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YOUR SUMMER HAIR STYLING GUIDE

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.

DON’T WASH HAIR DAILY
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.

MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SEA SALT SPRAY
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.

RIDE THE PONY-WAVE
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.

DIFFUSE THE SITCH
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.

FAKE THE WAVE
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.

A FISHY TAIL
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.

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By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au

I WENT FROM NATURAL BRUNETTE TO BLONDE IN ONE DAY & THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED

When we do a complete makeover, click on the link to spot the difference as seen on MTV Australia

Swapping out my natural chestnut locks for a lighter do is something I’ve been banging on about since Olivia Palermo did the same thing on the MTV show The City.

Sure, she was painted as the show’s villain compared to ~angel~ Whitney Port, but gosh darn, did she have GOOD hair.

Fast forward nine years and my loved ones were growing tired of me lusting over a blonder version of myself without ever actually doing anything about it. kate_brunette

BEFORE

So, here I find myself. Sitting in a salon chair in the beautiful, light-filled RAW hair salon in Surry Hills with clammy hands and stomach doing flip flops.

The nerves were unnecessary, as an initial consultation with head colourist Stella Greenwood had me excited and daydreaming about the kind of cool, choppy, sand-coloured cut I had seen on the likes of Carmen Hamilton.

 

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After a strong coffee and little self-talk, I was ready to take the plunge.

Stella started by framing my face with a lighter, icy blonde then took thicker sections beneath, painting on the colour in big brush strokes for a grungey look.

She explained that each layer of dye was combined with Olaplex, a ~magical~ product which bonds the hair. While the bleach lifts the colour, Olaplex fills in the broken shafts.

After sitting under the heat for 20-30 minutes in layers of plastic I was taken to RAW Salon’s EPIC wash stations.

Located in a separate, sound-proof room, stylists wash out your strands against a backdrop of ambient tunes and a hypnotic fire. You’re even offered a blanket if you’re keen on a quick snooze while you’re washed!

It was at this point of my brunette to blonde transition that I breathed a sigh of relief.

The ends of my hair were a lovely biscuit bronde, the perfect summer hue.

Celeb hair stylist and founder of RAW, Anthony Nader, took over from this point onwards and began by snipping off my dead ends.

He gave me a blunt, choppy cut and seamlessly integrated my pesky baby hairs into the rest of my new look, adding stylish layers along the way. Drying naturally would never look SO good, he assured me.

After blasting my hair with hot air and adding some effortless waves, I was a NEW WOMAN.

AFTER

OK, so it’s not 100% Kimmy K blonde like my friends thought I’d go….but, I can happily say as a first-timer at being blonde, I am happy as Larry.

And I can now firmly agree with the sentiment, blondes DO have more fun!

5 PRODUCTS ANTHONY NADER IS CURRENTLY HOOKED ON

Anthony Nader highlights his hair favourites as seen on beautycrew.com.au

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No one uses more hair products and tools on a daily basis than a hairdresser. We asked one of Australia’s leading hairstylists, Anthony Nader what his go-tos are. These are the hair must-haves he keeps in his kit at all times.

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Muk Style Stick

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Wahl Compact Lite Dry 2000W

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

5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE DAMAGING YOUR HAIR

Anthony Nader shares his top five ways to ban the breakage as seen in GRAZIA.com.au

Keeping your hair healthy and gloriously glossy can often be a most difficult task.

With so many variants that persist to harm our hair, often just trying to sustain a damage-free ‘do’ is the hardest part.

LACK OF SLEEP CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS
Congratulations, because from here on in you’re free to go to bed as early as you want, and if your partner says, “Why so early?”, your sweet reply will be, “Do you want me to lose my hair”? Sleep is so essential for not only your hair but your whole body to repair itself correctly. If you don’t find time to get those #zzzzzzz in, your body is going to lack the nutrients and minerals and your hair shaft will become weak. This will cause each strand to thin out and may result in hair loss, damage and maybe even balding.

THE SUN CAN BE MORE HARMFUL THAN YOU THINK
We all love the sun being down under and all, but too much over exposure of the sun will cause damage to your hair. Natural hair oils are vital for longevity and this comes from the scalp, which is technically called sebum. Sebum helps protect each hair strand from the natural elements like the sun’s rays to create a barrier. Without this one main property coating your strands, this can result in hair breakage or shedding.

MOVE YOUR PONYTAIL AROUND
And by this I mean the base of the tail ladies, unless of course you’re embracing a wild ’60’s dance routine that you’ve been practising on the low down. Sporting the same ponytail in the same position every day can wreak havoc and cause serious hair breakage around the hairline over time.
So from here on in, position your ponytail in semi different areas. This can also change up what outfit you’re wearing that day, which always adds more fun too.

DONT STRETCH OUT YOUR WET STRANDS
This is one of the worst habits you may fall into and it’s so easy to do without even thinking you’re guilty of it. Reason being is the hair strands are at their most sensitive and fragile when wet, and when the strands are being combed with a fine tooth comb they tend to not bounce back and can even snap off. Ladies with highly coloured hair, this screams your name loud and clear and from here on in…..go easy on your most prized possession!

DITCH THE COTTON PILLOWCASES
I know, I know, but, the natural fibres of the cotton fabric will cause friction to your strands while you sleep, and especially if you’re a rough sleeper. Opt for changing your pillow cases to either silk or satin, as these fabrics are smoother and don’t rough up your cuticle at all compared to cotton. You may have found that those of you with lighter coloured hair need more lovin’ here compared to your darker haired counterparts. Note also, that if your hair has bleach in it, you need to definitely venture over to the silky smooth road, for better hair days ahead.

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for GRAZIA.com.au

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

NAIL YOUR RACE DAY BEAUTY PREP IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS