The Hair Trends You Need to Know About
Does anyone else start to feel the weather change and instantly start thinking about a hair refresh?
There’s nothing like the start of a new season to invest a little lovin’ into your locks and change up your colour, style or even your daily hair habits. But with endless inspiration strutting down catwalks and red carpets, it’s hard to know where to start.
To help you out, we spoke to stylist to the stars and all around hair genius, Anthony Nader to share his expertise on the hair trends to try for your Autumn/Winter makeover.
Anthony is the Founder and Creative Director of Raw, one of Australia’s most prestigious salons. His client list includes countless celebrities, he’s directed the hair for international runways and he’s won more than a few awards. It’s safe to say that when Anthony gives hair advice, we take it!
On cut’s we should be asking our hairdresser for, Anthony shared, “You know this is the time to experiment with your hair as I’ve just had my eyes peeled to the most recent Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris, and every length is a pretty ‘thumbs up’. I’m not ruling out what’s hot and what’s not this season but, what I will say is that every model’s hair looked freshly cut and crisp. This of course enhances the natural sheen and will appear thicker and healthier which is a big plus to girls with finer hair strands.”
“My go-to Fashion Week models for haircut inspo are Amanda Murphy, Bella Hadid, Cara Taylor, Grace Elizabeth, Kaia Gerber and Kris Grikaite. I just love the individuality and the strength of these girls, and the movement of even bringing out the “tomboy” in you – they just ooze more STRENGTH rather than too girlie and pretty.”
As for colour, “Hair strands that are full-bodied and rich, with full blown colour and not done half-heartedly either” says Nader.
“If you’re a natural brunette it’s time to inject your strands with an over-tone this season so it’s not looking flat and drab. Ask your colourist for a tone that’s going to liven up your complexion and give vibrancy. If you’re a blonde be careful not to keep on going too ash or pale over these cooler months as your complexion could start to appear ruddy and grey and that’s far from the right #HairGoals. Warm up your blonde with warmer hues that will bring life back to your strands with soft caramels, wheat, butterscotch, honey and golden platinum.”
When it comes to the texture of your tresses, Anthony advises that less is more this season.
“The texture is what I call “Quiet Texture”. It’s not loud and screaming and it’s not in your face this season. This texture has a presence and doesn’t need to scream it out, it has its very own confidence. It’s embracing what you already have and encouraging it to move effortlessly. I know you’re saying to yourselves, “Well who has this texture Anthony”? and that would be Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez and of course Gigi Hadid.”
We’d be doing a disservice if we didn’t ask about one of Summer’s hottest trends… bangs! Are they still in? Should we be growing out our French-famed curtain fringes? Anthony says, “I think fringes will always have a place in our culture and I personally love them and am ready and able to give anyone their new trademark – but before I pick up my scissors, we need to talk. Talk about your commitment to styling this correctly, if your face shape can carry it and lastly, take a look at your hair growth patterns around your hairline.”
As for up-do’s “I actually crave giving a client a ‘do that looks more ‘model off duty’ in appearance and thankfully my clients are up for that as well!”
“First things first, make sure your texture is full steam ahead, as this is what’s going to give your hair shape the boldness, if you will. I’m really into the knotted low ponytail (remember you’re off duty, so don’t go high) or the messed up low slung bun that looks to be falling apart but it isn’t #CheekyGrin.”
On caring for your hair during the harsher Winter months, Anthony’s top tip is one that we can all follow “GO EASY ON THE HOT WATER TEMPERATURE”.
“It’s my biggest Winter top tip for saving those strands. We’re all guilty for turning up the heat in the shower and if only we could attach an LED flat screen TV in there, wouldn’t it just be a dream. BUT the longer showers and the heat really do dehydrate your strands and, in turn, you’ll lose the natural sheen and your hair will feel and appear lack lustre. So go easy on the temperature as it all starts in the shower.”
At this point, you might be wondering how to achieve all of this. Well, it all starts with a visit to your hairdresser to freshen up your cut and colour. Then, take a second look at your products.
“Your hair strands are super thirsty for moisture so give it to them. Your shampoo and conditioner should have a gloss or moisture content to them as this maintains and prolongs the longevity of each strand to perform when styling” says Anthony.
“Styling products this season are ‘quiet’ too remember, so don’t be layering up your strands unnecessarily as your only wasting your hard-earned dollars. Invest in a foam/mousse that will enhance and not appear gluggy nor stiff. A dry shampoo is always a goodie and just make sure you try before you buy as you don’t want one that’s going to make your strands appear like you’ve been caught in a snow storm.”
And finally, the question we love to ask hair experts. How often should we really be getting our hair cut?!
“Religiously every 6-8 weeks, without fail!” advises Anthony.