Daniel Roldan talks NAHA Nomination with Bangstyle


Bangstyle had the honor of interviewing Daniel Roldan, amazing hair artist and one of this year’s finalists in the Texture category for the Professional Beauty Associations NAHAs (North American Hairstyling Awards). Read the Q&A here:

With an irresistible personality and styling skills that slay, Daniel Roldan stuns the community with the NAHA entry that earned him a finalist nomination. With an exceptional understanding for light and composure, his photo-centric eye shines through in these images just as much as his technical styling.

What was the inspiration behind your collection?

I aimed to use multiple textures, visually creating the perfect harmony.

How does it feel to be nominated for a NAHA?

I feel like all the hard work I have done over the years has finally paid off. To be able to showcase my inspiration to the industry is a huge accomplishment in my eyes.

What techniques did you use to get the texture?

I used STITCH by Daniel Roldan and a translucent net to pull through the holes, creating the tight loops.

What steps did you take to ensure a successful shoot?

Organizing the right team of talented people is a must. If you can get a team together that is ready to give 100 percent and have fun doing it, everyone will succeed.  

What do you think is the most exciting technique in the world of hair right now? 

Any technique or tool that can add texture to the hair. Being able to change the canvas you started with without permanently altering it interests me.    

What was/is a defining moment of your career?

My first defining moment was taking the risk and moving to New York on a one-year contract, working for Matrix and being here 17 years later. The ride has been amazing. It opened up so many other doors in my career that I never would have imagined. The second was launching a tool of my own, and eventually creating a brand around it. 

What’s the one tool or product you can't live without?

My STITCH by Daniel Roldan and Matrix StyleLink products are my favorite.  

What other forms of art inspire you?

Traveling to different parts of the world inspires me.

What’s your average Saturday night like?

Being on a plane, flying somewhere new or prepping for a Matrix show.  

How do you Vegas?

No... What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas :)  

Salty or Sweet?

Why not both? Salted caramel, yum!  

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Working for my own brand Daniel Roldan Hair Styling Co.   

Who is the one person you don’t want to forget to thank on stage?

Edwin Fontanez who introduced hairstyling to me when I was 14.

Purchase STITCH on our website to recreate Daniel's NAHA look and don't forget to VOTE for Daniel Roldan for the NAHA People's Choice Award

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