After beginning her career at James Joseph on Newbury Street in 2004, Shannon remains a respected presence in Boston. She joined Patrice Vinci Salon in October 2013.
McCarthy's talent is broad, and her specialization in hair color, short women's cuts, and bridal hair styling has a vast clientele seeking her expertise. As an educator for Wella Professionals, she travels across the northeast sharing her talent with the masses. She also shares her knowledge with Patrice Vinci Salon's up-and-comers in the classes she teaches every week.
Shannon trained with Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, California and continues to train intensively with Wella Professionals. Her work has been featured in The Improper Bostonian.