Why do we always leave booking our hair appointments to the last minute? Continue reading
Why do we always leave booking our hair appointments to the last minute? Continue reading
We know lightening your hair for summer is just about as non-groundbreaking as florals for spring, so to keep you in the know and your hair looking fresh for the season ahead we spoke to the experts to get the official word on what you should be asking for as the weather warms up. From the haircuts to the hair colours, plus the celebrities that are doing them best – here is all your summer hair inspiration.
While low maintenance hair is trending all year round, it’s particularly great for summer. “Wearable, effortless hair is the clear trend,” says Elyston Hayden. “My clients are loving blunt base lines with minimal textured layers,” he says. Simon Bright from Jonny + June adds that the best celebrities to look to for inspiration are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Selena Gomez. Layered or blunt, the low maintenance lob isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
For those who are keen to play it a little safer this summer when it comes to colour, Anthony Nader from RAW Salon assures that balayage will always be a good go-to for a lighter colour that is a bit subtler. Hayden adds that “lived-in sun-kissed hair painted accents” are also a new season go-to. However, “less is more,” explains Nader, “as you don’t want to end up looking like Cadbury’s Top Deck chocolate”.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Bright reveals that crystalline platinum is about to be huge. Tarryn Cherniayeff from MOB HAIR adds that pastel shades such a baby pinks and champagne are also the perfect way to mix up your hair colour for summer. Bold is certainly better.
Now that you’ve got your haircut and colour covered, here is exactly how to combat your biggest summer hair dilemmas.
By Jordyn Christensen for beautycrew.com.au
Anthony Nader for WOMEN’S HEALTH AND FITNESS, September 2017
No, she did not chuck a Britney.
Why is an investment into silky pillowcases can be the best one you ll ever make? Anthony Nader swears by it and wants us all to have one or two. He shares his thoughts with news.com.au
FORGET expensive face creams or treatments, if you’re serious about preserving your skin, it’s time to consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase.
Once reserved solely for your nana’s bedroom, the humble silk pillowcase is now a fixture on the beds of beauty savvy women.
One of these particularly savvy women is Melanie Grant. The Australian celebrity facialist, skin expert and founder of Melanie Grant skin clinics in Sydney and Melbourne recently took to Instagram to share the “endless” benefits of silk slips.
Grant, whose clientele includes Lara Worthington and Delta Goodrem told news.com.au that while she’s personally been using silk pillowcases for over five years, she’s noticed a recent lift in interest.
“We’re becoming more educated on taking a preventive approach when it comes to skincare and beauty so sleeping on a silk slip is a no brainer,” she explains.
“Silk allows the skin to slide, so it won’t pull or tug. This reduces crease lines and marks across your face, neck and decollate.”
If you’re someone who slathers products onto your face at night, there’s more good news — silk won’t soak these up as much as other materials will.
“Silk is a non-absorbent fabric so it won’t deplete your moisture levels or absorb your precious serums and night creams,” says Grant.
Dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook, who operates from Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin & Laser Clinic, agrees that getting your eight hours of sleep on silk puts less pressure on your skin leading to less creases, and in turn, less chance of those creases becoming permanent wrinkles. The phrase “beauty sleep” has never felt so fitting.
“Silk is a natural fibre and therefore ‘breathes’ with your skin minimising sweat pimples and irritation,” Dr Cook explains.
“They’re also great to use after skin treatments like skin peels. They allow the skin to lift and peel off gently, when it is actually ready to, as they minimise trauma, friction and rubbing.”
The upsides don’t end at your skin, this hero product gets along famously with hair, too.
Celebrity hair stylist and founder of Raw Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says you’ll notice the difference in your hair immediately.
“When resting your head on cotton you can agitate and roughen up the hair cuticle … however, with silk, your strands will glide along the pillow with ease, leaving your hair smoother.”
You can expect your blow dry to last a lot longer too.
Thanks to celebrities and experts spreading the word, silk pillowcases have now achieved cult status in the beauty world, with many brands (like Zoe Foster Blake’s Go-To Skincare) popping up to meet the demand.
Shhh Silk is proof of this. In the last financial year, the Australian company recorded 430% growth in the local market.
“I’ve noticed a big spike in sales over the last six months … people are a lot more conscious of anti-ageing,” says Shhh Silk founder and CEO Olivia Carr.
“We’ve also been lucky and have had the Kardashians as personal fans of our brand — they Snapchat about us all the time.”
The Kardashian endorsement has seen the company’s US sales grow by a huge 877% in the last financial year. If it’s good enough for Kim, right?
While silk pillowcases aren’t cheap — you’ll be forking out around $70 on average — they’ll last you a lot longer than that tub of night cream sitting in your bathroom cabinet.
And besides, how many beauty products grant you hours of comfortable, luxurious shut-eye?
Anthony Nader talks celebs, cuts, styling tips and how to cut our morning prep time in half as seen on buro247.com.au
Well, we’ve hit the 2017 halfway mark -which also means the weather is peak chill, our beds are the cosiest they’ve been all year and getting up in the morning is becoming near impossible – particularly if you rock a lengthy morning prep. Surely there is a way to simplify your winter hair routine, without sacrificing style points, right?
Desperate for a little more shut-eye, we hit up superstar stylist Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW by Anthony Nader to learn everything we need to do for low maintenance hair that promises a high-end result. Click through the gallery for his time-saving tips on cut, colour and styling. Because as they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
Short hair: “The best part about a short haircut is versatility that it can give you. Katy Perry would have to be my go-to for inspiration here, it’s like her short crop evolves every time she posts on Instagram. The key though, is keeping some length up top so you can style your strands differently, whereas if it’s too short your restricted with how much fun you can have.”
What to ask for: “Keep the edges around the hairline soft and grown-out, as this will in-turn grow out super easy and also just look that little bit more feminine as well. When you’re chatting with your hairdresser, tell them you want to keep the exterior of the haircut soft (which I’m a firm believer in).”
Colour: “Having your crop coloured has no limitations and this is where your hair colourist will soon become your bestie, so cheers to that. Having the shorter length offers a fun way in creating “a different you” with a flick of a paint brush. Katy’s hair colours the last two months have been fun, as they should be, and you know she’s on point when (and I can vouch for this) when my salon clients pull out their iPhones and ask for the latest Katy Perry colour.”
Styling: “With short hair you don’t need to be a slave to a cupboard full of products, you can keep it to a minimum. Invest in a dry paste so you can give your strands more texture, a water soluble wax for the days that you want to have a slick mirror finish and lastly, a dry shampoo for when you’re really time poor and need to soak up those oily roots and revive again. Just remember, to get the best out of your styling , don’t overload your strands with unnecessary products, as you’re only washing your hard earned dollars down the gurgler.”
Medium Hair: “Paris Jackson is my go-to for her highly sort-after haircut because it’s a haircut that can verge either on short or a longer length and you decide what’s your #flavour. I know so many girls love Paris’ length simply because it’s easy to style but you can also play around with it more and (and drum roll, please) use your flat irons and curling tongs to create a different you when you wish.”
What to ask for: “As this has a real cool factor to it, ask your hairdresser to make sure the hair’s appearance/feeling sticks with that, that means the texture is dishevelled. The outline of your haircut is kept more solid and then the interior has this new freedom that changes with whatever styling product you enhance your strands with.”
Styling: “When your curling your strands, make sure your technique is more “inconsistent” in sectioning and not precise, otherwise your end result will look more Shirley Temple than model-off duty. On the days that you want your hair to appear minimal, sweep it clean back with your fingers while using a light hold jelly wax. This look is also so current and oozes that effortless vibe that doesn’t look premeditated or worked on for hours in the bathroom.”
“At this length, too-clean hair won’t do you any favours, as your hair will stick to your head- which was not a look seen at fashion weeks around the globe, by the way. To get the maximum of this cut, use a sea salt spray or medium hold foam on damp hair and scrunch it in so you get a rougher texture rather than a uniform finish. This haircut is rebellious so give it some street cred.”
David Mallett Australian Sea Salt Spray, $54, https://david-mallett.com/en/
Label M. Volume Foam, $43.50, http://www.labelm.com.au
Redken 5th Avenue Signature Look Ruffle Up 14, $30.95, http://www.shop.redken.com.au
Long Hair: “With 122 million followers on Instagram, and soaring, Selena Gomez hands down has the most gorgeous, long mane. Having owned my salon for 20-plus years, I will get often feel a buzz around my clients with who is their hair inspiration, and this Hollywood sex bomb is number one. The beauty about this hair texture is that its thick and it has natural movement and doesn’t need a whole lot of work to look paparazzi worthy.”
What to ask for: “The biggest secret I can let you in on is making sure that when you’re in your hairdresser’s hot seat, is to make sure you have layers cut into the interior of your haircut. This not only frees up the weight factor (which is crucial), but also gives your mane the life it deserves to encourage natural waves. It also makes it easier to create those half up/half down hair shapes and that sexy-meets-cute top knot with long tendrils falling free around your hairline.”
