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THE RAW SUMMER HAIR TRENDS 2020 Seen The Hair Journal Magazine

Summer has officially arrived. Which can only mean one thing: a new set of seasonal hair trends to satiate your inner style chameleon. If you’ve been flirting with the idea of a tress change, now is the perfect time to switch things up… so to get you vacay-ready, friends of THE JOURNAL Anthony Nader and Davroe have teamed up to create your #how-to hair guide for summer 19/20. Get scrolling.

6 FRESH RUNWAY HAIRSTYLES TO TRY THIS SEASON. Hair by Stella Greenwood, Sabrina Maxwell & Anthony Nader. Seen – GRAZIA

UPDO AND AWAY: SIX FRESH WAYS TO STYLE YOUR HAIR THIS SEASON

By Emily Algar

Deliberate though as this season’s trends may be, they aren’t necessarily tricky or time consuming. At least, they need not be. Rather, it’s about reinventing the classics; just fresh enough to quell hairstyle fatigue, but simple enough to execute in real life. Think insouciant ponytails, a new take on texture, and blunt cuts that do all the talking (so you don’t have to). It’s styled, up and away from your face, but not stuffy or complicated. As far as hair types go, there’s something for everyone, too, from textured to stick straight, long to lob. The best part is that there’s no need to chop, change or colour.

To bring our bourgeois hair dreams to life, we tapped into the expertise of Sydney-based hairstylist Anthony Nader, who knows how to toe the line between styled and simplicity with finesse. Here, he maps out a visual menu of styles to inspire change this season – just not the drastic kind.

SHARP OBJECTS 

In some instances, a great cut is the only style point of reference you need. If your hair is already short, take it up a notch by way of a bowl cut and blunt edges that graze the nape of the neck. Keep things running smoothly by blow-drying with a rounded natural-bristle brush after every shampoo. Finish with a silicon-free serum for hair that shines like glass.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This style is not for the faint of heart. Ask your stylist for a sharp-bowl style where the focus is a clean edge. This style means business, but it’s beautiful.”

BRAIDED

Take a trip back to the school yard with two braids. Best suited to long hair, this eternal style is the gift that keeps on giving. Mist hair with a cloud of styling spray for grip, enforce a slick centre part, and work from the hairline all the way down. Once secure, loosen just a little with your fingers. This will last you 48 hours, minimum.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Skip a plastic-tooth comb and use metal instead. It will give you a cleaner result and more longevity.”

SHORT STORIES

Short hair, while chic, can feel limiting as far as styling prospects go. Ignore this hypothesis and try a low-slung knot on for size. Don’t worry about shorter pieces escaping when you twist – the more movement and defiance, the better.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Take a bit of gritty paste, warm between the fingers and scrape damp hair back. This will ensure dimension and hold.”

ON LOOP

A prim-and-proper low pony fits the bourgeois bill this season to a tee, but make it interesting by incorporating a loop. It’s a modern, purposeful take on the world’s easiest hairstyle – a reinvention of the wheel, so to speak.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “This is perfect on second- (or third-) day hair as natural oils will give it grip. Pull hair into a low ponytail, and on the last loop, only pull halfway through before securing with an elastic, leaving the ends of the tail free.”

PILED HIGH

Curls are a dichotomy: beautiful but difficult to wrangle. Instead of fighting your texture, give it freedom to dry naturally and then pile it high on top of your head. Use a soft, natural-bristle brush to sweep upwards, and secure with a bungee cord. Skip gels and mists and just lean into your clean, airy strands. Don’t worry about baby hairs either – they’ll just add softness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “You can define fluffy curls with an extra-small hot tong. Once it’s tied up, wind to the ends and let them drop naturally so they bounce freely.”

THAT’S A WRAP

Up the ante on the classic high pony with an unexpected wrap-around. Once secured at the crown of the head, take the top half and sweep around the elastic, securing with pins and bringing up the length. Thicker hair types should be sure to subscribe, as this will lighten up your hair for maximum swishy-ness.

NADER’S EXPERT TIP: “Give heavy ponytails a kick-start with an extra-large curling tong. Wrap up from ends to roots, hold, remove and pin while it cools. Once set, unravel and push ahead with the wrap-around style pictured.”

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2019 EDITION OF GRAZIA AUSTRALIA.

