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I was once skiing in Aspen with some great friends and we were keen to catch first lift, so to make haste, my friend Kate decided to skip blow-drying her long, blonde hair before we headed out the door at first light. Big mistake. BIG.

Just as we hit the base of Ajax and were about to alight the gondola, she let out blood curdling shriek that made us all nearly jump out of our ski boots. Her wet hair had quite literally frozen and snapped off, rendering her with a somewhat asymmetrical and weird looking bob. She wasn’t happy. Not at all.

Anthony Nader’s Hair Tips

For some other handy hair hints in the snow, I asked my mane man, celebrity hair stylist Anthony Nader from Raw Hair in Sydney, for his top tips on keeping your locks lush in harsh winter conditions for some advice.

“The sub-zero temperatures in the snow will wreak havoc on your hair if you let them,” says Anthony.  “Luckily, they’re easily outsmarted.”

Moisturise moisturise moisturise

“You’re not just in the cold, but an environment that is lacking greatly in humidity, so any moisture in your hair will quickly be sucked out. Prep your locks before you get on the sloped by using a leave-in moisturiser before you blow-dry,” advises Anthony.

“Also, pack a travel-sized deeply hydrating shampoo and conditioner to keep tress stress at a minimum throughout your ski trip. If you can fit it in your luggage, a deep conditioning hair mask sachets is a great idea, too. Use it every couple of days.”

Stylin’ on the fly

Next up, you want to watch how much you’re styling your hair. Sure, you want to look cute at après, but nobody really expects you to have a full ‘do going on. The more you use heated styling products, the more your hair will come under stress and you could wind up with split ends and mega damage.

“When you’re blow-drying or styling your hair in an alpine environment, try to stick to a quick blast dry, beginning with low heat so as not to stress your strands,” says Anthony.

“Start on lower heat and then only if you’re not achieving the shape or style you want, turn up the heat one notch.”

We’re guessing you’re probably using the hotel’s hair dryer, so it won’t have much force to it anyway, but just to be sure, apply a little of your leave-in moisture cream first. Once you’ve finished drying, spray some dry shampoo into the roots, as this will help combat helmet hair.

Keep that travel-sized bottle of dry shampoo in your ski jacket, too, for the same reason.

“Once you’re off the mountain, head to the bathroom and stick your head under the hand dryer upside down for a few seconds to gift it some lift,” says Anthony. “Then, spray the dry shampoo directly into the roots to give lift and a bit more fullness and shape.”

Hair products for alpine conditions

Theorie Argan Oil Reform Hair and Body Travel Pack, $39.95, which includes Ultimate Reform Shampoo, Ultimate Reform Conditioner, Ultra Luxe Body Cleanser, Ultimate Reform Hair Serum and Argan Ultimate Reform Hair Mask, all housed in a handy travel case.

Justice Professional Smooth and Groom Travel, $5.95. It’s a rich conditioning cream that strengthens and smooths hair, while protecting against aforementioned frozen snapping disasters. It also increases shine and brightness and helps to repair cuticle damage, tames frizz and adds control to strong, unruly hair.

Klorane Travel Size Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $7.95. Paraban-free, colorant-free, sulphate-free, this dry shampoo has highly absorbent micronized powders and oat milk to soothe and protect.


We asked an international hair stylist about the hue that’s all over Instagram.


There’s a hot new hair colour cropping up in our Insta feeds, and it’s not Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year, Living Coral — which is actually divine btw — or the overdone millennial pink.

We’ve got a hunch that the hue for summer will be *drum roll* lilac. It’s fresh, fun and just a little bit grown up.

If you need further proof that this dusty purple shade is where it’s at, consider this — searches for lilac hair inspo on Pinterest have exploded by 1,077 percent.

Plus, from the looks of it, Lady Gaga just went lilac so you know it’s gonna be big.


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Is lilac the hue for you? We asked international award-winning hair stylist Anthony Nader — who heads up the RAW Anthony Nader salon in Sydney’s Surry Hills — for his thoughts.

Who suits lilac?

“For those of you with pale porcelain milky skin complexions, this rainbow colour is going to work a treat for your complexion,” Nader told 10 daily.

