Danny Jelaca is a renowned expert when it comes to the art of creating beautiful hair. Originally from Chicago, Jelaca has been based in South Beach for two decades, most notably at the famed Stella Salon where he served as Styling Director for 13 years. As such he’s developed a highly devoted following amongst South Florida’s social elite as well as celebrities and dignitaries from points near and far.
Represented by the famed Creative Management, MC2, Danny has worked with beauties such as: Shanina Shaik, Sharon Stone, Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, Catherine Deneuve, Padma Lakshmi, Lisa Hochstein, Elsa Benitez, Leah Remini, Roselyn Sánchez, Kelly Preston, Dayanara Torres, Elizabeth Berkley, Rocky Barnes, Hannah Ferguson, YesJulz, Nicole Beharie, Arielle Kebbel, Gabrielle Anwar, Bobbi Brown, Savannah Guthrie, and Talisa Soto.
Outside of the salon, Jelaca—recognized by Allure as one of Miami’s top stylists—is frequently called upon to work his magic at fashion shows and editorial shoots. He is recognized in InStyle as on of the top salons. He’s styled runway presentations for the likes of Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, Elie Saab, Donna Karan, Robert Rodriguez and Talbot Runhof to name a few. In addition to Allure, he’s also been featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, InStyle, Ocean Drive, Self, The Miami Herald, Brides, Redbook, Vanidades and Selecta. Danny is also the first U.S. Balmain Hair Ambassador and the first Leonor Greyl Hair Ambassador in the U.S.
Danny’s latest venture is the opening of his eponymous salon in September 2012, located in South Beach’s prestigious South Pointe neighborhood, and the developing of his own personally-branded luxury hair products.