Styling: “Don’t be a slave to your hair in the morning either –at night, before your head hits the pillow and when your hair is around 80% dry hair, create two fat loose braids from the forehead to the nape area braiding all the way to the ends and secure. When morning comes, unravel the braids and give your hair a shakeout and this will give your hair a new look for the day and with no extra effort involved and looks a treat too.”
“Go easy on the styling products and invest in a good moisture cream that doubles up as a styling product to enhance your waves. I’d also invest in a luxe volume foam that will highlight your natural waves.”
Alterna Caviar Thick & Full Volume Mousse, $43.50, https://www.salonstyle.com.au
Oribe Featherweight Moisture Cream, $42 http://www.oribe.com
Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It, $45, http://www.mecca.com.au
Anthony gives the scoop on why, this haircut is just so damn cool seen on 9Style
The low-profile star debuted her new ‘do, which sits effortlessly above her shoulders and perfectly frames her face, when she stepped out on a shopping trip in Los Angeles with husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, earlier this week.
The short, blunt cut is a bold beauty move from the That 70’s Show star, who has rarely ventured away from her signature long, brunette tresses since she wrapped her role on the hit TV show over a decade ago.
The lob is low-maintenance but doesn’t skimp on style, which may have added to its appeal for the busy actress who gave birth to her second child, a son, Dimitri, in November last year.
Besides parenting duty, the 33-year-old has been busy filming her new film, Bad Moms 2, opposite co-stars Kristin Bell and Susan Sarandon. The new comedy is set to be released in November and is a follow-up to her 2016 hit flick Bad Moms.
The cool hairstyle has been Hollywood’s most sought-after haircut this year and it’s not growing out anytime soon.
Singer Selena Gomez, model Bella Hadid and Sofia Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie, have all delivered their own unique take on the shoulder-length crop.
“The beauty about going short is that you can always style your hair differently which I think is fun and it also gives you a chance to play around with your wardrobe,” hairdresser Anthony Nader told 9Style.
It was also the haircut that you couldn’t escape on the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where actresses Robin Wright and Uma Thurman debuted their own stylish and polished long bobs, proving that it is a style that suits women of all ages.
“Having short hair is fun and you should try it at least once,” Anthony said.
Anthony Nader shares his tips on how to save time in the morning on your “am strand routine” as seen on whimn.com.au
Because the snooze button struggle is real.
Real talk: you’re probably not blow drying your hair as efficiently as you could be. And when it comes to things we’d rather be doing, the list is as long as our Netflix binge queue. To help speed up your AM strand routine, we stopped celebrity stylist Anthony Nader mid-blowout to get his best advice.
Different hairbrushes work for different hair types, so it’s important to choose the right brush as the wrong one can damage your hair follicles.
Thick hair works best with nylon brushes as your hair is naturally more resistant and can handle a stronger pull from your brush – the nylon has more power than any other brush to get through to the roots and scalp, and this is exactly what you need for thicker hair.
Thin hair works best with vent hair brushes – the wide spaced bristles protect your hair and stop the thin stands from shedding and causing split ends. The thinner or together the bristles are on the brush, the less volume you’re going to accomplish.
For curly hair – If you can let your strands dry naturally that’s less dehydrating, but if you have to give a once over with your hairdryer, set it on a lower heat as this will maintain the condition far better than the heat turned up on high.
For short hair – Don’t go too crazy with the heat. This will make your cool girl crop look like your off to the weekly bowling club raffles instead.
For straight hair – For those of you blessed with naturally straight strands you don’t have to turn the heat right up with blow drying. For extra sleekness however, use an extra-large paddle brush with loads of bristles as this helps keeping your hair photo finish.
Blast your hair until its about 80% dry using only your fingers then use your brush to dry the other 20%. Use the nozzle of the hair dryer to smooth thick hair by sending the hot air downwards. For all over volume or for thick hair, blow the air against the natural downwards fall.
Keep the hairdryer angled so it is parallel to the brush to allow the hair to glide along the surface of the brush. Using the narrow nozzle attached to the end of your hairdryer will help you nail a poker straight mane with longevity and polish. A diffuser on the other hand encourages natural movement, rather than blasting it away with air.
Sectioning off your hair with clips means you won’t get lost and believe it or not, you’ll save time! Even if you only section it in half, you’ll have more organisation and structure and be quicker. Do the front section first, because that’s the focal point and then pin it away. Then divide the rest into four.
By Ashleigh Austen for whimn.com.au