We had the good fortune of connecting with Alyssa Carrieré and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alyssa, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
One thing about my industry that outsiders are probably unaware of is how much scientific knowledge goes into achieving a desired look .For example, starting and ending level, underlying pigments, and developer. I am a master colorist with Wella professionals and we say when it comes to hair color you have to think FAST. First is your Formulation which would be your color. Second and third is your Application and your Saturation, meaning did you use enough product. Lastly is your Time. How long did you leave the hair color on. So the next time you go to the store and grab a box of color think twice.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a licensed Cosmetologist and have been since 2014.One thing that sets me apart from others is my drive. Talent only gets you so far, it’s the work you put in that makes you.In 2020 I set out to become a Master Colorist with Wella Professionals. A master colorist is someone who has gone through extensive training studying the in’s and out of hair, color and its ingredients. Successfully I made it through my prerequisite classes which determined if I had the skill as a hair colorist. Then I had scheduled for my next phase but suddenly the world shut down. After countless changes to classes due to covid , countless hours of studying, as well as a written and practical exam. On August 19, 2021 I can proudly say I became a Wella Master Colorist.

Looking back over the start of my career, just finishing beauty school and obtaining my license. I realized that I actually knew nothing about hair. Cosmetology School only teaches you the basics and if it wasn’t for having a chance to work under someone like Vida Farahani, I would not be where I am today.

One thing I learned in life and in my career is no one can make anything happen for you, you have to go out in the world and make your dreams happen for yourself. The quote by Marc Anthony says “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life” so far thats how my story goes.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Dallas -Fort Worth is the fourth largest metroplex in the United States. Theres endless possibilities of what one can do here.

First we have to check out the Dallas Arboretum and see all the wonderful things it has to offer. From its beautiful flowers, to its children’s area, you can’t go wrong with visiting there. One day we may check out Deep Ellum and have lunch at Terry Black’s Barbecue. After that we can stick around and enjoy the artistic vibe Deep Ellum has to offer. On another day we can head over to Trinity Groves and have lunch at one of the many restaurants and then grab some desert From the Cake bar. From there we can go over to the Continental Avenue Bridge and enjoy a nice walk. Lastly we can spend a day at Klyde Warren
Park and enjoy some of the awesome food trucks and everything else it has to offer.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
When looking back at my career in the industry, my shout-out would go to Vida Farahani and The Wella Studio Team. Vida took me under her wing allowing me to explore and grow as a colorist. Eric and the Team at The Wella Studio challenged me and allowed me to further my education.

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