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WHO’S IN FLAVOUR OF BEING A MUSHROOM BLONDE? Our latest blurb seen BEAUTY CREW

‘Mushroom blonde’ is the latest culinary-inspired hair shade

'Mushroom Blonde' Hair Is The Latest Culinary-Inspired Colour Trend To Hit

The last few months have seen the advent of culinary-inspired hair tones with names that will have your mouth watering. Recently, we’ve been introduced to a smorgasbord of delectable-sounding shades like ‘milk tea,’ ‘cold brew,’ and ‘chocolate cake.’

So far, these delicious new hair colour trends have been largely brunette-centric. But, now a new food-inspired shade for blondes has surfaced.

Introducing: ‘mushroom hair.’ A multi-dimensional, ashen shade of blonde that features accentuated cool, almost-silver tones. The look uses varying shades of blonde, beige and silverish-grey throughout the lengths to mimic the neutral, earthy shade of mushrooms.

To learn all about achieving the look, we went straight to renowned Australian hairdresser, Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW salon.

“Sit tight in the salon chair because this process can’t be taken quickly as it is all about pre-lightening the hair,” says Anthony.

“First stop: bleaching the hair down past an orange-yellow stage, as light as the hair will allow. Then the magic is in the toner being used – that is going to be your flavour. Keep in mind also that the toner always has to work with the skin complexion.”

If you’re wondering whether the ‘mushroom blonde’ look is for you, Anthony has some advice:

“This works a treat on Asian complexions and porcelain skin tones. It also works well for olive skin. Those of you that have pinkish complexions or warm, this mushroom tone won’t suit – go for something more Nordic in this case!”

“This is not low maintenance colour so be aware before you take the plunge into this tone. You need to maintain it on a weekly basis with either an at-home toner or in-salon once a week to remove any brassiness or any lightness that comes through with washing the hair or due to the sun’s UV.”

“Or, for those who want semi-permanent colour, a semi applied at the salon will give you more longevity compared to a temporary weekly colour.”

 

KEEPING YOUR BLONDE HAIR BLONDE THIS SUMMER. Seen – Body + Soul

Your step-by-step solution to buttery, golden strands.

They don’t call blonde hair high-maintenance for no reason. Here two expert colourists breakdown exactly what to do to keep your locks in tip top condition, all season long.

We asked expert colourist Vincent Nobile, Colour Director of Headcase Hair and Anthony Nader, Owner of RAW Salon how to survive swimming, sand and endless sunshine without the side effects: post-pool green locks, brassiness and heat damage.

It’s no secret that lifting your natural hair colour a few shades lighter, or subjecting it to torturous amounts of bleach can do some damage, not only to your roots but to your wallet, too. That’s why it’s important to maintain your hair’s health to get the best out of your blonde – and it’s easier than you think.

Step 1. Use a smarter shampoo

When it comes to your daily shampoo and conditioner routine, it may seem like an easy place to skimp on quality product, but your regular wash actually does more than just clean. Depending on how your hair is looking and feeling it’s important to alternate between a nourishing treatment-esque shampoo and a colour-care one. “Having a recovery shampoo set is key, choose one with keratin so it’s repairing and strengthening,” explains Nobile. “Then when your blonde needs a little lift or sparkle I recommend a soft blonde shampoo, I don’t really like the strong staining ones as they dull down the colour.”

“But if you need to wash away unwanted brassy tones in a flash you can’t go back a mauve or purple-based shampoo,” adds Nader. “Just remember not to over-wash your hair, as it can unnecessarily wash out the salon-toner applied at the end of your colour service.”

Step 2. Turn to treatments

Don’t underestimate the power of a good quality treatment. You can colour and tone your strands as much as you like, but if they’re not in good nick it’s never going to look as good as it could. Buttery, soft blondes always pop when locks are hydrated and healthy.

“Maintain the condition of your hair with a restorative treatment,” says Nobile. “Keep a brush or a comb in the shower to brush your conditioner and treatments through, this will distribute the product through the whole hair and help it absorb better.”

 

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Step 3. Handle the heat

“Avoid overheating hair when blow drying and ironing by using a thermal protection spray,” says Nobile. “If your ends are damaged and broken they’ll never look their blondest. Whenever you overheat your hair (most common when straightening irons are set on max), you can burn and even singe the ends, not only does it take the shine out of hair, it leaves ends looking frizzy and dull.”

Nader agrees adding, “The more heat you subject your poor strands to, the quicker your hard earn dollars of being a natural blonde will appear dehydrated and dull, so simply turn down the temperature or cut back on heat styling together.”

Step 4. Wear protection

Just like wearing sunscreen all over your face and body, your hair needs a guard too. “Make a UV protectant leave-in-conditioner spray part of your sunscreen routine and use it whenever you’re out in the sun or at the beach,” says Nobile.

