Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know I will be away from my blog for a while, but will get back to posting very soon. Meanwhile, hope you all enjoy the rest of the posts..
Have a Fabulous Christmas and a Jolly Great New Year!!

Love Jules x

Came across another lady stylist worth mentioning that is at the top of her field, the field of top fashion show working backstage amongst all the top male stylists. Odile was featured in Allure magazine recently and I was impressed with her being among the top catwalk stylists.
Odile Gilbert
In France, the government awarded her with the honor of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres distinction, included with other visionaries such as Tim Burton, Phillip Glass and Rudolph Nureyev. Top fashion designers favor her to do their creations for the runway and as well as doing ads for top make up companies, she also created Kirsten Dunsts looks in the movie Marie Antoinette.

Here are two of her creations featured in Allure magazine:
Pic 1 – To create this colorful chignon, Odile pinned pieces of wool swatches and cut up hats into the hair.
Pic 2 – For this romantic style, Odile gathered the hair over one shoulder and held it in place with a tiny braid and and an oversize comb.

Odile’s work has been displayed in museums from New York to Dallas. Says Odile..
“ Whenever I work with designer, I enter their universe – and I’d never create the same look for 2 different houses, If your known for just one look, it get boring.”
Some work for some fashions houses:

work by Odile

It had to be done, it was only a matter of time before I wrote my own review on the Moroccan Oil. Every Tom Dick and Harry has tried it and talked about it, so I was one of the late comers!

To be honest with you, I have never really been into oils for the hair, I have always found them to be heavy, and slick looking! Anyway, we finally decided to carry it in Dekko Salon because everyone in Hollywood has ranted and raved about it and who are we to go against what Hollywood says eh?

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But first abit of Moroccan Oil’s history that I found out. The company Moroccan Oil was discovered by Carmen Tal, a hairdresser who first came across it in Israel after having a bad color job, her relative took her to a salon that used Moroccan Oil on her. She absolutely loved and it and set out to bring it across the pond to the US, wanting to share the benefits of this treatment made with Argan Oil. The woman of Morocco have been using Argan Oil for centuries for their hair, skin and nails. Anyway, after bringing Moroccan Oil to the US, Carmen and her hubbie then bought the company and has since developed it into the hugely successful company that it is today. I guess there was definitely a reason why she had to have a bad color job right? Out of every bad comes a good!

As I said earlier, I was never a believer of oils on the hair, BUT… the very first time I used this product I tried out the LIGHT formula thinking I shouldn't go with the original as it might get too greasy and heavy, well, I was soo surprised at the outcome, I have become an instant fan!

My client Mindy, has fine blonde hair that tangles so easy, the type that knots up as you are trying to dry it or as soon as you’ve put a comb through it, its tangled again. Anyway, I used 2 pumps on my hand and smoothed it into the hair avoiding the roots at first. I blow dried with the dryer but I was so shocked when I didn’t even need to use a brush on her hair! I continued using my fingers to dry it and it didn’t take long to get the hair looking so smooth and shiny. It had me hooked, I felt like it was some miracle treatment.

Anyway, since then I have continued using it on all different types of hair textures and found that…
1. On curly hair, its great to put some through the curls, leave it to dry and it gives curly hair shine (which as we know doesn't normally happen because of the way the light hits the waves)
2. On frizzier hair textures, you still need to use the brush and smooth it out with the dryer.
3. 9 times out of 10 it works well on the hair leaving it shiny and manageable but there’s still afew heads of hair that it doesn’t seem to work on.
4. Both the original and light formulas do not weigh the hair down.

But all in all, this product is great and I would recommend anyone with frizzies should at least try it, most of you will LOVE it!

I noticed recently that there seems to be another color trend going around! It looks like its stemmed from the ‘Ombre’ coloring technique but this one being more fun more wild and more punky! I love it!
Bright colors are applied onto the ends of the hair, anything from pink, purple, green multi colored etc. etc. Celebs such as Lady Gaga and Lauren Conrad and of course as always with all trends, Drew Barrymore have been seen with their dip-dyed hair. For a good read and to see how its done, check out Bangstyle where I found this picture below.

Below we have Lady Gaga (photo source) and Lauren Conrad (Photo Source)with their looks..

This is best to have it done professionally I would say as it involves bleaching the hair first before applying the brighter colors. Here are some more samples of Dip-dyed hair (thanks to for the pics)
For those of us who are alittle bit intimidated by the bleach and the ruining of the hair and having to look at it for so long, Aussie Hairdresser Kevin Murphy has brought out a temporary color dye to achieve this same look. Called ‘Color.Bug’, it comes in 3 colors – Pink, Orange and Purple.
This product can be applied quickly by using a product such as hairspray beforehand, or something for the product to grip onto, then the color is applied onto the ends. Washes out completely. The only thing I don’t know is whether this products works well on dark hair or only on medium to blonde hair. But fabulous for a different look for the evening! (Thanks to Lindsay Aston for the intro)

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Cute and gorgeous, showing the most simple hairstyle but also showing us that simple can be very hip, if all is else matches.. Asia Chow is the daughter of restaurateur Michael Chow and his third wife Eva Chun.
Yeah, I got abit confused for sec too, I thought it was China Chow, had to look them up, China is also Michael Chows daughter, but to his second wife Tina Chow. Should've guessed there was a connection really, I mean, Asia and China?

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There’s been so many articles about the new (not so new now) crop of upcoming supermodels from China, Japan and Korea lately that I wanted to show them ALL to you.. so here is my first post, taken from Vogue (last year, sorry I’m abit behind) who has featured these girls so much, The photographer here was Steven Meisal. The shoot was styled by Grace Coddington and the hair was dressed into modern punk rock styles to contrast with the ball gowns and amazingly enough, I have looked so hard to see who did the wonderful hair dressing for this shoot and could not find anything online, so I’m very sorry to the hairstylist who should've got full credit for this.
My Picks 2 Vogue Dec 2010
My picks
The girls include: Liu Wen, Tao Okamoto, Du Juan, Bonnie Chen, Hyoni Kong, Lee Hyun Yi, Lily Zhi and So Young Kong.
I have to admit, even with my experienced Asian eyes, even though I think the spread is fabulous, the way they have been styled makes it really difficult to distinguish between one fine boned girl to another, making me think that the old sayin’ ‘All Asians look alike’ could well be true here.. Eek sorry!

Steven Meisal Vogue 2010