Dekko’s Daily Grind – Grace

Grace was referred to me through a very good friend who lives in Hong Kong. Her friend wanted to take her 18 year old niece Grace to have a change of image for her new life at an Artsy college just outside of New York. From central valley and being a lifelong ballerina, Grace had never tried anything but long hair.


I found this to be a very interesting fun challenge, I love a makeover : ) I asked Grace to have a look at pictures in magazines to bring in, this is more of a time saver rather than to have the exact look of someone else, it gives me a quick guide to what someone likes or dislikes, so I can work with her to achieve something similar with her own texture hair.

What I didn’t expect however was how gorgeous Grace was going to be! With great bone structure and facial features, this was gonna be soooo easy to make her look good! And the bigger surprise was that she wanted it ALL off, no in-betweeny lengths, this made it even more fun.

Anyway, Here’s Grace when she came in to me:

We decided to take Grace’s hair pretty short but still maintaining a feminine look,I noticed her hair at the back was quite curly, so I knew that I would just have to work with it once the weight is taken off to see how much the curl came out. With her softer facial features, I knew even if I had to go ultra short for the curls, she would still look good.
Anyway I snipped and snipped till everything fell into place and continued taking weight out and refining the edges until I was satisfied with it. I finished off with just a touch of styling product to give the ends abit of texture.

Here’s Grace after I chopped it all off:

And of course every haircut looks better without the cutting gowns on, so here’s a couple of Graces own pictures to show you how it settled in afew days later, and also showing how much like Carey Mulligan (from An Education) she looks!!

Thanks Grace for being such a sport and being such an easy grace-full customer, wish there was more of you out there : )