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Meet Leslie Montano of Glamour Lounge Hair Boutique in Oceanside

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leslie Montano.

Leslie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started as a teen mom in high school then became a single parent after I graduated and realized I had to provide for my infant daughter, so that pushed me to go realize my dream of becoming a hairstylist, so I went to beauty school Oceanside College of Beauty full time and also working at a Supercuts as a receptionist. I realized how much I loved this industry. I couldn’t wait to help people feel good about themselves threw beauty. So, later working for many major corporate and small salons, I noticed I already reached the highest level and I wasn’t growing anymore so I finally got the courage to open my own salon suite in Oceanside. Through my career as a Mexican American woman, I thought why is their barely any Latina salon owners?? If anyone else can do it I can, I wanted to show my two daughters that if they want something really bad and you work hard enough you can accomplish anything. Now, hopefully, I can be positive role models for young girls. To be your own boss is the best most satisfying feeling in the world. Giving people confidence in bringing out their beauty through hair therapy. I truly love what I do.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No, not at all, I struggled every way possible. From being a teen mom in high school and then becoming a single parent when my child’s father went to prison for ten years. I realized I have this child to take care of. it got real she gave me the motivation to become something she could look up to and to financially be able to take care of her. So, I enrolled in beauty school. To give us a better future.

Please tell us about Glamour Lounge Hair Boutique.
Glamour lounge hair boutique is a cute little full service upscale private salon suite in Oceanside, where you can relax and get pampered and leave looking your best. I specialize in haircuts, highlights and hair extensions. I’m most proud of my years of experience 19 years of knowledge that help to truly give my clients what they want and need. What sets me apart from others well, at my salon, I offer amazing customer service and expertise and always making sure my clients leave loving their hair ready to take on anything!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I wouldn’t change anything every no, no, you can’t do it, and you won’t make it. Pushed me to work that much harder, I always told myself I will show them, watch me succeed.

Pricing:

  • Haircut/blowout $55+
  • Full highlights/ balayage $150+
  • Hair extensions install $150+

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy Petrak

    December 27, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Leslie is fabulous…. without a doubt.

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