Anthony Nader, RAW Hair shares some advice with on when your natural hair colour comes through quicker than payday.

 Anthony Nader. hair tips for whimn

In an ideal world, you’d have your hairdresser on speed dial and be able to waltz into the salon for a fresh cut, colour and blow-dry every other day. The reality? You’re juggling a packed iCal, using three different heat styling tools at any one time and your usual salon visit rings in around the same price as a small washing machine. And let’s be honest – some days, you’d rather spend Saturday morning in bed than the salon chair with a head full of foils.

According to hair guru Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon, your best bet for keeping strands in good nick is going straight back to basics.

“Ask your hairdresser what’s going to work for you when it comes to your hair’s needs and schedule,” he suggests. “And at home between visits, you should always rinse your hair with water at a cooler temp. This will lock in colour and sheen and help give it that extra staying power.”

These are the products you need in your arsenal to stretch out the lifespan of your cut and colour – and give your locks the love they deserve until you’re ready and able to deal.

Keep it clean(er)

Invest in a hard working shampoo formulation that not only cleanses, but works to replenish moisture, restore balance and boost shine.

Try: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, $49

Anthony Nader + Oribe


Treat accordingly

Before jumping in the shower, give yourself a twice weekly at-home basin treatment bolstered with restorative oils to help hair look and feel well-rested.

Try: R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask, $41


Anthony Nader + R + Co


Touch-up your roots

Roots needing a refresh? Greys starting to come through? Equip yourself with a handy, water-resistant touch-up stick and say goodbye to bad colour days.

Try: Bumble and Bumble Colour Stick, $37


Anthony Nader, hair tips


Go brighter

If you’re a bottle blonde (your secret’s safe with us), go for a product you can commit to using each day that will help combat brassiness, dryness and fading.

Try: label.m Brightening Blonde Balm, $39.50


Anthony Nader, RAW Hair


Slick on some oil

An oil based formula will work to bring back lost proteins for added strength, giving your hair a dose of fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine and antioxidants for protection.

Try: Moroccanoil Treatment Light, $59.95


Anthony Nader, RAW Hair, Moroccan Oil



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Sure mermaid hair might look pretty on Instagram, but most of us don’t have the time, or the inclination, to look like a mythical creature every single morning. Hell, most days we struggle to look like your standard bridge dwelling troll.

The good news is that chic five-minute hair can – and does – exist, you just need to know how. We hit up the top hairdressers in Australia for their best five-minute hair picks, so you can focus on the important stuff (read: that second coffee).


Upside-down French twist

The stylist: Anthony Nader, Celebrity stylist and founder of RAW Salon says, “I love that this seems like you’ve put in a lot of effort because it looks quite technical, but it’s so simple. And, because texture is key here it doesn’t matter if your hair looks like a birds nest – in fact that’s what will help the twist hold for longer!”

The rundown: This version of five-minute hair doesn’t need to be washed, but it does need grit – so start with a spray of dry shampoo to soak up any oil. Massage it in with fingertips then rake the hair from the front to the back so you have airiness to the shape. Gather hair just below the crown of the head, and then twist the tail from the crown downwards so it’s facing the ground. If your hair is longer than the shoulders, pin half the tail into the crease so there’s not too much excess. Secure hair with bobby pins as you twist, but leave the tail to fall free. If pieces fall out around the face, don’t freak – this is exactly what keeps the twist looking French-girl cool instead of Marie Antoinette.




Half-up half-down topknot

The stylist: Byron Turnbull, from Edwards and Co says “the genius thing about this five-minute hair look is that it suits everyone and works on all hair types.”

The rundown: Take a section of hair running from the forehead to the crown (it should be just above the ear). Secure with an elastic, then twist the hair, wrapping it around the base of the knot and loosely pinning in place. This look isn’t about ballerina-perfect – it’s meant to look modern and unstructured. Next, grab a medium tong and roughly curl the mid lengths in random sections, leaving out the ends. Shake out when cool, and spray with a dry shampoo for extra texture.




Loose twisted pony

The stylist: Richi Grisillo, Creative Director at Academie salon says “I love that even on a bad hair day you can use this style to create texture and transform your hair – plus it’s super easy!”

The rundown: Part your hair and take a section (approximately 10 centimetres) from the part to the top of the ear, then twist inwards, away from the face. Next, take a smaller section below the first (similar to how you would braid) and twist, adding it into the first section. Repeat until you reach the back of the head, then secure with a hair tie. Replicate on the opposite side, fixing both sections together at the nape of the neck, then gently pull some areas of the twists to help create a softer look. Finish with a light veil of a hair oil spray and boom! Five-minute hair before the coffee has even brewed.




Oh, and here’s the time-saving products they swear by too…

Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine, $42.95. For every day polish: “you should finish any hair style with a shine spray” says Byron.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk $14.99. For days you can’t be bothered: “dry shampoo is perfect for the time poor and instantly gives you hair that instant oomph,” says Anthony.

Mimco Tempest Barette, $39.95, For less than five-minute hair: “Hair hard wear is always neglected, but it’s such an easy and chic way to make it look like more effort has been put in to your hair,” says Richi.

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