However, if your skin tone is too warm, you might want to chat with your colourist about other options as “it’s going to make your lilac strands look ruddy.”

In terms of hair colour, lighter is better as a starting off point for going lilac.

If your hair sits within the dark blond to light-medium brown range then you’re good to go.

“Lilac is going to work for you because your natural base is so light and therefore when you have your colour process done it won’t take hours sitting in the salon,” Nader said.

A lighter base also means your mane stays healthier during and after the colouring process.

“The main factor is the health of your hair — strands will still be in tip-top condition as they won’t blow out with all the bleach applications.”

Looking after lilac

“To upkeep your smooth, sweet lilac hair shade, you should also invest in a cosmetic colour shampoo,” Nader told 10 daily.

“That’s going to keep your strands looking incredible and full of colour pigment between salon visits.”

Nader even had some tips for when it comes to doing your makeup with new lilac locks.

“Experiment with soft hues, a stained lip or a stained cheek or go more adventurous with a winged cat eye.”


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So, can we go lilac at home?

That’d be a no, at least according to Nader.

“I never recommend home colours as they only lead to disasters, and then you have to get a salon to fix up your ‘creativity’ which will most likely cost you more money and time in the long run.”

It’s best to leave going lilac to the professionals.

“This application takes precision and time — especially if applying bleach and peroxide if needed.

Your stylist will be adept at making sure your lilac goes on evenly, so it “looks like a million bucks and not like you got it from a lucky dip.”

Sure, it might take time out of your busy schedule but think of it as some well-deserved ‘me’ time.

Salon styling notes

So, you’re gonna go lilac — what do you ask for when you hit the salon?

“I always suggest taking a few references — and by this I mean no more than five, otherwise you might accidentally put your hairdresser on ‘sleep mode’,” Nader advised.

“References are perfect because that can also determine the intensity of the shade desired and the pro’s and con’s about how it’s going to work with your hair type.”

Once you and the stylist have settled on a shade, then the lilac fun can get underway.




Somewhere along the way, we agreed that brushing your hair a 100 strokes a night would keep it healthy and growing long. But does brushing your hair really make it grow? While this myth is about as lovely and real as Santa Claus, there are some legit ways to make your hair grow longer and faster.

We’re in an era where we are leaving some old beauty myths behind. While our grandmothers and mothers believed in shampooing often and brushing hair vigorously for a healthier look, we now know another reason your hair isn’t growing any longer.

You might be brushing it too often and too aggressively. Not being gentle on your scalp or hair strands while brushing can lead to thinner hair, or even worse- hair loss.

That’s the opposite of what you’re going for, right?

The two main ingredients if you will, for when you’re deciding on the right brush for you is either a nylon/boar bristle brush or the classic 100% boar bristle brush.

The nylon/boar bristle is better for those of you with thicker hair texture when you want to give your scalp a tingle with the tips of your bristles as the nylon has strength to it.

Whereas the 100% boar bristle is the good old all-rounder that works on all hair types and also gently distributes the natural oils evenly.

Check out our top 10 list of what our clients ask us that we will help you for your next brush investment.

The 5 Best Brushes For Fine Hair

  1. A Detangling Brush That Works On Wet Or Dry Hair
  2. A Gentler Version Of The Gold Standard Of Boar Bristle Brushes
  3. A Vented Round Brush That’s Perfect For Blow drying Fine Hair
  4. A Static-Fighting Cushion Brush That’s Perfect For Long Fine Hair
  5. An Affordable Boar Bristle Brush that will last

The 5 Best Brushes For Damaged Hair

  1. A Brush That Effortlessly Detangles All Hair Types
  2. A 100 Percent Boar Bristle Brush For Fine & Damaged Hair
  3. A Round Ceramic Brush For Blow Outs
  4. A Bamboo Paddle Brush For Dry, Itchy Scalps
  5. A Brush Made With Argan & Olive Oils For Added Moisture


Our image of beautiful Kerryn with Anthony brushing her hair on set was a complete BTS moment and we couldn’t of even planned this at the conception of our VOGUE shoot.

