Fashion & Beauty: Sleek, sunkissed hair with Dani Hernandez

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In a town full of hairstylists whose dramatic personalities often over-shadow their own work, Dani Hernandez of the Byron and Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills, has mastered his craft as a premiere hair colorist and a trained Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment expert. He is one of those exceptions that makes going “over the hill” from the valley worth the trip.

Dani Hernandez working his color magic.

Dani Hernandez doing a Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment on a client.

Dani’s cutting edge difference is simple: it’s in his work. Dani does not cut hair. Rather, he is a true color specialist – an artist who takes each strand of hair very seriously.

A stickler for detail, his acumen and hair flair relies on the fine balance of making hair look naturally sun-kissed. His secret weapon lies within the “baliage” discipline – a French technique for painting color onto hair, instead of using foil.  Dani says his goal is all about achieving a “flawlessly and effortlessly groomed” look.  Most importantly, his chair side manner is impeccable – he makes every single client feel like they are the only one in the room.

Carrie-Ann Moss is one of Dani's many celebrity clients.

Carrie-Ann Moss is one of Dani's many celebrity clients.

As a client and fan of Dani’s unique color work, I recently decided to try the new Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment. Very few salons offer the treatment because special training is necessary.  Dani was trained under celebrity hairdresser Corey Powell of the Parlour, but the Byron and Tracey Salon is renown for their celebrity work, including Lindsay Lohan and Julia Roberts. Some of Dani’s regular clients include actors Patrick Dempsey, Carrie-Ann Moss and Kelly Rutherford, as well as celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.

Since Dani is aware that I have an ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle with little time for blow drying, he convinced me to try this thermal conditioning treatment.  Knowing I do not like any harsh chemicals, Dani explained that this hair conditioning/straightening process produces the same results as the Japanese hair straightening system, but without the chemicals and in less than half the time.

Dani Hernandez pays full attention to his clients' needs and makes them feel like they are the only ones in the room.

Dani Hernandez pays full attention to his clients' needs and makes them feel like they are the only ones in the room.

The Brazilian Keratin treatment is a revolutionary new treatment made of keratin (a natural substance that is formaldehyde-free).  The entire process takes only two hours and lasts up to four months. The treatment can be used on any type of hair, whether dyed or highlighted. The results? Soft, shiny, and frizz-free hair.

I could not be happier with my silky, smooth, healthy looking and feeling, easy-to-style hair. I can’t believe that leaving the house with my hair still wet actually works so perfectly.

It may be a little costly, but for the stats of 100 % good hair days and the time it saves from blow-drying, it’s been worth the treat.

Dani Hernandez at the  Byron and Tracey Salon: 9245 Civic  Center Dr. B.H. 90210  (310)276-4470  Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment starts at $300; Color starts at $125.

Allison Rae Marsh is a Studio City based fashion/ wardrobe stylist with an eclectic celebrity clientele. She is available for style consultations or personal shopping. She can be contacted at

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