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Winter hair got you down? Vogue caught up with Anthony Nader of Sydney’s Raw Anthony Nader salon, to learn his insider tips to caring for your tresses as the temperature drops.

Turn down the hot water temperature
“Most of us love nothing more than a nice hot shower to keep us warm but the down side of the heat is it’s doing more harm than good,” says Nader. “Those extra degrees higher on the hair and scalp will take its toll and will dehydrate your poor scalp. Your hair appears lacklustre and dull.” Instead, Nader recommends keeping the water at a neutral temperature.

Backstage at Jason Wu Image: In Digital

Backstage at Jason Wu Image: In Digital

No scrub
Giving your hair a good scrub with a towel may fasten up the drying process but in the long run it makes your hair uncontrollable, says Nader. “Due to the scrubbing and rubbing, the hair cuticle becomes roughed up instead of smooth and silky.” Always blot your hair dry instead, he adds.

Backstage at Christopher Kane

Backstage at Christopher Kane

The wide side
If you’re in a rush and have to wash and run, you need to comb your hair into shape,” says Nader, adding that it’s a good idea to invest in a proper comb. “The wider the comb teeth the better is my golden rule. Basically, the thinner the space between the teeth the more each hair strand will stretch against where it naturally sits and that causes breakage.”

Backstage at Erdem

Backstage at Erdem

Don’t cheap out on your brush
Brushes are so important and aren’t to be taken for granted so make an investment and select well. I personally can’t go without using my British cult staple (Mason Pearson) 100 percent boar bristle brush. These cushion paddle brushes are a dream to work with and celebrities swear by them too. You’ll see why if you don’t know already.”

Backstage at Erdem

Backstage at Erdem

The right formula
“Before picking up your new shampoo and conditioner make sure you look out for conditioning agents like shea butter, aloe vera and avocado oil.” Your strands need more loving in winter and they’ll stay hydrated with these key ingredients, Nader says.

Backstage at Marc Jacobs

Backstage at Marc Jacobs

Tame the lion
For this with unruly, curly or frizzy hair, Nader says to invest in a moisturising styling cream. Apply it from roots to ends, rake through, part into two loose braids around the nape area and secure. “The best part is the next day you can unravel the braids and you’ll have a more controllable texture in your hair that you can manage.”

Backstage at Alexander Wang

Backstage at Alexander Wang

Set the temperature
There’s absolutely no need to curl or iron your most prized hair strands set on the highest heat with your tongs or irons,” says Nader. “My secret is always start off on the lowest heat and go up from there.”

Backstage at Altuzarra

Backstage at Altuzarra

Think weightless
A cream conditioner may weigh down your strands, so opt for a weightless leave-in conditioning spray. “I find many of my clients prefer this anyway as this still gives the hair a more natural texture, rather than too silky and smooth that it tends to feel limp.” Try Shu Uemura’s Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Double Serum on for size.

Backstage at Chloe

Backstage at Chloe

The masque
“It’s key to always treat yourself to a moisture and protein masque once a week. Think of your hair as skin here – it needs to stay hydrated to perform and go the distance. Remember you only have one chance to keep your crown of glory the envy of your girlfriends.”

Backstage at Chloe

Backstage at Chloe

Be kind
I’m talking about being the best friend you can, to your hair and scalp and go easy on all those artificial ingredients and exfoliants,” Nader says. “Your salon can prescribe what you require in a product range that will suit your lifestyle and the performance of your hair.”

Backstage at Isabel Marant

Backstage at Isabel Marant

As seen on vogue.com.au



Why is an investment into silky pillowcases can be the best one you ll ever make? Anthony Nader swears by it and wants us all to have one or two. He shares his thoughts with news.com.au
Anthony Nader for news.com.au, silky pillows, healthy hair


FORGET expensive face creams or treatments, if you’re serious about preserving your skin, it’s time to consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

Once reserved solely for your nana’s bedroom, the humble silk pillowcase is now a fixture on the beds of beauty savvy women.

One of these particularly savvy women is Melanie Grant. The Australian celebrity facialist, skin expert and founder of Melanie Grant skin clinics in Sydney and Melbourne recently took to Instagram to share the “endless” benefits of silk slips.

Grant, whose clientele includes Lara Worthington and Delta Goodrem told news.com.au that while she’s personally been using silk pillowcases for over five years, she’s noticed a recent lift in interest.

