On a recent trip back to Sydney from New York, we caught up with Anthony Nader; Celebrity Hair Stylist.
At what age did you know that you were destined to become a Celebrity Hair Stylist?
A Celebrity Hair Stylist… A title like this is quiet overwhelming, but how about I say a time when I used to play “Barbie makeovers” on my twin sister’s dolls at a very early age. Before I knew it, my twin sister’s friends would always be around at our house with their Barbie’s in toe ready for my (make believe hair salon) to create what ever my heart desired on that day with the girls encouragement. Ohhhhhh the good old days and who would of thought it has got me to where I am today! Thanks Barbie.
How do you juggle your time between New York and Sydney?
That good old saying of eating well and balance of going to the gym, yoga and taking the right vitamins to [hopefully] maintain my health. So far so good can’t complain and I feel very blessed I can do what I do and roll with it.
You have worked on some amazing campaigns in New York, what provides you with inspiration when you walk onto a job?
I think really the day you loose the passion and inspiration in any job it’s time to move on to greener pastures. I’ve been in New York for 5 years now and I really don’t take a single day for granted and think myself very fortunate that I have been able to for fill my creative dreams. New York is a tough city and there are a million plus Hairstylists in this town that are all climbing that long creative ladder for one reason or another. I give every shoot 100% of what I can bring to the table and give it everything I have. Inspiration keeps me very passionate about my craft and I get inspired by so many different subjects, but my main influence would be architecture.
Three hair products you can not live without?
Jurlique Rose Water – I spray this on the hair as a refresher really, it doesn’t have any holding properties but its just my thing that I do. I have done this for as long as I can remember.
Mason Pearson Handy Bristle Brush – Perfect for every hair type and pretty well is my one and only brush in my hair kit.
Orbie Dry Texturizing Spray – It’s gold and models swear by it and so do I.
How do the hair styles differ from when you are in New York and Sydney?
I find that Sydney-siders tend to have that LA look /influence – Balayage and beach tousled hair. New York is more polished and hair blowin out.
Four top tips for the perfect blowdry?
Never overload your hair with products as your only going to have wash it more often and also the more products you use the dirtier your hair will become.
If you want to use a hairspray go for a light weight spray instead of a heavy one as you still want your hair to look like hair and not a helmet.
For those of you with highly coloured or long hair, blot hair dry instead of rubbing as this will only agitate the hair cuticle making your hair strands rougher so less control and longevity at the end of the day.
If you want extra sheen with your serum, I always add this in on damp hair and then dry it in when blow drying. By doing it this way I find that the product absorbs far better and also your hair doesn’t look oily.
RAW Anthony Nader salon: http://www.rawhair.com.au/
Editorial work: http://www.vivienscreative.com.au/hair/anthony-nader/ http://www.ateliermanagement.com/hair/anthony-nader/women
Online store: http://www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/