It’s crazy how something some this innocent became the finished result, so thank you Bonnie for snapping away while Anthony was brushing Kerryn’s hair……..it’s an epic shot.

On that note we may add that the brush used here was a Mason Pearson Handy size 100% boar bristle.

We retail all the Mason Pearson ranges and colours which you can also find www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/mason-pearson.html  if you cant get to us in person.

Have a wonderful Christmas and well-earned New Year’s break RAW fans and many heartfelt thank you’s to the fantastic 2018 you gave us we really do appreciate.

Cheers to 2019 and to investing in the right bristles for your hair strands to have a healthy longevity.

The RAW team x


The common mistakes artificial blondes tend to make

The common mistakes artificial blondes tend to make.

Having coloured blonde hair may be incredibly pretty (just look to Charlize Theron and Selena Gomez for some major swoon-worthy inspo), but it’s also extremely easy to muck up the integrity of the colour, not to mention the health of your hair. To make sure your hair remains the beautiful blonde hair you signed up for, take note. Here, hairstylist Anthony Nader shares the three most common mistakes blondes make, plus how to correct them.

Mistake #1 / You’re not getting a haircut often enough

Those with bottled blonde hair are more susceptible to dryness and damage due to the intense processing techniques their hair goes through to become blonde. “Blondes need a little bit more loving because each hair strand is plumped up with bleach and peroxide, and maybe even heat to process,” explains Nader. “This is why venturing over to the lighter spectrum does require more upkeep and a commitment to keeping your hair hydrated and healthy.” To ensure your blonde hair continues to look fresh, Nader suggests the following: “I recommend [a haircut] every six to seven weeks religiously. Also, add a few layers throughout the interior of your cut to add lift and energy to your hairstyle so it won’t sit flat.”

Mistake #2 / You’re not preserving your colourists’ hard work

Being an artificial blonde isn’t easy – you’re likely to spend up to three or four hours in the salon to get your colour done, not to mention the money that you’re spending on the appointment itself. “The colour process when you go blonde can take its toll, especially if your natural base is between a level 5 (medium brown) to level 10 (black),” explains Nader. “Basically, the rule is: the darker the natural shade, the more susceptible your strands will be to becoming fragile and split because the colourist will need to use a higher strength peroxide to get the target blonde shade required. The lighter your natural base, the easier it is to get that beautiful clean Scandinavian blonde that we (yes, that’s me included) die for.”

To preserve your colour between appointments, look for purple-toned hair products to reverse orange tones that may appear over time. “I love these pigmented shampoos to fight off brassy tones,” says Nader, “Use [one] once a week to treat your hair, or up to twice a week to maintain cool tones”. We like John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Shampoo (our Review Crew® awarded it four stars!), EVO Fabuloso Platinum Blonde Colour Intensifying Conditioner (fine hair will love its lightweight formula), and Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner as it’s super nourishing and loaded with jojoba to protect coloured hair.

Mistake #3 / You’re asking for the wrong kind of colour application

With so many hair colour application techniques like balayage, scalp bleaching, hair contouring and 4D hair colouring available to try, how do you pick the right one for you? Nader says you should make your choice according to how much maintenance you’re willing to put in, and how regularly you’re able to visit a salon for a colour refresh. For Nader, he has a clear favourite. “Balayage is the no brainer for the low-maintenance woman who wants to look fashion-forward and effortless. I always suggest keeping the lightness around your face (hairline) rather than having the colour applied too far down the hair shaft. So, add lightness around two to three inches from the roots rather than five to six inches. If your balayage is too far down the hair length, it can look like you haven’t had your hair coloured for nine months and your roots instantly appear dirty and dark.”



I’ve Had a Bad Haircut – Now What?