“My rule is to put it in your hair whenever you top up your sunscreen. It helps maintain your colour and prevents it from going dull and brassy.”

Step 5. Simplify styling

Fuse hair care with styling by swapping out hair sprays for nutrient-rich serums. “Use a lightweight serum on lengths and ends as it showcases sheen and doesn’t make your strands appear dirty or oily either,” explains Nader.

“Go easy on all that over-using of dry shampoo. A little spritz here and there is accommodating for soaking up oily roots and of course adding new found texture, but too much of can lead to coating the hair and leaving it looking chalky.”

 

DO YOU THINK JENNIFER LAWRENCE’S HAIR COLOUR IS A NATURAL BLONDE? Anthony’s enlightening insight seen MAMAMIA.

There’s a lot to say about  Jennifer Lawrence’s new spy thriller, Red Sparrow.

The fact that she plays a ballerina who is forced into using her sexuality as a weapon for the Russian government is a plot-line that could be seen as a tiny bit problematic.

But what has fans really god damn miffed has nothing to do with the character’s story arc and everything to do with her hair.

Specifically, one scene where, with help from a fellow spy, she dyes her naturally brunette hair to platinum blonde with nothing but a single application of an at-home dye kit.

And the friend doesn’t even wear gloves.

This whole thing is, frankly, outrageous.

Anyone who has gone through the intensive (or more often draw-out) process of lightening their hair from black or brown to icy blonde knows this is simply not possible – as a few fans have already pointed out on Twitter.

While recent breakthroughs in hair-dying technology like Olaplex have made it easier to go blonde and not have all your hair fall out in the process, it’s still a transformation that normally takes more than one trip to the salon.

If doing at home – which no hairdresser in their right mind recommends – Lawrence’s character Dominika Egorova would have ended up with orange hair at best after one application and need to repeat with enough time in between not to singe her hair off.

And there is no way her hair would be looking this good immediately after that…

To top it off, Dominika’s next move is to dive into a pool – which, as some of us triggered with teenage flashbacks will know – is the fastest way to turn your hair a particularly disgusting shade of green.

If you are considering going for a dramatic switch to blonde like Lawrence’s character, celebrity stylist Anthony Nader has this advice: do an intensive hair masque treatment a couple weeks before your salon appointment; consult with your hairdresser and get all the details beforehand and be realistic about the limitations of your hair.

And if you can’t be bothered with all that, maybe just buy a wig like the Red Sparrow wardrobe team no doubt did for Ms Lawrence.

IS THIS THE MOST CREATIVE BRAID YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Anthony dishes up on how to get Lady GaGa’s Grammy Awards Hair seen BYRDIE.

So, it’s safe to say that Lady Gaga just owned the 60th annual Grammy Awards red carpet by means of hairstyle domination. Paired with a show-stopping black gothic gown and heavy pink glitter on her eyes, we’re 99 percent sure this is the most epic braid ever created. While it does look like the work of hair magicians, you can actually create something similar at home (true story).

We asked renowned hair stylist Anthony Nader to give us an easy how-to for the folks watching at home. So keep scrolling for the epic braid in all its glory, and a few hot tips so you can DIY at home.

According to Nader, the initial step is to mentally prepare yourself (we’re not kidding). “Lady Gaga’s extravagant, corset-inspired artwork of a braid isn’t for the faint-hearted, so get your fingers ready for some intricate weaving.”

Step One: “There’s no need to shampoo as you need your hair to have some grab so your braids will stay in place. If you need to dirty your hair, use a dry shampoo and brush through thoroughly.”

Step Two: “Divide hair into two sections by creating a part in the dead centre.

You can see that flat surface of hair from the crown. Section out this shape with a tail comb, and brush until it’s flat and smooth (even flat iron on a low heat, if you can’t get it right). Once this is done, pull this section of hair tight and clip around the nape of the neck with around six to eight long, flat clips to hold it in place.”

Step Three: “Now the fun begins—all those years of intricate braiding in high school are about to pay off. Unclip the front section you had previously secured, brush flat, and once again use your flat iron to keep it sleek. The reason for unclipping is that fine sections will be weaved into each braid across the side of the head.”

Step Four: “Keeping your braid base tight, take one half of your hair (what is left outside the pulled-back middle section) and start braiding. Gather fine sections up from the hairline and centre hair and pull them into the braid as you move past your ear and down the side of your head.

Make sure you leave at least two inches at the nape of the neck loose—wrap them up or use a clip to hold them away for now.”

Step Five: “Now do the exact same method on the opposite side, making sure you braid the entire length of the hair.”

Step Six: “Now take the two-inch section you left out, and divide it in half. Wrap it over the bottom half of the fishtail braids to combine the two, and secure with a clear hairband. Secure with hairspray and set with heat from a hairdryer.”

