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3 tips to nail this winter’s hottest haircut

She may only be 17, but Kaia Gerber has established herself as an absolute style icon, with the world waiting with bated breath to see what she does next in terms of fashion and beauty. Her latest chop sent her Instagram followers into a frenzy (us included!) and has only upped her cool factor; her long, brunette locks were cut into a short bob with lots of layers and movement, and we think it’s a hairstyle that’s equal parts practical and pretty. In fact, we’re predicting this will be winter’s hottest haircut, so we asked hairstylist Anthony Nader from RAW Salon for his expert advice on achieving the look, including what to ask for at the hairdressers and the products you need to maintain the style.


Ask for layers

First things first, to get Kaia’s look, make sure you ask for the right kind of cut. “This haircut [has] more of a ‘downtown cool girl’ edge, so make sure your ends are cut ‘feathery’ instead of blunt,” explains Nader. “This ‘boyish’ bob will work a treat on hair that’s medium to thick, along with hair that has a slight wave, as this will lend itself to the fullness that your bob deserves.” Our best advice is to show your hairdresser this exact photo to avoid any confusion.


Get a regular trim

Something to keep in mind with this cool, wintery hairstyle is that it requires maintenance to ensure that your ‘do holds its shape (read: regular visits to the salon). “You should get your ends sharpened every seven to eight weeks, tops, or if you have fine hair, see your stylist every five to six weeks to maintain the volume,” suggests Nader.


Don’t overdo it with styling products

This look is meant to look really laidback, like you’ve hardly put in any effort at all. “It’s not a haircut that needs hours of primping and curling, otherwise you’ll lose the coolness of what your new winter haircut stands for,” says Nader. “Create texture by spritzing some sea salt spray, such as Sydney Salon Supplies SSS Sea Salt Texture Spray, into damp hair, then work the heat of the hairdryer through and focus on the roots to lift the area. Or, if you want to add a little more bend and texture, give your mid-lengths a quick, light kiss with a medium-sized hot tong.”




Anthony is all up for the “Hair Hugging” kinda haircuts as seen in mamamia.com.au


Tortoiseshell hair. The shag. Coloured roots. Haircut and colour trends will always come and go, but what if you’re just after something simple that can suit, well, anyone?

You know, something universally flattering that you’ll be able to look back at in photos in years to come without shaking your head fervently or cringing.

Here to guide us in what styles will always be “in” (just like the Little Black Dress or a crisp white shirt) are hair experts with decades of industry experience between them.

1. The long bob.

“The classic long bob (lob) is the universal haircut that pretty much suits everyone. It’s a look that can be styled a lot of different ways and suits pretty much every texture of hair,” explains Joey Scandizzo, ELEVEN Australia co-Creative Director and three-time Hairdresser of the Year.

“You can wear it smooth and sleek or alternatively my favourite way to style this look is to spray the hair with I Want Body Volume Spray ($24.95) from ELEVEN Australia. It adds a perfect dry texture that brings a modern edge to the cut.”

2. Hair cuts that “hug”.

“I’ve always been a big fan of ‘hair hugging’ haircuts that tend to sit closely to the skin and with soft edges. I’m also not the Hair Police in saying what’s in and what’s not, as at the end of the day a haircut has to work within your day to day routine,” explains celebrity stylist and owner of Raw Salon, Anthony Nader.

“This hair length can be any length which is what I like the freedom of. You can be sporting a short pixie, a bob, or extreme long layered hair – as long as the base line is soft and worn-in that’s the key. No blunt hard lines that tend to stay stagnant and rigid in appearance.”

3. Texture and subtle layers are key.

“Hairstyles are dependent on individuals’ face shape and lifestyles but a textured look can be really flattering and easy to maintain. Introducing a few layers around the face will also add definition,” explains Renya Xydis, celebrity hairstylist and Creative Director for Wella Professionals.

@kristin_ess gave me a tiny top knot at yesterday's @lclaurenconrad shoot…

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4. Longer hair is always ‘in’.

“Longer hair can work for many face shapes, especially those that have less defined jaw lines. To draw the eye down, it is best to incorporate longer layers,” says Xydis.

A straight cut with some subtle layers is easy to achieve and maintain.

5. The root fade.

“I’ve always been a fan of the root fade technique. This is where the roots are left (colour free) and you just have the mid-lengths and ends painted in the desired colour tones,” explains Nader.

“This way the maintenance is so low and it also works well for the time poor consumer that doesn’t have time to make six weekly appointments.”

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Edwina Carr Barraclough for mamamia.com.au