Secrets to sensational at-home styling
Hair styling can be one of those things that we often throw into the ‘too hard basket’, can’t it? It’s not because we don’t want to look amazing, it’s more that we just can’t be bothered – and we know that we won’t be able to get it looking as sensational as it does when we’ve been in salon.
So what if I told you that a top hair stylist was willing to spill the beans on a few tips and tricks that can help you to achieve awesome hair at home? Well, luckily for you, Anthony Nader, International Hair Stylist and owner of Raw Salon in Sydney has done just that…
Sultry waves with zero effort
Before bed, Anthony recommends spritzing a sea salt spray onto hair that’s still 80 per cent damp, scrunching it a little and then flipping your hair over and loosely plaiting it from the crown of your head. In the morning take out the plait and rake through your newfound waves with your fingers to reveal voluminous, beach-ready waves.
We recommend ELEVEN Australia Sea Salt Texture Spray as it adds texture and volume to your hair and can be used on wet or dry hair.
Control fiesty flyaways
Anthony says, “The quick and easy solution is to blast the target area with heat in the desired direction and then hit the cool-shot button on your hairdryer in the same direction you did with the heat. The cool air locks down the flyaways, which leaves your strands shiny and more manageable, too.”
An extra wide headband is a hair hero
It’s also the ultimate cowlick-fighter, says Anthony. “To battle cowlicks, simply blast the hair with some heat from your hairdryer with the nozzle attached and using a fine tooth comb, direct the cowlick where you want it to lay.” After that, Anthony suggests combing your hair in the desired direction and popping on a wide headband to help control your cowlick and to add a chic injection to your look – Jackie O-style!
We recommend Anthony Nader Special Edition WAHL MEGASTAR Hairdryer, ($99, sydneysalonsupplies.com.au) as it features tourmal ionic technology, which works to help your hair dry faster while maintaining health and shine of hair.
Velcro rollers do more than just curl
They’re also great for when you only have five minutes to look polished, according to Anthony. “There’s no need to blow out hair if you don’t have time, just take clean 2-3 inch sections of hair and wrap the roller from ends to roots.”¨Use as many rollers as you desire and blast them with a little heat, then let them cool down and style as you like.
We recommend Freestyle Home Salon Velcro Rollers Value Pack as they feature a self-grip design that requires no pins, plus three different sized rollers.
A bristle brush is better for backcombing
Many people reach for a fine-toothed comb when adding volume to their hair through backcombing, but Anthony suggests that a bristle brush does an even better, more natural-looking job. Better still, it doesn’t comb your hair as tight as a comb, doesn’t get as knotty and doesn’t lead to strand breakage over time.
We recommend Lady Jayne's Wooden Pad 100% Boar Bristles Brush as it’s made with 100 per cent boar bristles, which work to evenly distribute the hair’s natural oils from scalp to ends.
What is your best at-home styling tip?