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Celebrity über-stylist Danilo Helps Mere Mortals Care for Curls

by Michelle Breyer on Monday, January 31, 2011


Danilo working with a NaturallyCurly community member

Pantene celebrity stylist Danilo has a passion for curls. He loves them in all their forms—from loose waves to tight kinks.

Danilo is very excited about the options provided by Pantene’s new Curly Hair Series, designed especially for waves, curls and kinks. From cleansing to styling to deep conditioning, the products in this line work together to give you repaired, moisturized, frizz-free curls every time. The collection provides a wide range of products to keep curls looking their best.

During a recent video shoot in New York, Danilo provided some tips to keep ringlets looking their best. The ideal style to achieve is the wash-and-wear look that works with your natural texture.

Diffuse your curls
A diffuser is a curly girl’s best friend because it doesn’t have the rapid air movement of a blow dryer that could disrupt the curl pattern. For more volume, flip your hair upside down and diffuse.

Moisture, moisture, moisture
Curly hair has an inherent need for moisture—moisture excites the curl! The Deep Moisturizing Treatment has been a huge hit with curly girls. For maximum results, Danilo suggests working the conditioner into the hair, and then combing it through after it sets for five minutes.

Manage that frizz
To reduce frizz, use a detangler and/or crème throughout the hair, like Light Conditioning Detangler and Anti-Frizz Straightening Crème. You can also fight frizz with a curl enhancing spray or mousse, like Curl Enhancing Spray Gel and Curl Defining Mousse.

Protect your hair from heat damage
Any type of iron works for curly hair, but be sure to protect hair from the heat by using a heat protection spray such as Heat Protection & Shine Spray.

Enhance your curls
If you have some curls that aren’t as tight as others, try finger-curling them. You can also enhance them by using a curling iron.


NaturallyCurly was on site to help with the filming of 4 Pantene videos at the Mark Garrison Salon in New York City. We got four great models - our own curly community members! - with an incredible spectrum of hair. Both stylists - Tippy Shorter and Danilo - were amazing. Danilo is one of the hottest stylists right now. He does Katy Perry and Lady Gaga’s hair as well as such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson. He’s very down to earth, and very knowledgeable about curls. He was so good on camera, and really threw in a lot of great tips.

Check out this video from Tippy Shorter using Pantene’s Curly Hair Series products:

More about celebrity stylist Danilo
In-demand stylist Danilo, longtime consultant to Gwen Stefani, has worked with A-list superstars including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Debbie Harry, The Dixie Chicks and Shirley Manson. His body of work includes styling for numerous music videos and America’s Top Model, hosted by Tyra Banks. Danilo has also styled such high-profile events as the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards and the Super Bowl Half Time Show featuring Shania Twain. A man of many passions, Danilo is involved in multiple charities benefiting AIDS and cancer research.

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