Anthony Nader RAW / ELLE Magazine / September 2015
Brazil’s secret to silky strands?
What skin is to Korea and fragrance is to France, hair is to Brazil. This is after all the country whose supermodel citizens (Gisele, Alessandra, Adriana at al.) helped make the phrase ‘Victoria’s Secret hair’ a permanent part of the beauty vernacular.
Local women characteristically have naturally full, thick hair, so salons in Brazil thrive on offering straightening, smoothing and strand-saving procedures. According to Fashionista, a Brazilian women generally allocate a whopping 10 per cent of their salaries on their hair.
The latest Brazilian beauty trend making making waves in the States is velaterapia; a treatment that involves singeing off split ends with the flame of a candle.
Allegedly the technique treats over-styled and over-processed hair, leaving it smooth and like it has been freshly cut without having to loose length. It sounds like a dream treatment for anyone trying to grow their hair out but does it actually work?
Hairstylist Anthony Nader, who splits his time between Sydney and New York isn’t 100% sold on the whole singeing thing. “I totally respect it, but really at the end of the day it’s only a “band aid” solution to repairing your split ends until you want to sacrifice getting your ends trimmed,” he says. “A trim will always be 100% productive to ensuring your split ends will cease and promoting healthiness and also helps with going your manes longer to desired length,” says Nader, who suggests maintaining length with regular baby trims. “If you go in for a baby trim every 6-8 weeks you can have what you only wanted off and both you and your hairstylist are happy now.”
Fads are fun but Nader says long hair comes from a back-to-basics approach. Team mini-trims with moisturising masks and a follicle-feeding diet, lay-off the heat tools, and you’ll be on your way to Rapunzel-lengths in no time.
By Sara McLean for elle.com.au
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.
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.”
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.”
“Make sure you keep combing your strands super smooth as you braid. That’s the key here for this look.”
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”
As seen on www.elle.com.au
The leading Aussie hair stylist chats to us about blunt ends, troche New York and saying bye-bye to Bondi hair.
Australian hair stylist Anthony Nader spends his time living in the best of both worlds. He divides his time between Sydney, working at his salon Raw in Surry Hills, and New York, spritzing, styling and chopping up a storm.
His rich experience with everyday women in his salon and mega-watt editorials in the big smoke certainly give him an edge that makes us instantly listen up when he’s got the lowdown on locks.
He found the time to chat with us amidst the high profile jobs and jet lag, revealing to us his obsession with blunt ends, Anna Kendrick and his thoughts on Bondi culture not being all it’s cracked up to be…
What trends do you see coming through for winter?
Girls it’s time to say good-bye to that Bondi Beach stringy look, your ends have copped such a beating in the last few months. I get the whole summer glow thing but let’s concentrate on making your hair your main priority. Embrace a healthier look your strands will love you for this winter.
Blunt ends are what it’s all about. There’s a nice quiet confidence about them. I’m seeing now that hair that isn’t afraid to look super sharp as it makes the hair float more and appear hydrated.
It doesn’t matter what your desired length is for winter just so long as the final result looks graphic and with one product you can give movement to the interior layers of your hair.
Is there a current NYC hair trend that you can see making its way to Australia?
There’s definitely a wave now of keeping hair more touchable and low-key, rather than having that rebellious I-don’t-give-damn look of not washing your hair.
I think Australia will always have that beach culture, it’s our trademark. But it’s really an easy transition from putting your Bondi Beach look on the back burner till summer and keeping your strands breathable by shampooing your hair more and not using gluggy styling products.
Keep it simple here girls. I can’t stress to you enough that by using one or two key products, your hair style will look like a native New Yorker in a flash. Minus the jet lag.
Which celebrity has the hottest hair right now?
My hair heroes for winter are Lara Stone in the latest Calvin Klein campaign with her sexy airy voluminous strands, Anna Kendrick’s long tousled waves with blunt ends, Rihanna’s razor blunt graphic bob in the latest Dior ads and Taylor Swift’s soft baby-like hair with a bold fringe; a look still in high demand from my clients.
Tell us, what’s the colour of the season?
Shine, shine and even more shine!
