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My name is Erin McCarson. I have enjoyed playing with hair for as long as I can remember! I have lots of bald Barbies from my childhood to prove it! I officially learned about hair styling and makeup application through theater and film. I love the magic of hair and makeup. With a few products, the right tools, and a little skill, you can transform your look. Of course you do not need hair and makeup to be beautiful, but they can make you feel special, build your confidence, and help you present your best you. I love being a part of the transformation!
I grew up in North Carolina with a cow pasture in my backyard, as good southern girls should. I moved to New York City in 2004 to explore the big city that always called my name. I had an amazing 12 years in NYC, but am happy to be back in the beautiful mountains of NC.
In New York, along with being an actor and heading a girl band, I was co-owner of a hair and makeup company, PrimpNYC. PrimpNYC served as the beauty team for all kinds of gigs- the local news station, ad campaigns, movies, television, and photoshoots- but weddings were my favorite! There is nothing like helping a woman turn into a blushing bride! I had so many lovely, incredible, inspiring brides, many who I now call my friends.
Although my original Primp partner has moved to Louisville, KY and I have moved to NC, PrimpNYC is still going strong with our team of artists in NYC. We can now serve a larger area of clients, and I am so excited to bring my talents back home to NC.
I specialize in hair. Romantic updos and boho braiding are my favorite! I also offer makeup services. I believe in keeping cost low and quality high so every woman can afford to feel pampered and primped. I am great on location, too. It is not unusual to see me mixing mimosas, steaming veils, sewing broken zippers, arranging flowers, and handling over-zealous relatives. I have been to hundreds of weddings and have seen it all! I am happy to help in any way I can.
Please reach out with any questions, comments, or ideas. I love hearing from you! Thank you!