ Anthony said.
‘Have fun creating waves and a haphazard bend in the hair, which will give you the extra oomph and add width.’
Anthony concluded by saying that you’ll notice that people ‘like Blake Lively avoid too much volume on the top of their head, as this only emphasises the length of the face and what you’re trying to detract from’.
‘Keep your volume from the temple down,’ he said.
By Sophie Haslett for Daily Mail Australia
Going in for a chop or change isn’t as simple as pointing to a picture and wishing your way to stardom status hair. In fact, your face shape is the true determinant when it comes to picking the perfect hairstyle. But what works best for your face shape? Vogue sought out to answer your every hair query from celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Nader, ahead of summer to ensure your next chop is your best one yet.
The tip? “Because of its symmetry and balance, the oval face shape is your ultimate goal to reaching when thinking about your new haircut,” says Nader.
Click through to discover the style you’ll be opting for the next time you hit the salon.
Round shaped face
“Go for side swept bangs as this softens around the edges,” says Nader. “The angle of the bangs create more length in your face and provide a more oval shape – which is key.”
“Long hair is totally a goer here, however, ensure to have a few chunky pieces cut in and around the face,” says Nader. “This opens up your tiny features, rather than closing them in and hiding them away.”
“Shorter hair shapes work a dream – and have fun experimenting with them,” says Nader. The trick? “Steer clear of the jawline otherwise the roundness of your face will only be enhanced,” he confirms.
Square shaped face
“Bangs are all about illusion and this is key for square face shapes which tend to be wider at the cheeks and more angular around the jawline,” Nader shares. “A soft A-shape cut works best for women with square faces. The textured ends create angles, which help to soften the jawline and draw attention to your eyes.”
“No matter the length you choose to wear, from here on in, keep your hair strands with movement and not perfectly straight,” he says. And why? “Because having straight strands will only showcase your angular features.”
Nader recommends those with square faces to style a bend or a haphazard wave throughout hair to soften the overall look.
Oblong shaped face
According to Nader, “Opting for a layered fringe and creating an A-shape look will help soften and balance your features. Actually, any strong angular features will be taken down a notch and softened,” he adds.
Nader’s tip? “Keep the length in your hair here and make sure you add some layers around the jawline as to allow the oblong shape to appear more symmetrical and balanced,” he says.
Heart shaped face
“Heart shaped bangs for a heart shaped face as these will soften your look,” says Nader. “This means your bangs will be longer on the outer edges and slightly shorter in the middle.”
“The beauty about these bangs are that they are ideally overgrown and wont need a lot of upkeep due to the natural shape which blends beautifully with shorter, skimming layers around your face,” he shares.
He continues, “You can keep your hair length from medium to longer here, keeping your layers textured and not just one length.”
Why do heart shaped faces want to achieve textured layers? “Having one length will only emphasis your cheeks and small forehead,” Nader confirms.
Long face shape
“Longer face shapes allow for more experimentation around the higher forehead region,” says Nader. “This is where you and your hairdresser can be more strategic about which parts of your face you wish to highlight or soften.”
For example, Nader tells us, “Creating a diagonal angle on your face will help keep people’s eyes focused on your centre features – like your eyes, and lips – rather than on your forehead or lower parts of your face.”
“This summer think 60s Woodstock era. Keep your tresses long and at one length.”
Alternatively, “Shake it up and make sure you create shorter triggers around your face, allowing for the overall style to blend through to the base line length.”
Anthony Nader for vogue.com.au
Make like Jesinta Franklin, Jaime Ridge and Yan Yan Chan’s and polish your bling game.
“Style is art. Style is self-expression. It’s inspiration…”
So says actor, singer and jewellery aficionado Zoe Kravitz, who is one of the six famous faces of Tiffany & Co.’s current HardWear collection campaign shot by high-fashion creative duo Inez and Vinoodh. (She is joined by fellow actors Janelle Monae and Elle Fanning, along with musician Annie Clark (aka St Vincent), supermodel and activist Cameron Russell, and Bolshoi and American Ballet principal dancer David Hallberg.)
Given the solidarity and can-do mood currently electrifying women on a global scale right now, it’s hardly surprising the mood for jewellery trends is hardening up. Fuss-free materials, flowing geometric shapes and layered metal on metal are having their moment in the modern trend sun. Likewise, the celebrity ambassadors for fine jewellery, a la Kravitz and St Vincent, are getting tough too.
Earlier this year, New York-born luxury jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. was on the front foot with this new movement when it released its street vibe HardWear collection fronted globally by pop juggernaut Lady Gaga.
Described as both elegantly subversive and embodying the spirit of the women of New York City, the strong solid gold and sterling silver range of rings, necklaces, bracelets and cuffs shows the 180-year-old Manhattan-based brand is clearly just as tapped into the style mood on the street as it is the tastes of elegant women on the Upper East Side.
