Master skills, artistic talent and a passion for teachable moments are the driving forces behind Carrera Bailey’s highly successful career in the hair color industry. A bronze medalist in the color category at North American Trend Vision Awards (2012) and voted “Best Color and Highlights in the City” in 7×7’s annual Best of San Francisco issue (2005), Carrera has cultivated a following as an in-demand precision colorist and counts Kesha, Kourtney Kardashian, Jaclyn Smith and numerous international stars among her celebrity work.

As the former Bellus Academy Director of Color, Carrera lead all program development, instructor training and evaluation, and the Advanced Academy’s creative color course, where she inspires aspiring colorists with her well-rounded techniques. She believes that continued education on every level is the key to success in this industry and is often sourced for topics such as hair color trends, corrective color, longevity and more.

For Carrera, a career in this industry meant creative freedom and the chance to help other people discover personal beauty – she knew that the sky was the limit in terms of opportunity. Carrera earned her degree from the Vidal Sassoon School of Cosmetology in Santa Monica and excelled within the company over the course of 9 years. Key roles with Vidal Sassoon included Color Director for the salon’s San Francisco location and national tours with their prestigious show team.

In 2011, Carrera was chosen to join the Wella as a Top Stylist to represent the world’s leading Color Company and train stylists at salons, hair shows and training seminars internationally. In 2013, Carrera completed her Master Color Expert Certification, was a finalist in the North American Trend Vision Awards, and joined Nick Education as their Color Director.  Learn more about Wella Color Classes

Bleach and Tone / 48:26
Essential tips and tricks for application techniques, avoid color banding, keeping hair in great condition and more.

Blaze / 29:59
Learn the Creative process of competition. Video includes behind the scenes plus step by step coloring.

Interlock / 35:42
Learn to combine foundational color techniques of tinting and foiling for a creative color Application.


Full Head Weave / 40:01
A highlighting technique using herringbone sectioning with weaving.

Half Head / 41:20.
A highlighting technique using herringbone sectioning & weaving action.

Half Head Slice / 31:11
Herringbone sectioning for bolder highlights or clients with wavy, curly or thick hair.

Full Head Slice  / 11:32.
A highlighting technique that utilizes weaving action to create natural classic highlights.

Crown Parting / 16:57
A highlighting technique for clients that desire color throughout the top portion of the head.

Half Head Classic / 11:32
A technique that utilizes weaving action to create natural classic highlights.

Freehand Color / 9:36
Technique used for adding color or highlighting hair that is too short to put into foil.