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HAVE YOU EVER SHOWN A PICTURE OF A CELEBRITY TO YOUR HAIRDRESSER AND THEN SAID “I WANT THIS PLEASE”? You may want to read this then. Seen WHIMN

The One Thing This Hairstylist Wants You To Know About Celebrity Inspo Pics

Nope, a pair of scissors can’t make you look like Kendall Jenner.

I don’t know about you, but if you took a quick peep at my phone’s camera roll, beyond the happy snaps and selfies, you’d find a deluge of #mood pics.

From the outfits I want to buy (or at least the ASOS version of them) to the sun loungers I want to lay on next time I book annual leave, I rarely open Instagram without finding a ‘screenshot and save’ worthy image.

You know what else you’d find? A lot of beauty looks. Like most women, I have ran into my hairdresser (either three days out from my period or after a bad breakup) clutching a picture of a celebrity and begged them to make me look ‘exactly like this.’

I’ve had the Lara Bingle bob. The Zoe Kravitz buzz cut. The Lily Collins fringe. I’ve had it all. But I’ve also had a pretty rational stylist tell me that no, I don’t look like Lara or Zoe or Lily – and a pair of scissors can only do so much.

 

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Another fuckin selfie.

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“Hairdressers don’t want to burst your bubble and far from it,” explains hairstylist and owner of Sydney’s RAW Salon, Anthony Nader.

“But it’s our job to give you the insider secrets to how those Hollywood celebs look so damn paparazzi ready all the time.”

Aside from employing a full time stylist to tend to their strands, a lot of their length and fullness can be credited to wigs and hair pieces.

 

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“I’ve lost count in my 30 year career how many women that have sat in my chair and have pulled out a picture of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Cardi B or Zoe Kravitz and stared me in the eyes point blank and said ‘I want this’ – I mean where do you start?”

Nader does admit, however, that while bringing in images is helpful for your hairdresser to get an idea of the result you’re after, your best bet is to cap it at no more than eight.

“In those eight images show them one or two things that you don’t like about that haircut or colour, too. This just helps more clarity on both sides.”

From there, your stylist will be able to work through the pros and cons of what’s achievable.

“If you’re after a blunt Kim Kardashian bob, is the length at the jaw going to suit your face shape? Maybe not, so this is where the hairdresser needs all that knowledge and experience that they have to give the best outcome for your face shape.”

 

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Can’t wait for you to see #ComingSoon

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The time you’ll realistically spend styling it each day, as well as your budget for salon visits are the next two biggest determining factors when considering a celeb inspired chop.

“To maintain a strong haircut shape, you need to get to the salon every four to six weeks. If you have your hair coloured, you’ll also need to maintain your colour by investing in salon prescribed products to keep it looking red carpet ready.”

Nader’s final words of wisdom?

“Just remember though, that your hairdresser isn’t a magician and can’t perform tricks.”

Oooooof, noted.

 

THE 90’s IS BACK IN FULL SWING AND HERE’S WHY. Seen WHIMN

This 90s Hairstyle Is Back To Give Every Millennial Major Nostalgia

 

First popularised by Leonardo DiCaprio and every single Backstreet Boys member (except maybe Howie) in the 90s, the chin-grazing, cropped bob has seen a revival of late.

Worn by the likes of Julianne Hough, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, the style is back streets back, alright (sorry) – albeit with a middle parted update.

 

“A middle part will always give vibes of a cool girl, with attitude and a modern confidence,” says Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon.

Before you march into your hairdressers clutching a picture of Nick Carter though, be aware you may need to alter the length an inch or so above or below your jawline, depending on your face shape.

“If for example your face is a little fuller around the jaw, you’ll need that length a little longer past the jawline, as this will give the illusion of an oval shape.”

Once you’ve had the chop, the trick to keep it from slipping into full blown boy band territory, Nader says, is to keep it super clean.

 

 

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“Grunge may have been alive and kicking in the 90s, but you don’t want to look like you’ve been out on an all-nighter. This bob needs to look ‘innocent’ and by this I mean your hair needs to look clean and healthy with blunt ends. Start by shampooing your hair strands more often.”

Styling wise, volumising products are your middle part MVP and be sure to use a comb to get that part sitting poker straight – this isn’t the time for guesswork.

“Opt for volumising sprays as they’re lighter than a mousse or paste. Spray the roots with a dry shampoo to soak up any oil and sort limp and dirty roots in a flash.”