“Elegance – I think it represents class,” says a tattooed, pixie-cropped Kravitz in the HardWear campaign video when asked what the name Tiffany & Co. means to her. “It’s an amazing thing to see a brand that can stick around for such a long time. It just becomes a classic.”
On the same theme, GRAZIA spoke to three Australian style mavens – Jesinta Franklin, Yan Yan Chan and Jaime Ridge, who are all friends of the Tiffany & Co. brand too and known for their fashion flair – about their favourite jewellery trends right now, style tips and how they’re hardening their bling game.
One of Australia’s best-known millennial media personalities, 26-year-old Franklin (nee Campbell) is a regular fixture on red carpets, fashion week FROWs, high-fashion parties and our television screens. The former Miss Universe Australia turned top model and social commentator is now just as well known for her polished-but-edgy personal style and bold fashion choices as she is the inspirational wellness philosophy and regime she champions on her website and Instagram.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? It’s quite minimal. I like pieces that I can wear every day and that pair back with any outfit. I like pieces that can be worn between day and night too.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW?
I’m loving the Tiffany and Co. HardWear collection, I love its modern edge and twist on the more classic styles.
CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? For me, it’s about choosing a statement piece and working around that. Whether it’s a watch, chunky bracelet or some earrings, don’t try to overdo it. Pick the piece you want to stand out and make sure everything else you wear compliments it.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? I love the Ball Hook Earrings in gold, the Ball Dangle Ring in gold, and the Ball Bypass Bracelet. Today I’ve changed it up a bit and am currently wearing the Wrap Bracelet in silver. I’ve just got that on with my engagement ring, I get so many lovely compliments whenever I wear this silver Hardwear piece.
While outdated Wikipedia describes her as New Zealand socialite, 24-year-old Jaime Ridge has stepped past her high-profile upbringing (her father is a famous sportsman, her mother a television personality) to forge a successful career as a model, stylist, producer, brand consultant and social media entity.
Her digital passion project Dillon Dot is a fashion, travel and lifestyle platform described by the street style star as “a place where collaborations and creative aspirations are brought to life.” Her aesthetic, which is obvious on her Instagram feed, could best be described as tailored maximalist.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? I’d say modern and clean, but I also love a touch of layering every now and then, especially at the moment – I’m going through a bit of a layering stage. It totally depends on the outfit and the occasion though. Sometimes I love paring it back and simply wearing my tennis bracelet and diamond band. Other times I love to layer necklaces, rock my cuffs, and I do love a clip-on earring now and then.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW? I have two: the monogram trend and the mixing and match jewellery trend.
WHOSE JEWELLERY STYLE DO YOU LOVE? I don’t have a particular person’s jewellery look that I love; I’m much more inspired by the looks I see on the runway. Jewellery styling is such a treat. I just love to mix it up and keep it fun.
CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? Of course, although I don’t know how unique it is. I use jewellery to complete an outfit, so whenever you put on a piece and question it, ask yourself, ‘Does this make total sense, or am I just adding it for the sake of it?’. I also wouldn’t hesitate to mix together different metals. It can look so right when gold and silver are paired together.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? Oh yes, I absolutely love my Tiffany & Co. collection. My favourite piece would be the Graduated Link Necklace – love! It’s just such an easy piece to dress up or down.
YAN YAN CHAN
What began as a place to channel her visual creative ideas during her student years has become a wildly popular fashion and lifestyle blog for stylist, snapper and social media star Yan Yan Chan.
The 23-year-old Chinese-Australian is best known for her candid photography style mostly captured through 35mm film cameras, layered with mixed media like paint and collage. Her signature fashion style, well-known to her many Instagram followers is just as synonymous with her work: edgy, cool, cute street-luxe.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN JEWELLERY STYLE? I’m generally a sentimental person, so when it comes to jewellery I have my few special pieces that have either been gifted or passed down from my parents, which I wear every day and refuse to take off. You’ll see them close to my skin, in the shower, or in the ocean. I love mixing metals, wearing old with the new, the fine with the bold. Anything goes really, but I definitely have a less-is-more approach.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY LOOK RIGHT NOW? I’m really drawn to the heirloom-inspired look and that ‘vintage Parisian market piece you would find on a Sunday afternoon’ type of vibe. I think people are [more conscious of] making pieces that can create an emotional attachment for the buyer and hold longevity via style and quality, instead of a ‘trend’ piece you’ll wear once and forget about. Those are the pieces you want to invest in and keep for a long time, and also wear over and over again.
WHOSE JEWELLERY STYLE DO YOU LOVE? Erin Wasson & Zoe Kravitz. They also both have sick taste in tattoos, which complement their jewellery.
CAN YOU SHARE A GO-TO STYLING TIP YOU’VE ADOPTED RECENTLY? I love layering earrings: double hooping or wearing the same pair of earrings on the one side. I really want to make pendants a thing as well, I started collecting them at the beginning of the year and kind of forgot about them. I have this little Tiffany & Co. gold crab pendant that I’ll loop in with my earrings from time to time. I should get some more.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE NEW HARDWEAR COLLECTION? Hands down the Graduated Link Necklace. I keep this gem safe for special occasions, or on days when I’m not feeling my outfit. It’s perfect as a choker with an old tee, or worn a little longer with a crisp button-down shirt.
