Daniel Koye was an established New Jersey based salon hairdresser when a chance meeting led him to a job on The Great White Way. A short list of his Broadway credits include Patti LuPone Gypsy, Book of Mormon, Follies, The Trip to Bountiful, Cinderella, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Big Fish, The Heiress, Leap of Faith, Curtains, Love Letters and Mary Poppins, among others.
Mr. Koye’s expert skills as a wig creator, cutter and stylist, coupled with his affable demeanor soon earned him a stellar reputation. Bejeweled styling tools became one of his trademarks. He extended his entertainment portfolio working on television shows such as Law & Order, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains and Trip to Bountiful (A Lifetime Original Movie).
With a deep commitment to making theatrical and broadcast productions preserve their high standard of excellence, Mr. Koye began searching for professional hair products that would better serve his highly technical work. Unsatisfied with what he found, an idea began to brew. But it wasn’t until he was working on Broadway for the musical, Hair! that he took action on his plan. Mr. Koye started experimenting, networked and forged a relationship with a scientist that would help him develop a series or proprietary formulas.
The first product produced, The Control, became a performer’s favorite for its fast drying hold and control. Mr. Koye bejeweled the first cans and soon clients wanted personal samples for themselves. Like the stars, no two cans were alike. And like his trademark styling tools, these rhinestone encrusted cans became a calling card. It was then DKoye: The Product was born.
Through the years, the locks of some of entertainment’s most illustrious stars were introduced to DKoye: The Product. Vanessa Williams, Heidi Klum, Lea Michelle, Carly Rae Jepson, Patti LaBelle, Susan Lucci, Kym Johnson, Bernadette Peters, Fantasia Barrino, Dan Steven, Blair Underwood and Jessica Chastain have been styled with the professional grade styling product. Mr. Koye was especially proud to use his new creation on legendary performers, Dame Shirley Bassey, Carol Burnett, Cicely Tyson and Carol Channing.
Now a complete collection of shampoo, conditioner and styling products, DKoye: The Product is available to women and men looking for exceptional hair care. The new brand launched nationwide in 2015 and was selected to be the official hair product sponsor for the seventh season of Logo TV’s most popular series, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Mr. Koye’s dreams have become reality.
“My first priority is creating first rate looks for the stars that sit in my chair. It’s a privilege to form these very intimate professional bonds that sometimes evolves into something more profound. The actors and performers with whom I work know I am committed to making them look as confident and sexy as they feel,” says Koye. He continues, “It’s awe-inspiring to have had the encouragement and support of my celebrity friends and clients as they prodded me to manufacture my own hair care line. Now everyone can experience DKoye: The Product for themselves.”
The award-winning hairstylist is the self-published author of Broadway Magic Workbook and teaches wig styling seminars nationally. The New Jersey native and resident is also an active philanthropist. Annually, he volunteers as the hair and wig coordinator for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) annual benefit, Broadway Bares. Additionally, he donates a portion of the proceeds from DKoye: The Product sales to BC/EFA.
For more information on Daniel Koye and DKoye: The Product, visit www.DKoye.com.
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