The Consensus of Opinion
Article in Harper's Bazaar, Photograph by Man Ray, 
March 1936

Jessica Gallegos

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  I grew up with three brothers, many boy cousins and kind of a tom boy.  Probably not by choice.  About age thirteen my mom enrolled me in some kind of modelling and self building classes where I learned about beauty, fashion and about the importance of brushing my hair.  I surprisingly caught on pretty quickly.  It was almost as if it came naturally to me.  I would use my girlfriends as manikins to practice the hair and makeup looks of the moment. I had become girly and began to realize that this was something that I wanted to do more of and was eager to learn more about it.

In 2005 I enrolled at Classic Beauty College and immediately knew I had made the right decision for me career.  I fell in love in the beauty industry.  And in 2007, after graduating, with my little resume and license in hand I began looking for a salon to work at.  I applied at so many but only fell in love with one. Leidan Mitchell Salon and Spa.  The first thing I did was call my mom and tell her how beautiful this place was and how badly I wanted to work there.  We both prayed about it and sure enough that night I got in touch with one of the owners... Of all the places I applied it was the only one that actually called me back.  And that was the beginning of my future... 

Since then I have (with the guidance of some amazing mentors) established my business offering hair color, cutting, styling, special event hair styling and bridal hair and makeup.  I can truly say it is my passion to help women look and feel their very best.