Step Seven: “Take a thick needle and black thread or string. Tie at the end (as you would when hand-sewing normally). Now weave it into the top of the braid, and criss-cross all the way down (like you’re threading a corset or shoelace). Once you’ve reached the bottom of the braid, tie so that it’s secure, and trim any loose thread. Secure the complete style with a mist of hairspray.”

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ANTHONY REVEALS HOW TO ACHIEVE AUSSIE GOLDEN GLOBES HAIRSTYLES AS SEEN ON DAILYMAIL

Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader reveals how to get the looks at home

Celebrities stormed the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday evening in a sea of black gowns, glittering accessories and effortlessly glamorous hairstyles.

And while the A-listers have a professional hairstylist on standby, most women aren’t so lucky.

So to help women recreate some of the best hairstyles worn by Australian celebrities at the 2018 Golden Globes, Sydney-based celebrity hairstylist and RAW founder Anthony Nader has shared his top tips.

From Margot Robbie’s glamorous waves to Katherine Langford’s glittering do, here FEMAIL looks at the top Australian hairstyles and how you can create them at home.(Margot’s stunning effortless waves were the perfect addition to her look and complemented her natural, dewy make up look.

MARGOT ROBBIE 

1. Make sure you have super clean hair as you need your mane to appear glamorous and luxe, so make sure you wash your strands with a shine enhancing shampoo and conditioner.

2. Use a medium hold foam (mousse) so you make your Hollywood waves stay all night long. Use this foam from roots and ends and rake through evenly.

3. Smooth over now with a large paddle brush (as this saves you hours now) and using your nozzle on your hairdryer to ensure smoothness.

4. To make this super easy now place in your desired partline, divide the hair into four even sections from ear to ear and partline, aiming down to the nap area.

5. Grab your large barrel tong and start on first of four sections, winding the hair around the barrel and away from your face.

6. Once your tonged all your hair spray with a light hairspray and then brush smooth and tuck one side behind your ear.

KATHERINE LANGFORD

Instead of simple mermaid waves, Katherine Langford took this style a step further with glittering star embellishments for that extra ‘wow’ factor. 

1. This hair shape you can be forgiven for skipping the shampooing as you need that little bit more texture here and not so tight-to-the-head look.

2. By all means if your roots are oily you can use a dry shampoo here to soak up your hair sins and no one will ever know.

3. Once you’ve given your hair a good brushing through, place in your side part as you want to create that old glamour Hollywood feel here.

4. Divide hair into half and pin away the front section from ear to ear and take your extra large hot tongs and wind up your hair in horizontal sections, as you want that mermaid esq vibe.

5. Once you’ve completed the back section, do the same method in the front section.

6. Brush your hair into final shape and keep one side over your shoulder and use your firm hairspray to set in place.

Now embellish your hair with your diamonds and pin to secure all night long. FYI… ladies this added feature will be the envy of your girl squad #MajorWinningPoints.

NICOLE KIDMAN 

This elegant yet effortless style is a signature of Nicole’s and works perfectly with her face shape. 

1. A favourite red carpet look for me was Nicole’s twisted swirl knot at the nape area, while the hair around her face fell beautifully and soft. Always start this hairstyle with clean hair as you need the end look to photo finish ready.

2. After washing your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, on damp hair use a straightening lotion all over and comb through precisely from roots the ends.

3. Ensure a super sleek blowdry by using a flat large paddle brush with loads of boar bristles as this helps even the frizziest of hair strands to tame.

4. When your hair is 100% dry, split the front section away from the front in two clean sections.

5. Backcomb (tease) the crown area for that extra height then sweep the whole back section into the middle of the nape area and secure. Now spilt the tail up and create individual swirls, loops and twists.

6. Use your tail comb and place in your center partline, then grab your large hot tong and wrap just the midlengths of your hair around the barrel.

7. Finish off by softly brushing out your glamorous soft waves and give then a once over with a light hairspray.

ABBIE CORNISH 

Abbie’s swept up-do was a classic yet elegant option and worked well with her bold sequinned dress choice. 

1. Start off by using a shampoo and conditioner that will help remove the brassiness of your true blue aussie hair strands as now your hair will look paparazzi ready.

2. On damp hair use a volumising foam here as you need all the va va voom here ladies. Scrunch it in and blast your hair dry with a large round brush to get the volume you need.

3. Place in your side sweep part and divide the hair into half and now clip the top half away and brush the underneath section smooth and ready to curl.

4. Start your curls by picking up two inch sections, at the nape area and wrapping each one around the tong and then let them fall naturally.

5. Go from the nape area and working all the way to the front, but make sure you drop your curling method from below the eyebrow as your end result will look way more natural and not looking like you just stepped out of the 80’s music video clip.

6. Now complete, rake your fingers through your lux blonde mane and pop a long slide clip in behind one ear and your ready to go.