Hometown: South Africa
Current Salon: Allen Edwards Salon and Spa, in Brentwood, California
Signature Style: Giving each client a signature style and creative color that is unique to them
Mentor(s): Her mother
Danna (pronounced Donna) immigrated to the United States alone in 1994. She landed with two suitcases and borrowed money to pay her way here. She truly believes that with determination and hard work one can achieve anything. After suffering injures following a bad car accident in 2003 causing multiple back surgeries, she's finally fully recovered. She's going through a bit of a rebirth after recently purchasing her first home, beginning her “Shear Genius” adventure and she says she's just getting started.
Her mother, who was an amazing hairdresser in her time, inspires Danna daily. Danna considers herself spiritual. She is very traditional in her Jewish heritage, but doesn't consider herself religious; however, the values morals and tradition of the Jewish religion define how she lives her life.
Danna jumped at the chance to go to the “Shear Genius” open calls for the opportunity to challenge her creativity in a way that day-to-day salon hairdressing does not allow for. Danna is single, but hopes to one day marry and start a family of her own. Her hobbies and interests include spinning, dance, snow and water skiing and the L.A. Lakers.