Our Story

Our Story


RAW Anthony Nader was established in 1997 in Sydney on the principle of providing clients with an exceptional hair and beauty experience and is now one of the most visited Top Hair Salon in Australia. The level of comfort and service is unsurpassed in the hair and beauty industry.

From the breath taking zen Relaxation Pod room to the ensuite, it’s no wonder this New York inspired Surry Hills space is a fave by Sydney’s top beauty and fashion media editors.

Special thanks to CALIDA building projects who are responsible for such beautiful spaces as the Watsons Bay Hotel, Harrold’s, Paramount House and Giorgio Armani.

Gritty Pretty also giving us the gold star “The Most Luxurious Hair Salon In Sydney” as well as the stamp of approval TRIED TESTED APPROVED which we are super proud of because our clients mean the world to us.

If you can’t make it into the salon, you can visit our online store at RAW Online where you will find many great industry leading brands such as Wahl, BabylissPro, Mason Pearson, Twin Turbo, Mason Pearson, YS Park, Beachwaver, ghd and many more.

We use and recommend ORIBE, R+Co , MUK, Mason Pearson, ghd & YS Park products in our Surry Hills flagship salon.

Whilst every one of our clients receive the royal treatment, our high standards and attention to detail have made us the preferred salon of choice for many Australian and international celebrities.

Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Cate Blanchett, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Gisele Bundchen, Hugh Jackman, Malgosia Bela, Lindsey Wixon, Daria Strokous, Margherita Missoni, Miranda Kerr and Nicole Richie.

Anthony Nader is no stranger each Mercedes Benz Fashion Week season working backstage on shows in London, Milan, Paris, New York and in Sydney.

Our Awards:

  • AHFA Australian Masters Award
  • AHFA Editorial Session Stylist of the Year
  • AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year
  • AHFA NSW Hairdresser of the Year


At RAW Anthony Nader our work is motivated by our “Keep It Real” philosophy, which has led us to becoming a multiple award-winning salon in the hair and beauty industry.

Creative Director


Anthony Nader – just a funny, very friendly, life loving guy who happens to love all things about hair.

Business Director

David Shaw – an easy going, warm hearted guy that loves people and has a soft spot for dogs.

Advanced Stylist | Colour Technician

Stella Greenwood– her work is self explainable. She has an eye for colour, and loves a challenge. Specializing in foils and colour corrections. We couldn’t be more proud of Stella becoming the finalist of NSW HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR. Stella is also our Colour Specialist.

Hollie Markey – Hollie has been in the industry for 12 years, where she’s worked in Dublin before moving to Sydney as a stylist and colour technician. Hollie is a versatile stylist with skills in all aspects of hairdressing. Her warm and bubbly personality will make you feel right at home while your in her chair.

Senior Stylist | Colour Technician

John Darragh – John is a creative, engulfing himself in the medium of hair. With a warm personality he is able to capture and articulate himself, bringing out the best in all his clients. When leaving his chair, you’ll feel cared for and even gained a new friend.

 Second Year Apprentice

Hayden Smith – Hayden is a  compassionate creative young talent with the dream of becoming a qualified hairstylist. He appreciates 18th Century architecture in his free time and is a very family orientated person. Hayden has always loved hair and is obsessed with the industry and every aspect of fashion.



As seen on the most prestigious beauty website Gritty Pretty


SURRY HILLS (Only 7 minutes walk from Central Train Station)

An exciting opportunity in the hair industry is currently available for you to join RAW’S leading creative team as a first, second or third year apprentice due to our expansion.

This exciting position entails assisting on photo shoots, team workshops and seasonal hair and fashion meetings.

RAW is known for its exceptional personalized one on one training education and will nurture you through your apprenticeship.

Closed over Christmas & New Years. Closed for the Easter long Weekend.

  • Work in our flagship Surry Hills salon
  • Work with a wonderful team of 12 creatives
  • Excellent training provided on a world class level
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 38 hours per week
  • Sundays, Mondays & public holidays off
  • Above the award salary and bonuses included

You must be: Reliable, healthy, happy, caring and be keen to learn

If this sounds like you, then this could be the career that you have been looking for!

Salon hours:

  • Tues 12-6pm
  • Wed 10-9pm
  • Thurs 10-6pm
  • Fri 10-6pm
  • Sat 9-5pm

email anthony@rawhair.com.au for your confidential interview

Or you can call 02 9211 4444 and ask for Anthony or David

WEBSITE www.rawhair.com.au

BLOG www.rawanthonynader.com