Leslie Ferrer Espinosa was born and raised in San Diego, California and has always had a passion for transformation through beauty. In her teens, she drew inspiration from magazines; tearing pages out, posting them on her wall, and practicing "how to's" on herself. Having grown up as a dancer she honed her skill by styling hair for performances. She attended San Diego University, studying theatre design, and realized her passion for the beauty industry while volunteering in the costume shop. Having been recommended to a wig and make up specialist she began an apprenticeship which soon lead to a career in hair and make-up design.

She began her career with the San Diego Opera, The Globe Theatre, and various theaters in the San Diego area. After graduating with a BFA, she moved to Los Angeles where she gained more experience as a freelancer working not only in theatre and opera, but in fashion, film and television as well.

Leslie's enthusiasm for education, and dedication to her craft brought her to New York. She received her degree of Cosmetology from the Aveda Institute of New York then began working on Broadway, and Off Broadway. Currently, she freelances for editorials, weddings, television, film and private clients. You can find samples of her work at www.leslieespinosa.com, or visit her in Manila, Philippines.

Whether Leslie is designing hair, wigs, makeup, or hosting workshops for her clients, she believes that true beauty is an energy that is radiated from the inside out, it is enhancing the natural...while adding a touch of glamour!