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BE CAREFUL THAT YOUR NEW BANGS DONT MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR BACK IN KINDERGARTEN. Anthony gives his top advice when taking the plunge. Seen ELLE.

The Top 4 Fringe Trends To Try This Winter

While the thought of winter tends to inspire more ‘curling up’ than ‘dressing up’, it’s actually the perfect time to experiment with your look, especially when it comes to trialling a fringe.
After all, with summer comes humidity, leaving our locks limp or frizzy. Our efforts with the straightener end up moot, and all we want to do is get our hair off our face and sweat-drenched neck. On the other hand, the colder season actually gives your fringe a fighting chance and lets you see whether you truly like the look. And luckily for us, this season’s crop of fringes are well worth trying.
In order to find out how to style the fringes leading the way in winter 2019, we consulted leading Sydney hairstylist Anthony Nader of Raw Salon.

1. THE MID-LENGTH ‘BLUNT’ FRINGE

The blunt fringe has always been one of the more dramatic styles but this season’s leading style offers a slightly softer mid-length finish.
“I tend to keep the edges of the fringe curved a little lower rather than perfectly horizontal all the way across, as this frames the face beautifully rather than a hard edge, which tends to make the forehead look disconnected from the rest of the face,” says Nader.
“For those of you with petite faces and sharp features, be sure not to take the fringe too blunt, as this is only going to make your features look more angular and harsh.”

2. THE MICRO FRINGE

A tough look to wear and not for the faint of heart, Nader emphasises that this look is best suited to those with oval face shapes.
“I wouldn’t cut the the micro fringe or on face shapes that are too small and round, as this is only going to emphasise the roundness of your face more,” he explains.
“Longer face shapes suit this cut much more. What I tend to do is make the edge of the baby fringe a touch longer on the corners when cutting, as this adds more shape to the face – the ideal shape to attain is oval.”
To give this look a more effortless finish, Nader recommends having your hairdresser cut your micro fringe with a razor.
“This adds more softness and it’s a little bit more fashion-forward, rather than cutting with scissors which can leave a harsher, solid line,” he says.

3. THE CURLY FRINGE

While old school thinking used to discourage those with curls from cutting a fringe because it was thought to mean constant styling, that is no longer the case in 2019. In fact, all that matters now when it comes to achieving this stylishly dishevelled look is how your hairdresser cuts it, Nader explains.
“Personally when I’m cutting a curly fringe, I always cut it DRY. [The ] reason being is that if you cut it wet, you’re always going to underestimate how much it will jump up when it dries. In this case, the fringe will end up a lot shorter than you anticipated—and you may end up looking like you’re off to kindergarten,” Nader tells ELLE.
The key to working a curly fringe on the daily without all the fuss? Nailing the length.
“I’d lean more toward keeping a curly fringe on the longer side in length. [This] tends to lend itself more to a sensual, carefree vibe and it really doesn’t look like it’s just freshly cut. Keep it overgrown and tousled, just below the brows,” says Nader.

4. THE CURTAIN FRINGE

A classic look popularised by French film icon Brigitte Bardot, the curtain fringe is one of the most versatile styles out there. It can be parted in the middle or swept to the side, and depending on preference, can skew shorter towards the centre and longer as it moves further out along the hairline, or kept all fairly similar in length.
“I still think that the curtain fringe is the number one look I am asked for, simply because you see a lot of celebrities with various lengths of a curtain fringe, effortlessly styled to look super cool but sexy at the same time,” says Nader.
“The thing that I love about the curtain fringe is that when it’s cut right, it automatically looks worn-in and soft. [This is] because, when playing with fringes, there’s a very fine line in the way that it’s cut, where it can either look French-girl-chic or unfortunately as though you you’ve cut your hair in the bathroom with a pair of blunt scissors.”
A great look to trial in winter and take into summer, this fringe looks relaxed and elegant even as it grows out. And the best part about it? It suits everyone.
“Another thing I love about the curtain fringe is that its suitable for literally every face shape, depending how the hairdresser lines up the shape of the ‘curtain’, so to speak,” says Nader.

DID BELLA HADID REALLY SPORT HER NEW LOOK THIS WEEK AT MARC JACOBS & CHAR DEFRANCESCO’S WEDDING IN NEW YORK? Anthony dishes up the how-to seen New Idea magazine.

Bella Hadid has had her super long, brunette locks chopped (we think) and is now sporting a very retro-style fringe.

The 22-year-old Victoria’s Secret model has been snapped with feathery bangs framing her face and she looks completely different.

 

Bella’s new style is a testament to just how much a fringe can switch things up.

