LOCAL RESIDENT A STYLIST FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
From local suburbia to shaping Hollywood’s red carpet, these stylish residents are on spot on with the latest trends– from sassy hairstyles and gorgeous handbags to jaw-dropping accessories, and all the hot colors of the season. They know how to incorporate timeless traditions with a pinch of fad for eye popping sizzling looks for Fall.
Claudia Carmichael of Naperville As a child, Claudia loved to play dress-up and tested her cutting and coloring skills on many neighborhood pals! Years later, after earning her marketing degree and working for a pharmaceutical company, she realized how much she loved fashion, style, and cosmetology and began “experimenting” again during playdates with her kids’ friends and their moms.
After receiving her certification, she opened Cuts by Claudia. Along the way, opportunities included learning and working for celebrities and fulfilling her ultimate dream - styling for Fashion Week NY.
“I almost fainted when I got the call,” Claudia says. “I was born with a unique eye for beauty, fashion and style. I would notice trends and mimic them; realizing beauty is about creating balance between makeup, hair and clothes for each unique person.”
Claudia took her passions into hair care products and developed her own line, Organic Hair Care (OHC), which has been in swag bags for top named celebrities at the Grammys, Emmys, and Academy Awards, and is also sold at Oswald’s in Naperville and via Amazon; but, what makes OHC most special is that it was created for her own son’s sensory sensitivities and was the ultimate solution to eliminating irritation. Claudia hopes are to connect with a local autism organization to create brand awareness while giving back.