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WHO LET THE WIG OUT OF THE BAG?

WHO LET THE WIG OUT OF THE BAG? 

We have to confess it was us and guilty as charged but, we bet you couldn’t have guessed that our model featured is sporting one, did you?

It’s good right?

In this month’s VOGUE campaign, we wanted to voice that its totally a-ok to slip on a wig if your heart desires.

Be it a night out, a formal occasion, drinks with the girls, or as simple as going to the mall there’s really a “no access area” at the end of the day so this is your time to explore the beauty world of wigs.

 

The reason why we popped this #LaceWig on our beautiful international model is that, Mili has fine long dark hair and we wanted to change her look completely.

Check out her website if you don’t believe us.  https://www.imgmodels.com/mili/london/development/portfolio

We may note that before the shoot date one week before this #HumanHairWig was 100% brown and long, so we gave the unit (another name for wig) a honey blonde balayage colour application and razored it to precision, gave the mid lengths a twirl with a #GHD flat iron so the end result had a RAW undone cool vibe to it.

Wigs can look absolutely natural which when done right………. looks beautiful.

Our main aim with this month’s campaign is purely to say and show you that you shouldn’t be afraid to try a wig.

If celebrities and models are sporting these on red carpets, tv interviews, and fashion events well why can’t we?

You may not notice to the untrained eye but, do you think Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone, Heidi Klum and the list goes on and on about how these stars have needed that extra longer length because they may have a sharp jawline bob existing? Or maybe adding a little extra thickness on the sides above the ears for volume?

Or dare I say adding a fun fringe piece to change your look up for the night?

Have we opened your eyes wide open yet with the secrets on how celebrities and models trick us?

We’re going to finish off by saying that when you go to the wig shop make sure you do/ask the below pointers and enjoy the new you in the making.

  1. Go to a reputable wig shop (ask your hairstylist here).
  2. Purchase a human lace/front wig (they have a invisible hairline and blends beautifully with your own hairline) and not a regular old fashioned one which will only make you look clown like which defeats the whole message).
  3. Gel or tape adhesive to secure wig around the hairline.
  4. Ask your hairstylist very sweetly if they could tailor your new trademark with a haircut and maybe a hair colour if needed.
  5. While you’re at it and bonding away with your hairstylist ask them to give you a lesson on the do’s and don’ts in caring for it.

 

Have a great month RAW fans and feel free to ask us any questions about the new you in the making.

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HOW TO FIND A STYLIST YOU CAN TRUST. Kelly Baker dishes up the hair goss when interviewing Anthony. Seen The Beauty Insider.

Celebrity stylist Anthony Nader has tended to the locks of pretty much every star you can imagine. In fact, he is so used to dealing with five-star clientele the last time I was in his award-winning Sydney salon RAW we had a conversation that went something like this …

“Wow. That girl was super pretty,” I said, staring after a client who had just left the salon.

“Yes, she so was,” responded Anthony, before asking a salon assistant if she was a regular.

“No,” said the assistant, blinking hard.

If I remember correctly the assistant’s got a little high-pitched right about this moment here. Which made both Anthony and I pause briefly. But then he looked at me and I looked at him and we shrugged at each other before he said “No idea who she is.”

To which I rather cleverly responded, “She totes pretty though eh?”

And then we got right back to whatever it was we were talking about before I spotted this undeniably beautiful woman. Which was probably our families or some random beauty industry tittle tattle or how much Sydney property is these days.

Look, I admit it. It’s not a traffic-stopping story in and of itself, but it does prove a point – and an important one. Anthony Nader is a world-famous, celebrity stylist who doesn’t much care for fame and glory. The fact is if you’re famous he’ll treat you exactly how he treats everyone else. That is – with respect and kindness and dead professional hair advice.

And he should probably get some kind of award for that frankly, but the industry doesn’t really work like that. Which is a shame. But there you go. Anyway – guy is talented and a decent human being too. Plus, he can help you find the stylist you’ve always dreamed of and in doing so, ensure you get the hairstyle of your dreams.

