Known for her love of fashion and dubbed the queen of Balayage, Leslie has become Chicago's most sought after Color Specialist. After studying fashion and landing a receptionist position in a salon Leslie found herself in love with the hair industry. She has always said that hair and fashion are the perfect pair and her fashion background has helped her tremendously; drawing inspiration from fashion history and current trends. Leslie has now been in what she feels is one of the most amazing industries for almost sixteen years, working exclusively as a Color & Balayage Specialist. Shores was voted Chicago's "Best Of" Hair Colorist 2017 by CS Magazine.



• Graduated from an advanced three year Color Training Program and trained under some of the best Colorist in Chicago & Nashville since the age of 18.

• Extended Education includes studying at the L'Oreal Academy in Rome, Italy

• Balayage Training at L'Oreal Academy in New York with Nancy Braun

• Numerous Balayage classes through the L'Oreal Academy in L.A. and Chicago with Nancy Braun and Kaz Amor

• Classically trained in the ABC two week Color Theory at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, Ca.

• Sunlights Balayage Training with Candy Shaw

• MANE ADDICTS/Jen Atkin Color education with Tracey Cunningham in Beverly Hills

• BTC Color Theory with Celebrity Colorist Justin Anderson of Chris McMillian