At the recommendation of her friend Katie Price, the actress walks in and out of Ko Armor’s salon for a ‘do’
Some girls go to any lengths for the perfect ‘do’. I even took a last minute flight to Belfast to Lurgan and back to Belfast for my return flight to London.
“It was a very interesting day,” said Thomas Noonan, owner of Milan Hair and Beauty in town, after driving the actress to the airport with her new hair extensions.
Thomas has added celebrities to his client list over the years.
Former glamor model Price caused controversy when she showed up last year to host a makeup masterclass.
This opened up some showbiz doors for the 29-year-old stylist.
“I was looking for someone different, and it was Katie who recommended Thomas to me,” said 1990, when she rose to fame playing Sam Mitchell on Cockney’s Soap when she was 16. Daniela said.
“She told me he was amazing, so I looked him up on social media, got in touch, and invited him to London just before we were going to do a big social media shoot.”
Clearly impressed with his talent, Daniela (below) said she promised to be here soon to do the same with Thomas.
It was the end of last year, and she went on a trip to Largan yesterday, as she said.
“I’m here because you said you’re leaving,” she said when she arrived for a short visit.
The mother of two said she’s trying to fit in during the busy season.
“This was my last chance to be here before heading to my final facial surgery on Thursday,” she added.
“I was supposed to come a few weeks ago, but I got a bad flu, so I had to postpone. Decided to come see the place.
“I would have liked to stay longer, but I promised to bring some girls from Essex.”
We didn’t have time for lunch, but she’s already looking forward to sampling what they have to offer when she returns.
“We do restaurant lists, but not big night outs in the city. I think that era is behind me now,” she said.
Facial reconstruction surgery is the result of a high-profile battle with drug addiction, including a famous photo taken at the British Soap Awards in 2000 in which her nasal septum (the fragile cartilage that separates her nostrils) collapsed.
Now in the final stages of a lengthy surgery, she said, “I was so young, so stupid, and so easily led.”
Last week, she showed off her new face in a series of social media snaps, revealing a boost in confidence.
As she recovers from surgery, Daniela has “a lot of acting work approved, including my own one-woman show, and a new autobiography.”
“This is my third book, but it’s also my first tell-all book,” she said.
As for Thomas, he’s benefiting from that night hosting last year’s glamorous models.
“We had a lot on social media, so after Katy Price mentioned me to Daniela, she checked it out and got in touch,” he explained.
“Daniela asked me to do her hair for a TV show she was on last year, but I couldn’t follow through. was able to fly
Daniela is still a paparazzi target, so his handiwork will now be seen by millions.
“Daniela said she wanted to do something to boost the business and I am so happy she managed to make it through the trip,” added Thomas.
He started his hairdressing career as a 17-year-old apprentice and ran his own salon on William Street for two years.
And it’s entirely possible that the power of recommendations will extend his career to a few more people he interacts with in celebrity circles.
“But I am settled in Northern Ireland,” he said.
“I don’t think I’m going to switch to London yet.”