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"Shores deposits flattering hues that add a healthy dose of shine and even seem to soften fuzzy textures."

 
"Solid tones will get lost under bright stage or set lights, says Leslie, so always build dimension into your color design. She turns to Balayage to create dimension in nearly every clients color."

"Solid tones will get lost under bright stage or set lights, says Leslie, so always build dimension into your color design. She turns to Balayage to create dimension in nearly every clients color." 

"Technique matters, of course--Shores is perhaps best known for her balayage which requires a high level of skill--but this "creative chemist" as she calls herself mixes that with passion to make her clients look great.

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"Grow out your summer highlights, or just ask your Colorist to paint a caramel tone on your ends," says Shores. 

"When working with brides, Leslie asks for details on how the hair will be worn on the wedding day so that she can identify the sections that will benefit most from the pop of a highlight. "And generally," she adds, "I advise my brides to book their color about a week before the wedding. That way there is time to make adjustments if necessary."

 

"I never recommend highlights on pixies. Not only do highlights look busy with all those layers_they also resemble polka dots on the back of the head, where the hair is really short." says Shores


VOYAGE CHICAGO

“I feel grateful to be able to say that I truly love what I do. I feel lucky to have become successful at it. “

“I think the key to being successful is being passionate about what you do, staying humble, being honest, really listening to people, and not sweating the small stuff.”


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"Whether she has bangs or not, Chicago girls love Jessica Biel’s carefree Balayage- bronzed hair, and this look is low-key like a typical Midwestern lady.” - shores, instyle.com

"Go with a rose gold base color and add in some golden blonde Balayage to make the color really shimmer." - shores, refinery29.com

"Everyone is asking for copper now, which never used to happen. I'm a sucker for the 1970's. The hair, the clothes, the makeup. All of it!" - SHORES, GLOSSANDFOUND.COM

"Clients thinking they need color every four to six weeks is a dated mentality. It’s not good for their hair or wallet. I never tell clients to prebook or give them a time frame to come in. I tell them to wait as long as they possibly can in between visits. That way we can avoid overlapping, over processing, wasting their time and their money". - shores, stylecaster.com

"Leslie's passion is providing thoughtful, on target advice for complete and captivating, head-to-toe style." - Skirt magazine

"Softer, warmer tones and natural highlights, as opposed to solid, cooler toned hair is coming." - SHORES, DAILYMAKEOVER.COM

"Colorist Leslie Shores does what she calls "Manbre", a look inspired by Jared Leto's locks." -RACKED.COM

"Some Colorists can apply highlights and lowlights in 45 minutes. But practice makes perfect." - SHORES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

An effect to give a try this spring is to go tawny, "this look is more on the funky side and is a mixture of matte dark brown with lighter caramel colors." - shores, examiner.com

"I try my best to get them as natural red as I can by sometimes mixing together as many as five different tones of golden copper and adding in balayage highlights for dimension to duplicate Jessica Chastain's signature red hair color". - Shores, tohair.com

"I have been seeing Leslie Shores for a few years now -- She is incredible. With my insane requests for hair dye, I have spent four to five hours there tossing back proscecco -- and I wouldn't do it with anyone else!" - refinery29.com

"I love Leslie for color." - popsugarcity.com