meet thedavidKspace style team
one voice . one mode . one philosophy
everyone on our style team is extensively trained in our proprietary signature cutting and coloring methods, as well as, mentored in a post-modern client conversation and a transformed salon experience
David Kinigson • creative director and founder (aka David K) is an “A-list” New York City haircutter and “the most famous hairdresser you’ve never heard of.” David is an internationally renowned salon owner – thedavidKspace WPB Fl and Salon Dada NYC – he is a celebrated educator, a top fashion magazine and celebrity stylist, author, television personality, consultant/coach, spokesperson and renaissance artist. David’s elegant haircuts, sophisticated styles and trend-views have appeared in such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Allure, Elle, W, Esquire, GQ, Interview, Modern Salon, American Salon, Beauty Launchpad and Behind The Chair. Donna Karan, Faye Dunaway, Darryl Hannah, Brooke Shields, Paulina Porizkova and Isabella Rossellini are among the celebrities and models who have worn his ‘cuts and ‘dos. David’s career has has spanned four decades; he is proud to be a founding member of the prestigious Intercoiffure Artistic Team and ICA Haircutting Council. as an early pioneer of dry haircutting David has innovated many advanced haircutting techniques. David has a ‘musified’ love for women and developed a more dignified approach to the client conversation, as wells, protocols for excellence that have become industry standards. with a lifelong passion for excellence in beauty and empowerment through education, David K has dedicated his career to “the quest for the perfect haircut” – as well as – “a transformed salon experience.” David is honored to have recently been awarded the prestigious Créateur de Mode 2013 at the Night of the Stars Gala in Paris. In 1986 David wrote and published The Haircutter’s Handbook with a preface by Vidal Sassoon. 2016 ushers in the release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Haircutter’s Handbook.
Parker Plotkin • artistic director aka “the jedi knight”… prior to cosmetology school, Parker earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture from the prestigious Ringling School of Art & Design. this proved to be the perfect entry point into the world of haircutting as he attended the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy. after trading his native South Beach for Palm Beach, Parker had a chance meeting with acclaimed hairstylist David Kinigson, for whom he apprenticed, becoming his star protégé. committed to mastering our signature haircutting style, Parker has been featured in Allure, Rolling Stone, New Beauty, OK Magazine, Boca Magazine, Behind The Chair, The Palm Beach Post and The Miami Herald. there have been numerous articles written about Parker for his haircutting talent and his starring role on, the hit Bravo television series, Shear Genius, which aired in 22 countries. since the opening of thedavidKspace salon & academy, Parker has served as thedavidKspace Artistic Director where he can be found cutting hair and “making South Florida beautiful one woman at a time.”
Brittany Duarte • education director … aka “the flame jedi” Brittany has spent the last 10 years perfecting her craft of
hairdressing. her love of teaching and advanced haircutting education has led her to seek out only the most elite top industry professionals to train with and work along side of. Her search for advanced education lead her to thedavidKspace salon & academy where she studied and gained proficiency in our signature haircutting. Brittany’s commitment to each client is for them to leave feeling and looking beautiful having experienced the space of excellence.
Cherie began her storied career in Paris, France. Her career skyrocketed as she artfully crafted personalized, interchangeable designer hair that took model and celebrity clientele from runway to everyday. She brings her fashion industry experience with designer and celebrity styling. As an internationally trained designer stylist and colorist her specialties include cutting, coloring finishing, special event and formal wedding designer hair.
Couture Cut and Style- New York – Palm Beach Award winning Colorist – American Beauty Show Editorial Fashion Runway Television, Film, and Print Stylist to National and Local ABC, NBC news and talk shows Member of Inter-Coiffure Mondial, International invitation-only association
Styling some of Top Runway Designer’s • Oscar DeLaRenta • Ralph Lauren • Burberry • Calvin Klein • Givenchy •Sonia Rykiel • Neiman Marcus – Palm Beach
Among her most devoted clients are Academy award winner actor/ musician Jared Leto, actresses Joan Cusack, Candice Bergen, Marlo Thomas, MariLu Henner and Linda Wells-Editor of Allure Magazine and New York, Palm Beach and Chicago’s elite. Cherie has flown around the world gaining international experience and education from New York, Paris, Rome, Milan, San Francisco, LA, Seattle, the Hampton’s, Napa Valley and Toronto.
Debi Locascio • Colorist…
Dakota Burnstad • Stylist… before entering into the world of hair Dakota was a personal fashion stylist. Now as a hair stylist, he brings his expertise in the latest trends and personalized service to his haircutting and styling craft. “thedavidKspace salon & academy has inspired me to be great” said Dakota. That inspiration is evident in his work.
Christal Sineise • Apprentice… As a recent cosmetology graduate, Christal has dedicated herself to growing in her craft by joining the team at thedavidKspace. “I’m here to be great!”