Born and raised in the Bay Area, Daniel has been in the industry for nearly 10 years. His passion, drive and skillset for his craft began at the prestigious Cinta Salon in San Francisco where he trained under former Wella Educator Maritza Vasquez for Color and Kendall Shira, a Bumble & Bumble Educator for styling and updos. In 2015, he relocated to Seattle where he joined the Downtown Gene Juarez flagship Salon & Spa , where he became both Ruby & Sapphire level Master Colorist with Goldwell and was the in-salon Bumble & Bumble educator. His finely tuned taste for style, fashion, music and underground culture heavily influences his work and makes him a great conversationalist!
His specialties include Lush Redheads, Rich Brunettes and most of all, Blondes. His approach to lightening hair is what he calls “perfectly imperfect” blondes. Whether softly blended for an impeccable look or a sun kissed balayage ,full of signature pieces, Daniel will take the time to create a look tailored to your lifestyle. He is known for his runway-esque blowouts, advanced styling techniques and quaffed updos. Daniel is also introducing Smoothing Keratin Treatments to Smith & Davis!
In addition to being behind the chair he has participated in number of runway shows, product campaigns and photoshoots and has an alter ego as a House music DJ! With a decade of Coloring & Styling hair under his belt, Daniel still loves every minute of it. He is relaxed, confident and highly skilled.