Hair artist Daniel Villano was artistic as a child and loved art in all its forms: painting, sculpture, fashion, film, hair-styling. Fascinated by the power of hair artistry's transformative qualities, he began his career at a very young age with Loreal Professionnel quickly emerging into a National Artist. During this time, he played a pivotal role in the regional launch of a Platinum, a blockbuster new product line.
Soon after, Daniel was named Creative Director of Pagani in Chicago. His responsibilities included managing, motivating and training the staff artists. Later, encouraged by his industry peers, Daniel moved to the West Coast where he worked on some of the most prestigious photo-shoots, fashion shows, and celebrities in Los Angeles.
While in LA, Daniel began an apprenticeship with French hair guru, Fredrick Fekkai. Under his tutelage, Daniel honed his technical skills and eventually traveled to New York City. Today, he is a celebrated colorist and considered one of the finest experts in hair painting on the east coast.
A favorite among industry photographers, his work has appeared in some of the nation's biggest fashion publications such as Vogue, Elle and Instyle. He has also been featured in the New York Times and on Regis and Kelly. Most recently, he was honored with working with the first lady, Michelle Obama, when she transformed her look to earmark her birthday. He remains her professional colorist today.