Leslie has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the beauty industry, including owning and operating a hair care distribution business, traveling the world as a trainer for a hair extension company, and running her own hair salon. She owned and operated Platinum Lounge hair salon from 1999 to 2014. In 2016, she opened a new salon, LV Hair in Scotts Valley. Leslie is a nationally recognized hair extension expert and a master in several methods of hair extensions, including Ultratress, HotHeads, Platinum Seamless, ProHair, Great Lengths, Hairdreams, and Hairwear. She excels at color correction and has been a hair color educator for Lakme, L’Oreal Professional, Eugene Perma, and Schwarzkopf Professional.
Ashley’s journey to becoming a hairdresser began out of a high school R.O.P. class in Aptos. She describes her personality as energetic, entertaining, and funny. Ashley is fondly referred to as a “lion tamer” as she can turn any unruly mess into a manageable mane utilizing one of our keratin smoothing treatments. She loves working with her team and helping to make women feel beautiful. To further her skills, she has attended several Rene Furterer styling classes and also taken advanced training at hair shows. Most people would be surprised to know that she is passionate about professional sports. Her favorite saying, “Nothing is impossible… the word itself reads, I’m possible.”
Hairstylist, Hair Team Manager
A Santa Cruz native, Kianna describes her personality as spunky, detail-oriented, and a bit of a perfectionist. Her intense focus and attention to detail shows in her work with clients. She believes that the best parts of her job are getting to know so many amazing clients throughout her day and working with such a great team. For inspiration, she loves to watch videos of other hairstylists’ creative techniques. Blow dry styling is her favorite hair service because she loves to see the delight in her client’s eyes after she has finished the blowout. One of her favorite sayings is, “Give a girl the right hair and she’ll conquer the world.”
Cosmetologist, Brow Bar Manager
Born and raised right here in Santa Cruz County, Mea spent much of her youth in her mother’s salon and was destined to eventually wind up in the beauty biz. For inspiration, she experiments with different techniques on models and also explores Pinterest. Her favorite services to do are eyebrow waxing, spray tanning, waxing, lash tinting, and facials. As part of her hairdresser education, she apprenticed in her mother’s salon. Mea took an advanced eyebrow shaping course with the industry expert, Kelley Baker of Kelly Baker Brows. Her favorite saying, “Your journey begins at the end of your comfort zone.”