Recently, I cheated on my hairdresser (sorry Anthony). Now, I am not proud of my actions, and as a fiercely loyal Leo, feel sad, empty, hollow, ashamed and pathetic. But, in my field of Beauty Editor-dom, monogamy does not exist, it is a redundant practice. We must trial and test it – dodgy haircuts, bad creams and all – and it is here, in an act of true beauty valour (if I say so myself) that the incident occurred. Thou with reckless scissors shall remain unnamed, but a serious Edwards Scissorhand type hacking ensued – a wayward snip here, a rogue cut there – it was a heedless hair hew, in every sense. So what does one do when a hair crime happens? Firstly panic. Then cry and scream and chant “my life is literally over”. Then panic some more, obviously. No, seriously, what? Here, hair experts Anthony Nader, Joey Scandizzo, Hermiz Daniel and Paloma Rose Garcia tell us exactly what to do (and not to do) when your chop goes AWOL.  

Seriously though, don’t panic (*through gritted teeth). All will be OK in due course, says Hermiz Daniel, just “don’t keep getting it cut to try to fix it.” And Paloma Rose Garcia, Philips Hair Care ambassador and celebrity hair stylist, agrees. “Firstly, do not try to cut your hair yourself. You need to give yourself time to get used to the hairstyle. If you’ve made a drastic change like going from long hair to a short bob, you will need time to get used to your new look. Like most things, the more you see it the more you’ll learn to love it.”

Don’t scramble for a pathetic excuse – I moved overseas, but then after a week decided London wasn’t for me – own up to your philandering ways, bake some cookies, practise your sorry’s and consult your original hairstylist (pony)tail between your legs – and get a lesson in styling your new hair. It may actually uncover some pretty cool, never tried before styles (for example, I finally explored “the ponytail”, at the tender age of 31). “Depending on the length, I’d suggest you now explore new talents in braiding and plaiting, which are fun and on-trend. There’s actually so many different styles you can create for model-off-duty kinda vibes,” notes Nader. And Joey Scandizzo agrees: “Get out of the habit of styling your hair the way you used to with your old haircut because something that worked back then may not any longer. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing though! Now is the time to embrace the opportunity to workshop new looks and styles.” And for a new set of (unwanted) bangs? “For a fringe, always blow out your bangs after a shower facing the dryer down towards your forehead and using a round brush. To style your fringe, finish it by smoothing your bangs out with a hair straightener, like the Philips Pro Hair Straightener, making sure you start all the way up at the root.”

Change direction slightly, and veer in the ‘adding’ lane. “Maybe extensions are an option at this point – ask your hairstylist if this is an option for you,” says Hermiz. According to Rose Garcia, some crafty extension placement can cure all matter of hair ills. “If you’re really unhappy with the length, opt for professional hair extensions as they can really disguise a lot!”

For a short shear, stay on the straight and narrow, suggests Rose Garcia. “If your hair has been cut too short, it’s best to wear it in a straight style. Using a hair dryer, like the Philips Pro Dryer, blow your hair nice and smooth and straight.” Anthony Nader offers a slightly slipperier road, but equally beneficial for hacked hair. “Go slick for the next month or two, and invest in a moisturising cream that has hold in it, to slick it back into a ponytail and topknot.”

Take some time out and indulge in a little self-hair-love. The hair jury all agree: massage and brushing are key. “Scalp massages can boost blood flow and encourage hair growth. Using a wide-tooth comb will evenly distribute product through your hair while giving your scalp a massage in the process,” says Scandizzo. Nader also loves a little pamper session. “I am a big fan of massaging or brushing my scalp with a cushion brush once a day few a few minutes religiously. When you pamper your scalp, you’re stimulating the circulation of the blood to the head and face. Increased circulation at the roots of the hair can promote hair growth.” And for Rose Garcia, “Using an ionic brush, gently brush your hair every morning to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth. Hair doesn’t grow overnight so it’s important to maintain healthy hair while you’re trying to grow it out. Use a hair mask for 10-15 minutes once a week to maintain natural moisture in your hair.” Take heed of Grease’s Frenchy and “brush-a-brush-a-brush-a” promptly.

And bobby pins, according to Rose Garcia. “Bobby pins will be your new best friend. If you’re dealing with an unwanted fringe or layers, use bobby pins to pin back those unruly hairs to create a style you like. You may even want to disguise a fringe with a headband or headscarf. Use a volumising texture spray to help get short hair into place.” Play with one of hair’s biggest trends, and “explore the hair accessory option,” says Nader. “Make your embellishments the talk of the office and not your bad haircut. Embellish with metallic slide clips, scrunchies, headbands or vintage gems, there’s no end to what you can do here and before you know it you’ll be asking yourself, ‘What dodgy haircut?’”

