“I also tear pages out of magazines and usually, a pattern will emerge. I realize I’ve collected a lot of one thing and then think, ‘I must be into teal and purple right now.”
She also tears up routine. “I tell stylists, “If you’re bored, do the opposite— if you’re weaving, start slicing. If you’re doing vertical, do horizontal. Shake things up.”
Nominated multiple times and a 2007 NAHA winner in the Color Category, Pemberton encourages everyone to enter and attend NAHA.
“I think NAHA elevates our industry,” says Pemberton. “With NAHA, we’re not representing a company, we’re representing an industry and we have a mutual respect for each other.”
Other Pemberton projects include educational DVDs, CLICK, a photographic course, and many upcoming plans inspired by stylists.
“When I create a technique or program it usually comes from stylist’s questions,” says Pemberton. “After traveling the world and getting the same questions, I realized that there are rules to hair color and once you know them, you know color.”