ARE YOU USING YOUR CONDITIONER THE CORRECT WAY? Sounds simple right? You may want to re think your shower cleanse. Seen NEWS.COM.AU

The Beauty Diary by Rebekah Scanlan: Correct way to use conditioner

Showers. We take them daily, unless you’re totally gross but we’re not here to discuss your hygiene habits. It’s your haircare ones I’m worried about.

Chances are you’re making a major mistake when you step under that stream of warm, inviting water and giving your tresses a wash. So brace yourselves people as what I’m about to say next is going to surprise you — it totally shocked me.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told to only apply conditioner to the mid-tips of my hair. In fact, a quick Google on “how to condition my hair properly” will bring back hundreds of results telling you the same thing.

“Do not apply conditioner to your scalp,” they all read, rather terrifyingly.

But Anthony Nader from RAW in Surry Hills — a renowned Australian hairstylist with over 30 years experience — told The Beauty Diary it is just one great big fat fib.

“The conditioning process can be complex, which is what has created confusion here, because you need to understand what your hair texture is to prescribe the right conditioner for you,” Anthony said.

This step in haircare is specifically to help behaviour and longevity, he said, adding most people want to “last the distance” between washes.

“The biggest myth is that when you apply the conditioner to your roots that you are automatically weighing them down,” he said, explaining the entire hair strand — root, mid and tip — is made from the same core ingredients, the cortex, how the protein particles that make up the hair is held together, the cuticle, which is the outside coating we all see, and the medulla which is an empty section in the centre of each strand that helps insulate it.

“Even the roots — which is typically considered the ‘healthier’ part of every strand — can benefit from some love,” Anthony said.

I have to admit, over the years I’ve had some awful incidents with conditioners, mainly ones that leave my fine hair super limp and greasy looking.

So when I first heard this myth, I scoffed. There was no way would I be putting conditioner onto my roots.

But the more I dug deeper, the more I realised there was a lot of truth to this. Celebrity hairstylist and Pantene ambassador, Remington Schulz told Whimn.com.au earlier this year, you should “apply the conditioner from the roots to ends”.

“When your hair is cleansed with the hair shaft wide open, it’s the optimum time to condition from your roots, so you’re giving an added boost of hydration,” he told the publication. “When you’re not conditioning properly that’s when we see a lot of scalp concerns.”

Anthony explains the best person to discuss and determine your hair type with to make sure you have the right product for the job is your hairdresser.

Here are some great conditioners for your hair type.

FINE HAIR

If like me, you have fine hair you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say I’m in desperate need of some volumising help from my haircare. Anthony advises anyone with hair strands on the finer side to keep away from the heavy cream conditioners and only use a leave in, weightless conditioner.

KRISTIN ESS WEIGHTLESS SHINE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline

Price: $18.99

Anyone who is a part of The Beauty Diary’s Facebook group knows how obsessed I am with this product. I’ve had so many bad hair days in my time. On days other than freshly washed, locks that have dry ends and oily roots look flat, greasy and lame.

But this leave-in spray has really restored some life back into my tresses and it’s so easy to apply. You simply spritz into damp, towel dried hair. Honestly, the tips of my hair which need moisture are left soft and shiny, while my roots are oil-free and fresh.

It’s also a great detangler so is now a staple in my bathroom.

ORIBE CONDITIONER FOR MAGNIFICENT VOLUME

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au

Price: $62

While applying a thick, heavy conditioner is definitely a no go for fine haired people — ones that are light and build volume get the big tick of approval from experts. To use, I apply a small amount, massage through the lengths of my hair, then I work up to my scalp where I give it a good massage before rinsing.

It’s definitely on the exxy side, but a little goes a long way and it is so effective I think it’s worth every cent.

BLEACHED AND COLOURED HAIR

If your hair is highly coloured and/or bleached, you will need a conditioner packed with moisture and goodness to hydrate. Peroxide-bleached blondes will need to feed your poor strands lots of extra loving, Anthony advises. Like, loads of it.

BRIOGEO DON’T DESPAIR, REPAIR! DEEP CONDITIONER

Available at Sephora

Price: $54

Treat dry, damaged hair to a deep feed with this amazing product for bleach blondes. Don’t be shy with it, your strands will suck up the helpful ingredients, such as the protein it needs for strength and the moisture for restoring its natural state.

GLOW LAB PURPLE CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline and Woolworths

Price: $18 — but it’s regularly on offer in Woolies

If you have your hair highlighted blonde and your mane is appearing a little brassy and warm, a neutralising conditioner like this will make your strands look like a million bucks. This is actually the first ever natural purple conditioner in Australia and has won awards for its effectiveness without chemicals. But there are heaps of heavier ones out there if you really want to tone down those yellowy tones.

