With an unequalled talent for creating looks that shatter the parameters of conventional styling, hair pioneer Danilo is the creative force behind many major aesthetic shifts in pop culture. From haute couture to multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, Danilo's influence is unparalleled, and his individuality and ever-evolving vision keep him in constant demand both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
Danilo has created iconic looks for major television hits, award winning movies, music videos, advertising campaigns, and fashion runways from New York City to Milan to Tokyo. His list of collaborators include John Galliano, Oscar de la Renta, Viktor & Rolf, L.A.M.B., House of Field, Thierry Mugler, Baby Phat, Vivienne Westwood and Zaldy and his list of movie credits includes box office smashes like Mars Attacks!, Liar, Liar, Jungle Fever, Erin Brockovich, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Frozen.
From Gwen Stefani to Christina Aguilera, the world’s most glamorous and influential musicians and performers regularly call on Danilo to create their distinctive styles. The list is forever expanding, and includes Penélope Cruz, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Dita Von Teese, Debbie Harry, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. In addition to his legendary music video and live performing arts work, he has worked backstage at high-profile events such as the VH1/ Vogue Fashion Rocks Awards and the AIDS Life Ball in Vienna since its inception.
Danilo has lent his revolutionary aesthetic to some of the most original advertising of the past twenty years. He designed the purple bottle-shaped hairdo for the Absolut Au Kurant campaign and sculpted the ice-like hair worn by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for the Absolut Versace advertisement shot by legendary photographer Herb Ritts. His collaborations have appeared in the relaunch of Louis Vuitton as well as campaigns for Pantene and CoverGirl. He was the hairstylist on seasons three and four of UPN’s monster hit America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. Danilo has received innumerable awards celebrating his talent and ability to push his unique vision ever forward.
In the ever-expanding reach of his talent, Danilo has been hired as a trend consultant for Matrix, Redken, John Frieda and Oribe salons. Danilo is also a global celebrity spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble's Pantene line, and works closely with this legendary hair institution to create innovative products for hair care and styling. Danilo's artistic contributions are matched in time and talent only by his contributions to the multitude of charities in which he is involved, including all twenty-one years of the Life Ball and annual benefits for amfAR, DIFFA, PETA and the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.