danka panka
salon · store
Open Tue-Fri 11-7, Sat 10-6 . 519 Court Street . Brooklyn (click for a map)


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 stylist Vivi Lapidus, 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 glass of wine 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 read 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.


Here is some of his work:

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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.

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.


New prices effective September 1, 2015

  Dan Vivi Celeste
Women's Haircut 125 100
Men's Haircut 95 70
Kid's Haircut (12 and under) 60 55

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

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

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 Sashajuan 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