Daniel grew up on a farm in a small town just outside of Tallahassee and began to do his parents hair at the age of nine. He originally decided to pursue interior design, but realized that styling was truly his passion. Daniel went on to graduate from cosmetology school and moved to London to train with a company that styled hair on a cruise ship, and went on to split his time between London and a ship in the Bahamas. Eventually he returned to Florida where he opened two salons and began doing freelance work around the country. After tiring from the hectic freelance schedule, Daniel settled in Dallas and opened a third salon, Green Peridot, where he currently works.