A Chicago, IL native, Dana made the move to San Diego with her dad, and two brothers when she was only 12 years old. Quickly adapting to the easy California lifestyle, she found herself enjoying countless hours at the beach, or hiking Torrey Pines Reserve.
It wasn’t until her college years in Santa Barbara that her creative side got the best of her. After much thought, she decided it was time to pursue a career in the hair industry; a passion she carried with her from a very young age.
Soon she found herself working under the tutelage of a master colorist here in San Diego, where she learned the skills and technique necessary to become a master in her own right.
Dana then decided to move to LA to further her career, and quickly got involved in both the fashion and film industry. Dana had the opportunity of working with many professional models and actors, such as Wes Bentley and Jamie Alexander.
Although working in Los Angeles was a dream come true, her heart was still in San Diego.
Fast-forward to today, Dana has landed in La Jolla, joining the elite Spruce Team. As it turns out, Spruce’s owner, Ryan Weeden, had the pleasure of mentoring Dana early on in her career.
At Spruce, Dana’s specialties include fine-tuned highlights, fashion-forward Ombre and Balayage technique, and natural-looking hair extensions.
When it comes down to it, Dana truly loves the power of good hair; how it can transform mood through the art of color, by creating customized, low-maintenance upkeep.
Follow her work on instagram @hairbydanaduffy