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You can thank Kim Kardashian, but the world is currently going bananas for braids. While the fishtail came and swam away, a ghetto-like box braid is the only twist your mane needs.

We asked hair’s head honcho, the ever fabulous Anthony Nader, to give us a blow-by-blow, or strand-by-strand of le braid.

Anthony’s magic fingers have tended to the tresses of everyone, including Gisele Bundchen (who, for the record, has the most perfect hair – sigh), and juggles the strands of the star-set with his own hair HQ, urban haven Raw in Sydney’s East.


Kim and North in matching braids. Image credit: Instagram / @kimkardarshian

“These ghetto style plaits are back on our radars, thanks to celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, who of course waved her magic finger tips to none other than Kim Kardashian,” says Anthony.

“Needless to say, when Kim K made her public first appearance with this intricate plait, the paparazzi went crazy with excitement and images were plastered all over the Internet for the world to see within minutes.

“So without any further adieu, I’m going to give Carousel readers my latest how-to tips so you can make your plaits paparazzi worthy.”

Kim K (and North) would be most impressed.

Double braid trouble. Image credit: Instagram / @kimkardarshian

Double braid trouble. Image credit: Instagram / @kimkardarshian

  1. If you’re wanting a more slick / polished vibe, start with damp strands and use a silky serum from roots to ends and comb through evenly. If you’re wanting more of an ethereal / romantic soft look, skip the damp hair and spray in dry shampoo on the roots and mid lengths and massage in.
  2. Take your desired, precise, clean sections and to make it easier (so you don’t get in a tizzy), clip each of the sections as you go making sure you leave one section out to start with.
  3. Now with your first section you need to think a little different from the regular braid – instead of going “under”, you now want to take your three strands “over”. This is what gives the illusion of that really cool, stand-out ghetto plait that we are after. Remember girls this “over” technique is the absolute secret here to achieve this effect.
  4. Once you have completed your plait then tie the ends with a snag free elastic, then start your next section and do the same here again, and so on.



To ensure you get that super slick appearance in your plaits when you take each strand, comb it smooth from the root area to the ends.

When you’re going for the soft romantic look, you can be a little more relaxed with this approach, as you need a “puffiness” to your strands.

Khloe rocking her famous boxer braids. Image credit: Instagram / @khloekardarshian

Khloe rocking her famous boxer braids. Image credit: Instagram / @khloekardarshian

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for thecarousel.com


Take a wild guess at what the next major hair trend is. Curls? Nope. Straight hair? Nup. Crimping? Heck no (and please, don’t mention that word again).
It’s wethead. As in, wet your hair and you might find yourself on the cover of US Vogue, like Beyonce did this month.

She’s only the third African American woman in Vogue’s history to grace the coveted September issue, traditionally the biggest publication of the year, and now, she’s the first woman to be on there with wet hair (breaking boundaries as usual).

Coming in right behind her were Aussie models at last week’s Myer show. Rachel Finch and others walked the runway with wethead and Kate Peck sported a cropped, slick do – proving wethead naturally works better with short hair (note Jen Hawkins kept her hair dry).

Because let’s be honest: on long hair, wethead can look like you’re running late for the office but didn’t have time to blow dry so you’ve bolted out with only time for a towel dry, then left the car windows open in the hope your strands will dry quicker en route.
Cue the drowned rat look.

I know all about this because that is me. I’m one of those girls who believes in not wasting minutes in front of the mirror that could be better spent in travel time.
But others aren’t usually of the same mind. I get to my coffee shop and they ask,”Have you just been to the gym? For a swim?” puzzled as to why I would have let myself go out in such a state.

No, I reply cheerily, I just prioritise what I need to do in the morning, and my hair doesn’t make the top of the list.

I’ve even left the hairdresser’s with wet hair, much to their dismay (apologies, you know who you are), but after two hours in the chair, the last thing I have time for is a blow-dry. My hairdressers have been suitably horrified.

But now, it appears to be in fashion, approved by none other than Anna Wintour who is behind the Beyonce cover.

