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EXPERT TIPS ON HOW TO GET EFFORTLESS HOLIDAY HAIR as seen BYRDIE

I love holidays. Although that probably goes without saying. Aside from cocktails, sun, and sea salt, I love that a holiday allows me to pare back my beauty routine completely—distilling my makeup bag down to its absolute essence is a near religious experience. The same goes for my hair. I see a cheeky week-long trip as a chance to streamline my look, spending as little time styling as possible. With some planning in advance, it is absolutely possible to enjoy effortless, tousled holiday hair for a full week without washing it. And, if you plan it just right, the only tool you’ll need to bring is a comb.

They key is in the prep. Anthony Nader from Sydney’s RAW Salon crafted these three travel-friendly looks, designed to progress with you through seven days of bliss and remain chic enough to live on forever in holiday snaps.

Keep reading to see how to take your hair from pre-flight through to the very last day of your trip without packing a hairdryer, straightener, or even shampoo and conditioner.

Days 1 – 3: Beachy Waves

The day of your trip will require the most effort. Before you leave, use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as possible for the whole week—we like the nutrient-rich OGX Vitamin B5 ($18). Then use your preferred method of creating waves; whether with a curling tong, straightening iron, or (in the case of Nader’s advice below) both.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “When applying a wave to hair I like to use two different types of hot appliances. Alternate them and leave some ends out so the result is lived-in and not too glam looking. For this look, I swirled chunky sections around a flat iron and also used a 1¼ sized barrel tong, winding the other sections in the opposite direction. I know this sounds like a lot of work and investment, but creating different effects is key to making it look like it was done by a pro.”

Days 4 – 5: Textured pony

After a fun-filled three days, your hair will start to look a little greasy at the roots, mostly at your part. You can hide this by brushing back into a low pony, which will look perfectly textured and tousled thanks to the waves you crafted on Day 1. Brushing your hair out of its normal part will hide the worst of your oily roots, too.

Anthony Nader’s Tip:“Keep the base of the ponytail low, not halfway up the back of your head like you were unsure of where it is meant to be. Then brush it, place it and secure it. Soak up oily roots and stuck-to-the-head surface hair with a dry shampoo to liven up your new low pony. Spray it on the root area, then massage the scalp to emphasize the texture.”

Days 6 – 7: Macaron Buns

We profiled this sweet ‘do a few months ago; the tail-end of a holiday is the perfect time to try them. Work with the slickness of your hair to pull it all back firmly into two low ponytails—if you’re dealing with some humidity-related frizz, work in a small amount of hydrating oil, such as the OGX Coconut Miracle Penetrating Oil ($9). Wrap the hair of each ponytail loosely around its base, but let a few strands fly loose in keeping with your new relaxed vibe.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “There’s a very fine line between these buns coming off cool or spacey. Be careful not to place them too far around on the sides of your head, otherwise it’s going to look a little strange. Keep them near the back of the neck and no need to be precise with making sure they’re too clean and slick. The more they look like natural hair, the better.”

Photography: Dave Wheeler. Hair: Anthony Nader of RAW Salon. Makeup: Jessica Diez from oneninetynine management. Talent, Styling & Creative Direction: Crystal Andrews

ANTHONY NADER’S TIPS FOR AN EFFORTLESS HOLIDAY-HAIR TOUSLE

I love holidays. Although that probably goes without saying. Aside from cocktails, sun, and sea salt, I love that a holiday allows me to pare back my beauty routine completely—distilling my makeup bag down to its absolute essence is a near religious experience. The same goes for my hair. I see a cheeky week-long trip as a chance to streamline my look, spending as little time styling as possible. With some planning in advance, it is absolutely possible to enjoy effortless, tousled holiday hair for a full week without washing it. And, if you plan it just right, the only tool you’ll need to bring is a comb.

They key is in the prep. Anthony Nader from Sydney’s RAW Salon crafted these three travel-friendly looks, designed to progress with you through seven days of bliss and remain chic enough to live on forever in holiday snaps.

