Owner/Stylist Dan Sharp brings his 30 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, Charlize Theron, Liv Tyler and Lana Parrilla. 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 Global Brand Educator for the hair care brand Marajo. He and his team can regularly be seen on Rachael Ray, Extra and on QVC.
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"ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER HAIR STYLISTS IN NEW YORK CITY." HARPER'S BAZAAR
"SHARPER IS MY HAIR HERO!" LIV TYLER, CLIENT
"DAN HAS THE SWEETEST ENERGY AND HE ACTUALLY LISTENS TO WHAT YOU WANT." LEE Z, YELP
DAN'S HOURS: TUE, WED, THUR 10:00-8:00, FRIDAYS 10:00-3:00
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.
"AFTER JOCELYN CUT AND COLORED MY HAIR FOR THE FIRST TIME, I KNEW I WOULD NEVER SEE ANOTHER STYLIST IN NEW YORK!" EMILY F, YELP
JOCELYN'S HOURS: WED, THURS 11:00-7:00
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY 11:00-7:00 EVERY OTHER SATURDAY 10:00-6:00
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 in 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 Cuts and Color at Danka Panka! She is great with all types of hair, and is especially known for Natural, Beachy Blondes with pops of brightness.
"ALWAYS GET AN AMAZING HAIRCUT AND COLOR BY KATRINA. I LOVE THAT I CAN COMPLETELY TRUST HER WITH MY HAIR." JINA A, YELP
KATRINA'S HOURS: TUE,WED,THUR,FRI 10:00-2:30
Sarina grew up in Southern California and later relocated to Philadelphia where she began training at Paul Mitchell Beauty Academy. With a full book outside of Philadelphia, she is ready to contribute her creative ideas to further develop her NYC clientele. She takes a more natural approach at color- while working with hair painting she is able to create those "just the right amount of pop"...sun-kissed highlights that are in demand right now. She also loves her beigey & vibrant brunettes! A thorough consultation is something Sarina believes is necessary to help achieve your desired cut & color.
"MY HAIR LOOKS GREAT! SARINA TOTALLY NAILED THE COLOR I WANTED! IT WAS LIKE GETTING A MAKEOVER FOR ME."
MIMI F, YELP
SARINA'S HOURS: TUE, WED 11:00-7:00
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. Her attention to detail and love of the art of color make her an excellent choice whether you simply want to cover unwanted grey, or you're looking to do something fresh and creative with your color!
"CELESTE REALLY LISTENED TO ME AND I LEFT THE SALON LOOKING AMAZING!"
CHRISTINE F, SALON CLIENT
Dominic was born in Croatia, was raised in Switzerland, and moved to the United States with his family as a young man. After training as a carpenter, Dominic decided to channel his creativity and love of working with his hands to hairdressing. He studied at the Aveda Academy in Miami, and did his training at the Van Michael Salon in South Beach, where he worked for 7 years honing his craft. His passion for cutting and sculpting shines though in his work, and he loves the diversity of working with a range of clients and hair textures in the salon environment. From bobs and long layers to short crops and men's cuts, Dominic's style is classic with an edge. His color technique is spot on with an eye for soft, natural tones and highlights. Dominic is an amazing listener, and his easy relaxed demeanor are a perfect addition to the Danka Panka vibe. He is quickly becoming a client favorite!
“DAN (CUT) AND DOMINIC (HIGHLIGHTS) TOOK THEIR TIME WITH ME AND ASKED A LOT OF GOOD QUESTIONS TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT WOULD WORK FOR ME. ALSO, I HAVE CURLY HAIR AND IT WAS HANDLED EXPERTLY.” STRIGAL L.,YELP
DOMINIC'S HOURS: SAT 10-6
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.
"I'D FOLLOW VIVI ANYWHERE!"
HILLARY V, YELP
"VIVI IS AMAZING! GREAT HAIRCUT, FANTASTIC COLOR, AND A VERY PLEASANT PLACE TO SPEND A FEW HOURS"
CAT T., YELP
VIVI IS NO LONGER ON A WEEKLY SCHEDULE AND APPOINTMENTS WITH HER NEED TO BE BOOKED BY PHONE.
HER NEXT DATES IN THE SALON ARE APRIL 27TH AND 28TH!