Dekko’s Daily Grind–Laurie

Laurie has been a client of Dekko’s for quite some time. Our technician Heather has been coloring her lovely  long locks for a number of years now. Normally Laurie would trim up her hair length and add afew layers here and there, keeping it a long messy textured look.  Recently she came in and  decided to go for a big change.

We went for a long bob (LOB) shape and cut it with a razor to keep the ends looking soft and piece-y.. We decided to keep the layers limited and very long, but the hair was razored throughout to take alot of the weight out. The reason for this was to keep the style less layered looking and more piece-y.

It was a fun cut to do and Laurie looked great with her new length. We styled it using Oribe styling cream and Oribe Royal Blowout.

Here’s Laurie’s before:


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Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Deanna

I did this haircut a long time ago on Deanna, but never got round to show it off to you so here it after all this time. Deanna’s hair had been ultra long for sooooo long so we decided to whip it all off for her birthday one year. We even got acclaimed San Francisco stylist Heather to do her shampoo for her ; )

Deanna with her ultra long hair:


And of course I wasn’t so organized to have my camera on me, we took these ‘after’ photos at different stages over the following weeks, showing straight and wavy looks, as you can see, the look is refreshing, cute and sexy..



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Dekko’s Photo Shoot

Its been quite some time since we updated our website photos and I have to admit, it shows! So we finally got our act together after 8 years and arranged for another shoot to brighten up our slide show on our site.

We asked our last photographer Rob (Robert Herrick)  if he would be interested in helping us out again and to our delight he was up for it. Since our last shoot Rob has become quite a’ hot shot’ photographer so we were honored when he said he enjoyed the last one so much that we could count him in again.

We asked all 10 of our stylists at Dekko to participate to help find models and to donate haircuts and color time, we decided to use as many clients as possible instead of going out hiring professional models which turned out to be the best idea because Dekko’s clients ROCK!  Most of the stylists/salon support team came together and we came up with 10 models to show some salon looks that clients could relate to.

Elaine (Elaine Fujii) the make up artist which we worked with did some fabulous looks with the help of Wendi our receptionist when the other make up artist dropped out. Considering she had so many models to do on her own, we want to give her a big shout out for being such a sport.

All in all, the day turned out to be a really enjoyable smooth shoot, one of the smoothest I’ve ever been on in fact, apart from the couple of unexpected snafu’s everything went as planned and I can honestly say the people who took part that day had a fab time, so a huge Thanks to the stylists who came and of course to Wendi, Sarah and Zoie, our salon support who were great and worked the 12 hour day without a moan or groan. (well maybe just one)

This turned out to be a day that showed how teamwork really should be, with everyone helping each other with the models and I must say I was very pleased with it all. Anyway, So I’d like to share some fun pictures of behind the scenes on the day and the prep time.Stay tuned for when the real pics will be revealed to all…

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Nikki hamming it up with model Marcella, make up by Elaine, Brian looking everso handsome, Rob shooting Brian with Zoie photo bombing, Marcella’s lovely cut and color by Nikki, Brian haircut by Scott, color by Lucky:

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Gorgeous Kerina ,Haircut and perm set (inspired by Bradley Cooper’s hair in American Hustle) by me, with the help of Jodi and Scott, Color by Nikki:

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The boys – Rob shooting Brian, haircut/beard by Scott, Luke waiting, haircut by Scott, Blake’s haircut and color by Zoie:

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Zoie blow drying Aisling’s hair, Haircut by me, Highlights by Jodi, Make up artist Elaine and Wendi hard at work:

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Model Shawn, having make up done, neat hair, me capturing moments and messy hair, Haircut by me, Vibrant color by Jodi:

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Scott blow drying Esther’s hair, Haircut by Jill, Excellent Color and Brazilian Blowout by Lucky, with help from Jodi. Neat and messy looks. Sneak Peak of what’s to come:

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Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Kerina

Some of you might recognize Kerina from my JujuChan website… she’s been one of the faces of my Texture Powder Styler from the start and recently even helped me make my new product video for me, which was really fun.

Anyway it was time for another change, Kerina had been wearing her hair longer for a few years now and we decided to give her a medium length long bob shape. We wanted to keep the movement in it and keep it looking sexy and tousled, so we put graduation into it, textured it a lot within as well as keeping the ends soft and piecey with with razor.

