This month, we’re delighted to introduce the lovely Daniela who has just joined our team fresh from Cheshire! We were seriously impressed with Danielas hairdressing experience and portfolio and hope you will be too! If you’ve not popped down to our Guildford Salon lately, then book an appointment with Daniela and see what she can do! Read on to learn more about this talented hairdresser…
Tell us about your life outside work? e.g. what are your hobbies /
background / where are you from / what are you passionate about?
Hi, I’m Daniela and I have very recently moved to Guildford. I speak Spanish and Italian.
From a young age I’ve been seriously passionate about most things hair and beauty. Although a hairdresser by trade, I’m also a Makeup Artist, so I offer Hair and Makeup for Brides, Proms, special occasion and events too. I am qualified in manicures, pedicures, CND Shellac and spray tanning! One of my proudest achievements is having worked as a hair and makeup artists in films, music videos, video shoots, photo shoots, e-commerce, editorial and London fashion week. I’m delighted that my work has been in an array of publications from Elegant Magazine, F-Word Magazine, Desnudo Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, KROWD Magazine, Raro Magazine and BOYFRIEND Magazine. I have also run my own salon and beauty venues and I am passionate about continual training and personal development. When I’m not working at Aveda Guildford, I love going to the Theatre, Films and travelling as well as spending time with my family and friends.
What’s your job title at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda?
I’m a Styling Director
What would you say your speciality in hair is?
I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing from cutting, restyles, perming, styling/blow dry’s, colouring and gents but I love the creative side of Dressing Hair/Vintage/Bridal – that’s my happy place!
How long have you been a hairdresser?
I have been hairdressing for over 30 years!
What do you think of the Aveda brand?
I love that they are not tested on animals and are cruelty free. They smell amazing and their natural organic ingredients mean they’re kind to our skin and hair, as well as kind to the planet. That’s obviously very important especially these days!
Whats your ‘go to’ Aveda hair product and why? I am still getting to know all the Aveda products but I have been very impressed with the Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. Plant derived fibres help create a locking layer to help hold your hair straight while organic cassava root helps form a barrier against intense humidity to combat Frizz – this product genuinely works wonders and I will be using it a lot more!
If you could nominate anyone at MAW Aveda an award for something what would the award be and who would it be for? If I had to give an award to anyone in the salon it would be to all our lovely assistants who do such a great job supporting all the stylists.
What do you use on your own skin?
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel Cleanser. It’s a gentle plant-derived cleanser that contains chamomile, lavender and anti-oxidant vitamin E. I find it makes taking makeup off really easy and my skin feels really clean and soft as well as refreshed
What’s your top hair hack?
When your hair is 100% dry, use the cool air to set, this closes the cuticle and ensures your smooth blow dry will last longer.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Styling, colouring and cutting hair as well as continuing with my editorial hair and makeup, films, videos, photo shoots and bridal.
What do you find most relaxing after a long day at the salon?
Catching up on a great movie, Netflix or any ITV, BBC or Sky programme I have series linked!
Fantastic to get to know you a bit better Daniela and thank you for giving us your time! If you’re interested in finding out more about Danielas amazing skills and what she can do for your hair, book yourself in with her for your next hair appointment! Call our Guildford salon now on 01483 306655 or book your haircut online.