Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.
Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.

Lesley’s Specialties:  Ombres, Creative Colors, Cutting, Styling

Lesley’s Story


Born and raised right here in Rapid City, Lesley is thankful for the chance to build a career in the town that she loves.  She is dedicated to her profession and her clients.

Her love for cosmetology comes straight from the core.  Her grandmother, Joanne, was a longtime beauty stylist for SALON ONE and worked side-by-side with many of the salon’s most tenured beauticians.

After high school, Lesley moved to Denver for two years to attend the prestigious Aveda Institute of Cosmetology.  She still remembers her very first haircut.  Under the watchful eyes of three senior students, she was so nervous and her hands were shaking so badly that she failed to cut any hair off.

Fortunately, through hard work and determination she improved her skills to the point that she completed her education as the valedictorian of her class, something she says is one of her greatest personal achievements.

Cutting and styling are her favorite things to do, but she also enjoys doing Ombres and creative colors. Aside from hair, Lesley also does makeup and nails.

What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is shopping because I believe that retail therapy is the best type of therapy.

Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous?

When I had long, dark red hair people would tell me that I look like Adele.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak any words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn