If you’re looking to start the year with a new hairstyle, you could do worse than listen to Anthony Nader.
The Australian celebrity hairdresser and owner of RAW Hair – who has tended to the tresses of Miranda Kerr, Cate Blanchett and others – has revealed the most requested celebrity styles right now and how to know whether they will suit you.
Speaking to FEMAIL, the leading professional shared his words of widsom – as well as the three main questions you should ask yourself before heading for a major mane change.
Australian celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader (pictured), spoke to FEMAIL about the most requested celebrity hairstyles out there right now
He also revealed the three questions you need to ask yourself before going for a change, including whether it will suit your complexion, face and how hard the upkeep will be (pictured: Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner)
THE THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HEADING FOR A CHOP
According to Anthony, the first thing you need to think about before requesting a popular – albeit difficult to pull off – celeb style is: Will it suit your face:
‘Ask yourself, “is my face shape going to suit my new haircut?”,’ he told FEMAIL.
‘While Selena Gomez’s jaw-dropping bob is obviously gorgeous, not everyone can carry this look off – and if you go too short, it can end up making your face look much fuller.’
The celebrity hairdresser has noticed a huge upturn in requests for ‘bangs’, in no small part thanks to Jessica Biel’s role in The Sinner (pictured)
The second question Anthony said you need to ask yourself is ‘how much time in the mornings do you want to spend recreating that red carpet look which you crossed paths with on your Instagram feed?’.
‘Unless you’re Sienna Miller and blessed with that whole “effortlessly undone” thing, then the look you’re coveting might require a lot of styling,’ Anthony said.
Finally, Anthony advised you to ask yourself whether your cut and colour will suit your skin colour:
‘Is that Kim Kardashian ice bottle blonde going to suit your complexion?,’ he said. ‘And can you afford the salon visits to keep you paparazzi worthy?’.
Once you’ve ticked off these questions, then you can consider that style you’ve been obsessing over.
‘In a matter of months, Selena Gomez’s (pictured) creamy smooth blonde strands have become a go-to for clients at my salon,’ Anthony said – but you need to be prepared that they do not come easily and take hours to emulate
Gigi Hadid’s dirty blonde style has also become popular (pictured) – Anthony said this is all about ‘how your hair colourist frames the foils and balayage around the face’
THE CELEBRITY STYLES BEING REQUESTED RIGHT NOW
For Anthony, one of the most popular looks of the moment is Selena Gomez’s bright blonde haircut:
‘In a matter of months, Selena’s creamy smooth blonde strands have become a go-to for clients at my salon,’ he said.
‘But you need to be aware that isn’t going to happen in a few hours.’
Instead, the hairdresser said that when people ask for this, he describes it as a ‘journey’ and advises his clients set aside six hours in the chair:
‘I would recommend people who want this look book a consultation first so they can get an idea of how it’s going to look as well as a time frame,’ he suggested.
‘The secret is taking your natural base lighter and slowly with the help of Olaplex, which is key for keeping your strands strong and the colour lasting.’
Kendall Jenner (pictured left) and Katy Perry (pictured right) have both also proven to be popular requests with Anthony Nader
Anthony also said he’s noticed an upturn in requests for ‘bangs’, which is, in part, down to Jessica Biel’s appearance in the Netflix drama, The Sinner.
‘Gigi Hadid has always been a crowd winner, partly because she does blonde so well,’ he added.
When looking to achieve this look, he said it’s all about ‘how your hair colourist frames the foils and balayage around the face to make it look easy breezy’:
‘The good thing about emulating Gigi’s style is that with such colour, your blonde can be “tweaked”, depending on the season,’ Anthony said.
‘Tweaking your blonde in winter and summer will also help to keep your complexion looking radiant and healthy.’
If you want to know whether a hairstyle will suit you, Anthony (pictured) recommends making an appointment with the hairdresser and letting the receptionist know you want a new look
How to know if a hairstyle will suit you
* Make an appointment with the hairdresser and let the receptionist know over the phone that you want to create a different YOU.
* Block out 45 minutes to an hour and send references to the hairdresser of what you’re thinking in regards to the different hair shapes ahead of time.
* Go to a wig shop and have a chat to the person working there. Tell them you’re thinking of changing your hair, but don’t want to sacrifice having all your locks chopped off just yet.
* Try on wigs of different textures and length to compare. Make notes.
The fourth celebrity on Anthony’s most-requested list right now is Kendall Jenner, who is currently the highest paid model in the world:
‘When Kendall had all of her hair lopped off last year, that was a big game changer which has continually filtered down to all of us looking to do our own Kendall Jenner versions,’ Anthony said.
‘This haircut looks set to morph into an even shorter length for 2018, which is great – as this is a practical look which can be worn with a slightly haphazard bend to give that cool girl textured vibe.
‘Alternatively, you can sweep it right back off your face so it sits flat to the head.’
Finally, you might be surprised to hear many people are requesting pop star, Katy Perry’s, dramatic do:
‘Just be careful with this as Katy’s look is difficult to emulate and most likely helped by the presence of constant hair stylists.’
For more information about Anthony Nader and RAW Hair salon, please click here.