I’m a California girl from the Bay Area. Slightly obsessed with makeup, my mom bought me my first vanity and makeup set when I was 4. The photos of me from that era proved that I really liked to play with color not just on myself, but on others – my poor dolls.
Like so many others, I headed down to Los Angeles. I wanted to finish college and get my degree and at the same time, be in the best city in the world for anything beauty related. After finishing school I got my first cosmetics job at a large and famous beauty chain. We were busy and clients were in and out of my chair every 20 minutes. It was hard work but I really learned the art of selecting and applying makeup to every skin type. I learned a lot about makeup and also customer service and wanted to know more.
One of my co-workers had landed a job at Queen Bee Salon & Spa in Brentwood and told me that the owner, Jodi Shays, was looking for a makeup artist and spray tan technician. I applied immediately and when Jodi offered me the position, I took it. We have such an amazing community here at Queen Bee. I love the support we get from each other and I can’t tell you how much I love working with my clients; they have become like family to me.
I get most excited for Spring Break and formals when my girls from local sororities come in for their spray tans. The energy is always high and the girls are always fun and grateful. I have a loyal following of competitive bodybuilders who love the definition a great spray tan can give. I am also known as the “house call” girl at Queen Bee. I have our pop-up spray tan tent and mobile spray unit constantly ready for those last minute emergencies!
Because we see so many brides at Queen Bee I am also busy with bridal party makeup and wedding day fixes. I love any kind of special event makeup, even if you want some lashes applied for a special event or date, or you need a makeup tutorial, I am your girl!
WINNER of Allure Best of Los Angeles Custom Airbrush Tanning 2017
Leah specializes in:
Custom Airbrush Tanning, Makeup Application, Lashes, Group Parties, Housecalls.