When you’re Gwen Stefani’s hair guy, you do a lot of ponytails. We asked Danilo how to take our post-gym style to the next level
Many of us throw a our hair into a pony when we can’t be bothered washing it, but Gwen Stefani elevates the look to something special; she wears it straight, curled, blunt, colour-dipped and, of course, with a vintage-y pompadour. “It’s one of her iconic looks,” says her close friend and long-time hairstylist Danilo, who is Pantene’s global ambassador. As we chat in the hip Mondrian Hotel in his hometown of L.A., he explains that a ponytail is a very good way to “refresh” an A-list face by pulling his temples up. (And it’s cheaper than a facelift.) “There are so many ways to finish a ponytail,” he says. “Gwen is willing to try anything.” Here, he shares the genius in the details.