CHECK OUT WHAT ANTHONY NADER SWEARS BY SEEN IN BEAUTYCREW

Kim Kardashian’s super sleek strands are her signature hairstyle. Whether she’s rocking a platinum blonde lob or her natural dark mane, there’s no denying her hair is always flawlessly smooth and shiny – not a fly-away in sight. And finally we know her secret.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted a tutorial on her blog revealing the go-to product she uses to get flawless, fly-away-free locks.

Her trick? She swears by OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets.

They look a lot like blotting papers (they’re actually sheets of hemp paper) and are designed to be rubbed over your hair’s surface from roots to ends to fix dry, static-prone strands. The sheets are infused with coconut oil to calm frizz and smooth down fly-aways, as well as shea butter to give your mane a healthy sheen.

They are a total no-fuss option and perfect for when you’re on the go (did someone say new travel staple?!). What’s more, a pack of 15 costs USD$18, which is roughly AUD$22 (and works out to be about $1.50 per hair sheet). So hopefully when these hair sheets launch on our shores they’ll be the same affordable price! So. Excited.

There’s no word yet on when these handbag-friendly frizz fighting sheets will hit our shores, so in lieu of them, we asked some of Australia’s top hairdressers for their top tips for taming those fly-aways.

#1 / Prepare your hair

Celebrity hairstylist Samuel Overton says in order to avoid frizzy hair and fly-aways, some groundwork is crucial. “It’s all about preparation and using the right products at the right time. Add a control cream when hair is damp/towel-dried and blow-dry it in,” he explains. “Then if needed, add a little more at the end. Apply from mid-lengths to ends. Don’t rely on products on dry hair or when you’ve finished styling, preparation is key.” Overton’s favourite frizz-fighting weapon? He recommends using TAME by UEW Haircare.

#2 / The cool blow-dry

Yep! It might sound odd but celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader swears by a cool blow-dry to keep fly-aways at bay. “After you’ve finished blow-drying, hit the cool shot button on your hairdryer, then run the end of the nozzle over the hair surface for approximately 30 seconds,” Nader explains. “This final step actually keeps your blowout lasting longer as the cool air ‘sets’ the hair shape and also doubles up to impart a healthy sheen.”

#3 / Hairspray smooth

Another tip? Celebrity hairstylist Remington Schulz has a clever trick: “Finish hairstyles with a hairspray like Pantene Pro-V Stay Smooth Hairspray. Spray any baby hairs or fly-aways and then use the edge of the can to smooth them into place. This will give a super sleek finish!”

By Erin Docherty for beautycrew.com.au

HOW TO GET GHETTO BOX BRAIDS WITH ANTHONY NADER

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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.

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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.

 

ANTHONY’S HANDY HINT

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

WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE GOING FROM PEROXIDE BLONDE TO BRUNETTE

Say goodbye to having approximately 5 billion foils on your head – #winner.

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I’d been fakin’ it as a blonde for as long as I could remember. My natural hair’s mousey brown (and sort of shit), so aged 14 or 15, I started going cray cray on the highlights.

Remember when this was cool?

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Anyhoo, it’s cost me heaps over the years. Both at the expense of my bank balance (welp), and at the expense of my poor, damaged, peroxide-ridden barnet (welp welp).

This was bad enough living in my native Britain where it was sunny approximately two days a year (might be a slight exaggeration), but when I moved to Australia last year, the daily dose of sun hit my head like a burning wrath of fire (funny that) that was hell-bent on drying out the little condition it had. Sidenote: the vitamin D is fantastic for general wellbeing/happiness – I’m not being ungrateful, honest.

Working in the Cosmo offices, it’s pretty much a given we’re 100% open with each other, whether that be discussing what we’re having for dinner, who we’re having for dinner (jks), and yup, our appearances. So I wasn’t offended in the slightest when Online Beauty Writer Amelia told me I had to go back to the dark side because it would look a lot better. She even hooked me up with the daddy of all salons in Sydney, RAW by Anthony Nader.

Before going in, friends told me to fake tan like crazy because I’d feel really pale and I had to make sure my brows were on fleek too.

So I walked into the salon looking a hawt combo of this:

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There, I was greeted by the lovely Colour Director, Stella, who was great at putting things in layman’s terms for a doofus like me and she didn’t even judge me (out loud) for the shabby state of affairs that was my ‘do.

