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GOT FRIZZY HAIR? You may want to read this then. Seen Beauty Crew

The frizz-fighting tips you need for when it’s stinkin’ hot

The frizz-fighting tips you need for when it’s stinkin’ hot

Hands up whose hair looks comparable to Hagrid’s mop come summertime/beach time/any darn time? If you’re one of the unlucky fluffy creatures who suffer from uncooperative, frizz-prone hair, you know just how hard it is to get your mane under control, especially when the weather warms up and the humidity hits. Fighting frizz can be a serious TASK.

The good news is that we’re here to break it down for you, and offer some expert-approved tips and tricks on the best ways to get sleek, smooth hair.

But before we get right into it, knowing exactly what causes your hair to go frizzy is key to preventing it. Allow us to explain. Frizz occurs due to a lack of moisture in the hair. When the hair is dry and dehydrated, this causes it to seek moisture elsewhere – namely from the air around it, which is why humidity often makes matters worse. Moisture from the air swells the hair’s outermost layer (your cuticle), causing hair to look all poufy and frizzy. This moisture also ‘resets’ the proteins in your cuticle and your hair returns to its natural shape – basically undoing all your smooth styling efforts from that morning.

Now, if your hair was healthy and nourished, the cuticles would naturally lay flat, keeping the good moisture in and the bad frizz-causing moisture out.

“Think of a single hair strand like fish scales – they should always appear smooth and shiny,” says one of Sydney’s leading hairstylists, Anthony Nader. “When your strands feel rough and frizzy, this is because your cuticle (aka fish scales) are rough in texture and not closed up tight. The reason is simply because there is not enough moisture intake.”

So what do you need to do? Up the moisture levels in your strands so that the cuticles close and your hair doesn’t try and draw moisture from the air.

And the best way to do this is with the right products and preventive measures during each step of your haircare routine.

When you’re washing your hair

The fight against frizz begins once you step in the shower, not when you get out. Picking an arsenal of top-performing products can make a huge difference in your journey to frizz-free hair,

Firstly, you’ll want to stay away from shampoos with sulphates, because these products tend to strip and dehydrate the hair, which is the exact opposite of what you want. Instead, you need a shampoo with glycerin – make sure it’s high up in the ingredient list because this will mean there’s a decent amount of it in the formula. Glycerin is great at penetrating the hair shaft and giving strands a boost of hydration.

We recommend trying the silicone and sulphate-free Marc Anthony Bye. Bye. Frizz Keratin Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner duo. If you’re shopping around, here are some of our favourite sulphate-free shampoos.

When you step out of the shower, Nader advises patting your hair dry, instead of rubbing it. “From here on in, always blot your hair dry and never scrub-a-dub-dub! Scrubbing and rubbing your strands will only damage/weaken them, causing them to snap right off. It sounds harsh, but it’s the truth! Those of you with pre-lightened hair, this [drying technique] is your saviour.

When you’re styling your hair

Rob Sylva, who is also one of Australia’s leading hairstylists, says one of the biggest mistakes most of us make post-shower is immediately reaching for the hair dryer. Too much hot air focused directly on soaking-wet strands will dehydrate your hair. If you have the time, we recommend letting your hair dry naturally, about 90 per cent of the way, before using a hair dryer to create a smooth finish (and help close those cuticles).

When you do reach for the hair dryer, you’ll want some trustworthy products to help smooth the cuticles and create a barrier against heat damage. Try Oribe Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield or Dry Bar Hot Toddy Heat and UV Protectant.

And keep your hair dryer’s heat on a low setting: “I always start off on my warm setting and then (and only then) if I need to turn up the heat, I go from here. Same method applies when I use a flat iron and tongs,” explains Nader.

“If you’re wearing your hair straight, use De Lorenzo The Allevi8 Shine Serum on damp hair before drying with a light spray of the use De Lorenzo Elements Afterglow. This will keep hair glossy and battle frizz with its amazing anti-humidity properties,” recommends Sylva.

Nader’s top tip for all hair types? Always finish with a cool shot. “My all-time fave trick all year around on every blow-out I do is hitting the cool temperature shot button. Run the cool air over your strands for at least 30 seconds. This tip is the make or break, as this locks in the hair shape, making your strands look shiny and salon-campaign worthy.”

Nader also suggests reaching for a boar bristle brush to smooth strands during styling. “Get your hands on a 100 per cent boar bristle brush. This little baby will continue to be gentle enough to distribute the natural oils from your scalp to journey down your hair shaft to protect it for longevity. Also keep in mind that the more bristles you have on your brush, the smoother the end result.”

When you go to bed

Doing a weekly hair treatment is one of the best ways to avoid unwanted frizziness. As well as strengthening your strands, a good hair treatment will repair and moisturise your hair, not to mention make your mane WAY more manageable so you don’t have to resort to tying it up in a ponytail or a bun *every* single day. “Curly hair should always apply extra moisture or hair can turn brittle and unmanageable,” explains Sylva.

We recommend trying Evo The Great Hydrator or Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask to keep your hair looking healthy and glossy. Also, check out these reviews for our favourite hair masks right now.

Nader also recommends opting for a satin or silk pillowcase (we love Slip Silk Pillowcases), because regular cotton fibres in your pillow will always rough up your hair cuticles.

