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Get Anthony’s latest “Slick Stylin” tips to win you gold stars as seen on The Urban List | Sydney

We don’t expect you to magically know how to style your hair and we understand that some people just aren’t born with the natural ability to style hair or the inclination to spend more than $7 on a haircut. But, for those of you who’d like to turn your ‘do around, we’ve asked three of Sydney’s best hairdressers to let us in on the biggest hair mistakes guys make and to help steer you in the direction of hair redemption.

#1 Ditch Dandruff
Dandruff is not cute. I don’t care whether you have light hair, wear light clothes or just manage to hide it well, because dandruff isn’t cute. But it’s super common and, according to Monique McMahon of Que Colour, one of the main reasons for that is we are all too quick to use chemical based dandruff shampoo, which basically makes it all worse. There’s a solution, though! Go au natural with the cleansing purifying sea salt scrub by Christophe Robin or their purifying shampoo with jujube bark extract, which has been proven to eliminate dandruff entirely. Yes, really.

#2 Ned Kelly Beards Are OUT
According to Anthony Nader, owner and hair wizard at RAW, beards can be totally stylish. You know, as long as you keep it tidy and don’t let it stray into Ned Kelly territory (which is never a good look). I think everybody has that friend—the one who lets his haphazard beard go way too far, thinking it looks hipster or cool when really, it doesn’t #sorrynotsorry. Anthony says that you should show your beard the same kind of lovin’ that you do to your top mop, with regular haircuts and simple conditioning with a product like V76’s Beard Oil.

#3 And While We’re Talking About Facial Hair…
There is no discreet way for me to tell you to trim your nose hairs, so I’ll let Jules Tognini do it, because he’s a hot shit hair stylist that is telling you to trim your damn nose hairs. He says that all it’ll take to tame your unsightly issue is a quick go-over with the nose trimmer once a week. No excuses.

For your unruly beards, Jules recommends the Philips Vacuum Beard Trimmer which evenly grooms hairs and vacuums as it goes meaning no gross sink stubble.

#4 Barber Hopping
Find a barber you like and stick with them. You know, if you want to have hair that actually looks good. Monique (Que Colour) says that barber hopping is the quickest way to rock a bad haircut (my words, not hers) and she would know, since she’s been in the biz for over 20 years. You should develop a relationship with your barber so you can tell them what you loved (and hated) about your last cut, and so they can really get you and what your ‘do is all about in the long term.

#5 Embrace The Blow Dryer
Blow dryers aren’t just for long-haired ladies, according to Jacob Martin from The Barber Shop in Sydney. He wants you to know that letting your hair dry naturally is cool for some, but if you want hair that’s shiny, smooth and holds its shape, then maybe you should embrace the blow dryer. Next time you get your hair cut, take note while they style your hair—you might just learn a thing or two.

#6 Step Away From The Clippers
This one is pretty basic—Monique says to not even think about cutting your own hair at home. You might think you nailed it and maybe from the front you did, but when you turn around, it just isn’t pretty. Ever. So fork out the cash and get your hair done by the professionals. You’re worth it.

#7 Hair Gel Is So Year Nine
Absolutely there’s a time and place for hair gel and, jokes aside, it wasn’t only in year nine. But it’s important to know how to rock it or you’ll end up looking like Peter Andre circa 1990 or (shudder) Justin Timberlake in his noodle hair days. A good one to use, according to Anthony Nader, is the R+Co Motorcycle Gel but really, you could just ditch gel altogether and go for a wax. To really nail a slicked back quiff you need to embrace the classic barber style of a skintight fade around the sides and leave some length on top to sweep into a slick quiff and set with a wax. A good one is the V76 V Rated Natural Wax.

#8 On That Note… Matte It Up
The key words to pay attention to here are clay, paste and matte. A great choice is the V76 Molding Paste, but really any product that features one of these are absolute winners for any guys with thinner hair because it’ll give you a fuller feel. This one is pretty simple to master, so if you’ve been intimidated thus far—this is the one for you. Simply rub the product into your palms before dusting it over your ends and then go in a little bit heavier and work the rest through to fix your hair in place. Voila! Insta-volume.