First of all, if you’re still rockin’ the two tone ova-the-top Balayage and still want to stay on that track, just tone down the bleached mid-lengths and ends a few shades so they look more natural and rich rather than appearing dehydrated and wispy.
I’m really into the “Tortoise Shell” technique where you have a few complementary shades that bounce off each other. So when your hair moves you see a variation of beautifully rich colours and textures. The technique also works perfectly on finer hair strands, giving them a thicker more and lustrous appearance. It’s really all about the colour placement with this technique.
Highlights are a given but go easy on the stripes on your hair part. Opt for a more subtle look. Have your colourist weave very fine highlights on your part to frame your face. This way your colour will grow out more naturally and resemble a halo of sun kisses. It’s better for your hair in the long run.
What’s a trend to avoid this season?
Looking like you’re in a band that has played at a gig till 5am and your hair is all rocked out! Less “louder” looking hair. I like this winter’s hair trend to be more on the quieter side. I don’t think your hair needs a multitude of colours or a haircut bigger than Ben Hur to scream out “Look at my hair!”. It’s the quiet achievers that I notice. That’s what I tune into in my world.
Check out Anthony’s hair adventures between Sydney and New York on his Instagram.
Anthony gives us the perfect up do for the long weekend as seen on elle.com.au
Five steps to chic, ed easy-to-do-hair for autumn.
Who says interesting-hair means hard work? Hairstylist & owner of Sydney’s RAW salon, Anthony Nader explains how to get the covetable twisted-chignon from Celine’s AW 14-15 catwalk.
1. On damp hair, spray sea salt spray through the mid lengths. Adding a little ocean-texture means silky hair will keep hold of the twisted bun. For those with thinner locks, spray a little extra onto the roots to thicken the hair.
2. Grab a hair dryer, and roughly dry hair about 80% of the way, on medium heat, so your arms don’t tire. Divide the hair from temple to temple, clipping the top section away. “Sectioning your hair halves drying time and give you a smoother blow-dry.” Dry the bottom section, while running a large paddle brush the hair for a smooth finish. Repeat with the top section, directing the hair in a backward motion towards the nape of the neck.
3. Tilt your head back and flick the cool-button on the hair-dryer. Target the cooler air on the hair line to tame fly-aways. “People forget about the cool-air function on the hair dryer, but it sets the hair and gives the style longevity.” If the hair is feeling silky and fine, spray dry shampoo into the roots and brush out to add extra grit. Nader suggests trying coloured shampoo that matches your natural shade, to give fine hair a more bulky appearance.
4. With a bungee-grip on hand, brush the hair back and secure the tie around a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Make sure the elastic is secure, but not too tight as the tail will be threaded through later to create the bun. If the ponytail looks dry and frazzled, Nader suggests using a light weight shine-spray, or hair-oil for a healthy, glossy finish. Try using Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist ($30.95, Redken, 1300 650 170).
5. Begin to twist the tail, in a downward direction. Once you feel traction, the twist should naturally fold back on itself in a neat shape. Pull the ends through the bungee tie, and finish with a spritz of Redken’s Forceful 23 Super Strength Hairspray ($27.95, 1300 650 170) to flatten any stray hairs.
Anthony Nader’s Blonde Ambition as seen in ELLE Australia
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Anthony Nader gives us the step-by-step to get cool-girl hair.
Straight from the runway at NYFW, cialis Sydney’s own Anthony Nader, pills owner of RAW Salon, assisted Redken’s Creative Consultant, Guido Palau at yesterday’s Ralph Lauren Polo show, creating laid back glossy lengths for the AW14 collection. ELLE got the exclusive on how to achieve the look.
“It’s a more polished beach hair that is refined and doesn’t look crunchy or brittle.” Nader says.
1. On damp hair, spray a texturizing spray all over and rough dry with hands to promote airiness. Guido used Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two-Day Extender ($30.95, 1300 650 170)
2. Grab an extra-large hot tong and wrap 5 cm size sections around the barrel from mid lengths and ends.
3. Be sure that you don’t make the wave too defined, as you want a more tousled and relaxed feel.
4. If time permits, gather your hair to just below the crown area and twist the tail loosely and pop a few pins in to secure the hair.
5. Keep the bun in until you are ready to leave for the day to set the movement. Then brush lightly for that floaty airiness.