NATURAL HAIR

Natural hair colours that aren’t prone to having colour but may need a little help with shine and health should look for products that deliver on “shine”, “brilliance” or “mirror finish” are the babies you should be leaning towards, Anthony said.

PANTENE PRO-V BLENDS MICELLAR GENTLE NOURISHING CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline,

Price: $17.99

I really do love this range, not only because it is super affordable and lasts ages, but because it’s bloody good. When this product was launched earlier in the year and I gave it a whirl, I got a bunch of lovely comments about how fresh my hair looked — and no one could believe it when I said it was Pantene. There was even a lot of snobby remarks about how the fact the brand uses silicone in its products — but this one is silicone free.

Just like the micellar water we use to remove make-up, this gives hair a really deep cleanse without stripping it of its hydration.

CURLY HAIR

If you’ve got it, flaunt it by showing your waves and curls some extra love. Curls can be extra thirsty, especially if you have tight coils like the ones that from Afron hair. So treat them to an intensive conditioner, Anthony said.

ORIBE DEEP TREATMENT MASQUE

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au

Price: $89

While I don’t have curls myself, I do love Oribe and this product has rave reviews from friends and Anthony too. It allows the natural shape of the wave to be its bold, beautiful self by enriching them with coconut and almond oils which really lets curls pop. It’s a boujee product with a matching price tag, but it really works. One Amazon review even described it as “magic”.

“My hair went from dry and crunchy, to smooth and shiny,” it read. “My roommate said it looked like I went to the salon for a blow out when I was done.” If that doesn’t convince you, nothing will.

THICK HAIR

If you’re someone who has naturally thick hair, you’re probably used to hearing people describe you as “lucky” — but your tresses still need some love. Managing a thicker mop can be the biggest challenge, but the right conditioner that treats the whole strand will help.

KERASTASE NUTRITIVE MASQUINTENSE IRISOME — THICK HAIR

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au,

Price: $46

While I have the opposite of thick hair, my mum has been blessed with luscious locks — and she swears by this.

The formula is packed with nutrients that penetrate deep into the hair strand, helping to tame and take control of stubborn tresses.

On my hair, I LOVE the Kerastase Specifique Bain Prevention conditioner. It’s really lightweight and leaves my hair feeling fuller and thicker afterwards. Anything this brand does for hair is considered next level in my eyes.

Who’s your celebrity crush Spring inspiration hair colour? Seen Harper’s Bazaar

The 5 Hair Colour Trends You’re Going To See Everywhere This Spring

There’s arguably nothing more transformative than a new hairstyle. And while haircuts do certainly provide you with a healthy revamp, there’s something about a fresh colour that takes everything to the next level.
That being said, there’s never really a better time to elevate your colour than at the start of spring. After all, the weather starts warming up, and the desire to lighten one’s locks to match the brighter days beckons.
And if you’ve been looking for your next colour change but aren’t sure where to start, fear not, for we consulted three experts to uncover the five ‘It’ hair colour trends we’ll be seeing everywhere this spring.
From “colour contouring” to “tutti frutti tones”, keep scrolling to find the right hue for you.

Why should you drop Ombré hair colour for Sombre Hair colour? Anthony dishes up the clarity between the two colour techniques. Seen ELLE

Why You Should Definitely Ditch Your Ombré Hair For ‘Sombré’ Hair

While ombre has been having a serious moment for some years now, it’s high time you ditch that stark contrast for something a little softer.

We’re talking about the ‘sombré’ — ombre’s much cuter, and much more natural, protégé. We may be stating the obvious here, but sombré literally translates to ‘soft ombré’. Think super blended colours, subtle shade graduation and a lived-in look. It’s the perfect middle-ground between the piece-y and dimensional balayage, and the often contrasting dual tones that came with previous ombré techniques.

So, how do you nail a sombré hair colour? “The sombré method involves taking weaving your natural root colour, found at the very base of your strands (also known as the root stretch method) delicately through the lengths of your mane, to create a gradual transition of colour between roots to ends,” explains leading Sydney hairstylist Anthony Nader of Raw Salon.
“Another way hairdressers can address this sombré trend is when we apply what’s referred to as ‘low lights’ to the already existing “high lights”. It’s ALL about that #sombreblend.”

