leilaniI came out of beauty school with a license but not with a lot of confidence. Under Leslie’s training program, I gained many technical color skills, extensive extension training, hair cutting, up do styling and much more. After just one year with her, and only one year of being licensed, I believe my talents exceeded some who had been in the industry 5 years or more my senior. She taught me to charge what I am worth and helped me learn how to market myself and hold me accountable to constantly utilize these techniques to promote my business. Because of Leslie, I earn above the average income earned today by a hair dresser in the U.S. and am a home owner in one of the most expensive places to live. If you want to become more successful in your hairdressing career, then go see Leslie!”

~ Leilani Bartlett

kristalThere is nobody better to learn the ins and outs of running a successful hair business from than Leslie!  She not only introduced me to the world of hair extensions, which is what I specialize in today, but also taught me the confidence and professionalism it takes to please a ‘challenging’ clientele. To learn those skills early on in my career set me up to be the successful stylist and business woman I am today and for that am I eternally grateful.

I would highly recommend Leslie to anybody looking to take their career to the next level, she has so much to offer!”

~ Kristal Mcneil


solaI started my career assisting Leslie. I learned almost everything I know from her. She taught me how to cut, color, formulate, color placement, color correction and extensions. Most of all she gave me confidence. Leslie taught me to always know how much money was on my books for the day, what my goal was for the day and tools to reach my goals. She taught me how to market myself and build a clientele. Leslie always encouraged creative thinking and trusted in me. She always pushed me out of my comfort zone and because of that I became extremely confidant in making decisions and taking risks. She built my self-esteem by trusting my decisions and putting a lot of responsibility on me. She encouraged me to educate for a product line and having her believe in me to recommend me for that was another confidence booster. I think it would have taken me much longer to make what I make had it not been for Leslie’s training. Learning to work at a fast pace and manage my books, goals and income made it possible to work 3 days a week when I had my baby. That has definitely affected the quality of my life. Leslie has always encouraged outside education. She made that possible for me many times. I traveled many places with Leslie and others for education including New York, Chicago, Long Beach, and Woodland Hills.”

~ Sola Tabayoyon

jackieI just want to thank Leslie for everything she has done for me. She taught me so much in just a year. Words can even begin to explain how much I appreciate it. I was very sad to leave and believe I will never find a mentor who takes the time and cares as much as she does. The Platinum Lounge is such an amazing salon and will miss working there every day. Leslie is an amazing person and I am going to miss her a lot.”

~ Jacklyn Wigley