“Make sure each person feels special and that they think they received more than what they paid for.” With a work mantra like that, there’s no wonder why we’re huge fans of Sir Daniel and David Frohmberg, hair and makeup stylists at Salon Tease in Naples, Fl. This talented duo delivers dreamy beauty looks for brides on the daily and constantly seeks inspiration for the next best look. Read on to learn more from our interview with them!
Describe your design aesthetic.
Daniel: Beautiful texture mixed with classic shapes – nothing too kept and nothing too stiff.
David: I love clean lines, soft color palates, rich greens, and I love to mix modern with classic.
Where do you find inspiration?
Daniel: I look a lot at the current trends – and then translate them into everyday life. Fashion is cyclical and it is fun to see many of the looks that I used to do come back.
David: I am a HUGE reader and avid online searcher – Daniel affectionately calls me “Tapitha”. I love old movies, read a ton of industry magazines, love art museums, and nature.
Who do you follow/who inspires you?
Daniel: Elaine (my mentor in New Jersey when I was younger), Martin Parsins, Sassoon, ORIBE, and many others.
David: Daniel has always been a huge inspiration for me – but I also follow ORIBE, Pat McGrath, Mario Dedicanovic, Huda Beauty, Scott Barnes, Vogue, W Magazine, Chrisspy on Youtube, and many others.
Photo by Ashley Brockitin Photography
How did you get started in the business?
Daniel: I was one of 9 kids in Southern New Jersey and I had just graduated from high school and I thought I was going to spend my summers sleeping in, visiting friends and doing nothing. Well, that was not the case. My mother got tired of that scenario and one morning drug me out of bed by my feet and told me that I was not going to be a bum and I needed a skill – so I went to hairdressing school.
David: Doing hair and makeup was almost a complete accident. I had just graduated from college and done a string of unpaid internships and I was totally broke. So I went to the closest mall to get a job, Estee Lauder happened to be hiring at Dillards and I was thrilled that someone was going to pay me $10 a hour to play with lipstick. It turned out that I was very good at it and they made me a national makeup artist. That is how I met Dan, he offered me a job and the rest – they say – is history.
Do you have a work mantra?
Make sure each person feels special and that they think they received more than what they paid for.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Be fearless and don’t ever let anyone see you sweat.
What are your goals for 2015?
Be kind, be generous, not to let the small stuff bother me, to remind myself that sometimes people can have bad days, and to travel more – like maybe Europe.