Her 70’s-inspired baby-soft bangs were debuted at the weekend wedding of fashion designer Marc Jacobs and there’s no doubting that he would have fully approved. We are talking a seriously on-trend hair style here.

 

 

Bella’s fringe made her look like a legitimate (and very, very pretty) member of Charlie’s Angels.

There’s no question whether it suited her or not – it most certainly did!

The only thing we were left wondering is whether this was a real fringe cut into her luxuriously, long locks, or a clip-in set of some kind. Faux or natural? Who’s to say. What we can confirm is it looked beautiful on her – and that she looked 100 per cent brand new.

 

 

That comes as no surprise to award-winning stylist Anthony Nader, of RAW Hair,

“It surprises people all the time but the fact is a fringe can make a huge difference in how you look,” says Anthony.

They’re also other benefits to bangs. For example, they do work incredibly well as camouflage for any fine lines and/ or wrinkles! Not that Bella has any of those.

Sadly though, not all hair is suited to soft, wispy tendril-style bangs like Bella’s.

 

 

Bangs cut into hair that’s coarse and/ or frizzy will not simply fall like Bella’s and instead will need to be straightened after every wash.

But hey, the results are clearly worth it.

WHICH HAIRCUT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE – AND WHY

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.

From oval-shaped like the Duchess of Cambridge, to round like Emma Stone, here FEMAIL reveals how to get your best locks ever before Christmas.

When it comes to what hairstyle will suit you, it’s in fact down to your face shape – if your face is oval, like the Duchess of Cambridge’s, you’ll more than likely pull anything off

OVAL FACE

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.

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‘The oval-shaped face has got symmetry and even dimension and your hair stylist can have fun creating different shapes – because of its evenness,’ Anthony said (pictured: Julianne Moore)

While Anthony admits round faces, like Emma Stone (left) and Kirsten Dunst (right), can be tricky, he recommends going to a WOB - or wavy bob - in order to nail the style

While Anthony admits round faces, like Emma Stone (left) and Kirsten Dunst (right), can be tricky, he recommends going to a WOB – or wavy bob – in order to nail the style

 

ROUND FACE

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.

Reason why?

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.

'For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,' Anthony said (pictured: Natalie Portman)

‘For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,’ Anthony said (pictured: Natalie Portman)

SQUARE FACE

Even though you might think that a square face needs an angular cut, in fact the opposite is true.

‘For a square face, the ideal haircut is not angular and box-like, as this is only going to emphasise the squareness of your jawline and the outline and width of your forehead,’ Anthony said.

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.

Anthony recommends softening the corners of your face (pictured: Olivia Wilde)

Anthony recommends softening the corners of your face (pictured: Olivia Wilde)

Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured) is one purveyor of the rectangular face shape - others include Meryl Streep and Liv Tyler

Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured) is one purveyor of the rectangular face shape – others include Meryl Streep and Liv Tyler

RECTANGULAR FACE

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.’

 

Between Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian (pictured), the heart-shaped face is well-represented in the celebrity set

Between Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian (pictured), the heart-shaped face is well-represented in the celebrity set

 

HEART FACE 

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.

 

Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,' Anthony said (pictured: Reese Witherspoon)

Incorporate a soft high swept fringe to accentuate your eyes and draw away the focus from a pointy chin,’ Anthony said (pictured: Reese Witherspoon)

 

LONG FACE

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

9 OF THE BIGGEST FRINGE PROBLEMS, SOLVED

This is dedicated to the fringe lovers as seen on beautycrew.com.au

How to ensure the style doesn’t get the better of you.

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We’ve all been there. You’re bored and tired of your standard middle part and long layers, so you scour the Internet looking for some hair inspiration for your next cut before an idea strikes: you should go back to having a fringe.

You try to justify the decision to yourself…it will be different this time, you’ll style it every day and go back to the hairdresser for regular trims to maintain the cut. And while some of you may do just that, the majority are more than likely to let the fringe get the better of them.

So, to avoid the telltale signs of a neglected fringe and to find out the solutions to nine of the biggest fringe problems, we reached out to two leading hairstylists, Anthony Nader from RAW in Sydney and Lisa Farrall, Brand Ambassador for Fudge Professional, to get their expert opinion on the tricky hairstyle.

#1 / You keep getting forehead pimples

If there’s one thing that is synonymous with a fringe, it’s the increased chance of developing pimples on your forehead. If you have skin that’s prone to breakouts, Nader recommends steering clear of a “heavy fringe as your pores on your forehead won’t be able to breathe as easily as say, a light wispy fringe.” He continues: “The rule you should stand by is the more your forehead is hair strand free, the less problems you will have with your skin.”

