The Team

Meet thedavidKspace Salon Style Team

One Voice – One Mode – One Philosophy

Everyone on our style team is extensively trained in our 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)

David is an “A-list” New York City haircutter and “the most famous hairdresser you’ve never heard of.” He is an internationally renowned salon owner – thedavidKspace salon in West Palm Beach, FL and Salon Dada NYC – who 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 spanned four decades and 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 well as 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” and “a transformed salon experience.” David is honored to have 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 and 2016 ushered 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 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.

Cheri Bianco


Hailing from the Midwest windy city Chicago, Cheri has worked at the trendy Manhattan boutique, Samuel Shriqui, in Upper East Side Salon and Palm Beach Breaker’s Hotel Salon. Cheri began her storied career in Paris, France where 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, color 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 de la Renta • 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, Editor of Allure Magazine Linda Wells and New York, Palm Beach and Chicago’s elite. Cheri 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.

Dakota Burnstad


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,” Dakota says. That inspiration is evident in his work.