Love it when someone decides to just go for it.. Not such a big deal in Europe where women have short funky hair all the time but here in the US, I think long still rules with most women, so its nice to see someone ‘whacking it all off’ as we say in England!

ChristinaHan,writer@ W,cut by Garren
This is Christine Han, writer from W magazine who opted to have a change, Her Haircut was done my Garren, top New York Stylist. Looks gorgeous!

As you all know Jodi is one of my Dekko partners and when she decided recently to cut all her hair off, we got pretty excited about it! She had grown her hair out completely and we did a cute updo for her wedding, anyway, we got soo excited that we took pictures of everything but the ‘Before’ picture, Duh! I was convinced this wouldn’t be a problem cos we could sift through our old photos to find one of her… anyway no such luck, Jodi did not have one evidence that she even grew her hair that long. Anyway, I decided to take things into my own hands and show you what the before looked like. I took a Sharpie pen and drew it for you : )
Jodi 2 cut
Cute huh? Anyway here are pics of how much we cut off and just for the hell of it, here’s a pic of her wedding do from the back..

Oh I forgot to tell you that I have not done a perm for maybe about 20years, so Jodi decided that I was gonna do hers! This was gonna be real fun. Once I got my mind around the idea, the perm was actually quite fun to do, I had not forgot how to wind. Using huge rods and leaving the top and front straight we wound the rods in different directions using huge sectioning..
Anyway, 20mins development time later we have a fabulous perm, if I may I say so myself..
So then we started cutting it all off, first by giving her a bowl shape and then layering it all through until there was plenty of movement and we thinned it out and textured it thoroughly.
With the front area we made the outline stronger and heavier looking and then blended it back into the sides, as you can see the perm was just enough to create the kicks and movement on the sides so it gave the shape abit of a scruffier look, not a bad perm for an amateur eh? Could've been very bad news!
And here’s a nice fancy picture of the finished result to show you.. Thanks Jodi : )

Did you know that stress induces hair loss?

So take some time our to relax and breathe once in a while.

c870cb95544120b30c43c91e2d22a496-origWhether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that alot of skill, talent and patience went into this one. I for one appreciate the creativity involved in this total look. Really well done I say..

Quite well done and a great idea, just wish it actually showed more hair rather than the accessories, but still very enjoyable and very creative! Thanks to Mira Torres-Montalvo for showing me this.

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 : )