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Currently, Leslie is an Educator at the Aveda Institute New York, a Stylist at Kennaland Brooklyn, and a Beauty Consultant online.
Leslie has been doing hair for over 20 years now in theatre, opera, film, theme parks, & all the while, taking care of clients. She specializes in hair styling, cutting, coloring wig making & makeup.
With a degree in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University in California, she worked as Hair & Makeup crew for the San Diego Opera & the Los Angeles Opera. While in Hollywood, she did hair & makeup design for Imelda: A New Musical, Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln, and Psycho Beach Party, and also made hairpieces for the 2005 revamp of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. In New York City, she attended the Aveda Institute in 2009 & received her New York State Cosmetology License.
Then for a second time, she designed hair and makeup for Imelda: A New Musical in New York. She also did hair and makeup design for Glamdromeda, The Seagull, and A Dybukk. While designing, she filled in for hair & makeup crew positions for Finnian's Rainbow & Broadway Bares XXII.
Her latest Hair & Makeup design gig was for the production of Sweeney Todd which was staged in Manila and toured to Singapore. Shortly after the tour, she was awarded Best Hair & Makeup Design 2019 for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Broadway World Philippines, which was staged in June and July of 2019 in Manila.
As a multi disciplined creative, she was one of Pineapple Lab's Artists in Residencein 2018/2019. She also participated in Fringe Manila for the past few years collaborating with performers for their hair and costume needs. She is constantly working on projects about beauty, self realisation & empowerment.