Firstly if the figure is tiny,.. what size of scene are you selecting when you start. ?
Select a New Medium scaled scene,. which is ideal for working with Human scale figures.
You don’t need to “Import” any figures into Carrara,. You Add your Poser / Daz Runtime folder to Carrara’s a Browser, and Load the figures in the same way as you do in Poser or DS,. (double click to load)
Some of the NEW poser figures in P9,. have different weight mapping, since Smith Micro changed the way poser can work,. which means that the standard “Poser” weight mapping which carrara supported, doesn’t apply as it should for those figures.
Poser 8 figures should show,and work in Carrara.
You should be able to model hair Objects, . and then export back to Poser, to create an HR2 .
Carrara Dynamic Hair is a render effect,. Not real geometry,. and it only works in Carrara, you can’t export it as geometry to another application.
Hope it helps