SLASH SALON Academy Educator &
Purveyor of Excellence

Carla Ross believes that artists should innovate not replicate. Her medium is hair. Carla’s career spans 20 years and includes teaching, performing and working with individual clients.

Ross began her love of design early in life which led her to Georgia Tech University where she received a degree in architecture. After graduation she landed a much-coveted apprenticeship at the prestigious Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She quickly realized that her true passions were in the actual performances and the visual interpretations of the characters through hair, make-up and costume. With that, her journey with hair began.

Carla trained with Jingles International in both London and New York. She worked her way through the organization during her eleven year tenure to the top spot – Art Director leading both education and innovation. Following Jingles, Carla made NYC her home and worked with the Dada Salon cultivating a client base while managing the Dada Academy.

Carla headed west to develop her own educational philosophy and experience a new climate. She consulted with the Kenneth George Salon, Aya Salon and Piero Salon before opening Slash Salon and Academy.

Within the industry Carla has become known for her dynamic live stage presentations. Her integrity and dedication to her profession have made her a mentor to many students and hair professionals. Her innate talent for precision cutting coupled with her personality and sense of humor have made her one of the most sought after teachers working today. She is a true performer, tours the country doing shows, and trains professionals and students.

Carla continues to dominate the industry with her dedicated clients at Slash Salon. Her live performances and training as a part of her academy, aptly named Slash by Carla Ross, inspire and nurture her hair professionals.

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