Leslie Shores, Color Team
Iconic, Haute Couture, Innovative: three words that define the artistry of Leslie Shores. Being a Balayage and Color Specialist allows her to be an artist-all while giving her clients customized hair color that’s just for them. Matching clients’ hair color to their skin tone, eye color, natural hair color, lifestyle, and personality guides her in creating the perfect look. Being in the industry for fifteen years Leslie has built a reputation for being Chicago's most sought after Balayage experts. She loves combining fashion & hair and has been dubbed the Queen of Balayage. Originally, Leslie graduated from an advanced three year color training program and has trained under some the best Colorist in Chicago & Nashville. Being Head of Color at Renee Feldman Salon, Leslie is dedicated to continuing her education by learning from professionals all over the world. She is classically trained in french Balayage. She has studied at the L'oreal Academy in Rome, Italy. Trained at L'oreal academies in New York, L.A., and Chicago with Nancy Braun, DJ Mcginley, Jay Vosper, & Kaz Amor. Completed the ABC two week color theory at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica. Sunlights Balayage training with Candy Shaw. Mane Addicts extended education with Tracey Cunningham and Jen Atkin in Beverly Hills. BTC Color Theory with Justin Anderson of Chris McMillian Salon. Not only has Leslie learned from the best, she has inspired the best, by recently being featured in CS Magazine under "Best of" Chicago 2017. She has also been featured in Allure, Real Simple, Red book, Behind the Chair, Skirt, Refinery29, Stylecaster, Glossed and Found, Daily Makeover, Racked, Pop Sugar City, Examiner, and the Chicago Tribune. Leslie’s good taste mixed with high level of skill allows her to make clients look natural, organic, and keep their hair as healthy as possible. Her goal is to bring style, creativity, and art to every client -through her craft.