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.
What 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.
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?
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.
I can’t discuss nails without…
expressing how passionate I am about them!
[Images: Arica Carpenter]