The superstar is pictured in an evening gown with wet waves hanging loosely around her face. Throughout the inside shoot, Beyonce works that wethead while in barely-there dresses, and the accompanying video features the singer flicking her wet hair around all sexy-like.

It’s the video that makes me sway in my harsh judgement of the style. Because, like everything else she touches, wet hair being flung around by Beyonce is suddenly cool.
Anthony Nader from RAW Anthony Nader hair salon confirms it is a trend, “It exudes sexiness and sensuality,” says Nader, “But there is a fine line between the wet look and looking like you’ve been caught in the rain. What you want is radiant, glossy, shiny hair strands. It suits those with thick strands the best.”

If you dare: wash and dry hair until it’s 80 per cent dry, comb through a generous dollop of gloss serum, then finish drying with a diffuser, advises Nader.
Not me though. I’ll be leaving mine to air dry as usual, and when people ask if I’ve been for an early morning swim, I’ll reply, “Queen B on Vogue darling, Google it.”

By Nedahl Stelio for smh.com.au


There are many reasons for getting a new haircut and colour – from a breakup to a wedding, case a hair disaster or a change of season.

For Mamamia Women’s Network Deputy Editor in Chief Kate Spies, try it was when people started to compliment her non-existent balayage.

“I had been horribly lazy and it had been over six months (I know!) since I had last seen a hairdresser. People kept commenting on my balayage and I would have to awkwardly admit that it was actually regrowth and by no means intentional,” she says.

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We got the [G]low-down from Kate and her hairdresser Stella Greenwood, senior colourist at RAW, celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader’s salon, about how she went from long and blonde to the owner of a fierce ice white lob.

Kate Spies the hop after

Kate Spies the hop after

What made you decide to make a big change?

“I’m a big fan of a breakup hair change (I have got a bob and gone bright red post-breakup in the past), but this time I was just sick of looking at my unkempt lank hair in the mirror.”

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What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your big change?

“The Glow, of course! And I get most of my hair inspo from Instagram, either from celeb pages or beauty/style profiles.”

Did you take any images to the hairdresser?

“I didn’t take any images, but Stella and I had a discussion about what I was after: I wanted the regrowth fixed up (obviously), but I also wanted to have a couple of shades of blonde in my hair. I hate block colour. We decided on quite an icy/white blonde and also a warmer peach tone. I think the combo works. My poor hair was very dead so the big chop just had to happen.”

Who is your hair muse?


I have always always loved Sienna Miller’s hair — I don’t think she’s ever had a bad look.

Q&A with Stella

How long did Kate’s transformation take?

“Kate was at the salon for approximately there hours for the colour and haircut.”

What is it about this new style that’s exciting for you?

“Her hair looks healthier, thicker and more on-trend. It gives a good style to the hair and at the same time it shows the blunt base line that I absolutely LOVE.”

What sort of inspiration did you have in mind while you were doing this client’s hair?

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“Kate walked into the salon with the top half of her hair dark from about five inches of regrowth, and the bottom ends platinum blonde. I sure didn’t want to go platinum again, so it inspired me to go for a change. We went for a softer icy blonde with some peachy highlights to shimmer through. It’s the thing I love to see with different contrast of warm and cool colours in the hair.”

What did the transformation involve?

“This was a big transformation, as you can see, as Kate walked in looking so different compared to when she walked out! I did a 3/4 head of foils and did lots of them. She almost looked like she had a helmet of foils on her head! I used three different shades of blondes to give it that natural soft blonde look.”

How many inches of hair did you cut off?

Kate with her “helmet” of foils.

Kate with her “helmet” of foils.

“I chopped off seven inches of Kate’s hair to give her that gorgeous sharp, blunt bob look with no layers.”

Did you do anything else we need to know about?

“Yes, I used Olaplex. It’s an amazing product for blondes and I use it on all my blonde girls. You mix it with your colour and it works like magic! It’s a rebonder so it’s rebonding your hair bonds at the same time as the colour is doing the opposite. It gives the client a reassurance of zero breakage which we all love to hear.”

The Glow Team for the glow.com.au