More Than A Brush With Success. As a child and teen, Danielle Priano was abandoned by and passed around her family, she once lived in a halfway house, ended up in jail, and worked at a massage parlor at age 16. Until kismet happened, and she married the skill and love she’d had for doing hair since she was a little girl, with a fateful entry into beauty school. There, she fell in love with her work and excelled, achieving perfect attendance. Today, Danielle’s authentic and empathic nature, ability to read a room, street savvy, focus, hard work, and god-given talent for hair have propelled her into the spotlight along with the huge stars that she works on. From Jennifer Lopez to Mariah Carey, all the top models and everyone in between, Danielle is one of the world’s most sought after celebrity hairstylists, living a life she once thought would never be possible for her. On this riveting podcast, we talk about the importance and nuance involved in shoot and job etiquette, being an assistant, the length of her career path, her famous feud and longstanding friendship with Mariah Carey, how Jennifer Lopez recently changed her life, and her product line and top tools.
"Whatever it is that you're doing, as long as you believe that you're the best at it, and you're doing it to the best of your ability, and you're into it, people will start to believe that as well." - Danielle Priano
"A really important part of what we do as hair and makeup people and stylists, is that we have to work together. We have to be a team because it's not about me. It's not about the makeup. It's not about the styling. It's about the overall look of it, because if the hair doesn't match the makeup and the clothes, or if the makeup doesn't match the hair and the clothes or the clothes doesn't match the makeup and the hair, it's a mistake." - Danielle Priano