Men’s sideburns…..

Sideburns are a very important part of a haircut. Some guys may not put enough thought into this, but the length, thickness, and shape all help develop an image that defines an individual. We all know that unfortunately with Asian hair, most guys sideburns don’t really grow through much, but for those lucky ones who’s burns do grow then alot of fun and expression can be had.I would like to go through afew basic choices in shapes and give you my thoughts and opinions on them.

Lets start with NO sideburns: This image (below) is usually sported by the military. Hair is shaven so close that there is no stop or start to the hairline. On the right person, this look can be converted from stiff and formal to a trendy hip look, i.e. Beckham


But be warned, on the wrong person, this could happen:

Asian Shaven

Then there’s what I call the Forest Gump, where the hairline is taken high on the sides, usually the guideline to where a sideburn should start is by following the corner of the eye, it should not go higher unless you want the Gump look, not too hot I might add:

Forest Gump Nic Cage

Basic Men’s Length: This is what I call the business mans length, safe and normal with just the right thickness.

david Archuleta

From there we have the slightly longer lengths, which I think make a normal haircut look slightly trendier:

Asian with basic Basic Asian basic

Onto slightly different funkier sides, I chose to keep this quite basic as I could’ve very easily found some CRAZY looks but didn’t want to go there, so from ultra thin and long to ultra thick like Elvis’s (very renowned for his sideburns):

And finally, for those of you who’s sideburns may grow and grow, here’s some fancy dancy looks of Ludacris:

Ludicrus 1 Ludicrus 2

Dekko’s Daily Grind- Nora

Here’s to showing you some more daily work from Dekko Salon.

Nora comes to Dekko whenever her daughter is in town, she lives quite far away so its always a good excuse for a day out.

Nora’s hair has natural wave to it, so if the haircut is cut in a basic way, the hair becomes quite unruly and kicks out wherever it can. When we cut the hair, we try to work with the waves and movements as much as possible, so that we can tame the unruliness. Because of so much movement we also have to be careful how much tension is used when holding the sections. If too much tension is used, the hair will jump to its original position, therefore very easy to leave holes and short areas in the haircut.

Here’s Nora before the haircut:

You can see all the swirls in her hair, so now the trick was to tame it and therefore making the haircut last longer as it will lay better during the grow out.

After haircut:

Thanks alot Nora…..your gorgeous with or without swirls!

Dekko’s Daily Grind- Lisa

Would like to share some more daily Dekko before and after work with you !

Here’s Lisa with her grown out hair. The last haircut she had was when she had it cut into a pixie haircut and it was all about 2inches all over. Lisa now decided to grow it out abit, but while it had some length to it, it had also become very bulbous looking, with way too much weight throughout the head.

Sorry this picture looks so passport like Lisa!

Anyway, we decided that we should try and keep the length as much as possible but to thin it out using a razor to create a softer look and make it look abit more updated. We tool the mullet off the back, kept the length at the front and switched partings for a change.

Lisa’s new look after the haircut. Styles with Davines Defining Invisible Paste before drying.
Thanks a lot Lisa!

Cool Mops of the Week

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