- Spiritually connect the product range to Julie’s heritage;
- Visually to describe range of colours and hues that are seen in an actual rainbow;
- Emotionally to unite the different skin tones that are seen within the people of the Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples and;
- Physically to indicate in the tints and dyes found in the hair industry.
The Dilkara logo design incorporates the Rainbow Serpent from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime. Each product has also been given an Aboriginal name to connect it to both Julie’s culture and the organic Australian bush essences that have been selected for the products.
Ingredients for Dilkara Essence of Australia have been sourced from local Indigenous communities. Julie has chosen to work with these groups to assist them achieve their business success, and because she knows of the integrity and care that has been taken to grow and harvest these native elements. Some of the native ingredients used in the Dilkara range include: Kakadu Plum extract, Lilly Pilly Berry, Quandong, Lemon Myrtle, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalytpus Blue Gum Oil and Native Peppermint Oil.
With over 25 years of experience in the Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Education, Dilkara Hair and Lead Stylist Julie Okely are able to deliver quality, personal and professional services to a vast range of clients, both corporate and mainstream. Dilkara Hair has evolved to deliver a specific style of service that is systematic and engaging with its clients, with the focus on a quality and high standard.
What we can also do for you here at Dilkara:
– Private Hair Styling for Corporate, Media Events, Film/TV and Publications;
– Private Makeup Services for Corporate Media Events, Film/TV and Publications;
– Various events include one-on-one styling, corporate events, styling education, makeover sessions, Industry education and portfolio work, runway shows and NAIDOC events annually.
The vast experience and professionalism of the Dilkara Hair team, that is guided by Julie, is creative and capable in all areas of Hair, Beauty, Fashion trends and needs of the day.
Julie Okely is the CEO and Founder of Dilkara Essence of Australia. She is a Canberra based and very proud Kamilaroi woman who was born in Coonabarabran NSW.
Julie has been involved in business since the tender age of 19, when she bought her first Hairdressing Salon in Sydney. She did this whilst completing the fourth year of her Australian Hairdressing Apprenticeship.
This successful ownership led to an interest in buying and developing a total of five hair salons over the past 25 years. Julie’s professional portfolio includes ownership of Sylvania Snippers, Toppings Hair Design, Hair by Julie, Tayden Hair and Beauty, Julie’s Cutting Edge, Dilkara Hair and Club Hair. Julie has owned and operated these salons in both Sydney and Canberra.
Julie has held multiple positions of influence within the Hairdressing Industry. Her experience includes management of the core operations, financial targeting, HR management, industry education and staff development programs.
Julie’s has also worked for Michael International Australia, Price Attack and Christiane’s salon chain based in Sydney N.S.W. Julie’s integrity, experience and professionalism allowed her to build close relationships with these business owners and CEO’s, whereby she became their trusted counsel. Her belief has always been in building the salon team around the core salon vision. This allows for an a number of quality stylists to be mentored and developed for successful industry careers, as well as ensuring that the salon is a thriving enterprise.
In recent years Julie has melded her Aboriginal heritage and business knowledge, to create Dilkara Essence Of Australia the first range of hair care products utilising native Australian ingredients. Julie’s drive and passion has seen Dilkara Essence Of Australia come to life.
Julie’s skills include mainstream hairstyling, editorial, working with all forms of hair extensions and pieces, bridal, formal hairstyling, hair colouring, cutting, barbering and Corporate Styling for portraits and portfolios.
Dilkara Hair and Julie Okely can be contacted through the Contact Us page of this website and enquiries can be made for private styling services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dilkara Hair has an ongoing passion in working through the media, short films, corporate Australia, runway shows and media publications and will continue to do so.
Welcome to Dilkara Essence of Australia!