Roxie Darling is featured in Cool Hunting 25, a showcase, presented in partnership with Cadillac, of 25 creators and innovators from a broad range of disciplines who are currently working to drive the world forward.
Hair is one of the biggest (or at least most obvious) expressions of personal style. Coloring it makes a statement, showing how daring we can—or who we want to—be. While many go with natural shades, increasingly others opt for bright, adventurous hues, as evidenced by Manic Panic’s resurgence. For the visionary hair colorist at NYC’s Hairstory, Roxie Darling, everything around her is inspiration. The 27-year-old draws from what she sees in nature, on the train or in everyday life. While she shuns trends, Darling does see a “go big or go home” attitude emerging around hair color. Of her own philosophy, she explains, “I’d like to see people taking serious risks with neon shades done well (yes neon can be sophisticated) or keep it calm and beautiful with natural hues.”