Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Emily

Sweet Emily has been a client of Dekko’s/mine since she was in her teens, back then she had long crazy thick hair that hung down her back. During the past 10 years, we’ve been changing her up with different looks, long layers, rocker layers, all types of fringes and lots of fun stuff with colors too.

This hairstyle was by far the most drastic change Emily had, we decided to go with a very loose razored organic look, working with the movement that was already in her hair. The haircut was done quite freely, and kept very unstructured, working the shape n  as the hair was drying. What we ended up with was this cute flippy textured asymmetrical look that needed no work put into it.

Here’s a picture of Emily before the haircut:

Thanks Emily for posing for us, we had fun.


And here are some different views of Emily’s finished haircut:





#dekkosalon #jujuchan #makeovers #razorcuts #organichaircuts #sorrytagsarenotworking

Men’s Stuff!

Cool stark strong images for men’s hair by Lucas Dowling. Photo’s taken by Nicole Corbett. Photos from Hairdresser’s Journal UK.

Excerpt from Behind The Chair:

‘Lucas Dowling of Mieka Hairdressing in Australia took home the win for the 2013 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, continuing Mieka Hairdressing’s record as one of Australia’s most highly-awarded salons.

The inspiration for Lucas’s collection comes from the “Teddy Boy”—a British sub-culture of the 1950s. Dandy represents the style of the “dandies” from the Edwardian period; they inspired the “Teds” and fueled the style of American rock ‘n’ roll since its birth in the ’50s. The hair adopts a progressive masculine feel including precision barbering, heavy fringes through to natural curls and quiffs, which are embellished by textured and smooth finishes.’







#LucasDowling #HairdressersJournal #BehindTheChair #MensHaircut #JujuChan

Heart Shaped Bangs..

Koreas latest hair trend – Leave it to the Asian’s to amuse us with their latest hair trends, Follow this <3 link to get the full story on this.. <3

Here’s a couple of pictures taken from the article from so you can get the drift:

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And we all know a trend is not a trend until at least one Kardashian/Jenner has it, so here’s Kendall  getting in on the act!!!

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Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Daniela

I’ve known this crazy lovely mad cow for over 10 years and have had the pleasure in not only working with her but to

continue to have her in my life. Daniela used to work with us back in the Architect and Heroes days but has since gone onto being an actress, student and a perpetual mover!

Daniela grew her hair out and I mean ‘grew it out’, we hadn’t seen her for years and she came into Dekko Salon looking like Chrystal Gayle.

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The first time we cut Daniela’s hair off we went for a messy bob, chin length. We wanted it so that she could wear it both messy and neater. Razored off through the ends with a lot of weight taken off, here’s Daniela’s first hairchop..


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So anyway, 6months later Daniela came back in and we decided to go even shorter and to make it abit looser, funkier and more fun. Again we used the razor and shaped the back into the neck, made one side slightly shorter and left the longer look through the other side. It was so much fun, Thanks Luv’ for a fun time..

Such a photogenic girl! By the way excuse the wonky pictures on this one, just couldn’t get it straight : \






My Pick ~ My Next Color Technique

I love this color technique, combining two subtle color differences together. Looks to me like most of the head is colored the blonde shade then a quarter of the head is a mid brown shade.

I want this next, of course with a variation of different colors to suit my already blonde with black looks. Sorry Jodi, I know this one will be hard work the first time around but Pleeaasssseeeee : )

Sorry I couldn’t give credit to this photo, as I found it on Pinterest.


Introducing Bounce – MY curl cream : )

Almost there! My bottles are being screen printed, with the design by @magartland, my product is formulated and ordered and soon you’ll see my curl cream with hold and shine come together, so happy and proud ‪#‎jujuchan‬ ‪#‎dekkosalon‬ ‪#‎curlcream‬ ‪#‎hairproducts‬ ‪#‎ParabenSulfateSodiumChlorineandScentfree‬ Thanks for this gorgeous clean design @magartland ‪#‎MarkGartland‬

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Hair Care Before & After Swimming~ Guest Post by Amy Mia Goldsmith

Swimming is healthy, it liberates from stress and makes you feel like it’s only you and the water, and nothing else. Knowing how much time I spend swimming, most women ask me how I manage to keep my hair so healthy and smooth. I have been swimming since I was four and I have always enjoyed spending my time swimming. In time, I needed to come up with an effective way to keep my hair healthy and beautiful after swimming. After spending years experimenting with numerous products and techniques, I’ve finally found the ones that I really like and I want to share some tips with you. So instead of restraining yourself from jumping into the pool, check out these tips and get into that water.