“If you’ve got a million layers that you’re trying to control, just take the plunge and chop it off. Opt for a cool jawline bob, like hair guru Jen Atkin’s,” says Nader. And after Atkin recently declared, “short hair gives me life” on a recent trip to Sydney, we’ve been much more open to the sexiness of short hair (even for us long-time long-haired lasses). And everyone in Hollywood and beyond agrees. Undoubtedly the hairstyle of the moment, maybe it’s time to lop the rest off into a lob, bob or shob.

Get bulking, the natural way. “I’m a big fan of the Biotin vitamin, which I recommend to my clients who want to promote hair growth. This can help grow healthier and stronger hair and is a big plus for nails and skin.  It’s a good all-rounder that will be your new bestie,” says Nader. And the same goes for products: “Rethink your routine and try workshopping new product combination. If you’ve gone from long to suddenly short, go for products like Sea Salt Spray and Volume Paste that will boost texture to give the feel and illusion of more hair,” adds Scandizzo.

Repeat after me: hair grows. Hair grows. Hair grows. If you need to say it 15961961917 times, go right ahead, I sure did. But at the end of a tear-filled day, hair grows at least 1cm per month, so your locks will be lush again – patience is very much a virtue here. “To start growing out your new haircut as quickly as possible, focus on keeping your hair in the best condition possible. Boost hair health with a quality leave-in conditioner such as Miracle Hair Treatment,” Scandizzo says. And fellow Scandizzo Salon stylist Hermiz agrees, “It’s not end of the world! It’s hair! It grows.” Mine has grown – so much so – I’m booked in for a cut this week. With my OG, of course (he’s forgiven me, phew).

“Mastering the top knot is always a good option to disguise any short layers on top!” We agree, Paloma. Top-knots fix everything.


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Textured, teased and tousled; it’s the hair style of Hollywood, and we want in. Stars hit the Oscars red carpet with variations, but there were two striking constants that remained; volume and ample texture.

Gently frizzed and outwardly teased, Jennifer Lawrence, Great Gerwig and Betty Gabriel all sported tresses which had been curled and textured with both height and volume. The focus was around the mid-lengths, with hair swelling out and around the face with drama (it was the Oscars, after all).

There was also no length prejudice – both big and small, long and short could enjoy the style. Jennifer Lawrence’s longer lengths were curled with a small barrelled tong and scrunched willingly. Greta Gerwig’s cropped, asymmetrical pixie was gritty and kinked to perfection. Hair was even pulled back into a half up ‘do on Get Out star Betty Gabriel, beautifully coiled and romantic.

But how to embrace this trend at home? We asked one of our favourite hairstylists, Anthony Nader, how to achieve those supremely tousled tresses – sans the poodle perm.

How to achieve this look?
To achieve masses of hair, the big secret is layering up the natural texture of your hair strands with product, or, in J-Law’s case….hair pieces en masse clipped in for the night out! Also, using your hot tools and tongs with confidence; curving and waving your hair with a barrel tong and thinking anything but loose and natural, ’cause that just isn’t going to cut it on the red carpet.

What products should we use?
Get your hands on a mousse that’s going to give you the va-va-voom and staying power. If your strands are on the finer side, I’d use a sea salt spray on the root area after applying the mousse to give more grunt to the area because this look is not about flat roots! Use a blow drier with your nozzle attached, as this directs the hot air directly onto the target area you want to sculpt. With your hot barrel tongs, aim for one that is ‘ceramic’ or ‘thermal’, as these benefits don’t zap the moisture out of your hair strands. Smooth over your famous, inspired hairstyle with a lovely cushion brush that has 100% boar bristle, as this baby will keep your hair appearing luxe and controlled all night long. Don’t be shy and invest in some human hair clip-in extensions that match perfectly with your own hair. You’ll be surprised how good they look, and how many celebs use them for red carpet events.