4pm. So, to business. Stella explained that blonde hair has zero pigments in it. Nada. It’s because the pigments get blown out when stripped by our good old friend Mr Peroxide. She told me that she was going to apply a red tint first. Gulp. Warm colours like red have strong pigments so she basically had to coat my hair in red as a sort of filler before applying the brown. If she put the brown straight on the bleached hair, it’d go an attractive khaki colour. Yoiks.

4:45pm. Once the red was applied (a darker shade at the top, lighter on the ends), Stella combed it through and I was all red hair, don’t care. Well, for about half an hour. She then dried it ready for the brown application.

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5:15pm. Next came the brown. With a secret little weapon called Olaplex. Which (if reports believe) is basically The Holy Grail in hair colouring and should be used by everyone in the world.

Olaplex prevents your hair from breaking and repairs damaged strands by linking the bonds back together again. And it’s especially beneficial for chemically coloured hair given that hair bonds are broken during chemical services. Kim Kardashian is a fan. Everyone loves it. It makes your hair so fancy. It probably eats caviar and sips Dom Pérignon.

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6pm. I wasn’t sat in front of a mirror while I waited which was probs a good thing given it would be quite a drastic change (I did manage to take an alien-looking selfie). But I can’t tell you how friggin’ refreshing it was to be sitting without approximately 5,042 foils in my head. Anyone who dyes their hair blonde should be able to relate to that!

6:30-ish-pm. I was a bit nervous while I was getting the colour rinsed off. Y’know, the big reveal could induce a total White Chicks moment in the middle of a ~fancy~ salon.

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Nah, totally trusted Stella! And in less than 3 hours, I’d gone from white, damaged and bristle, to caramel-y brown, softer locks. Yay!

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It was a bit weird catching sight of myself in the mirror for the next few days but I quickly realised, blondes don’t always have more fun.

And guess what? I got to take home a bottle of the elixir of life Olaplex which is to be used once a week on damp hair before shampooing and conditioning. It makes your hair feel super soft so I can see why everyone and their dog is raving about it.

Altogether, going peroxide blonde to brunette was pretty breezy. And being the laz-ee girl I am, I’m looking forward to minimum upkeep – that’s the deal now I don’t have roots…right? And when that pesky peroxide decides to shine through, that’s also a win because, #BRONDE.

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Here are 5 key things I took away from my experience to consider before you make the switch:

1. I know I was joking earlier with the whole feeling pale AF thing but I caked on bronzer like nobody’s business for at least a week. Looking washed-out will probs be a concern.

2. I didn’t know what the expression ‘makes your eyes pop’ was all about until it actually happened – weey. So you may want to consider experimenting with accentuating those peepers some more. I went heavy on the kohl and liked the results.

3. I felt like I could be more daring in the fash dept. For instance, I would *usually* steer away from reds and bright pinks (personal preference) but don’t really feel any colour is off-limits now. Also, grey is good. Weird.

4. The dye will run down your plughole when you’re showering and you will freak out. And yes, this means the colour is a’ fading. But you’re a colour chameleon now, own it!

5. Prepare for people not to recognise you. And prepare to feel a teeny tiny bit offended if you’re told by basically everyone (in my case) that it looks better. Whatevs, guys.

A massive thanks to Anthony Nader, Stella Greenwood, William Jamison and Taylor Mascherin.

By Lorna Gray for cosmopolitan.com.au

HOW CELEBS CHANGE THEIR HAIR EVERY FIVE MINUTES

“[It] took months of not dying my hair and wearing wigs to get my hair back to health so I can do this,” claimed Kylie Jenner after revealing her newly blonde hair on Instagram. The image has nearly 2 million likes and a string of comments from adoring fans all wanting to copy the look. Now, she’s gone green.

Unlike sister Kim, who seemingly went from black to white overnight (and then back again within weeks) Kylie’s honesty about switching up her colour is surprisingly refreshing. We asked owner of RAW Salon in Sydney and stylist, Anthony Nader, what it really takes to switch up your strands just like the celebrities.