And here’s how you do that … you ready?

“There’s one simple way to do this,” says Anthony.

“One very simple way that I have always believed in and I swear by today even after close to 30 years in this business. And it is … word of mouth. Ask your friends, your family, anyone who has hair that you love.

“If you see someone on the street and you love their hair ask them who cuts it, who colours it, who styles it. Don’t ever be afraid to ask that million dollar question “Who does your hair”?”

Once you discover this magical salon book yourself in for an appointment just to talk ideas. Correct. Tell the salon staff you want to come in and talk to their stylists about what sort of work they do and also, get their ideas as to what they they think will work for you.

Take a reference or two (tear out a page of a magazine or screen shot a style you love) and be honest with the stylists you speak with about why it appeals to so much. Listen (that’s a big one!) LISTEN to what said stylist then tells you. And be prepared to consider a style that’s similar to if not the exact one you had in mind.

A good stylist will be able to interpret the style you love and be honest about whether it will work for you or not.

“It may not be a good cut for you even if Beyonce or J-Lo has it,” says Anthony.

OCTOBER JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT ROSIER

OCTOBER JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT ROSIER

This is our latest blooming campaign that is featured in this month’s Australian Vogue magazine.

I guess you could say that our inspiration derives from those plump velvety rich roses that you see in an established garden.

These roses are old worldly and rich in pastel pigments and far cry from today’s bright coloured manufactured roses.

Think here pink parfait, peach, sugar baby, bourbon, mint, blue silk, antique lavender, and whipped cream just to name the very few hues we’re channeling.

Are you smelling the same rose garden we are now?

Our aim for this campaign and salon clients was playing with our colour palates, and really watering down the strength the colour pigments.

The word “diluted” is definitely our holly grail here and not thinking like your wanting to join the loud bright circus when it rolls into town.

Our mind set when a client is sitting at the colour bar and wants some kind of “difference” but, still something that is fashion forward and soft which is always our goal set and also working with each clients skin complexion to match.

We’ve had fun introducing these ultra-soft velvety pastels tones that, work beautifully from brunettes to blondes and coppers are just another scale of so much fun that can be had.

There really are no limits of how little or how much you want your new hues to highlight, as it all comes down to the placement of the application when the colour is painted on by the hair colourist.

The end result is if you restrict your hair into a sleek braid or clean ponytail your colour will look tame and quiet.

When you have your hair out and showcasing the length and thickness, your velvety rose shades will be at full maximum impact of what lays beneath.

Have a great month RAW fans and feel free to ask us any questions about your next rose shade.

ARE HAIR JEWELS THE NEXT BIG THING? Seen Daily Telegraph

Hair jewellery is taking over the fashion accessory world

FORGET hats and fascinators — dressing for the spring racing season is all about leading a charmed life.

The pearl-like hair adornments have already graced the catwalks of luxury label Gucci, and Australian brand Kela has now come up with a mechanism that secures the beads in place. “It’s a totally new category which sits alongside jewellery and the hair industry,” Kela brand manager Janna Miccio said.

And they are already proving a hit.

“I think they’d be a great race day accessory instead of a hat,” Stefanie Gidaro said after testing the beads.

 

DOES YOUR HAIR HAVE THE 7 YEAR ITCH? Seen Daily Mail

If you’ve ever run your fingers through your hair and felt as though it seems different to how it did when you were a child or a teenager, you’re not alone.

In fact, you might just be on a new and different hair cycle.

Trichologists and hairdressers alike have long agreed that hair growth is broken down into cycles, which roughly last between four and seven years.

FEMAIL spoke with celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader of RAW Hair, to find out how you can identify what stage of the cycle your locks are in – and make it best work for you.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Anthony explained that the seven year hair cycle is based on the cycle of hair growth, which takes place in three stages.

‘The first phase – where the hair is growing quickly, the second phase – where the growth of the hair slows, and the third phase – where the hair is stagnant and just doesn’t grow,’ Anthony said.