Is there a way to master the trend without the fuzz?
Fuzz is just the worst isn’t it? And hardly a winner in any hairstyle. Start off by always rinsing your hair on the coolest temperature water, as this will keep even the most unruly textured hair at bay and for the most part, looking smooth. Then try this – this is my secret tip to beautiful hair: use a nozzle on the end of your hairdryer always, as this makes your hair foolproof and combats fuzz with ease. Also, make sure you’ve had a “baby trim” before your big event. Snipping off your ends will showcase healthy ends and also appear thicker on the edge which is GOLD…Pardon the trophy pun! And when curling your sections, before you wrap them around your tong to reshape, always comb them smooth. This little trick is so important.

How do we keep it modern and not dated and daggy?
DON’T GO TOO WIDE! Having your hair shaped with width will definitely take you back to the ’80s and then all you need is leg warmers and fingerless gloves and you’re set. Another biggie to avoid is make sure your curl isn’t EXACTLY a curl / ringlet. Notice Jennifer’s big hair? Well her Stylist got it #SOright when it really could have gone SO wrong. It was big but not too big, it was curly but not too curly, there was height but not too much height. It was just SO good and I predict that Jen’s hair is the next big wave across the globe.



If there’s one time of the year when motivation to workout and get into shape is at its highest, it’s right now. Your New Year’s resolutions have been set, bikini season is in full swing, and the great outdoors is begging you to work up a sweat in the fresh air.

But along with a commitment to toning up comes a handful of hair woes. We asked two celebrity hairstylists how to slay the trickiest post-workout hair issues. Here are their solutions and go-to products.

Hair issue #1 / Sweat build-up

Why it happens: If you’re running 
every day in prep for a half marathon,
 sweat can build up on the scalp and cause issues such as itching and dandruff. Not hot!

The solution: Super-cleaning hair scrubs.

What the experts say: “Think of a
 hair scrub like a face scrub,” says celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader. “You need to rid the hair scales of any impurities caused by dirt and product build-up that may be sitting on the hair shaft.”

Why you’ll love it: Hair scrubs are designed to give scalps a super-effective clean so you don’t have to wash as often. “We wash our hair far too much,” says Nader, who advises that we should be lathering
 up just once or twice a week. “The hair will sit a lot better too if it’s not so squeaky clean. It’s a good thing for the natural oils 
to come through to condition the hair.”

Try: Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Gloss Scrub


Hair issue #2 / Frizzed-out dryness

Why it happens: If you have unruly curls or dry, fly-away-prone locks then you probably don’t enjoy washing it too often for fear of frizziness – which can present a problem after sweaty workouts!

The solution: Reverse your hair-washing routine by conditioning before you wash. Or, alternatively, skip shampoo altogether.

What the experts say: “It’s known as co-washing or conditioner washing, where you wash with conditioner,” explains celebrity hairstylist Kevin Murphy. “Conditioning first stops dry or thick hair from going through such a big pH shift and getting too frizzy or fluffy.” If you do want to add a shampoo step in there, Murphy suggests “following with conditioner after washing to smooth that cuticle down”.

Why you’ll love it: Your hair won’t
 be as stressed out and will be a lot more manageable. Great for the summer
 months when humidity (and frizz) is high.

Try: TRESemmé Expert Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Step 1 Pre-Wash Conditioner & Step 2 Shampoo

Hair issue #3 / Pollution pile-up

Why it happens: Exercising in urban areas can leave hair feeling pretty toxic, especially if you’re working out at lunchtime and using dry shampoo instead of washing.

The solution: Get hair back to sleek
 with a revitalising hair detox treatment.

What the experts say: “Pollution can make the hair look grubby and not able to hold onto products very well,” says Murphy. “Hair can’t clean itself like skin can, so smog, smoke and dust will just sit on top of the hair. To remove the pollution build-up, use a clarifying shampoo to get hair looking fresh.”

Why you’ll love it: This once-a-week treatment will transform dried-out strands into soft and manageable tresses.

Try: Kevin.Murphy Re.Store Repairing Cleansing Treatment

Hair issue #4 / Dry ends and an oily scalp

Why it happens: This is classic workout hair. Sweat and oil cause the scalp to get greasy, while the ends are left feeling parched and 
dry from gym air-conditioning or the sun.

