Carlin has worked in the beauty industry since the age of fifteen. She started by answering phones and making appointments, which then led to her attending Douglas J in East Lansing, Michigan. Shortly after graduating she attended their Advanced Academy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
After ten years working in the salon, Carlin wanted to learn more about business and decided to dip her toes into the corporate world. She received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing and has been working in the marketing industry for the past five years. While she enjoys Marketing and learning the ins and outs of business, it was impossible to leave the beauty industry behind completely. Carlin continues to work her true passion into her life.