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIFFANY & CO.
Does it all really start in the shower? Anthony Nader sets us straight……………well kinda……as seen on Vogue Australia
Looks like we got off on the wrong foot.
We’re officially in the transeasonal time of year where, although bare skin and beach visits are revving up, there’s one woe we just can’t sidestep: the dreaded combination of humidity and hair.
So before attempting to tackle romantic waves for a day at the races or straightening your strands ahead of a night out, Vogue spoke with celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Nader, for every humidity hack from his book of hair secrets to ensure your styled tresses aren’t compromised between seasons.
According to Nader, it all starts in the shower. “Reset your [shower] temperature down to the coolest you can withstand by running the water down your hair from roots to end. This closes your hair scales tight, maximising glossiness and manageability, leaving your hair shape polished,” Nader shares.
Once washed, another key step to prevent hair from fluffing and frizzing comes in the technique of drying. Nader says, “When drying off your hair, rather than rubbing your strands up and down, blot hair.”
“Rubbing your hair will only aggravate each hair strand to become fluffier, whereas if you blot, you’ll beat off the humidity ahead of the day,” he finishes.
As for styling, Nader says the key to avoiding humidity from wrecking your look lies in taking smaller sections when it comes to styling. “If you’re ironing your strands straight or even wanting to apply a wave, make sure you take finer sections, rather than thicker ones,” he shares.
“By taking smaller sections,” Nader continues, “It allows you to have more control of moulding your hair, combatting the day ahead with frizz-free hair.”
And when it comes to picking the perfect humidity-battling hairbrush? Nader swears by a 100 percent pure round bristle brush, sharing, “They really do smooth over the hair beautifully and I tend to bevel the ends as well so they look finished and not entirely dead-straight.”
So once you’ve styled your hair to perfection, it’s time to “seal the deal” Nader shares. “Anti-humidity sprays aren’t a gimmick and are far from it.”
“An anti-humidity spray is the holy grail of fighting frizz,” Nader shares. He continues, “Once you have finished styling your hair, give your entire head of hair a spray and you’ll be set for your day ahead.”
But when it comes to beating humidity long term, rather than just day-to-day, Nader confirms, “Moisture is the key for protecting your strands and building a barrier to seal out the natural elements, like humidity.”
To conclude, Nader tells us, “Your strands can’t get enough moisture over the next few months, so keep on hydrating and you’ll have top performing hair from the boardroom to drinks with the girls in the evening.”
On that note, we’ll both hydrate and cheers to that.
By Jessica Arrowsmith for vogue.com.au
Hey hair mid-life crisis………..we’re talkin to you! As seen on Dailymail.co.uk
As we age, our locks undergo many changes. For women, this is often related to stress and hormones; and while grey strands and hair loss might be the major concerns for women, loss of volume, dullness and dryness can be all signs of your hair’s unhealthy state.
Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says his female clients often complain about grey and lacklustre hair that is dry and without volume.
‘They all come down to basically each hair strand becoming dehydrated and losing it’s plumpness which, in turn, becomes like an autumn leaf,’ he says.
‘You need to keep each hair strand plump and full of life so it performs.’
Mr Nader, who has worked alongside Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bündchen, says stress and hormones can affect a woman’s hair throughout her life.
‘Breastfeeding, menopause and stress can be huge contributors to losing your hair and dealing with calming down your over active hormones,’ he explains.
‘Hormones will wreak havoc and you need to be always one or even two long steps ahead of them.
‘While your body is going through any of these transitions that occur at some point in your life, this is where you need to take extra care in treating the cause of the problem,’ he adds.
‘Going grey can be dealt with by colouring to suit your complexion, the pregnancy thankfully is a time when you need to balance out the supplements and add more nutrients in your day to day diet.’
However, Mr Nader says menopause is particularly ”trying” for women.
‘I’ve seen this stage on many of my clients, and with the right shampoo and conditioning products and styling you can create the illusion of thicker hair and fool the crowd confidently,’ he says.
‘You need to take extra care of maintaining and treating your hair to always feel supple and beautiful.’
Mr Nader recommends getting six-weekly haircuts, avoiding too much bleach and adding layers.
TIPS FOR HAIR LOSS
* Sweep your hair over to the opposite side. It will give you more volume
* Use a dry shampoo to achieve more hair texture
* If you want extra height on the crown area, use a brush, not a comb
* Opt for a thickening shampoo and conditioner
‘Layers are always a fabulous idea when you want and need to bring life back into your hair and especially around your face,’ he explains.
‘Go easy on the bleach and other heavy duty colour treatments as this can over time put stress on your poor hair strands.’
By Sheree Mutton for Daily Mail Australia