“We’re becoming more educated on taking a preventive approach when it comes to skincare and beauty so sleeping on a silk slip is a no brainer,” she explains.

“Silk allows the skin to slide, so it won’t pull or tug. This reduces crease lines and marks across your face, neck and decollate.”

If you’re someone who slathers products onto your face at night, there’s more good news — silk won’t soak these up as much as other materials will.

“Silk is a non-absorbent fabric so it won’t deplete your moisture levels or absorb your precious serums and night creams,” says Grant.

Dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook, who operates from Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin & Laser Clinic, agrees that getting your eight hours of sleep on silk puts less pressure on your skin leading to less creases, and in turn, less chance of those creases becoming permanent wrinkles. The phrase “beauty sleep” has never felt so fitting.

“Silk is a natural fibre and therefore ‘breathes’ with your skin minimising sweat pimples and irritation,” Dr Cook explains.

“They’re also great to use after skin treatments like skin peels. They allow the skin to lift and peel off gently, when it is actually ready to, as they minimise trauma, friction and rubbing.”

The upsides don’t end at your skin, this hero product gets along famously with hair, too.

Celebrity hair stylist and founder of Raw Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says you’ll notice the difference in your hair immediately.

“When resting your head on cotton you can agitate and roughen up the hair cuticle … however, with silk, your strands will glide along the pillow with ease, leaving your hair smoother.”

You can expect your blow dry to last a lot longer too.

Thanks to celebrities and experts spreading the word, silk pillowcases have now achieved cult status in the beauty world, with many brands (like Zoe Foster Blake’s Go-To Skincare) popping up to meet the demand.

Shhh Silk is proof of this. In the last financial year, the Australian company recorded 430% growth in the local market.

Some of the Shhh Silk pillowcases.Source:Instagram

Some of the Shhh Silk pillowcases.Source:Instagram

“I’ve noticed a big spike in sales over the last six months … people are a lot more conscious of anti-ageing,” says Shhh Silk founder and CEO Olivia Carr.

“We’ve also been lucky and have had the Kardashians as personal fans of our brand — they Snapchat about us all the time.”

The Kardashian endorsement has seen the company’s US sales grow by a huge 877% in the last financial year. If it’s good enough for Kim, right?

While silk pillowcases aren’t cheap — you’ll be forking out around $70 on average — they’ll last you a lot longer than that tub of night cream sitting in your bathroom cabinet.

And besides, how many beauty products grant you hours of comfortable, luxurious shut-eye?

Edwina Carr Barraclough (for news.com.au) is a Sydney-based lifestyle writer and editor. You can see more from her on Instagram or Facebook.



Anthony Nader talks celebs, cuts, styling tips and how to cut our morning prep time in half as seen on buro247.com.au



Well, we’ve hit the 2017 halfway mark -which also means the weather is peak chill, our beds are the cosiest they’ve been all year and getting up in the morning is becoming near impossible – particularly if you rock a lengthy morning prep.  Surely there is a way to simplify your winter hair routine, without sacrificing style points, right?

Desperate for a little more shut-eye, we hit up superstar stylist Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW by Anthony Nader to learn everything we need to do for low maintenance hair that promises a high-end result. Click through the gallery for his time-saving tips on cut, colour and styling. Because as they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.



Short hair: “The best part about a short haircut is versatility that it can give you. Katy Perry would have to be my go-to for inspiration here, it’s like her short crop evolves every time she posts on Instagram. The key though, is keeping some length up top so you can style your strands differently, whereas if it’s too short your restricted with how much fun you can have.”


Medium Hair: “Paris Jackson is my go-to for her highly sort-after haircut because it’s a haircut that can verge either on short or a longer length and you decide what’s your #flavour. I know so many girls love Paris’ length simply because it’s easy to style but you can also play around with it more and (and drum roll, please) use your flat irons and curling tongs to create a different you when you wish.”



What to ask for: “As this has a real cool factor to it, ask your hairdresser to make sure the hair’s appearance/feeling sticks with that, that means the texture is dishevelled. The outline of your haircut is kept more solid and then the interior has this new freedom that changes with whatever styling product you enhance your strands with.”