‘The best way to identify the various stages of the cycle is to acknowledge whether your hair is growing at its fastest rate ever, which illustrates stage one, whether it’s growing but slowly, which depicts stage two, or whether your hair is actively shedding, which is stage three.

‘If you find that the texture of your hair is changing, you are most likely in the first phase of growth, as it’s not uncommon for your locks to grow back differently to the way they were before.’

While it might surprise you that your hair can change entirely within seven years, in fact Anthony said it’s perfectly normal – with the ‘old being replaced by fresh, new growth’.

So how can you look after your hair to best make the most of your cycle?

First up, look to your diet.

‘Ensure you are getting enough iron and protein from your food, but if you’re lacking in anything – and even if you’re not – keep on top of those mutlivitamins,’ Anthony said – as these will help to maintain strong, healthy locks and minimise breakage.

‘Next, brush your hair twice a day – in the morning and in the night – with a 100 per cent boar bristle brush.

‘Massage the scalp when you do this, as this acts as a bit of a wake-up call for your follicles, brushing away any loose strands near the end of their cycle and stimulating blood flow.’

Lastly, the expert said it’s a good idea to ‘avoid stressing your tresses’.

‘Stress is detrimental to so many aspects of your health, but you can see a real difference in the strength and well-being of your hair when you avoid this.

‘Remember, when you colour your hair not to go more than two shades lighter than your natural base, as this will cause stress on the strands and can make them look dry and lacklustre’

The only kind of stress that is good for your locks is exercise stress, which ‘gets the blood bumping and does great things for your strands’.

‘And also it’s important to know that everyone is different,’ Anthony concluded.

‘If you find something that works for you and your hair, stick with it.’

HOW TO GET GIGI HADID’S MET GALA HAIR Seen BYRDIE

So the Met Gala 2018 arrivals have just wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean we’re done pouring over each and every single beauty look we were #blessed with this morning (quite literally, thanks to the ‘Heavenly Bodies‘ theme). While there were countless jaw-dropping looks across the board, one we can’t quite get over is Gigi Hadid’s. Her custom Versace gown is made all the more special with the bounciest blow dry we’ve ever seen. And those gold barettes? All of a sudden they’re at the top of our wish list. Lusting as hard as we are? Luckily, renowned Sydney stylist Anthony Nader gave us all of the tips for recreating it at home, Met Gala invite or not. Scroll on for all the details.

  1. To make your hair mega-watt shiny, make sure you wash with a high-gloss shampoo and conditioner first. This will now give your hair that high-impact sheen required to nail Hadid’s look.
  2. Next up, towel dry before using a blow dryer to rough dry it to about 80 percent (this will quicken up the process and you won’t get tired arms which is a bonus).
  3. To ensure your hair stays extra smooth but full of volume, apply a plumping mouse from roots to ends.
  4. After mousse, apply a lightweight shine serum just on the mid-lengths and ends, and comb through with a wide tooth comb.
  5. Next, divide hair into four even sections, starting from your centre part (like a hot cross bun).
  6. Start blow-drying your hair with a large round brush from the nape of the neck, taking two-inch sections at a time. Work your way up to the crown area.
  7. Once the back has been completed, use the same method in the front, ensuring a smooth finish. For the extra oomph on the roots, backcomb the hair with a brush to give the hair shape more volume and glamour.
  8. Spray the roots with hairspray so it will last, then brush over the crown area so the top surface is smooth again.
  9. Add in your long slide clips just over your ears on both sides. Aside from looking incredible, they’ll also keep any hair from falling around the face.
  10. To finish, a great trick is to spray an old blush or powder brush with hairspray and glide over the any areas affected by frizz.
  11. Lastly, if your hair is on the finer side, add extra hair pieces in (like Hadid has) to add volume.