#2 / You’re spending too long getting ready

The reason why many people opt not to have a fringe is because of the additional styling that’s required when getting ready each morning. To ensure your fringe is as low maintenance as possible, Nader suggests discussing your morning routine with your hairdresser so the two of you can customise your fringe and find the best option for your hair type and lifestyle.

Additionally, Farrall recommends using “a comb in the morning to blast your fringe forward with a hairdryer. Even if the rest of your hair isn’t completely dry, the fact that your fringe is finished will give you a lot more forgiveness in the mirror.”

#3 / You don’t know which tools and products to use

In addition to a comb, Nader says, “you only want to use one brush, which would be a medium size round barrel with loads of bristles, as this keeps your fringe polished for longer.”

Nader also suggests seeking out a hairdryer with a thin nozzle attachment: “this is key for keeping your fringe looking runway ready as it gives that perfect finish and also keeps its shape for longer.”

Product wise, foam or sea salt sprays work best to “dirty up your fringe,” shares Nader. “As crazy as this sounds, doing this to your fringe will give it more substance and ensure the style lasts longer, rather than no product where it might feel too clean or soft.”

We love ghd Cermaic Vented Radial Brush size 4, Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer and Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray.

#4 / You don’t know how to maintain your fringe

There isn’t much you can do to avoid constant trips to the hairdresser if you want to keep your fringe nicely shaped and in good condition. Nader says you should be having your fringe snipped every three to four weeks however, Farrall mentioned, “Most reputable salons will offer you a free fringe trim in between your six to eight week cut, so make sure you take them up on this offer.”

#5 / You’re afraid of the commitment

If you want a fringe but are afraid of the hair commitment, Nader suggests opting for “a fringe length that always has a soft nibbled out appearance rather than a solid blunt edge.” As a rule of thumb, he also recommends a fringe length that sits “just below the eyebrows and curve lower around the temple area as this complements any face structure the most.”

#6 / You don’t know how to hide it

If you’re looking to go back to your days when you didn’t have a fringe (just for the day), or simply need it out of the way while exercising, “you can’t go past the ever classic wide black elastic headband,” says Nader. Alternatively, you can integrate your fringe with the rest of your hair at the crown of your head and tie it back into a braid or plait.

#7 / You’re not sure how to style it

“The most common mistake I see people making is blow-drying their fringe with a round brush straight from the root. This creates a massive lift at the root and unless you’re going to an ‘80s party, it isn’t a good look. Instead, comb the hair flat and blow-dry in the direction you want it to fall, then using a round brush you can smooth the ends, if needed,” explained Farrall.

Additionally, for those who have a cowlick, Nader suggests avoiding a fringe altogether unless you’re willing “to blow-dry your fringe daily to control where and how it sits.”

#8 / You want to grow it out

There will inevitably come a time when you’ve had enough of your fringe and you’re looking to grow it out. When this happens, Nader says the best way to style your fringe is by sweeping it to one side. “This is by far the best way to keep your appearance looking groomed and polished 24/7.”

#9 / You don’t like the cut

As Chloe Morello recently discovered, we’re all at risk of experiencing a haircut disaster at one time or another. If this happens to you while getting a fringe, Nader’s number one piece of advice is to “tell them then and there and work out a solution before you leave the chair.”

By Kate Niven for beautycrew.com.au

BANG, BANG, WITHOUT THE COMMITMENT

Legitimately chic ways to fake a fringe for the night.

Sadly there’s no wrong-way-go-back-button when it comes to chopping a fringe. Where you can cover bad balayage in a single salon session, or overcome a unflattering haircut by committing to the top knot – but bangs gone bad call for months of post-salon PTSD and a tonne of bobby pins to overcome.

Thankfully the fashion set has pioneered a stylish substitute – the faux fringe. Whether it’s Lily Aldridge’s clip in version or the countless trompe l’oeile tricks employed by hairstylists backstage at fashion week – faking a fringe has never been so easy or so chic.

Here are five ways to fake an eyebrow-grazing fringe for the night.

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

THE SCHOOLGIRL SWOOP
If you’re not into full-blown bangs –faux or for real- then try Guido Palau’s innocent-but-edgy side bangs from Isabel Marant A/W 2016-17. Easier on straighter hair, start with a deep side part and then drape the front section down over one eyebrow, softly twisting it around as you go before pinning behind your head.