Styling: “When your curling your strands, make sure your technique is more “inconsistent” in sectioning and not precise, otherwise your end result will look more Shirley Temple than model-off duty. On the days that you want your hair to appear minimal, sweep it clean back with your fingers while using a light hold jelly wax. This look is also so current and oozes that effortless vibe that doesn’t look premeditated or worked on for hours in the bathroom.”



“At this length, too-clean hair won’t do you any favours, as your hair will stick to your head- which was not a look seen at fashion weeks around the globe, by the way. To get the maximum of this cut, use a sea salt spray or medium hold foam on damp hair and scrunch it in so you get a rougher texture rather than a uniform finish. This haircut is rebellious so give it some street cred.”

David Mallett Australian Sea Salt Spray, $54, https://david-mallett.com/en/
Label M. Volume Foam, $43.50, http://www.labelm.com.au
Redken 5th Avenue Signature Look Ruffle Up 14, $30.95, http://www.shop.redken.com.au



Long Hair: “With 122 million followers on Instagram, and soaring, Selena Gomez hands down has the most gorgeous, long mane. Having owned my salon for 20-plus years, I will get often feel a buzz around my clients with who is their hair inspiration, and this Hollywood sex bomb is number one. The beauty about this hair texture is that its thick and it has natural movement and doesn’t need a whole lot of work to look paparazzi worthy.”



What to ask for: “The biggest secret I can let you in on is making sure that when you’re in your hairdresser’s hot seat, is to make sure you have layers cut into the interior of your haircut. This not only frees up the weight factor (which is crucial), but also gives your mane the life it deserves to encourage natural waves. It also makes it easier to create those half up/half down hair shapes and that sexy-meets-cute top knot with long tendrils falling free around your hairline.”



Styling: “Don’t be a slave to your hair in the morning either –at night, before your head hits the pillow and when your hair is around 80% dry hair, create two fat loose braids from the forehead to the nape area braiding all the way to the ends and secure. When morning comes, unravel the braids and give your hair a shakeout and this will give your hair a new look for the day and with no extra effort involved and looks a treat too.”



“Go easy on the styling products and invest in a good moisture cream that doubles up as a styling product to enhance your waves. I’d also invest in a luxe volume foam that will highlight your natural waves.”

Alterna Caviar Thick & Full Volume Mousse,  $43.50, https://www.salonstyle.com.au
Oribe Featherweight Moisture Cream, $42 http://www.oribe.com
Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It, $45, http://www.mecca.com.au



Anthony gives the scoop on why, this haircut is just so damn cool seen on 9Style



Actress Mila Kunis is the latest celebrity to swap her long locks for a short and sleek lob cut.

The low-profile star debuted her new ‘do, which sits effortlessly above her shoulders and perfectly frames her face, when she stepped out on a shopping trip in Los Angeles with husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, earlier this week.


Mila Kunis steps out with a fresh new lob cut. Image: Getty

The short, blunt cut is a bold beauty move from the That 70’s Show star, who has rarely ventured away from her signature long, brunette tresses since she wrapped her role on the hit TV show over a decade ago.

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the premiere of STX Entertainment's "Bad Moms" at Mann Village Theatre on July 26, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Mila Kunis’s long hair has been one of her signature features. Image: Getty


The lob is low-maintenance but doesn’t skimp on style, which may have added to its appeal for the busy actress who gave birth to her second child, a son, Dimitri, in November last year.
Besides parenting duty, the 33-year-old has been busy filming her new film, Bad Moms 2, opposite co-stars Kristin Bell and Susan Sarandon. The new comedy is set to be released in November and is a follow-up to her 2016 hit flick Bad Moms.

The cool hairstyle has been Hollywood’s most sought-after haircut this year and it’s not growing out anytime soon.

Singer Selena Gomez, model Bella Hadid and Sofia Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie, have all delivered their own unique take on the shoulder-length crop.

“The beauty about going short is that you can always style your hair differently which I think is fun and it also gives you a chance to play around with your wardrobe,” hairdresser Anthony Nader told 9Style.

It was also the haircut that you couldn’t escape on the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where actresses Robin Wright and Uma Thurman debuted their own stylish and polished long bobs, proving that it is a style that suits women of all ages.

“Having short hair is fun and you should try it at least once,” Anthony said.


Model Sofia Richie embraced messy lob cut. Image: Instagram/@sofia_richie

Model Sofia Richie embraced messy lob cut. Image: Instagram/@sofia_richie

By Harriet Armstrong for style.nine.com.au