Leslie Nestor, tHAIRapy Lounge
NYS licensed cosmetologist, 2000.
American Board Certified Haircolorist, (ABCH) since 2002.
Professional Beauty Association, (PBA) member since 2003.
Before thoughts of the hair industry ever entered my mind, I had always been fascinated with light and color. Art, (not being) " a practical career", was something I pursued outside my day job. Eventually I was introduced to the idea of becoming a hairdresser and in 2000, for me, art merged with life. Fast forward years later and my resume is filled with MANY classes. Highlights include a 1 week, 2 week and 6 week course at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, CA; classes through Schwarzkopfboth in NYC and St. Louis, MO; several at the Wella Studio in NYC. Additionally, I have participated in classes with industry icons such as Ruth Roche, the Minardi's, the Dove's, Jim Markham and his Colorproof team and recently, very inspired by Phillip Wilson. I have attended the International Hair Color Exchange in Washington DC and in Dallas, TX as well as the annual ABCH Energizing Summit held in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently, May 2017, 1 week @ the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Toronto for a 'Creative Cut/Color' class. With the alignment of the planets, I gambled on an opportunity to open tHAIRapy Lounge in 2010. I have met and worked with many incredibly talented people along the way in pursuit of education, all very generous in sharing their knowledge and generous at heart. I am very fortunate and proud to be a hairdresser!