Danka Panka combines the high-end salon of owner Dan Sharp and the specialty gift shop curated by his wife Dana Menussi. With 25 years in the fashion and beauty industry, Dan has worked with the top celebrities, magazines and advertising clients that the world has to offer. Along with his team of talented stylists, 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 is the Lead Stylist. While you're waiting, enjoy the hand selected, mostly hand made, collection of irresistible gifts and personal items that Dana has collected from around the globe. And, if that's not enough to entice you into a visit, you can enjoy the beautifully peaceful back yard where Sharp and Menussi happily offer you a complimentary glass of wine or a refreshing coconut water while you wait.
Dan Sharp and his team welcome you to the unique Danka Panka salon in Carroll Gardens.
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 currently the Lead Stylist and National Spokesperson for the hair tool brand T3, and can be seen regularly on QVC. Here is some of his work:
Click here to view Dan's entire portfolio.
Stylist/Colorist Jocelyn Dunnavant completed her hairdressing education at the famed Aveda Institute in Washington DC. She moved from DC to NYC in 2007 and began an Intensive Internship at the prestigious Aveda Esthitique in Soho. In her relatively short career, she has become a hugely sought after stylist and has a thriving clientele in New York. Her dedication to continuing education and her ability to bring out her clients natural beauty through her work are a part of what make Jocelyn so successful. Her skills as a Stylist and a Colorist have been featured in Quality Health and Organize Wisdom, and her attention to amazing service is something clients come back for again and again.
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.
Ten years ago, Leslie Hutchens began apprenticing at a local salon in Columbia, Maryland on the advice of a friend and started her on a career path that led her to Brooklyn. While working in the industry in Maryland, Leslie developed her own, unique approach to cutting hair and was an educator for the mega brand, Sexy Hair. After 4 years in Maryland, Leslie made a huge career move and came to New York, where she has spent the past 5 years building a loyal following in Brooklyn. After a few attempts at finding a home, Leslie found Danka Panka and is a welcome addition to our great staff.
Leslie's easy-going personality, serious cutting skills, and beautiful color round out the talent here. Her dry cutting technique, which she has developed based on her own experiences with her diverse clientele, is refined, edgy and dramatic. Her approach to color takes into consideration client's wants, skin tone, and hair condition, as well as their maintenance and budget concerns.
Even when she was young, it was obvious that Rosa was destined to do hair. Rosa was never shy about cutting her own hair if it wasn't right and she frequently practiced on her friends. She began cultivating her passion for the industry after watching her mother at work, a stylist herself since the 1960's, and even showing Rosa how to cut hair on her Barbies. Unable to shake this penchant for the world of beauty she found her calling as a stylist and decided to go to school for cosmetology. There, she sharpened her already keen sense for hair cutting, and learned how to apply her love for chemistry and art theory to create a now well seasoned hair colorist. Soon after graduating she began an advanced apprenticeship for a Bumble and Bumble network educator in Albany, where she learned how to master the razor cut, blowouts, and dry cutting.
Nine years later, and licensed in both New York and California, Rosa has experience working with top stylists and educators on both coasts and has mastered a variety of hair-cutting and coloring techniques for both women and men (including corrective work). She has attended cutting classes at Bumble and Bumble (BbU) and completed color scholars for Goldwell of NY.
Inspired by the beauty she finds in films, fashion and the creative minds around her, she's always envisioning new techniques to use and education to attain. From classic to modern with an edge, she's known for her versatility and seemingly effortless ability to help clients find their own style that brings out the best in them.
|Kid's Haircut (12 and under)||55||45||45||45||35|
|Single Process Color||90||90||90||80|
|All Over Color||110||110||110||100|
|Deep Conditioner w/Service||40||40||40||40|
|Blow Out W/Texture Change||65||55||55||55||55|
|Blow Out W/Color||45||35||35||35||35|
We welcome and accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, but recommend that appointments be scheduled and reserved in advance. First time clients will be asked for a credit card number to hold an appointment.
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 cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards. We do not accept American Express or 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 is the Lead Stylist. Below are some T3 vidoes 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.
Curator and owner Dana Menussi welcomes you to the Danka Panka
store, complete with irresistible gifts and personal items collected
from aorund the globe. The mostly handmade items range from clothing
to housewares to furniture to tiny treasures.
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 photography portfolio, click here.
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