Daniel Blaylock-Napolitan grew up in a single-wide trailer in a tiny Oklahoma town unsure of what he wanted to do when he grew up. After exploring the medical industry at his local college, he learned quickly he wasn't destined for the typical career path of his peers.
He quit school and followed his true passion -- theatre and performance -- and fell into the beauty industry that he now holds an esteemed position inside. Tune into this podcast that explores this star's incredible journey to the top of the beauty business.
From his humble beginnings to tales doing hair and makeup for Hollywood's top stars, every minute of this episode is inspiring, fun and proof that hard work and heart can make career dreams come true. Listen to the full episode below -- and learn a few more interesting facts about Daniel, too.
Favorite motto/quote/life advice: “Self esteem is the most powerful force in the universe."
Book currently on your nightstand: Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade
If you didn’t do your current job, what would you be doing and why? I'd be a motivational speaker!I truly believe in the selfless power of making other people feel good about themselves.
Describe your picture perfect day off: My picture perfect day off would be coffee at 9 a.m., mimosas at 11 a.m., a pool day with friends (and more mimosas, obviously), an after-sun power nap finished up with a home cooked healthy meal!
Current playlist or radio station on repeat? I just can’t get on board with Spotify for some reason. I am an old-school Pandora guy and I refuse to pay. Therefore, I can’t stop listening to the Tropical House channel…with commercials. Lol!
If money was no object, what would you splurge on for yourself? International travel with my husband.
If you could score a mentor session with anybody for an hour, who would you want to sit down with and why? I would choose Bob Ross (PBS's The Joy of Painting host) as I pretty much owe the foundation of my art career to him! I would paint with my dad watching his videos when I was young, and I so admire his ability to find the beauty in imperfection. I have had my fair share of “happy little trees” in life and have learned to keep moving confidently onward even when I thought I messed up entirely. He is a legend to me!
Don’t miss Daniel’s podcast. It’s so good! Check it out along with other Fridays with Flea Style episodes on iTunes here.