If there’s one hairstyle that would tempt me to cut off my dreaded locks, this would be the one : )

Here’s Kerina Before:

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And here’s Kerina After with her sexy new look:

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Dekko’s Daily Grind – Katie

Katie’s been a client of dekko’s for a while now and she usually keeps her hair color around the same shade of reddy brown. We were inspired by a look  we came across a while ago mixing black with brown, so our colorist Nikki decided to change Katie’s hair up and apply this same color combination on Katie’s new look with the heavy fringe.

Here’s afew of  Katie with her before hair and color:

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And this is after Nikki and I got to her… (sorry I didn’t take clearer pics but sometimes you just don’t have a phone/camera handy : /

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Dekko Daily Grind–Helen

Remember Helen? She came in with long locks and Dekko’s very own Joni lobbed it all off and gave her the cutest little flippy do ever. She looked adorable. Anyway fast forward 2years or so and I wanted to show you another look that Joni had given Helen and how her look has evolved.

Here’s Helen afew years ago:

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And here is Helen’s new cool classic precision look and it still makes Helen look very doll like and adorable. Thanks to Helen and Joni..




Dekko’s Daily Grind–Kristen

Kristen was new to the salon. She came in and wanted her long (past her bum) hair all cut off! She wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love. For once I didn’t have to get the tape measure out to check that I have at least 8inches, we must’ve cut off about 14inches of virgin great conditioned hair. Someone’s gonna get a great wig out of this hair..

Anyway this is Kristin just as I chopped off some hair and then luckily remembered that I needed to chronicle it. Out came my i-phone before I whipped it all off.

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We decided to take the length up to around chin level, and to bring out as much curls as possible. We were lucky because we both expected the hair to be ultra curly and very easy to frizz but in fact as soon as we took the length up, the curls were soft and very manageable. It was lovely curls/waves that we had to work with. Phew!

When we worked the shape and curls in, we used some style cream, twirled the hair in pieces and diffused dried it before shaking the curls out to create a messier look. Here is Kristin after:



Thanks so much for being such a sport and enjoying the process as much as we did..

Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ by Aron

Sometimes during a work day  I am just not organized enough to have my camera ready to take the before pictures before the stylists get stuck into their work and before I know it, the hair is off.

This was one of those cases, This client came in with long hair and the cut was so cute, I grabbed her on her way out and managed to take some pictures of her. So,  enjoy these anyway even though there is nothing to compare with.

Haircut done by Aron at Dekko Salon.

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Dekko’s Daily Grind with Susie and her Color Bugs…

Susie has been a client of mine at Dekko Salon for quite a number of years now and she is just one of those cool chicks that just doesn’t have to try, she just is!

Susie fronts her band ‘The Blah Boutique’, has a respectable high flying job, dresses ultra funky and original and has a lovely personality to top it all off.

Every time she comes in, were always trying out new looks and fringes and whatever she’s in the mood for. Right now Susie’s on ‘Spockerella’ promotion!!  She wanted to combine Spock and Barbarella, Ha!  So in case you hear Spockerella mentioned out there one day, just remember you heard it here first from Susie.

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Aside from being on Spockerella promotion, Susie changes her hair for every show she plays and with it comes her love of Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug. I wrote a post about dip dyed hair and color bug before for people wanting to use it for an ombre effect but as I will show you here, Susie uses it to a new level and get some brilliant looks from it.

Gorgeous looks, even though it may take the whole bug to get it : ) Thanks for the pics Susie x



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Color Bug by Kevin Murphy:


Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Maria

Maria comes to have her haircut once a year with me. She usually cuts all her hair off, then grows it through, has it long for a while and then comes back and whips it all off again. I love the fun of cutting off her long thick coarse hair every time. So this time I was happy to have my phone around ready to take snapshots of it.

Here’s Maria with her long locks when she came in:

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We used the razor as well as scissors to achieve this look. The razor brought out the natural waves in the hair and we were able to keep the coarse neckline abit softer without having to scissor over comb it off. We then twisted the hair with a styling cream and dried it while twisting it. Here’s afew angles of her fresh new look:

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