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Meet Hollywood Makeup & Hairstylist: Leslie Chang

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leslie Chang.  Leslie was clearly destined to be in the beauty industry.  From a long line of family members in the cosmetology industry to an incredible inner passion and drive, it’s no wonder she’s a rising star in the LA community. Below you’ll find excerpts of our interview with Leslie.

Leslie, please share your story with us.  How did you get to where you are today?

My family is a Cosmetology family. My aunt was an instructor and salon owner. When I was younger she would take me to her institute as her model to showcase bridal, prom and styling techniques. I’ve always made it a hobby through working on friends for school dances etc. It wasn’t until I left the military and started working at a pharmacy that my coworkers pointed out to me my natural gift. I then enrolled into Aveda Institute Los Angeles and the rest is history! 

Has it been a smooth road?

When someone is figuring themselves out to find their true passion that is never an easy journey. There is a lot of internal self-reflection and battling one does. Once that passion and drive is exercised and that feeling of serenity and peace is found in what you are doing, you feel whole. My struggles were my art and passion vs. economic safety. Fear is what will hold one back from making such a decision, but it felt right.

What are your plans for the future?
I am looking forward to expanding my brand as a free spirited, positive healing artist. I am planning a move to New York to also build out there.

Let’s dig a little deeper into your story.  What was the hardest time you’ve had?
As far as a difficult moment in my life: saying goodbye to my family through the phone at LAX as I was preparing to board my plane to Great Lakes, IL. for bootcamp. Not interacting normally with others because from dawn to dusk it was discipline and training. Not being able to hug or just hang out with my family for the months, but only dream those thoughts. Being recognized for my work through PRO BEAUTY BEACON, and also seeing my name in ending credits.

Pricing:

  • Per consultation 

Contact Info:

  • Email: misschangcreates@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @Misschang_creates

Check out her work below:

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1 Comment

  1. Seanna Cabezut

    January 9, 2017 at 20:20

    Most Lovely Leslie,

    Happy New Year: The Rooster/Phoenix is all about stepping into the fire and living in a whole new world, so congratulations on having finished school last year so you can really start to fly! On that note: I know a Swedish stylist (Elin) who does make-up and would be happy to connect you for when cut/color are needed.

    Contacting you because you have been a favorite: I came to you for a cut via Shirin Hostetter (blonde) who highly recommended you for your skill and passion…then we referred Akane (she is in the final photo of your website…and is 6 months pregnant)!
    Anyhow, I am wondering if you or anyone you know does Balayage (I am a brunette and feel a bit “ash” so would love a bit more vibrancy swept into my hair)…a cut might be in order as well.
    I can go anywhere or have you come to mine in Venice.
    Kind of on a budget, but re-start after a trying 2016 is in order. 😉
    Best wishes,
    Sèanna
    We are Instagram followers: vie.verite

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