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We’re a pretty fashion-forward bunch here in SA, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look to the world to see which hair trends are going to be huge in 2019. We’ve rounded up eight nations sporting hairdos that we love and are ready to wear in the new year; because who *doesn’t* want to have a good hair day every day?

1 Colombia

In Colombia, women are staring to embrace their natural hair more and more, and many are growing their fro’s long. This allows for bounce that is slightly weighed down, and the ends? Sheer curly perfection.

2 Brazil

‘Body’ and ‘bounce’ are two words that describe the beauty aspirations of Brazilian women, and the same words could be used to describe their hair. Healthy, voluminous locks in warm, rich tones will always be muito bonito.

3 The United Kingdom

When it comes to hair in 2019, the Brits are going to be veering away from Royal-inspired tresses and getting edgier with their style. This super-short bob with a choppy fringe is going to be everywhere – we’re calling it.

4 South Korea

Instead of poker-straight locks, 2019 is going to see loads of South Korean women sporting a more tousled bob, just long enough to graze their chins. This style is great because it manages to look effortless and chic at the same time.

5 Japan

Just like South Korea, Japanese women are going to be all about the bob in 2019. Theirs differs slightly in that they are leaning more towards the straight ‘n stringy look with a fringe to frame the face. It doesn’t get much cooler.

6 India

Women in India are famed for their long, thick and lustrous locks, but next year many of them are going to be opting for significantly less length. They’ll be trading it in for sleek bobs and lobs, with longer layers at the front.

7 Australia

The biggest hair trend from Down Under is less about length and style, and all about the colour. Balayage is the go-to technique, and it is versatile to suit any hair colour – from chocolate brown to light and bright blondes.

8 The United States

America is a big place, which means that there’s more than one hair trend that’s going to blow up in 2019. One of them is the glass-hair trend, which is originally from South Korea and is all about achieving a smooth, shiny and polished look.

Another biggie is going to be elevated box braids. Whether it’s winding them with string or ribbon, or maybe adding charms and other accessories, this trend is all about the details. We’re feeling it.




Somewhere along the way, we agreed that brushing your hair a 100 strokes a night would keep it healthy and growing long. But does brushing your hair really make it grow? While this myth is about as lovely and real as Santa Claus, there are some legit ways to make your hair grow longer and faster.

We’re in an era where we are leaving some old beauty myths behind. While our grandmothers and mothers believed in shampooing often and brushing hair vigorously for a healthier look, we now know another reason your hair isn’t growing any longer.

You might be brushing it too often and too aggressively. Not being gentle on your scalp or hair strands while brushing can lead to thinner hair, or even worse- hair loss.

That’s the opposite of what you’re going for, right?

The two main ingredients if you will, for when you’re deciding on the right brush for you is either a nylon/boar bristle brush or the classic 100% boar bristle brush.

The nylon/boar bristle is better for those of you with thicker hair texture when you want to give your scalp a tingle with the tips of your bristles as the nylon has strength to it.

Whereas the 100% boar bristle is the good old all-rounder that works on all hair types and also gently distributes the natural oils evenly.

Check out our top 10 list of what our clients ask us that we will help you for your next brush investment.

The 5 Best Brushes For Fine Hair

  1. A Detangling Brush That Works On Wet Or Dry Hair
  2. A Gentler Version Of The Gold Standard Of Boar Bristle Brushes
  3. A Vented Round Brush That’s Perfect For Blow drying Fine Hair
  4. A Static-Fighting Cushion Brush That’s Perfect For Long Fine Hair
  5. An Affordable Boar Bristle Brush that will last

The 5 Best Brushes For Damaged Hair

  1. A Brush That Effortlessly Detangles All Hair Types
  2. A 100 Percent Boar Bristle Brush For Fine & Damaged Hair
  3. A Round Ceramic Brush For Blow Outs
  4. A Bamboo Paddle Brush For Dry, Itchy Scalps
  5. A Brush Made With Argan & Olive Oils For Added Moisture


Our image of beautiful Kerryn with Anthony brushing her hair on set was a complete BTS moment and we couldn’t of even planned this at the conception of our VOGUE shoot.

It’s crazy how something some this innocent became the finished result, so thank you Bonnie for snapping away while Anthony was brushing Kerryn’s hair……..it’s an epic shot.

On that note we may add that the brush used here was a Mason Pearson Handy size 100% boar bristle.

We retail all the Mason Pearson ranges and colours which you can also find www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/mason-pearson.html  if you cant get to us in person.

Have a wonderful Christmas and well-earned New Year’s break RAW fans and many heartfelt thank you’s to the fantastic 2018 you gave us we really do appreciate.

Cheers to 2019 and to investing in the right bristles for your hair strands to have a healthy longevity.

The RAW team x


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