#9 Using The Wrong Product On The Wrong Hair Type
Yes. Men do have hair types, can you believe it? Up until now, you may have thought that your hair was categorised into a few easy groups (short, long, man bun, bald) but oh no, my friend. You too can have thin, thick, coarse or fine hair, just like women. The hot tips from Jacob Martin (The Barber Shop) for using the right prod for your hair are to use a boost powder or sea salt spray if you have fine or thinning hair and avoid anything that clumps to the strands like the plague. This will increase the volume and give the illusion of fuller looking hair. Try the Haze Boost Powder or Salty Dog by EVO and remember, when it comes to product, less is more.

#10 Doing A Dodgy Home Dye Job To Cover Greys
If George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds and Patrick Dempsey have taught us anything, it’s that being a silver fox can massively increase your average. But if grey just isn’t your thing, then take note, because Monique has some important advice about covering those rascals up. Firstly, most men fail because they go for an all over colour, which often (always) looks artificial and heavy. Instead, go for a product with a softer coverage that’ll camouflage your greys rather than cover them up. The shade variations range of colour enhancing treatments by Christophe Robin is a good option.

By Angela Law for theurbanlist.com


GQ calls on the hair cutting wizardry of Anthony Nader to bring you a guide on growing out your hair efficiently and effectively.

Maybe you’ve just spent nine months on the front line sporting a practical buzz cut or perhaps you’ve just got a little bored with your short back and sides; whatever the reason — you want to grow out your hair.

But (and there’s always a but), having seen your mates’ mess of locks as they attempted to do the same, you’re somewhat hesitant.

Never fear, Nader is here to provide a few wise words of encouragement that will get you through the #GrowOutFaze in no time.

1. Ditch the hairspray

“When you go for your appointment it’s best if you go product free, as this gives your hairstylist/barber a better indication of what your natural texture is doing so you’re both on the same page for the journey ahead.”

2. Be aware that there’s no quick fix

“Keep in mind that you need to gain more length on top, so embrace your newfound strands for now.”

3. Ask your barber to just take off the ends

“There’s no need to look like a ragamuffin while growing out your hair. Just ask your barber/stylist to knock off the very wispy ends around the sides and the back to keep a sharper appearance.”

4. Leave it for three months

“Yes I know. You’re cursing me. Trust me here guys, because you need your hair to generate some length before your next cut. This is the halfway mark.”

5. Have fun styling the new length

“Now you have more length on top you’ll be able to create different hair shapes so invest in two or three different hair products so you can change up the look of your locks.

Try a lightweight wax which for the times you need to keep the hair sleek and tight to the head.

Grab yourself a good sea salt spray to help create a grittier texture.

Experiment with a moulding paste (types vary on weight of hair) to help you generate lasting hold.”

6. Push past half way

“Six months in and your co-workers now call you “the guy with the stylish dishevelled GQ hair”. Well done. It is time to book in with your barber for the final flourish.

The sides and back have grown perfectly in length. Be firm with your stylist here. Ask that your barber/stylist only nibble off the ends so your strands take on a healthier tone.

You may also find that the top area is a little heavier than you would like, ask for that area to be lightened up a little with some textured cuts to prevent your hair falling solid and flat.”

7. Play around with styling your new length

“Your hair may take a little while to settle and take to your new styling. Be patient and enjoy it. If you wish to keep the length you only need a trim every two months from here on in.”


Anthony Nader got you covered according to The Urban List…


Fellas, we know its not only the ladies who want to keep their locks luscious, Sydney bros care just as much when it comes to perfecting their hair game. So whether it’s this season’s angular fringe, a Caesar cut or a rocking side part, our list of the best men’s hairdressers in Sydney will have your hair on point the next time you need to treat yourself.

The Men’s Grooming Room

The Men’s Grooming Room is a modern day barber with an old school feel, so take a seat and grab yourself a stiff drink at this Sydney barbershop. These guys do it all—from a wet shave to a hot towel, they’ll even groom your brows, ears and nose so all of your hairs are taken care of and you’ll walk out looking the business.

RAW Hair
Surry Hills

It’s no secret that Raw Hair is Sydney’s celebrity go-to and once you try it for yourself you’ll see why. Whether it is a one on one with Anthony Nader or perfecting your look with one of the team, Raw Hair will have you sorted.

Mr Burrows

Who doesn’t love a bit of hair attention and chill? Mr Burrows is a Garden of Eden in Newtown where you can get the kind of pampering every man deserves with a range of products that will keep you looking damn fine between visits.

