Welcome to Dilkara

What does Dilkara mean?      Rainbow in Aboriginal.

Rainbows and Hair Colours have many similarities, but it’s even deeper than that…

Julie loves the name Dilkara because it represents 4 main components…

  • Spiritually – to connect the product range to her 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 popular Indigenous patterns and it brings a feel of culture to the product. Each Dilkara Australia – Original Formula product has also been given an Aboriginal to connect it to both Julie’s culture and the organic Australian bush areas and themes that have been selected for the products.

Ingredients for Dilkara Australia – Original Formula have been sourced from local Indigenous communities. Julie has chosen to work with these groups to assist them achieve authenticity behind her supply chain, 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.

 

About Julie…

Julie is the brain child behind developing Dilkara Australia.  A bit of back history, Julie is a very proud Kamilaroi woman and was born in Coonabarabran NSW. She is a Canberra based Mum of two, and loves her bush capital home and her fluffy puppies.

Life is always filled with busy…ness!

Career: 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, Club Hair and Dilkara 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.

Character: 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.

Heritage: 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 Australia and Dilkara Australia – Original Formula come to life.

Welcome to Dilkara Australia!

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Dilkara Australia and Dilkara Australia – Original Formula was created to provide a high quality and superior product to the global consumer community and the cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians; with the inclusion of intellectually protected natural bush essence blends unique to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

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