The solution: Conditioner mapping.

What the experts say: “Similar to mask mapping on the face, if you have dry hair at the ends, you want to put a lot more product there than you will at the roots,” says Murphy. “Most of the hair is going to be driest around the face and around the ends, so concentrate your conditioner in those areas. When you get out of the shower, add a leave-in conditioner just 
at the ends. That will also thicken and define those drier areas and give you a fuller look.”

Why you’ll love it: You’ll say goodbye to limpness and have easy-to-manage hair all over.

Try: Goldwell DualSenses Just Smooth Taming Conditioner

Hair issue #5 / Pool-related brassiness

Why it happens: If you’ve been getting
 in a lot of pool time, the chemicals in the chlorinated water can cause blonde and highlighted hair to get noticeably out of whack.

The solution: Banish brassiness with a targeted blonde shampoo or treatment.

What the experts say: “If you’re on the lighter spectrum of blonde, you won’t need to use a blonde shampoo or treatment as much,” says Nader. “But if you have naturally medium- brunette to dark-brunette, you’ll need a blonde shampoo or treatment product once a week.”

Why you’ll love it: Your blonde hair or highlights will stay a lovely clean shade. But go easy until you know your blonde product; some can be very rich in purple pigment. “My trick is to water down the blonde shampoo, conditioner or treatment so that the colour doesn’t grab onto the blonde hair,” Nader says. “I always recommend starting with less, rather than putting the whole product on your hair at once.”

Try: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Tone-Correcting Shampoo

By Adriana Donnola, New Idea, Beauty Director for beautycrew.com.au


Anthony Nader shares his tips on How To put a little ‘beach’ back into your hair as seen on grazia.com.au


It’s hot. Very hot. So hot, we’re swarming to the beach in droves; swimming, sunning and being generally salty. And whilst we love all things summer, when it comes to our tresses, how to style your summer hair can be quite the conundrum. Too fuzzy? Too fluffy? Too straight, even?

Fear not, lovers of sandy bottoms and balmy nights; we asked one of our favourite backcombing and blowdrying experts, Anthony Nader, on his tips for feeling “more beach” and less blah.

Go on – ride the wave, you salty dog, you.

For starters, don’t wash your hair daily, as you’re only making your strands appear and feel way too soft and smooth. Back off on the washing and also skip the heavy conditioning cream, as this is only going to weigh down your beach hair.

Before you leave the house, on 80 percent dry hair, douse your strands with your sea salt spray and rake through evenly with your hands. For those of you with a longer mane, do a head flip over and get your spray nozzle on the underneath section and spray away. This ensures maximum beach-going vibes.

Don’t want a day off from sunning, but want to give your hair some lovin’? On damp hair, use a leave-in conditioning spray and then comb it smoothly into a fun, high ponytail – wrap the tail around the base and pin, or weave your magic here and create a loose braid. FYI – the best part about any braid you create is when your hair dries, you can unravel it or give it a shakeout and you’ll have fab beach waves.

For those of you who were blessed with a wavy texture, but you need to give it more oomph, my biggest go-to for you girls is attaching a diffuser on the end of your hairdryer. This encourages the texture to maximum potential, now #SayYes. By attaching this to your dryer, you only get the heat and not the fast air, so now your strands won’t look like you’ve been caught in a beach storm.

3-barrel curling irons or ‘waving irons’ can also get you the beach hair look if you’re stuck in the office over the holidays. Handy hint here for loose waves: you’ll want an iron with a larger barrel and, if you want tighter waves, opt for the smaller iron.

Also, try this one if you want that Summer vibe but your reality is being stuck in the office: Spray your sea salt spray on dry hair and then blast the product in by scrunching into your palms. Then divide your hair into two and direct the length down into two low ponytails – no need to secure the ends here. Now, twist each tail in a backward direction from the nape area to the ends and use your diffuser here to put heat on the tails only. Let the tails cool right down (approximately 5 to 10 minutes), then unravel both, rake through your newfound beach wave swirls and you’re good to go.










By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au