Dramatic Success in the World of Fashion: Marc Daniel
While individuals who possess linguistic or logical-mathematical intelligence go onto successful careers in medicine, law or education, there are other kinds of intelligences that may not be reinforced through a high school curriculum but may lead to a successful alternative career.
Renowned hair color specialist, Marc Daniel is a testament to this. As a youth growing up in Los Angeles, California he discovered that his future did not lie in logical-mathematical or linguistic skills. He explains, “Throughout grammar school, middle school, high school I always did very poorly. I never really liked school. I was never enthusiastic about it. I was one of those kind of kids who couldn’t wait for it to be over.”
But he did discover at an early age his propensity and intelligence for spatial reasoning in his zest for art and theatre classes where he could express his creativity. Despite barely getting through high school, which he described as a “surprise”, Daniel moved onto L.A Valley College where he studied fitness.
It was while attending L.A Valley College that Daniel furthered his interest in doing something creative while taking elective courses in Art and Theatre. During that time he reached a crossroads in his life in terms of what career he wanted to pursue. He explains, “I was just so undecided and my mom kept talking about a career I wanted to choose and I felt very lost. And not being motivated in school, I didn’t have much hope.”
Daniel reached an epiphany when a friend who was attending the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles convinced him to join the school and try his hand at cosmetology. With no other viable options, Daniel enrolled in the Vidal Sassoon Academy. He explains, “I went and checked it out and it looked pretty interesting and it was very expensive at the time for me and it was a big commitment for me but I had no other means or alternatives. I was completely at a loss at what I wanted to do.” He continues, “I got to hair school and instantly I caught on and it was just awesome and I zoomed through school which was amazing.”
After completing the sixteen hundred hours of cosmetology classes mandated by the state of California for a cosmetology license and graduat- ing as the student of the year in his class at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, he moved on to a two year assistant program where he got the opportunity to work at the Sassoon Salon in Beverly Hills as a hair coloring assistant and then to various Vidal Sassoon hair salons throughout the United States.
Since then he has perfected and honed his craft working all over the world for many prestigious hair salons from Los Angeles, California to Munich, Germany. He also had the privilege to teach cosmetology students as an instructor at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California, which he explains, “That was just a great thing. To become a school instructor at an academy for someone who barely though he’d make it to high school, it’s such an achievement. It was awesome.”
Marc Daniel is currently providing his services in both coasts as hair coloring specialist at the Jim Wayne Salon in Beverly Hills and privately as a freelance hair coloring specialist in New York City. He explains, “Anything to do with chemical service to the hair I can do it.” He adds, “Hairdressing is so easy for me; I can do it with no effort.”
The salary for a hair coloring specialist varies depending on the prestige of the salon they work in and like any other business that provides a service, the quantity of their clientele. But aside from it being a lucrative career, Daniel explains that the biggest reward comes in, “Making people feel better. That is the number one thing. As a hair dresser and a hair coloring specialist especially, the first thing people do is look at themselves in the mirror and I have the ability to make them think about me every day.”
Marc David has demonstrated throughout his career as a hair coloring specialist that you don’t have to be “book” smart to find your niche in this world and find a lucrative career that you love.#
Marc Daniel can be reached at 323-547-4999 for a home appointment in New York.