District Salon
Surry Hills

Enjoy old school barbering with a modern twist at District Salon in Surry Hills. It’s beard trims, fades and whiskies all round with a team whose experience spans the globe and whose work has been seen in just about every style mag worth reading.

Detail for Men

Behold the men’s menu. That’s right fellas a menu just for you. These guys care about the details, and aren’t going to let you walk out of there with a high maintenance style if you’re more a get ready in 1.5 minutes type of guy. They also offer Keratin straightening treatment for men to tame your mane and ensure top knot perfection.

Juliana Marcs
Double Bay

Take a seat in the front window of this Double Bay salon as the team create magic with their extensive range of Aveda hair products. Make sure you check out their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/julianamarcs/?hl=en for extra hair inspo.

Prema Hair
Surry Hills

With salons in Sydney and New York, these guys are literally fresh off the catwalk and in to the salon more times than you can count. With a team of experienced and super passionate hairdressers on hand it is the place to go and get creative with your look.

DJ’s Hair Artistry

Located in Sydney’s CBD these guys continue to do some seriously good things with hair. Their relaxed studio interior complete with exposed bulbs and timber finishings is just the place for a good old short back and sides or something more adventurous, like a side part pompadour.

Wild Life Hair
Surry Hills, Milson’s Point & McMahon’s Point

With three locations and a string of awards under their belt, the team at Wild Life Hair know a thing or two when it comes to what’s trending in the hair scene. Not only will they work wonders on your hair, they’ll also make you a damn good cup of coffee and throw in a chat for good measure.

Mister Chop Shop
Bondi Junction

Priding themselves on all things dapper, Mister Chop Shop is a boutique barber with a stylebook exclusively for the gents that combines your classic barber skills with modern hairdressing and will also prune your face while they’re at it.

Happy Sailors Barbershop

Bringing smiles and mad hair skills to Redfern, the Happy Sailors are good old fashion service mixed with some serious talent, and affordable prices.

By Simone Jovel for The Urban List



Anthony Nader, hair stylist at Anothony Nader salon, shares his verdict of the hairstyle on show at the 88th Academy Awards.

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Eddie Redmayne

The best part of this disheveled Brit look is that it’s always going to be a hot favorite – in the office or at the party. Eddie’s hairstyle is shorter than usual and makes him look even younger than usual (if that is possible).

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Matt Damon

I prefer Matt with a longer length on top…it lengthens his face and gives more shape and definition to his facial features. I’d let it grow another inch or two.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Needless to say, the Revenant star is a winner in my books. Leo doesn’t typically change his hair to follow trends, which is what I love that about him. His glossy combed swish is ten out of ten.

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John Legend

If your looking for a reference for “Best Fade” this man is your go to for the perfect clipper cut to show your barber/hairdresser. This haircut is always a classic – notice John’s very calculated day two facial hair? #TopPoints

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Jared Leto

Clean, slick and groomed hair will always win points with the ladies, and I might add those piercing blue eyes just make his look all that much better. Jared’s beard has a indie/artsy vibe to it, which contrasts nicely to the tame top. Whether Jared’s hair is slick for a red carpet or messed up, he always carries himself perfectly.

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Henry Cavill

If your looking for a hero haircut… look no more. This Superman actor is your iPhone reference when sitting in-line at the salon. The longer strands on top and square shaping on the sides defines Henry’s strong jawline and is also a haircut you can change up with different hair styling products.

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Sam Smith

Don’t dislike me here GQ readers but, I just think his beard needs trimming back so that it looks more groomed and tidy. His hair could use a touch of shine product throughout just to make the strands look more polished – rather than the fuzzy appearance they have now.

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The Weeknd

I think it’s time to change up that massive dreaded mass obscure shape sitting on top of The Weeknd’s head. I get that your a newbie on the scene and everyone needs to notice you but trust me…….everyone knows that “I can’t feel my face when I’m with you” kinda deal so contact your hairstylist this weekend.

As seen on gq.com.au 


Let’s get real for a few metrosexual moments.

You act like you’re immune to celebrity style and too busy for anything more than a quick tousle in the morning, hospital but the reality is you care about your hairstyle. Award-winning stylist Anthony Nader is here to help you look and feel your best, dosage one strand at a time.


