I started my career after cosmetology school by training as a hair cutter at Maxines salon in Chicago where I held their Creative Director management position during my last four years. Working in a departmentalized salon helped hone my cutting skills and taught me how to collaborate and communicate with my clients and fellow creative associates. Following that, my 16 years at Joseph Michael’s Salon and Spa allowed me to provide color services to my clients — further expanding my creative toolbox. I brought with me my years of experience as creative director and stylist educator, and initially helped shape Joseph Michael’s education program. I truly think mentoring new talent is an important role for all of us who’ve gone before.
Now I’m proud to create my own hairstyling atelier — Workshop Daniel Salon. It’s right off the busy Mag Mile and offers a private and quiet getaway from your everyday bustle while focusing on you — and your hair. I look forward to meeting you!
I believe in helping you find what your hair does BEST — and that in turn, makes it look its best.
Designing with hair has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been blessed with the ability to create something in shape, color and texture, that touches someone’s life. The possibility of giving someone a new outlook on themselves, and their life is the biggest rush I can imagine. I love designing a look for a client by taking into account their face shape, their lifestyle, their texture, the most flattering color for their skin tone and eyes, and then creating the best design solution and perfect look for each guest.
After receiving a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois Champaign, I surprisingly turned to hair design because I had cut my friends hair in school and really enjoyed it — and was pretty good at it! Often these home haircuts actually helped pay for groceries!