The Best Sombré Hair Inspiration To Take To Your Next Appointment

If you’re after an obvious colour transformation—minus the pesky upkeep—then the sombre is definitely for you. Being that your natural hair colour is maintained on the roots, and the shades used on your ends are close to your hair’s original tones, you can let this baby grow out for months before having to visit your colourist again.
A little unsure of what to ask your colourist for when getting a sombre? Make it clear that you want to stay within the general tone family of your natural hair colour by using tones that are a few shades lighter and a few shades darker than your actual base colour for a breezy, natural finish.
Here, we round up a TONNE of sombre hair colour inspo to take to your next appointment. Scroll on to see it all.

IS YOUR NEXT HAIR COLOUR GOING TO BE “SNACK THEMED”? Seen – Beauty Crew

This season’s hottest hair colour trend is snack-themed

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / August 12 2019

WHOS THINKING A POST BABY OR POST BREAKUP HAIRCUT? Get Anthony’s positive steps forward seen GRITTY PRETTY.

Getting The Chop: The Psychology Behind A Dramatic Hair Cut

Posted in Hair, Lifestyle on August 1, 2019 by


“I wanted to make a statement,” says Stevie Ford of Top Shelf Beauté. “[He] was my high school sweetheart. The first break up, I cut my hair really short and the second time we broke up, I dyed my strawberry blonde hair a dark brown.”Ford isn’t the first person to dramatically change their appearance in the wake of a painful relationship breakdown. Far from it. The post-breakup hair cut is almost a rite of passage.

But this phenomenon isn’t exclusive to just breakups. For Talisa Sutton, founder of Badlands Studio, it was the birth of her daughter that inspired a whole new look. “I spent my whole pregnancy growing out my hair, and while I loved the length, once Lúa was born, I felt like it was time for a change,” Sutton tells Gritty Pretty. “A chop signified the beginning of a wonderful new chapter – and there is less for her to pull on now!”

So, why do women (and some men) feel compelled to chop off their hair following a significant life event?

According to Tara Hurster, psychologist and founder of The TARA Clinic in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, it’s normal to change our appearance as we grow. “When we are experiencing a lot of change in our life, changing our appearance can be a way of having something you can control amongst all the things outside your control.”

For new mothers, “Beyond the potential practical aspects of short hair being easier to handle, birth can be a powerful experience and some women may see themselves differently after experiencing such an impactful event,” says Hurster. “This may lead them to want to have their external appearance showcase how they see themselves internally.”

The good news? When done right, a new hair cut can boost self-esteem. “When we receive compliments or attention from others it can help to lift our confidence,” Hurster adds. “A new hairstyle can definitely leave people feeling powerful, strong, sexy and proud.”

Anthony Nader, founder of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader, has seen it all. “My salon team has definitely had some of these ‘post’ [i.e. post-breakup, post-baby] examples sitting in their chairs over time, that’s for sure,” Nader says. “We all know the signs to look and listen out for when these times arise.”

His advice? “Go to a stylist that you can trust first and foremost, and one that knows you and your lifestyle best. There could be a number of factors that you may not have considered. Does [the new style] require blow drying every day, and have you got the time for this? You may want the same full head of foils as your girlfriend, but is this colour going to work with your skin complexion?”

Before you sit down in the hairdresser’s chair and mutter those three magic words – “chop it off” – give yourself a few days to mull it over, first. “With regards to a breakup, wanting a fresh start or new look can help with the grieving process and give you permission to see yourself differently,” says Hurster. “I would encourage you to sleep on the decision for a few days to ensure that it is your internal voice talking, rather than rash emotions.”

According to Hurster, it’s important to take a moment and consider the purpose of the change. Is it to get back at someone? Is it an attempt to please someone else? Or, is the new ‘do an exciting change? If the answer is the latter, Hurster says, “Go for it!”.

They say a change is as good as a holiday; a mini makeover gives hairdressers a chance to be creative and explore on-trend hair cuts and colours. However, communication is key, explains Nader: “You and your stylist need to break down the consultation so there is absolute clarity on both sides before the tools get picked up.”

Suffering from a case of post-chop regret? Keep calm and remember: hair grows back. You have two options here. Option one: book another appointment with a reputable stylist to discuss your options. Or, as Hurster suggests, “Embrace your new look and run with it! The way to do this is stand tall, hold your head high and lean into this new you with confidence and poise.”