danka panka
salon · store
Open Mon 12-8, Tue/Wed 9:30-7, Thu 11-8, Fri 9:30-6, Sat 10-6
519 Court Street . Brooklyn (click for a map)

Welcome our new stylist/colorist Sarina Roberts!


Danka Panka is a high end, neighborhood salon, in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. With 25 years in the fashion and beauty industry, salon owner/stylist, Dan Sharp, has worked with the top Celebrities, Magazines and Advertising clients that the world has to offer. Along with veteran stylists Vivi Lapidus, Jocelyn Dunnavant and Katrina Derbomez, they have created a unique salon experience in Carroll Gardens with high end service and attention to detail at affordable prices. The salon boasts the super fabulous haircare line from Sweden, Sachajuan and the exclusive hair tool brand T3, for whom Sharp was the Lead Stylist for many years. And, if that's not enough to entice you into a visit, you can enjoy the beautifully peaceful back yard where Sharp and Lapidus happily offer you a complimentary pot of tea or a refreshing coconut water while you wait.


Dan Sharp

Owner/Stylist Dan Sharp brings his 25 years of experience as a hairdresser to Danka Panka. With a vocation that began in the salon, but lead to an unparalleled career as a session artist, working for the top magazines, photographers, celebrities and fashion brands in the world. With a client list that reads as a "who's who" of the celebrity world, Dan has worked with Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank, David Bowie, and Charlize Theron. He has been on set with legendary photographers like Annie Liebovitz, Richard Avedon, and Steven Klein. He has done advertising campaigns for Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hillfiger, Armani Exchange, and Bulova Watches and covers for magazines Vanity Fair, L'Uomo Vogue, Glamour, Madmoiselle and countless others. Dan is the former Lead Stylist and National Spokesperson for hair tool brand T3 and has frequently been seen on Rachael Ray and QVC.


Click here to view Dan's entire portfolio.

Check out Dan's "reel":

Vivi Lapidus

A diversity of talent in cutting, hair color and work as a session artist have given Vivi a well-deserved reputation and an extremely loyal following. With training that began in her hometown of Seattle WA, to a freelance career in the edgy world of NYC fashion, Vivi's expertise knows no bounds. Whether you are looking for unbelievably vibrant color, a haircut that will turn heads, or the best blowout of your life, Vivi is your go-to stylist. Her diverse clientele and booked schedule are a testament to her abilities and high level of customer service.

For more, go to her website: www.vivilapidus.com.

Jocelyn Dunnavant

Jocelyn began doing hair in 2006. She trained at the Aveda Institute, Washington, D.C. and continued with an apprenticeship at Aveda's flagship salon in SoHo. She then found her niche in smaller boutique salons in Brooklyn and has been steadily growing a loyal clientele. She enjoys natural looks--embracing low maintenance haircuts, and hair color that enhances her clients' natural tones. She loves subtle, soft highlights and rich brunettes. When she is not at Danka Panka, Jocelyn enjoys reading and spending time in the city parks or on the beach at Coney Island. She lives in Fort Greene with her husband and young daughter.

Katrina Derbomez

Growing up in Australia, Katrina always had a strong interest in doing hair. She began her career at the young age of 15 with an after-school job at a local hair salon in her small town. After finishing High School, she began her apprenticeship in one of the biggest salons on Sydney, and soon proved herself as an exceptional Stylist and Colorist. A born perfectionist, Katrina's attention to details has contributed to her great success, and her easy going manner a favorite of clients. Hairdressing has taken her around the world from Brisbane to the High Streets of London, where she worked as Senior Colorist at Valentino Salon. Katrina is a Master Colorist, Educator, and a former Salon Owner who is currently living in Carroll Gardens with her husband and two children. We are thrilled to offer her Fresh take on Color at Danka Panka! She is great with all types of hair, and is especially known for Natural, Beachy Blondes with pops of Brightness

Sarina Roberts

Bio + photos coming soon!

Celeste Sexton

As a child, growing up in the midwest, Celeste showed a strong interest in the arts and became involved in Community Theater at a young age. Celeste went on to study theater and received a BFA from Ohio University before moving to NYC to pursue her dreams. With a keen eye for detail and a great love of collaboration, Celeste founded and heads up her own sketch comedy group, The Pen15 Club, here in NYC. While honing her acting skills, Celeste was a client of Danka Panka Salon. It was in the stylist’s chair that Celeste decided to pursue another passion, hairdressing. After completing her studies at NY's Arrojo Cosmetology School in Manhattan, Celeste began her training at Danka Panka. With a natural eye for color, and her warm Mid-western personality, Celeste quickly became a valued member of the Danka Panka team. She is currently studying under our experienced staff, and is now available to clients for single process colors and glosses.