 

DAYS 1 – 3: BEACHY WAVES

 

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

The day of your trip will require the most effort. Before you leave, use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as possible for the whole week—we like the nutrient-rich OGX Vitamin B5 ($18). Then use your preferred method of creating waves; whether with a curling tong, straightening iron, or (in the case of Nader’s advice below) both.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “When applying a wave to hair I like to use two different types of hot appliances. Alternate them and leave some ends out so the result is lived-in and not too glam looking. For this look, I swirled chunky sections around a flat iron and also used a 1¼ sized barrel tong, winding the other sections in the opposite direction. I know this sounds like a lot of work and investment, but creating different effects is key to making it look like it was done by a pro.”

DAYS 4 – 5: TEXTURED PONY

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After a fun-filled three days, your hair will start to look a little greasy at the roots, mostly at your part. You can hide this by brushing back into a low pony, which will look perfectly textured and tousled thanks to the waves you crafted on Day 1. Brushing your hair out of its normal part will hide the worst of your oily roots, too.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “Keep the base of the ponytail low, not halfway up the back of your head like you were unsure of where it is meant to be. Then brush it, place it and secure it. Soak up oily roots and stuck-to-the-head surface hair with a dry shampoo to liven up your new low pony. Spray it on the root area, then massage the scalp to emphasize the texture.”

DAYS 6 – 7: MACARON BUNS

 

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We profiled this sweet ‘do a few months ago; the tail-end of a holiday is the perfect time to try them. Work with the slickness of your hair to pull it all back firmly into two low ponytails—if you’re dealing with some humidity-related frizz, work in a small amount of hydrating oil, such as the OGX Coconut Miracle Penetrating Oil ($9). Wrap the hair of each ponytail loosely around its base, but let a few strands fly loose in keeping with your new relaxed vibe.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “There’s a very fine line between these buns coming off cool or spacey. Be careful not to place them too far around on the sides of your head, otherwise it’s going to look a little strange. Keep them near the back of the neck and no need to be precise with making sure they’re too clean and slick. The more they look like natural hair, the better.”

Photography: Dave Wheeler

Hair: Anthony Nader of RAW Salon
Makeup: Jessica Diez from oneninetynine management
Talent, Styling & Creative Direction: Crystal Andrews.

By Crystal Andrews for byrdie.com.au

THE HOTTEST HAIR STYLES YOU’LL WANT TO TRY IN 2017

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We lived and breathed the ombre hair trend, the lob fad had its hot moment (as did the unicorn-inspired colour obsession) and romantic long waves stood the course of time this year. 2016 was all about the fun, cool-girl vibe — and we loved it.

But with so many upcoming exciting brands and stylists entering the hair space, we’re predicting 2017 to be the hottest year of hair yet. And although we don’t know for sure, we chatted to some of the most influential stylists in the industry and have a pretty good idea of what’s coming our way.

Prediction 1: natural hair will be embraced more than ever before.

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Last year saw natural, undone hair more than ever before on the runway — take for example the looks from the Rag and Bone SS16 show or Alexa Chung.

Celebrity Hairstylist Anthony Nader says, “I think it’s cool that we are all really starting to embrace our natural hair or opting for a strong haircut that accommodates wearing hair in a super relaxed manner. I’m feeling that French-girl vibe coming out way!”

Prediction 2: overgrown bangs will have their moment.

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This trend has been sneaking under the radar for quite some time and we think it’s about to break out in 2017.

Anthony’s tips for achieving this look: “Just remember to keep them soft in appearance, not blunt or solid. Also keep the corners of your bangs a touch longer — this will frame your face even more beautifully.”

Who to look for inspo? Chloe Moretz and Karlie Kloss.

Prediction 3: the 80s are making a comeback

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Pure Hair Food brand ambassador Jenny Kim shares, “There’s been a great change of pace and there’s a lot of 80s happening in style and it’s definitely my new go-to. Adapt by adding one (or all) of these elements to your hair: texture, sheen and height.”