RAW MADE THE TOP 10 LIST IN SYDNEY BEST HAIR SALONS Seen SITCHU

10 Hair salons of the inner city for that luscious look

Keep your tresses coiffed and glossy without having to wander too far from the city. All located within the CBD, popping in for a blowdry, quick style or the works, these are the places to head to keep your locks looking luscious…

Sebastian Salon

Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Sebastian Salon brings an opulence to your hair and beauty regime. Taking in sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, you’ll be lavished with expert service and the highest calibre of products to ensure your hair is left looking a million times better than when you arrived.

The Intercontinental Sydney, Level 9, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney


Solace Hair

This Aveda organic salon in the CBD is all about taking responsibility for their environmental impacts using pure plant and flower essences that ‘hum with the electricity of the plant’s life force.’The icing on the cake comes in the form of a glass of their Tamburlaine Organic Wine to be indulged as you are pampered.

The Grace Hotel, Ground Floor, 77-79 York Street, Sydney


Philippe Xavier Hairdressers

This carefully designed oasis is a godsend for those in need of a restorative session for both your tresses and your soul. Absolutely revered as the Bridal experts in Sydney, if you have an upcoming occasion that needs just the right style Philippe Xavier is the place to go to let the professional stylists work their magic.

Four Seasons Hotel, Level 3, 199 George Street, Sydney


RAW Anthony Nader

Head a couple of streets to the south of Hyde Park, and you’ll find the deft hands of Anthony Nader ready to transform your look. This pared-back, intimate salon puts you first, ensuring that your style is as current as the editorials they shoot and suits you right down to the ground.

100 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills


Franck Provost

For truly sophisticated, Parisienne glamour you can’t go past Monsieur Franck Provost’s legendary treatments, from the bespoke Kérastase in-salon ritual to the chocolate blush colouring technique you won’t be disappointed. With all stylists undergoing intensive training with techniques from the Provost Academy in Paris, you can rest assured that your tresses will only receive the best.

2/185 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Maiolo Salon

Located in the charming, heritage Strand Arcade off Pitt Street Mall, Maiolo is equally beloved for their reliable daily blowdry deal as their rejuvenating Keratin treatments. The experienced team with a star-studded client list means you’ll receive celebrity-worthy service along with a fresh new look.

The Strand Arcade, 113/412-414 George Street, Sydney


Christopher Hanna

For the pinnacle in luxury hair treatments, this elegant space in central Sydney is all but unrivalled. You’ll be lulled into a state of bliss as your expert stylist coifs you to perfection. The in-house bar and lounge means you can indulge in your tipple of choice and peruse the assortment of beauty treatments as you wait for your appointment to begin.

13-15 Bridge Street, Sydney


Alan Coban

With a penchant for precision cuts and painstakingly perfect styling, Alan Coban is synonymous with quality thanks to the dedicated and celebrated team of specialists. The concept salon is conveniently located within Westfield Shopping Centre and is just as committed to helping your hair look as healthy as it is on trend.

Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Pitt Street, Sydney


Blu :/ creativity

This sleek, minimalist, Japanese hair salon offers complete head to toe beauty treatment. You’ll feel at ease from the moment you set foot in this contemporary studio, whose signature Japanese Hair Straightening service has led to legions of devoted clients. immaculately crafted perms, foils and a host of colouring options means that your new look is just one appointment away.

39 Liverpool Street, Sydney


Joh Bailey

Veritable royalty in Sydney’s Hair scene, the ‘Joh Bailey magic’ is widely known and adored by celebrities to discerning ladies the city over. The chic Elizabeth Street studio exudes and effortless Hamptons style that will leave you feeling as refreshed as you do following a weekend escape – and with a full beauty menu you can top up that spray tan for a true holiday glow.

111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

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.

SHOP THE LOOK

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WAHL DIFFUSER, $20. SHOP NOW

 

HI LIFT TRIPLE BARREL CERAMIC DIGITAL & DUAL VOLTAGE, $26. SHOP NOW

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AVEDA TEXTURE TONIC, $39. SHOP NOW

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By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au