Regina Balagul

One could say that Styling and Coloring hair is in Regina's blood, and they wouldn't be wrong. With a strong interest in hair that was born and fostered as a child in her Mother's salon in Denver, Regina began cutting hair at the young age of 13. She went on to develop her talent at the Aveda Institute in NYC, and continues to learn and grow as an artist, both in salons and backstage at fashion shows. With a strong attention to detail and a love for the creative process, Regina excels at artistic applications like Ombre and Balayage, and delivers cuts that are not only current but that connect to each client's individuality and needs. With a keen focus on great service and educating her clients,Regina has built a strong following in Carroll Gardens and the surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Regina is an excellent listener and communicator which are key to her success in the industry.

Find out more here: www.reginabnyc.com.


  Dan Vivi Jocelyn Regina Katrina Sarina Celeste
Women's Haircut 125 100 85 85
Men's Haircut 95 70 60 60
Kid's Haircut (12 and under) 60 55 50 50

Single Process Color
100 100 100 100 85 70
All Over Color
120 120 120 120 100 90
Color Splash
70 70 70 70 60
Area Highlight
120 120 120 120 100
1/2 Highlight
155 155 155 155 130
3/4 Highlight
190 190 190 190 165
Full Highlights
225 225 225 225 190
Lowlight Add On
55 55 55 55 45
Double Process
225 225 225 225 190
80 80 80 80 60
Toner w/Service
50 50 50 50 40
Creative/Corrective Color
OlaPlex Add On
30 30 30 30 30
Deep Conditioning Treatment
35 35 35 35 35

Bang Trim (Non-Salon Clients) 20 20 20 20 20 15
Blow Out 70 60 60 60 60 45 35
Blow Out W/Texture Change 75 65 65 65 65 50 40
Hot Tool Add On 15 15 15 15 15 15 10
Updo 125+ 95+ N/A 95+ 95+ N/A N/A

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept personal checks.



We welcome and accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, but recommend that appointments be scheduled and reserved in advance. All first-time clients are required to pre-pay a $50 deposit to hold an appointment. This fee will be applied to any charges on the day of service. New clients may reschedule their appointment with more than 24 hours notice. Any rescheduling or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will result in the loss of the deposit.


We require 24-hour notice of cancellation for any appointment. Appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance may result in a charge that is 50% of the cost of the scheduled service. "No Shows" will be charged 100% of the service cost.


We make every attempt to ensure that you are satisfied with your experience at our salon. In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied, please let the salon know within 48 hours. We will be happy to schedule a corrective service within one week of your original appointment date. There are no cash refunds for any services provided.


We accept all major credit cards. We do not accept personal checks.


Gratuities are accepted only in cash. Unfortunately, we can't process tips on the credit cards. Need some tipping guidelines? Click here for some advice.



We carry the multi-award-winning line T3 for which Dan Sharp was the Lead Stylist. Below are some T3 videos for more info.



Salon SACHAJUAN opened up in 1997 in Stockholm by Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenlind, two highly recognized hairdressers with long experience of hairstyling / fashion in Sweden and abroad. Beside regular hands-on salon hairstyling their work has been seen through the years in several international fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Amica and GQ. The SACHAJUAN salon soon became one of Swedens hottest hair dressing spots and the creation of their own, exclusive brand of hair care products was a natural step forward in their success story.

In 2003 the first few SACHAJUAN Hair care products were introduced on the Swedish market to immediate acclaim. What makes the SACHAJUAN brand unique and interesting is simplicity and function in perfect harmony with high quality and innovation. This also reflects in very handy yet elegantly designed packaging. The brand has shown unparalleled growth and is today a well-established premium brand in the Scandinavian market, one of the most competitive hair care markets in the world.

The active ingredients and the technology behind the success of SACHAJUAN Professional Haircare is called Ocean Silk Technology. This is a technology where they extract valuable proteins and minerals from sea algaes, among them Enteromorpha Compressa, Himanthalia Elongata, Rhodophycea and Chondrus Crispus. They combine these with other tailor-made active ingredients to create unique results on different hairtypes. With this technology they create recipes that give the hair maximum shine, volume, stability and care without making the hair heavy. Regardless of hair quality you will notice immediate results with SACHAJUAN Professional Haircare.


Danka Panka offers a range of fine products, including Boticario De Havana, Acca Kappa combs and brushes, Davines and Sachajuan hair care lines, Caravan Pacific hair accessories, and jewelry from Israeli designer Hagar Satat, and Brooklyn jewelry designer Moran Martine.

Dana Menussi

For over 20 years, Dana Menussi enjoyed a successful career as a professional fashion photographer. She is well known for her strong saturated colors, her use of location and interior design in telling a story, and her raw, graphic sensibility. Her work was featured in Harper's Bazaar en Espanol, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue Japan, Jane, Mademoiselle, Interview and Nylon Magazine. With an acute understanding of space, composition, color and light from her years in photography and an innate ability to envision an image and then realize it, Dana moved her talents from 2 dimensions into 3 and began her career in Interior Design. You will understand her esthetic the minute you enter Danka Panka (Dana's childhood nickname). Her mixture of calm, relaxing tones, warm, minimal finishing and pops of color which serve as an accessory to the space itself and change from season to season make the space feel inviting, calming and simultaneously stimulating.

For her design portfolio, click here.


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Contact Us

You can send email to Dan at dan @ dankapanka.com