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6 FRESH RUNWAY HAIRSTYLES TO TRY THIS SEASON. Hair by Stella Greenwood, Sabrina Maxwell & Anthony Nader. Seen – GRAZIA


By Emily Algar

Deliberate though as this season’s trends may be, they aren’t necessarily tricky or time consuming. At least, they need not be. Rather, it’s about reinventing the classics; just fresh enough to quell hairstyle fatigue, but simple enough to execute in real life. Think insouciant ponytails, a new take on texture, and blunt cuts that do all the talking (so you don’t have to). It’s styled, up and away from your face, but not stuffy or complicated. As far as hair types go, there’s something for everyone, too, from textured to stick straight, long to lob. The best part is that there’s no need to chop, change or colour.

To bring our bourgeois hair dreams to life, we tapped into the expertise of Sydney-based hairstylist Anthony Nader, who knows how to toe the line between styled and simplicity with finesse. Here, he maps out a visual menu of styles to inspire change this season – just not the drastic kind.


In some instances, a great cut is the only style point of reference you need. If your hair is already short, take it up a notch by way of a bowl cut and blunt edges that graze the nape of the neck. Keep things running smoothly by blow-drying with a rounded natural-bristle brush after every shampoo. Finish with a silicon-free serum for hair that shines like glass.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This style is not for the faint of heart. Ask your stylist for a sharp-bowl style where the focus is a clean edge. This style means business, but it’s beautiful.”


Take a trip back to the school yard with two braids. Best suited to long hair, this eternal style is the gift that keeps on giving. Mist hair with a cloud of styling spray for grip, enforce a slick centre part, and work from the hairline all the way down. Once secure, loosen just a little with your fingers. This will last you 48 hours, minimum.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Skip a plastic-tooth comb and use metal instead. It will give you a cleaner result and more longevity.”


Short hair, while chic, can feel limiting as far as styling prospects go. Ignore this hypothesis and try a low-slung knot on for size. Don’t worry about shorter pieces escaping when you twist – the more movement and defiance, the better.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Take a bit of gritty paste, warm between the fingers and scrape damp hair back. This will ensure dimension and hold.”


A prim-and-proper low pony fits the bourgeois bill this season to a tee, but make it interesting by incorporating a loop. It’s a modern, purposeful take on the world’s easiest hairstyle – a reinvention of the wheel, so to speak.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This is perfect on second- (or third-) day hair as natural oils will give it grip. Pull hair into a low ponytail, and on the last loop, only pull halfway through before securing with an elastic, leaving the ends of the tail free.”


Curls are a dichotomy: beautiful but difficult to wrangle. Instead of fighting your texture, give it freedom to dry naturally and then pile it high on top of your head. Use a soft, natural-bristle brush to sweep upwards, and secure with a bungee cord. Skip gels and mists and just lean into your clean, airy strands. Don’t worry about baby hairs either – they’ll just add softness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “You can define fluffy curls with an extra-small hot tong. Once it’s tied up, wind to the ends and let them drop naturally so they bounce freely.”


Up the ante on the classic high pony with an unexpected wrap-around. Once secured at the crown of the head, take the top half and sweep around the elastic, securing with pins and bringing up the length. Thicker hair types should be sure to subscribe, as this will lighten up your hair for maximum swishy-ness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Give heavy ponytails a kick-start with an extra-large curling tong. Wrap up from ends to roots, hold, remove and pin while it cools. Once set, unravel and push ahead with the wrap-around style pictured.”



Just like visiting a skin specialist, a visit to the hairdresser is always rewarding. And we’re not just referring to getting your hair done professionally; we’re talking about the countless number of tips that you pick up from seeing an expert work their magic on your ‘do.

Each hairdresser has their own portfolio of nifty tips up their sleeve, and because visiting a different one each time you need to get your hair done for the sole purpose of picking up some of their tricks can be an effort, we decided to do the hard work for you. We thought it’d be a good idea to chat to not one or two, but thirteen of the best in the biz for their best tips on caring, colouring and styling your hair. And we guarantee that you haven’t heard of most of these out-there tips. You’re welcome.