When you see the expertly quaffed manes of Beckham, Efron and Clooney, your own hair goes a little limp with jealousy.

Shame isn’t a good look on anyone, so ditch any ideas you have about dishonour, disgrace or degradation when seeing a stylist. Here’s how to choose a new hairstyle with minimum hassle and maximum handsomeness.

Be Prepared


You look to style icons for your clothes, so why not for your hair? Many men come into my salon with references to their favourite stars’ dapper hairdos. If you can’t prepare ahead of time, pull up a few pictures while you’re relaxing in the hairdresser’s chair.

Photographic inspiration is invaluable during the consultation so we know we’re on the same page.

Communication Is Key

With the consultation underway, your stylist should have a few questions for you (if not, you could be in the wrong establishment). Once he has a handle on what you like about the cut, he can assess how well it will work for you.

The conversation will cover your hair type and texture, as well as your lifestyle. Are you prepared to spend time each morning recreating your new star look? If the answer is no, the hairstyle is a bust even if your strands are suited to it.

Expert Analysis


The hairdresser will also take a look at your growth patterns. Say you’ve got your eye on one of Beckham’s styles, but you have a wave in your hair. The style isn’t out of reach, but you have to be willing blow dry the wave out of your hair so it matches Mr B’s. Is that a commitment you’re prepared to make?

It’s hard to let go if you had your heart set on an idea, but listen to the experts if they caution against it. We’re experts for a reason.

Get Real

At the end of the day, what matters most is that the style you choose reflects who you are and how you want to be perceived. Trendiness is fine, but it never trumps comfort and confidence.

You see those overseas men’s fashion parades and all the razzmatazz that goes along with them (not to mention the big budgets) and it’s easy to get caught up in something that isn’t a practical choice. Strip everything else away until you’re just looking at the hair. Is it a style you’re actually excited to recreate, or has your imaginary bubble burst with a reality check?

While you’re at it, be sure to heed the advice your hairdresser gives about hair products. He’ll tell you exactly what it takes to nail your new style, so you’ll always look like you’ve just stepped out of the glossy pages of a magazine – or the screen of a men’s lifestyle blog, of course.

Your next fashion moment is only a hair salon away. Get your references ready, work out your new winter wardrobe, and I’ll see you on the streets looking mighty fine.

by Anthony Nader


Latest expert tips by Anthony Nader as seen in dmarge.com

If you haven’t already updated your hairstyle for 2014, you’re not to late – there’s still time to get a new look for the new year. Lately, men’s ‘dos have reached new heights (sometimes literally). Well-groomed gents are experimenting with cuts, styles, and products more that ever before, and short hair is no exception to the trend. If your hairstyle feels stuck in a rut, check out our gallery of short men’s hairstyles and hair cuts from celebrities (short hair kings – Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Adam Levine) and industry leaders like American Crew and Kevin Murphy. Trust us, there’s more to short hairstyles for men than meets the eye. (Note: We will be updating this article regularly so check back each month for new styles.)

EXPERT TIPS: Anthony Nader – RAW Hair Salon Sydney

#1 Texture texture and more texture is the secret to keep your short precision hair cut looking fantastic and in shape for longer. Ask your hairstylist to cut more texture into your next haircut, then you can get more leverage and create even more cool hair shapes on top.

#2 For the days you want to go that choppy dishevelled look and think (Sam Webb H&M Spring 2014 collection campaign here), get yourself a tub a moulding paste and this will make you look campaign worthy.

#3 For the days you want to go on the smoother route, go get yourself a bottle of Kiel’s Silk Groom.

EXPERT TIPS: Phoenix Thomson – American Crew All Star

#1 Keeping your hair short can often become less than exciting if you don’t keep a little length to work with. My advice for this season is keeping a look versatile, with added length on top.

#2 Being able to morph your short look into a more groomed and dapper shape can be as easy as using a product with a high shine and shaping with a comb to create a smoother finish. Try drying American Crew Firm Hold Gel into the hair to give support and finish off with a small amount of American Crew Pomade wiped over the surface to keep the hair in place, and create a high shine result.

#3 Short hair does mean more visits to the salon to keep the hairline in shape and any unwanted neck hair at bay. Keeping your appointments to a four weekly routine will ensure your look is always fresh.