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I adore working with people, transforming them, showing them the natural beauty that has always been there.

Kimberly Leslie, Stylist November 26, 2015

A bit about me:

I have loved hair all my life…

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a hairstylist.  I dabbled in hair styling and makeup through high school and once I stepped into hair school at 19 years old, I knew I was in the right place.   I spend the next 9 years working in two of  Vancouver’s top salons, honing my skills and gaining further education in my craft.

During those years I also delved in to a certification in energy healing, meditation and personal healing while working as a stylist.  This learning deepened my connection with my clients and taught me how to communicate with them from my heart. It brought home the importance of meeting them where they are and assisting them to create beauty that is aligned with who they really are.

This education was also an incredibly transformative time for me as well.   The work I was studying asked for me to drop the facade of being a “stylist” and step into being the healer and artist that I am as well as a space holder for others.

I love the earth and am dedicated to healthy living.  

As I studied holistic health, I came to understand that what we use on our bodies goes into our bodies.  I also came to realize that much of what is being produced and used out there in the beauty world is full of toxic chemicals.  I became focused on finding clean, professional products that are healthy for our bodies and good to the earth.  I am an advocate for sustainable living and everything I use in my hair work is safe for your body and good for the earth.

I love to learn and push creative limits.

As an artist, I need to be creating.  I love bridal styling as it allows me to create intricate beauty that steps outside our everyday way of looking at ourselves.  I continuously take courses from hair artists who inspire me and I often can be found geeking out on my hair manequin at home trying out a new idea.  To keep the abstract creative juices going, I am a painter in my spare time.

I truly appreciate all of my amazing clients who allow me to practice my craft in such wonderful ways.

It really is an honor to be asked to attend to someone’s hair on their wedding day.  It’s a lovely and special few hours that are a ceremonial preparation time.  We don’t really call it that, but really, that’s what it is.  It’s a window, a precipice, that is sacred and special.  It’s a really amazing space to be invited into.  A place where I get to step in and begin the process of getting you ready to face your Love in the eye and say “Yes” to a life with them.  I can’t think of a more amazing place to be.  Taking care of you as you prepare to take that step.  So beautiful.

 

I thank you for taking a moment of your day to read my words, peek around at my pictures and comments from other brides.  I would love to chat with you to see if we are a fit to work together on your day.

 

Blessings and love,

Kimberly Leslie

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My wedding day was one of the greatest days of my life. Before our ceremony I was feeling frazzled, but once Kimberly started on my hair I felt an immediate sense of ease and I was able to take in with deeper presence this precious moment of my life. It was like she knew exactly what I needed and how to care for me without me having to tell her; I loved that! I absolutely adored what she did with my hair and I also noticed how much care she included for my mother’s hair. I highly recommend Kimberly for bridal hair.

Celeste Morris (Bride) November 26, 2015