As a licensed cosmetologist,, Redken Certified Designer & Colorist, and with her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Education, Leah first partnered with Salon West as a Brand Sales Educator on behalf of L’Oreal USA’s Professional Products Division for REDKEN 5th Ave NYC , in 2009.
In 2014, she joined Salon West full time as our Director of Education. Leah’s responsibilities are the overseeing of all education planning & development for Salon West Companies, including our New Talent Program.
Leah enjoys all aspects of her life as educator, including her travels as a U.S. Redken Artist.
Getting to know Leah...
What is your beauty philosophy?
"Lipstick, lashes, and a little hair color never hurt anyone."
What is your favorite quote?
"When you get, GIVE. When you learn, TEACH.” -Dr.Maya Angelou
“Be all in or get all out, there is no halfway.” -Author Unknown
What/Who inspires you?
"My bosses are pretty amazing, honestly. I learn from them every single day. They work side by side in business and in their personal lives. (They’re married!) And they do so with respect, grace, and compassion, for one another AND everyone they meet. Working closely with them has taught me a LOT about leadership by example. It’s pretty incredible to see two people who care as much as they do about our teams and our guests. They work tirelessly day in and day out to ensure our staff has an incredible life, and our guests have the best experience possible. They continue to inspire me to “swing for the fence!"
What do you like most about working at Salon West?
"We have such a talented and diverse group of professionals working here. Be it our Support Staff, Spa, or Hair teams, each member plays an integral role in the success of our company. I truly believe I’m surrounded by the best in the business daily, and I never forget how much of a rarity & blessing that is."
What's your favorite music?
"Funny because most of my friends say I have terrible taste in music…Anything on the radio…so Pop, Country, SOME Rap, Rock & Roll...Depends on my mood I suppose."
What is something most people don't know about you?
"I refuse to watch scary movies. (Anything that leaves me feeling un-easy, I avoid at all cost) No thank you scary movies, No Thank You!."
What is your guilty pleasure?
"I own a ridiculous amount of make up. So, probably buying make up…I should really quit it."
What is your favorite food or local restaurant?
Which celebrity do you think always has great hair or renders great style?
"I think less about the celebrity, and more about the team behind them. Without their make up artists, stylists and hairdressers, they would be just like everyone else. I must admit, I do like the Kardashians, because they ALWAYS credit their GLAM SQUAD for their beauty and style successes."
What is your favorite movie?
"National Lampoons Christmas Vacation or The Shawshank Redemption."