Leslie has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the beauty industry, including owning and operating a haircare distribution business, traveling the world as a trainer for a hair extension company, and running her own hair salon. She owned and operated the Platinum Lounge hair salon from 1999 to 2014 to create a positive and relaxing environment for her growing clientele. In 2014, Leslie Vasquez relocated to Spice Salon, an upscale salon in Scotts Valley where she remains as busy as ever. Leslie is a nationally recognized hair extension expert and is a master in several methods of hair extensions, including Ultratress, HotHeads, Platinum Seamless, ProHair, Great Lengths, Hairdreams, and Hairwear. In addition, she excels at color correction and has been a hair color educator for Lakme, L’Oreal Professional, Eugene Perma, and Schwarzkopf Professional. A leader in the local salon community, Leslie is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Shoreline School of Cosmetology.
David Spalding earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Riverside and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has held several sales management positions for major manufacturers and has been a salon owner as well. During his tenure as a sales manager, he has visited thousands of salons and has developed strong friendships with hairdressers in all parts of the country. He realized early on in his career in the beauty industry that if he could teach hairdressers how to set goals and develop their businesses, they would become better customers and thrive in the industry. He noticed that the hairdressers who invested in their careers by attending continuing education were the ones who were often the busiest in their salons. His specialty is helping hairdressers to understand the key numbers that impact their business and to set and manage their goals.