Don’t be fooled
You’ve seen the change on the red carpet and front row at fashion week, as celebs keep themselves newsworthy with dramatically different hair colours and styles. But don’t be fooled, they’re not as spontaneous as they appear. “What the everyday woman doesn’t realise is just how calculated these hair changes are. They might look like they’ve made the decision on a whim, but the look is often cleverly contrived for maximum impact,” explains Nader. Often wigs and weaves are used too, so they get maximum impact with minimal damage to their natural hair.

It takes a team
You don’t see them on their Instagram feed or paparazzi shots but lurking in the distance is a team of stylists (and makeup artists) at the ready to ensure celebrities are always picture perfect. “Just like their outfits, the celebrity needs to have hair changes with every show because there’s no way they could be seen with the same look twice,” says Nader.

It’s a long process
Extreme changes in your hair colour – like going from black to blonde – causes serious damage. Ideally colourists would take weeks or months to gradually change your hue, but in a celebrity’s case they don’t always have the gift of time. In this case it would be a lock down situation — where the colourist and client would spend an entire day — even up to 10 hours — taking the hair to the required colour, with lots of hydrating treatments in between and possibly a haircut too. “There’s no way we’d be able to do that, or recommend doing that, for the everyday woman. But celebrities don’t lead normal lives – they can have frequent professional treatments,” says Nader.

It’s all about being ahead of the pack
In the fame hungry world of celebrity it’s important to your image that you set the trends rather than follow them. “The celebrity is forecasting the next season’s hair when they sit front row at fashion week. Hairstylists can then start filtering these looks down to their client and photo shoots immediately. That’s the beauty of the whole Instagram/blogging world, there is no excuse whatsoever about being behind,” says Nader.

Want to mix up your look? Take cue from these celeb styles.

 

By Leigh Campbell for The Huffington Post 

THE CHOP: OUR DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KATE SPIES JUST GOT A SERIOUSLY GOOD CUT AND COLOUR.

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?

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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

THE BEST HAIR FROM THE MET GALA 2014

Anthony Nader splashes out on who are the Met Gala 2014 Ball Red Carpet Hair Winners in vogue.com.au

Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough at Met Gala 2014

The hair looks that turned up on the red carpet for the Met Ball’s 2014 gala, in celebration of couturier Charles James, were in styles as varied as the gowns being celebrated. Here we profile our favourites and tell you how to re-create key looks.

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Red carpet waves are a consistently elegant look and were embraced by Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough. If you’re recreating the look for a special occasion be prepared to touch up throughout the night, as you would your makeup. Hair authority Anthony Nader says he advices clients to take a travel size hair spray in their clutch for the night. “When needed they can give any nasty flyaways a once over in the powder room.”

For Dree Hemingway’s Hollywood ringlets Nader says:

1. On damp hair squeeze a good size tennis ball size of firm hold foam into your palms and work through your hair from roots to ends, rake through and shake dry 80% with your hairdryer.

2. Create a deep side part then take four equal sections. Take three-inch sections starting from the nape area with your large round bristle brush and stretch sections upwards all the way up to the crown area. Do the same with the front sections.

3. Using velvet hot rollers, take horizontal sections parallel to your part line and wind the rollers under from top to nape area. Let them set and cool for longevity.

4. Once cool, unravel the rollers and brush the curls to create volume. Give hair a once over with hairspray.

Soft wave

A romantic take on glamour in the form of soft waves was favoured by Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bünchden and Victoria Beckham.

Short hair

A swathe of celebrities have gotten the chop of late and worked their shorter strands into elegant styles for the Met red carpet. Oscar Oscar master stylist Jacky Chan says the important thing to remember is to choose a complementary style. “Hair always needs to complement the dress and styling. If the dress is romantic and feminine, waves and pincurls always look beautiful and elegant, or if the dress is modern and structured sleek styling is best,” says Chan. His top tip? “Less is more with shorter styles.”

Deep side part

Lily Cole, Cara Delevingne and Emily Cole chose the flattering effect of a deep side part and waves.

Plaited

Kristin Stewart and Joan Smalls chose to plait their tresses for a fresh take on red carpet dressing.

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The back of Kristin Stewart's plait

De-fringe

Suki Waterhouse swept her signature fringe into a simple updo for an elegant refresh of her look.

Suki Waterhouse

High Bun

Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Aldridge and Ivanka Trump opted for a timeless style reminiscent of James’s models.

Tousled casual waves

Alexa Chung, Katie Holmes and Kate Mara all sported softly ruffled waves that lent an effortless feel to their ensembles.