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THE FACE-FRAMING CURTAINS
Part Bardot-bangs, part kiss-curls, the fake fringe trickery from Mary Katranzou’s A/W16 show was a beauty moment to behold – and super simple to copy. Backstage at the show hairstylist Duffy created a center part first and then slicked strands down into a half-heart shape using gel for sheen and malleability. For a more user-friendly approach, prep with a dry texture spray than twist and tuck behind each ear.

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

THE SLEEK AND SWEEP
How deep is your side part? Steal hairstylist James Pecis’s fake fringe trick from the recent Mugler Autumn/Winter 2016, by sweeping the front section across your face and tucking behind the opposite ear. Pin in place and mist with a medium hold spray.

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

CREDIT: NOWFASHION

THE BOYISH BANGS
A style reminiscent of the choppy bangs we saw and loved at Prada’s standout Spring/Summer 2013 show, Burberry’s updated David Bowie-inspired fringes couldn’t have been cooler. DIY by twisting the top half of you hair into a French roll, then take pin the tail up and round over your forehead. Finish with hairspray.

CREDIT: Instagram @brycescarlett

CREDIT: Instagram @brycescarlett

THE CLIP IN
Clip-in fringes are a favourite A-List now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t, beauty trick. We’ve seen Kendall snapping one into her top knot at the American Music Awards, Gigi going loose and shaggy at the MTV Music awards and Lily Aldridge channeling Jane Birkin on a shoot. Yet even obligation-free fringes require some know-how says hairstylist and owner of Sydney Raw Salon, Anthony Nader. “When it comes to clip-in fringes my advice is to go to the natural hair section of a reputable wig shop,” he says, “Firstly because you can colour it and use any heat appliance on it, whereas synthetic will singe under heat and is often too shiny to blend naturally with your real hair.”

By Sara Mclean for grazia.com.au

HOW TO PICK THE BEST FRINGE FOR YOUR FACE

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When the Duchess of Cambridge changes up her signature beauty look, we take notice. And earlier this month the glamorous royal got us in quite the tizz, stepping out with a long, parted fringe which we think suits her royal gorgeousness to a tee. Props to the new mum for going for such a high maintenance style (have you ever OWNED a fringe? Hard. Work.) But then again, she does have a stellar style squad at her disposal…

Bellas, it’s time to book that appointment as fringes are officially back in the spotlight. We sat down with uber Sydney hair stylist and owner of RAW Salon, Anthony Nader, to get you lowdown on this style’s fringe benefits. Here’s how to take the plunge, no matter what face shape your mamma gave you.

ARE FRINGES FOR EVERYONE?

“Not everyone can show off a fringe, due to their bone structure and face shape. In saying that, your hairdresser can adapt a suitable fringe shape for your face and, of course, your lifestyle. I always recommend taking in references of fringes that you love and well…fringes that you don’t love, so you’re both on the same journey to having a fab new fringe.”

LET’S TALK ABOUT KATE…

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“Well let’s applaud the Duchess of Cambridge here for just a moment and all take a look at her royal paparazzi-worthy fringe. Notice how the length sweeps longer at the edges and shorter in the middle area. There’s really nothing more beautiful than overgrown fringe that flutters below the eyes and swings softly off the face.

“The other great benefit about this type of fringe shape is that it’s super easy to blend into the rest of your hairstyle if you don’t want to showcase your new statement piece for that occasion.

I’m a little bit biased but, I do go weak at the knees when I see a fringe shape that is on the longer side than shorter, as it’s far more flattering and sexy, too.”

WHAT FRINGE SUITS EACH FACE SHAPE?

If you’re oval like Taylor Swift

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“The oval shape has always been considered the most perfect because of the even symmetry here. The sky is really the limit girls, so explore different lengths and shapes and wear your fringe with confidence.”

If you’re square like Nicole Richie

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“This can be tricky because the more blunt and square you make your fringe the more noticeable and angular your bone structure will appear, and we need to soften these. Always opt for a fringe that’s off-centre or longer on one side and sweeping right over your face. By adding asymmetry to your new fringe shape, you’ll even out the proportion to your face shape.”

If you’re round like Christina Ricci

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“What you need to do here is diffuse the roundness and also keep the length floating well below the eyebrows. The other key here is making sure the edges of your fringe look more textured and soft, rather than being cut blunt and solid in appearance which is a complete no no.”

If you’re a heart like Kourtney Kardashian

we LOVED when KK rocked this fringe back in 2013!

we LOVED when KK rocked this fringe back in 2013!

“Think Bardot-esque here with your sexy longer length, as that strong V shape hair line in the middle of your forehead won’t be as noticeable from now on. This will also even out your forehead with your cheekbones immensely.”

ANY TOP FRINGE TIPS AND TRICKS?

