ZOE / COLORIST

Whether in the chair, on stage or behind the camera, Zoe Carpenter is known for her expertise in blonding! As she well knows, it’s a difficult shade to get just right, and though, blonding and lightening hair can go wrong “lightning-fast” she’s picked up plenty of know-how along the way and is an expert at color-correction, which she has to contend with a lot in the salon. The number one concept in coloring that Carpenter tries to impart when she teaches, and one that has become sacred to her, is lifting hair to the desired tone, and she says, “[c]olorists confuse the lift of level and lift of tone. It’s crucial to know you should lift to, and through, tones and stop focusing on lifting to level.”

Carpenter takes her craft seriously, but there is no greater satisfaction than making women feel sexy and confident. As a professional hair colorist, it is in those moments she feels the greatest and most satisfaction in her work. For her this is hands-down the best part of her chosen profession, that and seeing the next generation of young professionals come up the ranks just as she has and sharing and teaching what she’s learned along the way.