Dana has been practicing the art of hairdressing for over 11 years and has been trained and influenced by some of the most world renowned icons in the industry. She was an integral part of the creative team for the Mario Tricoci salons for six years, where she received extensive technical training and educated future professionals on the fundamental skills required to be successful in today’s salon industry. She was also a creative director for a trendy boutique salon located in the heart of the Chicago called XEX. Dana has now decided to branch out and widen her horizons as a freelance artist to offer her clients world class styling across the creative and diverse Chicago land area.
Dana absolutely loves working in the wedding industry and has a passion and knack for bridal hair and updos. Which brings us to Pin Me Up Chicago. Founded in 2010, with partner, makeup artist/eyelash extentionist, Brittani Sylvester, Pin Me Up Chicago is a one-stop picturesque beauty agency that staffs freelancers for onsite bridal and special occasion services. Along with doing alot of the onsite special occasion work herself, she also personally educates and trains the staffed freelancers. She enjoys participating in education, shows, trend releases, photoshoots, special events and going mobile. She is also the national artistic director for a boutique, high performance product line called Shuga from New York.
Dana excels at being attentive to her clients needs and believes strongly in clear communication resulting in a great, all-around, hair experience each and every time. Her exceptional range of talents includes men’s and women’s haircutting, special occasion hair, extensions, wig styling, and custom hair pieces. She is also a skilled expert in textured, curly, and ethnic hair. Dana prides herself on being very classic yet creative and thorough. She is very active in today’s salon industry staying current with trends continuing education, and cutting edge products and services. She is able to deliver current, creative and functional personalized hair services always keeping the integrity and heath of your hair as her number one priority!
Dana is knowledgeable on style trends, techniques, procedures and business practices. She is available to consult with businesses, brands, schools and individuals on current methods and practices as well as taking an overall look at how a business is run.
Dana’s exceptional range of talents includes men’s and women’s haircutting, special occasion hair, extensions, color and keratin services, wig styling, and custom hair pieces. She is also a skilled expert in textured, curly, and ethnic hair.
From working behind the chair as well as running several businesses, Dana is available to work with businesses and schools to educate students and professionals on tricks of the trade. She specializes in updo and special occasion styling classes. She is also the national artistic director for Shuga hair care.
Dana is available as speaker at events, schools and businesses on topics such as: being a business owner, understanding client needs, motivation and modern business practices.
Brides these days are very trend conscious and have a wide range of freedom when it comes to planning their day! We love that brides are more cutting edge and inspired by all of the different eras as we grow with the times. We wanted to create a company to focus on customizing your total look for your special day no matter what that day may be. Pin Me Up Chicago will come to you and make you feel like royalty on your wedding day, a diva for prom or homecoming, your 12 year old princess and her 10 friends on her birthday, or even a surprise makeover for your too-busy-for-herself boss. You name it. We’ll do it!
From choosing the perfect hair and makeup to helping you accessorize and obtain whatever look you are going for. Pin Me Up Chicago has a remarkable team of hand picked technicians that share the same passion for flawless total look packages. Please check out PinMeUpChicago.com for more information. And if you are interested in booking a wedding or a party with us just contact me with any questions you may have! It is our mission to assure that your total look is the way you had always dreamed it would be!