If you want to hide split ends
“Apart from snipping split ends at a salon, the best thing for an instant fix is to curl the hair inwards and hide the split ends,” says Katy Reeve, National Creative Director of TONI&GUY. “Simply wrap the ends of the hair around a brush and blast with some heat to lock it in, and that way you have created the illusion of no split ends alongside gorgeous bouncy curls.”




If you want to eliminate frizz
“In summer, I blow-dry all hair with a gel, (like Aveda Men Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel), layered with a finishing cream, (like Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme) to stop the hair going big and frizzy with humidity,” says Aveda Artist Darren Summors.




If you want squeaky clean hair
“If your hair has any silicone build-up from bad shampoos and conditioners, saturate hair with Coca Cola and put in a shampoo cap,” explains Lauren McCowan, ambassador of evo. “The Coca Cola will break down the buildup so you can properly wash and treat your hair.”




If you want a tight ponytail
“Use Mr Smith Foundation to prep and prime damp hair, blow-dry, then paddle brush to sweep hair away from the face and gather it at the nape of the neck,” explains hairstylist Elyston Hayden. “Next, use a snag-free elastic to secure the desired pony, and take a cable tie and wrap it around the elastic and tighten. Cut the cable tie end off and slide the elastic off for a cool industrial vibe.”




If you want a custom hair colour
“We use different-sized paint brushes from Bunnings,” says hairstylist Anthony Nader of RAW Hair, “We’ve found that it gives a more natural ‘bleed’ and therefore allows the colour to fuse together beautifully. The bigger the brush, the more camouflaged the blend will be.”




If you want beachy waves
“Divide your hair in four or more sections, plait, then apply a straightening iron along the plaits for no more than three seconds,” says Jules Peacocke, owner and director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup. “As you heat up each length of the plait, let the hair cool and take out the braid.”




If you want to embrace curls
“For a 70s-inspired frizzy wave, take two chopsticks, weave small sections of hair through the chopsticks in a figure eight pattern, then heat with a ghd platinum styler,” says Richard Kavanagh, ghd Creative Director Australia & New Zealand. “Then, slide the chopsticks out and you’re good to go.”




If you want voluminous hair
“For an airy texture to the hair with a LOT of hold, mix one packet of sugar with water in a spray bottle and spray it into the hair before styling,” says Justine Marjan, Global Stylist and celebrity stylist of TRESemmé.




If you want a smoother finish
“Apply hairspray to a natural-bristle toothbrush, and run it over your hair to tame flyaways,” says Adam Reed, founder of Percy & Reed. “This way you can apply a small amount of product and it won’t overload the hair.”




If you want your curls to last for hours
“For a long-lasting curl, curl your hair at night, then sleep with a very loose high ponytail and on a satin pillow,” says Rose Hoffman, creative director of Kérastase’s flagship institute, AlanaKristian. “The next day, your curls will still be intact.”




If you want cool, casual hair
“To create undone texture, apply a primer, like Redken Pillow Proof Treatment Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer Cream, and allow to air-dry for a ‘nude’ textured look” says Dmitri Papas, Redken Global Artist and 2015 ‘Australian Hairdresser Of The Year’.




If you colour your hair at home
“I use a Beautyblender to apply hair colour,” says Lizzie Liros, hairstylist and Philips Haircare Ambassador. “This tool is great for root-stretching, which is where you create more regrowth for a more natural finish.”




If you want just a bit of texture
“Apply a curl cream, like ELEVEN Australia Keep My Curl Defining Cream to damp hair,” explains hairstylist and founder of Eleven Australia, Joey Scandizzo. “Tie sections of hair in twisted knots all over the head and sit under a dryer to create lived-in texture with a natural-looking wave.”


By Iantha Yu for beautycrew.com.au