An Interview with Danny Jelaca of Danny Jelaca Salon


The hairstylist you must know is Danny Jelaca of Danny Jelaca Salon & Spa. Jelaca, a Miami celebrity master hair guru and humidity expert, who along with Senior Stylist Steven Schmidt, is currently in Sag Harbor‘s Salon 66 on Main Street until Sunday, September 1st. They will be offering masterful blowouts and styling to cure any bad hair day while guests enjoy complimentary Prosecco and Aperol Spritz’s, goodie bags with the latest products from Oribe, Leonor Greyl, and Rita Hazan, along with a complimentary massage.

I recently met with Danny where we discussed the must-have beauty products for fall, tips and tricks for changing up your hair style, and of course his favorite spots in the Hamptons.

What are your favorite essential summer hair styles? 

I love a snatched high pony for summer. So sleek and sexy and practical!

For those who rarely change their hairstyle, what would you recommend in terms of changing up style/hair do/etc?

I love adding little side braids. A couple inches of corn row. Incorporating a few braids always makes your hair interesting and there are so many cool braids. Dutch braids are really fun

What are your must-have beauty products? What are some that most people wouldn’t expect?

I love the Huille de Leonor Greyl. 

It’s a must have. Multi-purpose. Pre-shampoo treatment, it also leaves in for protection against sun, chlorine, and salt water, and a few drops adds incredible shine and anti humidity and wow what an amazing smell 

Also love oribe swept up. It’s a power spray adds instant texture and amazing volume.

Which are most requested hairstyles and treatments for the early fall?

We do a lot of Leonor Greyl hair spa treatments getting summer compromises hair ready for fall. I see a lot of clients asking for color glosses for a little deeper color and shine for fall and usually fall is a time lots of people are ready for a new fresh look. More style. A bit shorter length and it’s fun to add a versatile long bang that can be worn down or side swept. But healthy shiny hair for sure.

What do you love most about coming to the Hamptons? Where are your favorite places to go and eat?

I find the Hamptons so charming. I love the New York vibe and clientele but in a cool relaxed environment. It has its own pulse. I love Sen in Sag Harbor, Le Bilboquet, Tutto Il Giorno, oh and for great tacos I love Blue Parrot in east Hampton! The best lobster in Montauk, Duryea’s. Live for their lobster roll! 

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Not in the Hamptons? No sweat! Following his time in the Hamptons, Jelaca will also be making a guest stylist appearance at NYC’s Sahag Workshop during New York Fashion Week for four days: Friday, September 6th, Saturday, September 7th, Tuesday, September 10th, and Wednesday, September 11th.

Located at the Miami Beach Marina in South Beach’s prestigious South Pointe neighborhood, Danny Jelaca Salon is a pristine and stylish sanctuary offering the finest in luxury hair, skin and spa services. Treatments include cuts, color, blow dries, nails, make-up, skincare and Med Spa all in a sleek and modern, glamorous setting. With his departmentalized concept, Danny has hand-selected specialists, state-of-the-art amenities, and luxurious ambiance.