To maintain your style in the hot weather

According to Sylva, if you’re prone to frizz you should always have a good hair serum in your kit, especially as the weather heats up. An anti-frizz serum helps to instantly smooth frizz and control fly-aways, while creating a barrier around the cuticle to stop outside moisture from getting in.

We recommend checking out Tigi Bed Head Control Freak Serum, John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum and Eleven Australia Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to achieve smooth, straight locks, this is everything you need to know about keratin treatments.

WHO ELSE IS GOING GAGA CRAZY OVER THE CURTAIN FRINGE & IS IT STAR WORTHY? Seen GRAZIA Australia

Why We’re Going Gaga For The Curtain Fringe

On the seemingly never-ending, global press junket for A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga had many a beauty look. From the frosted lids in LA to her spectacular navy cat eye in Toronto, she rose to the occasion like the (beauty) star she is. And when it came to Gaga’s hair, there was a little bit of everything – from ’90s blow-outs to sculptural up ‘dos – Gaga’s famous peroxide locks were fashioned up, down, even sideways. But there was one hairstyle which kept popping up on late night couches and magazine covers alike – the curtain fringe.

Parted straight down the middle and flared at the ends, the curtain fringe is an old Hollywood classic. First there was the Bardot. Then the Kinski. Then JLO came to the party, favouring a little fringe-y flick in the ’90s (and beyond). Sienna Miller repped the style in the early noughties. While Alexa Chung punk-ed it out in the latter half of the decade, taking it from va-va-voom to London cool. Then of course the glamorous progenies – Kaia Gerber, Dakota Johnson and Bella Hadid – all of whom have drawn the curtains of late. And now Lady Gaga has the style on repeat, finished off with a top-knot.

Fronting Variety’s December issue, Gaga’s curtain bangs were front and centre; long, sweeping and soft at the edges. Haus of Gaga hairstylist Frederic Aspirias kept the drapes feathery and light on the ends, flicking them upwards with a certain Carol Brady kick, while pulling the rest of her platinum hair into a high bun.

It was a similar case in New York when Gaga appeared on the Late Show, although her Big Apple bangs were slightly messier and shaggier around her face.

And who could forget that spectacular A Star Is Born premiere in London in the archival McQueen gown. Shorter in the middle, the pieces fell longer around the bottom of the jaw framing her face (and the top-knot was taken down a notch and dressed up as a chic chignon).

Back home, celebrity and editorial stylist Anthony Nader loves a little bang. “The curtain fringe is def my go-to for those girls who want that little extra sexy flutter of cuteness and mystery,” says Nader. It’s also a great way to disguise any wrinkles, “if you’re worried about frown lines on your forehead….guess what? They get camouflaged behind fab drapes!” And for those with longer facial features, “the curtain has your name all over it. This shape will narrow the face in more, especially if your forehead is wide.”

Thanks to Lady Gaga, the curtain fringe goes bang once more. But consider these tips before drawing the curtains.

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GO BANG 
• You want to make sure your new feature (that’s your new bangs, of course) is looking 100% red carpet worthy. So you need to make sure they are super smooth and polished
• On damp hair use a tiny amount of medium-hold, luxe styling mousse as you want to give your bangs some “airiness”, without them looking dry and brittle – the effect a sea salt spray would achieve
• Use a medium-sized, round brush with loads of boar bristles as it takes the pain out of smoothing the roughest of hair strands to look shiny and glam
• Make sure your hairdryer has a narrow nozzle attached on the end, as this narrows down the air flow directly on the target area, to sculpt your curtain fringe
• If you have a stubborn cowlick (which unfortunately most of us do), when you’re blowing out your bangs, you need to drag / stretch down your sections in the compete opposite direction. By using this method, your curtain bangs will look symmetrical and not like they had an all-nighter…#NotCool

HOT SUMMER HAIR SERUMS

HOT SUMMER HAIR SERUMS

You know the poor innocent serum does still get a bad rap doesn’t it!
But if you use it properly your hair strands won’t look oily or dirty which,
we know can happen at some time when hair styling.
We’re big fans of using a serum and our clients are too but why?
Here’s our top do’s & dont’s for when your using this liquid gem in a
bottle.

DO’S
* Always apply your serum on damp hair strands and then blow dry in.
By doing this the serum and the other styling products you’re layering the
hair with, will absorb far better than on dry hair.
The serum in this case will never make your strands appear oily nor dirty
and will dry…………….which is key.

* Squeeze a few drops into your palms and then lightly work them through
your mid lengths and ends then finally the root area ‘if’ needed.
If you feel you need a few drops more because of the density of your hair,
then squeeze a few more drops and re apply.
But always think twice here before you take the plunge.

* For unruly course/curly/frizzy hair strands, a serum will be your always
be your bestie for the Summer months ahead.
Blow drying on damp hair with your serum applied will always give an end
result of mega high voltage shine factor.

DON’TS
* Never apply directly onto the root area as this will be the sure sign your
just got caught in a rain down pour.

* Be mindful when investing in a serum that you can test it before, so you’re
not wasting your hard-earned bucks.
Keep in mind that the heavier the oil, the oilier it may appear which will
also weigh down your hair strands quicker.

* For those of you with finer strands just keep in mind to go easy when
applying your serum and don’t be heavy handed.
Remember less is more.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years RAW fans and also the biggest thank
you for your support for 2018 we really appreciate your ongoing loyalty.
Can’t wait to see you on the other side and look out for our January issue
of VOGUE for our next campaign.
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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.