Heroine by Danny Pato

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The exuberant Danny Pato is numerous times holder of the New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year award at the AHIA Creative Awards… seven times in a row in fact. And he’s a favourite on the international hairdressing scene, too. His wild, extravagant hair designs get our attention every time. They’re wild and witty, but don’t underestimate the talent it takes to deliver these looks. 

Heroine 2023

Meet the characters in Danny Pato’s latest collection here. These herald Danny’s winning the NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2023 sponsored by Revlon Professional. On the same night he accepted his induction into the Dennis Longford Hall of Fame at the AIHA Creatives. Bravo on both!

Danny says his inspiration is iconic heroines from across pop culture – Manga, video games, comic books and superhero films. A celebration and exaggeration of the queen, the goddess, and the warrior.

Hair: Danny Pato, D&M Hair Design • Photogpraher: Mara Sommer • Stylist: Danny Pato, Rachel Morton • Makeup Artist: Kiekie Stanners • Producer: Ryland Wood



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