I was born and raised in Westchester, NY. Raised by Ecuadorian immigrants, I understood that hard work and consistency is key to success. My passion for creativeness stems from dance, music and hair. It was in my early teen years when I realized that I wanted to pursue hair since I use to color my own hair fun colors and style my hair for gigs. In high school, I jumped on the opportunity to get licensed in cosmetology in 2017. At 16 years old, I started working in a hair salon. In 2021, I came to VaZa Salon where I followed through the VaZa Salon apprenticeship under owner Val. I love creating trendy colors, sun-kissed balayage, and cutting curly or straight hair. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching choreography for special events and playing the alto saxophone. I am currently also a part-time student at Baruch College to obtain my B.B.A and Marketing. She is all about having fun while balancing a professional career. She believes that “spoiling yourself is the best way to stay happy". Leslie is certified in VaZa Curly Cuts, Balayage Highlights, SHE hair extensions.