I have practiced hair and beauty for 22 years, and yes, time flies when you are having fun! I enjoy spending quality time with each of my clients. I also enjoy hearing what is on your mind and what is happening in your life, as well as creating an individual look that works for you. I am a proud mother of four successful young men and am blessed with seven grandchildren. I draw tremendous energy and spirituality from my family, and enjoy hearing about your families as well. I love the Tucson desert and am proud to be a native Tucsonan. In my spare time , I enjoy cooking, hiking, dancing, country living, and spending time with friends, family and trusted four-legged companions, Oso and Brandy. My life's goal is to aim for and attain a positive work-life balance. Continuing education is very important to me . Color techniques and styling solutions keep changing. Styles in hair and coloring constantly evolve and nothing is so constant as change in my field. Keeping up with the latest techniques in coloring, cutting, and styling, as well as product formulations is a never-ending endeavor, and one that I really enjoy. I follow and support trends towards natural products and holistic health and wellness. My aim is to integrate these trends into my beauty practice for the benefit and well-being of my clients. I believe in using natural products that nourish hair and skin. Over the last 15 years I have embraced Eufora as a company and a line of hair care products. I firmly believe in their mission to provide natural, best-of-class hair and skin care formulations. Their high grade aloe-vera, botanical and essential oil based products will leave you feeling pampered, luxurious and confident. Bella Mente ("beautiful mind") is a serenely pleasant setting where friends can share and create a beautifying and relaxing experience together. Please drop by just to say hello, and visit over a cup of tea or expresso.... Enjoy this day! Leslie
My time with Leslie is more like "girls time" then a hair appointment I must keep. Not only does Leslie have tons of talent and skill, but she listens and does her best to accommodate suggestions I may give her on how I'd like my hair to look. She is always welcoming with a smile and a delicious cup of espresso! And, as she works her magic with my hair we chat about family, life and whats new, including food and ways we are focusing on caring for our best health so we can be beautiful from the inside, as well as on the outside.
I love spending time with Leslie at her salon. She is an expert regarding hair care and intuitive and individual in her treatment of her clients. She is thoughtful, aware, sensitive, and compassionate in her communications--which are delightful! A great experience--
I avoid the madness of the big salons in preference for Leslie's beautiful little sanctuary. I get an expert color and cut, a warm and laid-back experience, and I leave feeling I have had a truly attentive stylist take care of my hair. She listens to what the customer wants and helps her clients look their best.
Judy R. , Oro Valley