Before swimming

What most women forget is that preparation for swimming is as important as aftercare. Some women dislike swimming because exposure to water and sun usually makes the hair brittle, dull and dry. I had the same problem until I tried out coconut and olive oil that nourishes and protects the hair, thus prevents it from drying and discoloring.

Another thing you should always keep in mind is that, when exposed to water, your hair acts like a huge sponge, it soaks up a lot of water. Believe it or not, this problem can be solved by a simple shower. So, all you need to do is to take a shower, wet your hair, and the clean water will prevent it from soaking up chlorine and other harmful chemicals.
Apart from applying olive or coconut oil to your hair, you also need to apply an effective conditioner or spray with a sunscreen that contains vitamins A, C and E. Believe me, I never leave home without one of those in my bag. While swimming, I make a break from time to time in order to apply a new protective layer to my hair.

Many women make the same mistake and avoid wearing swimming caps. What they don’t know is that these caps protect your skin and ears from numerous parasites that could cause terrible and painful inflammations, and they keep your hair healthy and untouched. When I was a child, I hated swimming caps, but my parents made me wear them. I must admit that, today, I’m very grateful they did so!


After swimming

Keeping your hair beautiful after frequent exposure to the sun and water can be really tricky. That’s why you need to use adequate products that will nourish your hair and make it stay perfectly moisturized. When buying a shampoo or a conditioner, I usually pay special attention to its labels. For example, there are amazing products specially designed for “swimmers’ hair”. I usually prefer products that have both an immediate and long-run effect on my hair. When it comes to brushes, I am very satisfied with the Cloud Nine paddle and dressing brush. These brushes proved to be great for taming my long hair without breaking or split ends, and I wouldn’t change them for any other brush.

Apart from buying hair care products, I’ve also come up with some amazing alternative ways, using ingredients from my kitchen cabinet. One of the most effective DIY products I’ve tried out is made out of a pack of honey, peeled and mashed avocado and an egg yolk. All you have to do is to apply the substance onto your scalp, wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it for 15 minutes.

What I would also like to recommend to all women is to have their hair cut in the end of the swimming season. No matter how much you nourish it, after being exposed to the sun and numerous chemicals from the water, your hair will definitely be brittle and dry.

All in all, keeping your hair healthy and beautiful isn’t that complicated if you know how to do it properly. With these simple, yet effective tips for taking care of your hair before and after swimming, you will finally be able to enjoy swimming and sunshine and will not have to worry about your hair

 About the Author

Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. She is also a passionate swimmer and loves to water ski. She is currently studying and working in a bookstore. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time reading reviews and of course – make up shopping!
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Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Meng

Some lovely curly hairstyles going on in Dekko Salon. Showcasing some variations on curls and lengths on our lovely client Meng.

Meng had a short pixie along the way and is now growing her hair out, we have been keeping track of her grow out stages, through the bob with graduation down to the ‘shag’ look. With Meng’s natural curls, her hair is best styled with Moroccan Oil curl crème twisted and diffused for a curlier look.

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Akin Konizi

Came across these strong looks on Hairdressers Journal recently and thought I should share them with you.

Akin Konizi is co-director and creative force behind the successful hob salon group. Akin’s vision has brought hob salons to the forefront of the industry and in 2005, Akin was awarded London Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards. This was Akin’s first nomination for British Hairdresser of the Year.

Since then, Akin has achieved outstanding success in the prestigious awards. Winning the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title, two years running in 2008 and 2009.

“The mood for this year’s collection was inspired by strong hard signature geometry evolving into a softer, more wearable street look. In this collection Akin described these looks as Yves Saint Laurent 80’s tailoring, with and androgynous yet glamorous feel.”

Akin Konizi who has described his looks as... &%Saint Laurent 80’s tailoring, withan androgynous yet glamorous feel&%

Akin Konizi who has described his looks as... &%Saint Laurent 80’s tailoring, with an androgynousyet glamorous feel&%

Akin Konizi who has described his looks as... &%Saint Laurent 80’s tailoring, with an androgynous yet glamorous feel&%