Welcome to Daniel Smits Salon

Set in beautiful and prestigious Princeton, New Jersey, Daniel Smits Salon is a contemporary boutique salon that offers a minimalist setting but delivers high end hairdressing for both men and women.  Daniel’s team is front and center when it comes to style.

Daniel knew at an early age he had a passion for hair and fashion. By the age of 19 he made his way to London England to study with the prestigious vidal Sassoon academy.  While in London Daniel met the man who was to become his mentor, John Guest. This relationship provided Daniel with some of his earliest professional experience teaching with Guest in salons from London to Los Angeles.  His tutelage with Guest has been the catalyst through which his technical mastery and industry recognition has been able to grow.

Though he had already accumulated industry-level skill and experience, Daniel remained in training, choosing to develop further before striking out on his own. Constantly learning from others, Daniel met another of his major influences while working in Paris for Loreal: Ted Gibson. It was Gibson that would inspire Daniel to take the next step in his career opening Daniel smits salon in 2010.

Perpetually modest and seeking to improve, it is only recently that Daniel  has begun to work at the level that he has aspired to over the past decade. In the past year, Daniel has worked on several shows including Giorgio Armani, Donna Karen and Reem Acra.

Emerging now as a seasoned professional, Daniel has teamed with Rene Furterer to develop a new Artistic Team for North America. Traveling to salons from Boston, New York, Miami and Los Angeles sharing his true love and passion for the industry.


Our Team

Daniel Smits
Daniel Smits

Industry - 18 years
Education – Vidal Sassoon Academy

Kathryn Hearn
Kathryn Hearn
Owner/Makeup Artist

Industry - 6 years
Education - Fred Segal Beauty

Katie Donohoe
Katie Donohoe

Industry - 7 years
Education - Vidal Sassoon Academy

Blair South
Blair South

Industry - 3 years
Education - Vidal Sassoon Academy

Tina Claudio
Tina Claudio

Industry - 17 years
Education - Vidal Sassoon Academy/ Great Lengths Extension Cert.


Haircut / Style

  • Haircut  50 | 75
  • Haircut w/ Daniel 110
  • Men’s Haircut 40 | 50
  • Men’s Haircut w/ Daniel 80


  • Blow Dry 35 | 50 | 60
  • With Flat Iron 10
  • Formal Style 50 | 100


  • Single Process 80
  • For Gents 30
  • Double Process 160
  • Inoa Color 85
  • Gloss w/ Color Service 25
  • Gloss 50
  • Base Break 50
  • Partial Hi Light 125 | 150
  • Full Hi Light 150|180
  • Face Frame 50


  • Rene Furterer Kerite 35
  • Post Color Power Dose 30
  • Keratin 350
  • Pravana  350
  • Relaxer 120
  • Perm 120

Make Up

  • Make up $75
  • Make up lesson $100


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Contact Us

830 State Rd Princeton, NJ 08540

Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-8
Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-8
Saturday: 10-6

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