Leslie was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. Raised proudly by Ecuadorian immigrants, which taught her to understand that hard work and consistency is the key to success. Her passion for creativeness stems from dance, music and hair. It was in her early teen years when she realized that she wanted to pursue the cosmetology field since she used to experiment with color on her own hair for performances. In high school, she 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 Master's Associate Program under Artistic Director Val. Leslie loves creating trendy colors, sun-kissed balayage, and cutting curly or straight hair. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching choreography for special events and playing the alto saxophone. She is 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.