If you’re anything like us and need a desperate dose of a Summer hair cure, we’re currently soothing our strands (and being thanked for it!) with Pure Hair Food Curl Your Hair Anti-Frizz Cream, $28.90

Prediction 4: the low-key ponytail is set to shine

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“I feel that the ever-faithful ponytail is heading further down the head, being loosely secured at the base of the nape as to look more lived in,” says Anthony. “It’s not about a super-high ponytail from here on out and 2017 gives it a cooler vibe — understated but with confidence.”

We’re talking about that off-duty street style look that’s effortlessly chic in every way.

Prediction 5: plaits will get a whole lot softer and messier

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Anthony Nader tells us, “Braids and plaits have softened up, so ditch the idea that you need them tight and polished.”

We’re loving the soft braid that’s graced the red carpet time and time again this year. Our 2017 inspiration is coming from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Baldwin.

Prediction 5: relaxed, beachy waves are just heating up!

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Effortless beachy waves made their annual return at this year’s Victoria’s Secret show and the trend is just getting started.

Anthony Nader shares, “Gone are the months (or years) of wasting time sectioning and perfecting hair waves. We’re entering an era of effortless, deconstructed hair — this look is coming in hot.”

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4 STEPS TO MASTERING A TOPKNOT

It’s the easiest up-and-go summer hairstyle.

Sometimes shampooing isn’t on the cards every day of the week. Enter the topknot: it’s the best way to showcase cheekbones and save a bad hair day. And it takes little effort to master. Here, Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW salon talks us through how to get this easy up-and-go summer hairstyle.

1
Start with second-day hair
“Don’t be a slave to washing your tresses more than twice a week: it’s best to work off a dirtier palate,” says Nader.

2
Add grit to your tresses
To create workable texture, “Flip your head over and give your roots a spritz with dry shampoo and massage it in,” explains Nader. We love Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle.

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3
Secure into a ponytail
“Position your pony high on the top of your crown,” says Nader. To create a more casual look, “use your fingers to scrape up your strands before securing your ponytail.”

4
Wrap into a bun
“Twist the tail and pin in place for a soft, romantic look,” finishes Nader. A final blast of hairspray (like Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray) will show your topknot who’s boss.

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THE BEST BEAUTY LOOKS AT THE EMMYS 2014

Get Anthony’s latest celebrity EMMY’s 2014 RED CARPET HAIR here, as seen on cosmopolitan.com.au

Sarah Hyland's Ballerina Bun @ EMMY's 2014

Sarah Hyland’s Ballerina Bun @ EMMY’s 2014

For this look, a day or two on ‘pre-washed, loved’ hair works best. Scrape your locks back smoothly with a paddle brush and secure on the base of your crown with a bungee grip. Grab a large doughnut hair piece and wrap up from the tail to the base and secure with a few bobby pins until it feels secure. Pull the bun a little so it has an ‘airiness’ to it.

Behati Prinsloo's casual pony @ EMMY's 2014

Behati Prinsloo’s casual pony @ EMMY’s 2014

Sprits the roots all over with dry shampoo and massage in to give lazy tresses some extra oomph. Place in your centre part line (for that extra bit of chic) and direct your hair back, just below your crown with your hands and secure. Remember not to flatten your flirty pony to keep the overall look like you’ve just casually whipped it up.

Gwen Stefani's sleek and straight hair @ EMMY's 2014

Gwen Stefani’s sleek and straight hair @ EMMY’s 2014

Wash your hair with a straightening shampoo and conditioner to nix any waves. Blast hair 80% all over, and then work a 20c piece of straightening balm evenly from roots to ends with a wide tooth combo. Divide hair in half, from top to bottom, clip the top half up and blow dry the bottom with large flat paddle brush. Next unclip the top section and blow dry with your dead centre part in. Spritz a light weight shine spray on for extra radiant gleam.