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.
Danny has worked with beauties such as: Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, Catherine Deneuve, Denise Richards, Padma Lakshmi, Elsa Benitez, Leah Remini, Roselyn Sanchez, Kelly Preston, Dayanara Torres, Elizabeth Berkley 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’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. In addition to Allure, he’s also been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, InStyle, Ocean Drive, Self, The Miami Herald, Brides, Redbook, Vanidades and Selecta.
Dann'y 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.