Daniel Christopher Salon Exclusive Class -
Hauns graduated from the Horst (Aveda) Institute in 1982. He was apprentice to Horst Rechelbacher (founder of Aveda) and became an Artistic Director / Platform Artist for the Horst and Friends Salons for eight years. To expand his experiences in hairdressing, he moved to New York City where he works in film, television, music video, theatre, national editorial print, Fashion Week and runway shows. He joined Aveda in opening the first Aveda Esthetique in New York City at the request of Horst. Since 1991, he has been the Artistic and Educational Director for Scott J. Salons NYC, Hauns has helped build the strongest lifestyle salons in the Aveda network. As a veteran Educator / Platform Artist, he continues his support in Aveda’s mission as a Mentor Purefessional of the “Aveda Purefessional Program”, where he mentors fellow professionals as well hairdressers in the network. Hauns has been featured numerous times, as a guest artist at the Aveda Congress Festival and travels both nationally and internationally sharing his experiences and knowledge as an educator at the Aveda Institutes, Education Centers and Salons. He has also been seen on both National and Cable TV from Makeovers to Runway Shows bringing his expertise of beauty and fashion to the limelight. Hauns was inducted to the Aveda Institute Hall of Fame in 2017.
"For me Art should evoke a reaction, so as an artist, I try to remember approval doesn't mean success, nor should a negative response be taken personal, as emotions are subjective. A lack of or light hearted sentiment, on the other hand, lends itself to being considered common and pedestrian, something I never aspire my work to be. So if something I create summons a reaction, wether it be positive or negative, I meet that with exuberance as I know I've moved somebody to feel more than the ordinary...which tells me I created something extraordinary."