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Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician, Leisha McCord has achieved international status as a talented and innovative professional both in the beauty and fashion industry as well as in the press. Her innovative techniques and outgoing personality have made her a favorite of countless beauty professionals, Hollywood celebrities and loyal clientele. Her work for both editorial and advertising campaigns has been featured in such magazines as Us Weekly, People Style Watch, OK!, Nylon, Lucky, Maxim, Frontiers, Skinnie Magazine, Infocus Magazine, Palm Springs Magazine as well as on Inside Edition and Maxim Online.

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Leisha moved to Los Angeles and began her training and education at the Make‐Up Designory in Burbank, California. Not long after completing the program, she began working on various projects with numerous photographers and designers and quickly developed a reputation for flawless
makeup application.

With her tremendous talent and outgoing personality she is consistently booked for beauty commercials, print campaigns, and A‐List trendsetters for red carpet events. In addition, she contributes her artistic skill set to cutting edge editorials, runways, and fashion advertising from coast to coast. While her energy and creativity drive her to remain cutting edge, her professionalism, skill, and laid back personality enable her to master any situation.

ʺLeisha has a talent for make‐up like I have never seen....she can take anyone and turn them into a supermodel...she is not only amazing at her job, but is quite possibly the sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! When I need my make up done for a small event or The Emmys, Leisha is the only one I trust to get the job done. I only wish I could have her in my life every day!ʺ Kristen Renton (Actress)

ʺIn my 12 years in Hollywood, Iʹve ran across few true artists. Leisha is one of them. She really is an artist in the term: make‐up artist. Sheʹs professional, fun, a hard worker and team player, and most importantly to me, when I have a look I want, Leisha will use her magical kit of colors and shades, and turn the model into something that surpasses my original vision. A photographer is only as good as their team, and Leisha will all makes every photographerʹs work look better.ʺ Martin Kunert( Director and Photographer)

ʺLeisha is the greatest for hair & makeup I always look forward to a fun, easy & amazing shoot when Leisha is in control.ʺ
Jacob Bernstein (PR Director for Harkham Industries)

-Hawaii Cosmetology Academy Honolulu, HI Esthetician/Eyelash Extension 2012
-University of Hawaii Honolulu, HI Bachelors in Art 2004
-Makeup Designory 2002 Burbank, CA Makeup Artistry/Hairstyling

Licenses and Certificates:
-Temp. Esthetics License, State of Hawaii
-Eyelash Extension Specialist Certificate
-Beauty Makeup Artist Certificate
-Basic Hairstyling Certificate


For bookings please contact info@leishamccord