Meet The Team

Leslie Vasquez & crew are now at Spice Salon – just a few minutes away in a beautiful, new location in Scotts Valley. We have the same great service and the same phone number – 831-429-6600.

Our new address is 6006 La Madrona Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. Just take the Mount Herman Exit off Hwy 17 and go left at the first light. Look for Surf City Coffee, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and Morgan Stanley- we are in that same plaza across from the Scotts Valley Hilton.

Leslie Vasquez, President

Leslie has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the beauty industry, including owning and operating a haircare distribution company, traveling the world as a trainer for a hair extension company, and running her own hair salon. She opened the Platinum Lounge in 1999 to create a positive and relaxing environment for her growing clientele. Leslie is a nationally recognized hair extension expert and is a master in several methods of hair extensions, including ProHair, Great Lengths, Hairdreams, and Microlines. In addition, she excels at color correction and has been a hair color educator for L’Oreal Professional, Eugene Perma, and Schwarzkopf Professional. A leader in the local salon community, Leslie is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Shoreline School of Cosmetology. Read Leslie’s Blog

Ashley Hoy, Stylist

Like a lion tamer, Ashley can turn any unruly mess into a manageable mane. Known as the frizz buster Ashley specializes in smoothing treatments and healthy looking hair. Ashley really loves to help clients find solutions to all of their hair woes, by adding a shot of shine to dull strands or taking the frizz from an unmanageable style she really can take your look to the next level. She does all this while being the most cheerful person anyone has ever met, an award winner in customer service; it really is a delight to spend some time in her chair. Ashley would love to see what happiness she can bring to you.

Mea Silverman, Apprentice Stylist

Mea is the Platinum Lounge’s first apprentice. Currently a student at the CosmoFactory Mea is accelerating her learning through the new apprenticeship program. She may be young but Mea is no stranger to the beauty industry, Mea has virtually lived in a salon since a very young age and has developed her natural talent for makeup over the last few years.