Harley Di Nardo
In 2006, Harley Di Nardo founded his first salon on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and later expanded with the opening of his second in 2009. He blended his passion for music, film and art within the walls of his neighborhood salons, creating a cultured atmosphere that offered salon services with the added visual aesthetics of a SoHo gallery. InStyle Magazine said “…feels like a cross between a cool record shop and a downtown gallery…And stylists specialize in looks trending right now that are original.” Harley, a New York native, trained at the Aveda Institute and he attributes his styling prowess to his work with top celebrity hairstylists and his artistic involvement in the indie music scene. Guided by Harley’s early success as a rock musician in the early 2000’s, he made his stylistic imprint on those in his inner circle, many of whom have gone on to be the leading musicians of today.
It wasn’t until Harley took his family on a vacation to California that he realized that after a lifetime in New York and with a decade as a salon owner he was ready for a new life experience and professional challenge. Harley sold both New York City salons and moved his business to Malibu, California where he has been building his clientele and reputation at Cie Sparks Salon (formerly Chris McMillian). In the short two years he has made himself a Malibu asset by styling the locks of Malibu’s high profile entertainment clients. Harley is now ready to pick up where he left off as a salon owner and root himself in Malibu’s community by bringing his own unique salon experience to Trancas Country Market.