#1 – If you have a cow lick

“Show your stubborn cow lick who’s boss. When your fringe is damp, style into place using a nozzle on the end of your hairdryer. Direct the heat downwards and across the opposite direction it wants to fall (which 10 times out of 10 is NOT the direction you want it to go) with your comb. Hit the cool shot button immediately afterwards and keep combing, as this sets your new shape and takes care of that cow lick.

#2 – If your hair is totally wild

“If you’re really in love with having a fringe and your hair texture is on the wilder side, always use the coolest temperature water you can stand. This makes a huge difference in the texture and makes it softer; it will also sit closer to the head.”

#3 – For smoothness that lasts all day

“Start by smoothing over the fringe in the desired shape and, to counteract any growth patterns, use a playing card or business card and lay that flat on the area you want to behave and use a long clip to fasten. Once the hair has cooled down, take the clip and card away and you’re ready for your day ahead.

#4 – If you’re in a rush

“If you’re short on time and want to just concentrate on the front area, mould your fringe into the desired shape and and braid the back into a low ponytail. When you go out that night you can unravel your braid and you have beautiful soft waves.”

BELLABOX PICKS: NEW FRINGE ESSENTIALS

1. A good quality hairdryer with diffuser, like the Parlux 3800 Eco Friendly Ionic & Ceramic Dryer, sourced from recycled materials with a super fast dry time.

Parlux 3800 Eco Friendly Ionic & Ceramic Dryer

2. You’ll probably play with your new fringe without even realising you’re doing it. To deal with oily roots when you don’t have time to wash, dry shampoo is a fringe’s best friend.

LEE STAFFORD Poker Straight Dry Shampoo_0

3. Fringes take a little extra work with the tongs and dryer, so it’s important to protect your hair from heat styling. Invest in a good quality styling spray to minimise damage.

L'OREAL PARIS Elnett Satin Styling Heat Spray

4. Some days, your fringe might not want to play nice. That’s what bobby pins were invented for.

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By Pip Jarvis for bellabox.com.au 

THE BEST HAIR FROM THE MET GALA 2014

Anthony Nader splashes out on who are the Met Gala 2014 Ball Red Carpet Hair Winners in vogue.com.au

Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough at Met Gala 2014

The hair looks that turned up on the red carpet for the Met Ball’s 2014 gala, in celebration of couturier Charles James, were in styles as varied as the gowns being celebrated. Here we profile our favourites and tell you how to re-create key looks.

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Red carpet waves are a consistently elegant look and were embraced by Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough. If you’re recreating the look for a special occasion be prepared to touch up throughout the night, as you would your makeup. Hair authority Anthony Nader says he advices clients to take a travel size hair spray in their clutch for the night. “When needed they can give any nasty flyaways a once over in the powder room.”

For Dree Hemingway’s Hollywood ringlets Nader says:

1. On damp hair squeeze a good size tennis ball size of firm hold foam into your palms and work through your hair from roots to ends, rake through and shake dry 80% with your hairdryer.

2. Create a deep side part then take four equal sections. Take three-inch sections starting from the nape area with your large round bristle brush and stretch sections upwards all the way up to the crown area. Do the same with the front sections.

3. Using velvet hot rollers, take horizontal sections parallel to your part line and wind the rollers under from top to nape area. Let them set and cool for longevity.

4. Once cool, unravel the rollers and brush the curls to create volume. Give hair a once over with hairspray.

Soft wave

A romantic take on glamour in the form of soft waves was favoured by Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bünchden and Victoria Beckham.

Short hair

A swathe of celebrities have gotten the chop of late and worked their shorter strands into elegant styles for the Met red carpet. Oscar Oscar master stylist Jacky Chan says the important thing to remember is to choose a complementary style. “Hair always needs to complement the dress and styling. If the dress is romantic and feminine, waves and pincurls always look beautiful and elegant, or if the dress is modern and structured sleek styling is best,” says Chan. His top tip? “Less is more with shorter styles.”

Deep side part

Lily Cole, Cara Delevingne and Emily Cole chose the flattering effect of a deep side part and waves.

Plaited

Kristin Stewart and Joan Smalls chose to plait their tresses for a fresh take on red carpet dressing.

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The back of Kristin Stewart's plait

De-fringe

Suki Waterhouse swept her signature fringe into a simple updo for an elegant refresh of her look.

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High Bun

Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Aldridge and Ivanka Trump opted for a timeless style reminiscent of James’s models.

Tousled casual waves

Alexa Chung, Katie Holmes and Kate Mara all sported softly ruffled waves that lent an effortless feel to their ensembles.