WHAT STYLES AND HAIR TYPES DO YOU MOST ENJOY CREATING AND WORKING WITH?
LH: I love bold colors and big transformations. I can often be found working on ambitious, time consuming projects that really require me to flex my technical ability and creative muscles. Big chops, bleach outs, bright colors, you name it. If it's a transformation, I'm down. I don't have a specific hair type I enjoy, because although I enjoy being extremely creative, the biggest thrill is the customization to my clients and their hair.

 

FAVORITE Bb. PRODUCT:
LH:
R&CO Balloon Dry Volume Spray

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
LH: I'm dual licensed! That means I have licences in both cosmetology and barbering. Keratin Complex Certified

Leah Heidler

Hair Artist

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INTO THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
LH:
I was inspired to get into the beauty industry because, being queer, I always had a hard time finding a stylist that understood what I was looking for. I had very short hair at the time, and I tried both salons and barbershops and neither of them quite knew what to do with me. I started doing hair because I wanted to become the stylist that I had always wanted for myself. I wanted someone kind, patient, bold, and with a deep understanding of both the science of hair and the struggle that we all face surrounding our appearance and its connection to our identity.

 

WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS?
LH:
Alexander McQueen, Zendaya, Bernadette Banner