Emily Carroll

Stylist/Colorist

How and why did you start doing hair?

My first summer job was working reception at a salon in DC. I was 13. I was staying with my aunt that summer and she worked at the salon also. My coworker was 19 and her name was Margarita. I thought she was the coolest person I had ever met. She probably was at that time. She made me mix tapes  and introduced me to the music scene in DC. She took me to my first fugazi show. I knew then that I always wanted to work in a salon. You can wear what you want, hang out with good people, and listen to music all day? Yes! After that concert I quickly ditched my clothes from limited too for band tees and jet black hair. I started doing everyone's hair for dances and even cutting and coloring who ever would let me (scary thought). I graduated high school early and immediately enrolled at Paul Mitchell the school. At that time Nick Arrojo was the star hairdresser on What not to wear. I thought he was the best and loved that he used the razor. A week after I graduated hair school I moved to NYC to become his assistant (with out a job or ever meeting him) luckily I got an interview, was hired and became his assistant. I completed a vigorous 2 apprenticeship and began traveling with the artistic and education team weekly. I worked closely with him for 9 years. The original plan was to go to hair school to save money to go to college but I ended up loving hair and made it my career for the past 12 years.   

 

If you could do hair for any famous person, living or dead, whom would it be?

Bowie

 

Who is your personal style icon?

Audrey Hepburn + kim Gordon 

 

If you could go back in time and live in any time period, in which period would you choose to live?

I would really like to be living in NYC in the early 80's. I think I would have loved dancerteria days

If you were an alcoholic beverage, what would you be?

Spicy Margarita 

If you could bring one album with you to a desert island, which would you bring?

Jock jams 1