Daniel Mora's touch is light; when he shares his "before and after" images, you can see how he has added depth, dimension, and framed the face with highlights but everything has been done to add maximum effect with minimum upkeep required.
Nova Arts Salon, Los Angeles, California
Specialty: Natural, warm balayages and blonding
Most viral post: My most viral post was a warm blonde balayage. I think it went viral because people are so used to seeing mostly ash tones so it was refreshing to see someone embracing warmth.
Favorite apps: Instagram Video Shop and Photogrid
Favorite hashtags: #beachyhair #modernsalon #balayage
Pro tips: Finished product is everything just like lighting is. You can create the best color but if the finishing isn’t right it just doesn’t look as appealing. Lighting is as crucial make sure to find a shaded area with natural light.
Hidden talent: I can actually do makeup really well, too. I worked in the makeup industry prior to hair.
Hidden talent: I can dance. Like dance, dance.
How social media changed my life: I am able to reach and connect with thousands of people. My business grew in a matter of weeks, and the amount of opportunities I’ve gotten because of it have been insane. Tons of traveling and life style changes all thanks to social media and the people who support me on there.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: It was a super light ash blonde bob. Funny thing was, I had that photo saved on my phone for weeks before I posted it because I didn’t know if it was good enough. Little did I know, the day I posted it, it went viral and then got reposted by Modern Salon. It really taught me to never doubt myself.
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