Embola “lives in Columbus, Georgia with her husband and their four daughters. At age nine, Embola immigrated to the
United States from Jamaica. She earned her high school diploma from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and joined the United
States Army to pay her way through college. After ten years of service in the military, Embola attended Roy Peter’s
Color Academy, worked in various local salons and now owns the Transformation Salon de Coiffure in Columbus, Georgia. She
is also an educator with Joico Laboratories based in Los Angeles and ISO, Inc. based in Darien, Conn.” Arlene Embola
is the author of Call Forth From the Deep.