Beauty File: Interview With Arica Carpenter Of Cuccio Colour

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Meet Arica Carpenter, pigment perfectionist and brand manager for Cuccio Colour in this month’s Beauty File interview!











Us: What was your first job?
Arica: At 15, I worked at a donut shop after school.

What inspires you?
Street art, color, fashion, music and traveling to see different cultures.  

BertWhat is your most treasured possession?
Well, he’s not really a possession, rather a pet. My puppy, Bert!

What was your first job in the industry?
I worked for Paula Kent Meehan, the former owner of Redken. She started a catalog company that sold women’s accessories to salons, who in turn retailed them to the consumer. She mentored me at a very young age and the experience was my first taste of the beauty industry.    

Who would you like to work with?
I wish I could have worked with Andy Warhol. I love his pop art style.  

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What is your proudest accomplishment?
Launching the Cuccio Colour line.

I am most afraid of…

My favorite music is…
Reggae and underground hip-hop.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate.

My favorite food is…

My most recent impulse buy was…
A vintage Gucci bag.

What was your childhood ambition?
Funny enough, I always told my family that I wanted to develop nail polish.

Arica Head ShotI can’t discuss nails without…
expressing how passionate I am about them!

[Images: Arica Carpenter]

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