About Leysa Carillo

Originally from Cuba, Leysa Carrillo is a vibrant hair colorist and Curly hair expert based in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 14 years of experience. She is a nationally recognized industry leader for her hair color transformations on textured hair and continues to pave the way with her artistic flair and creative techniques. As the founder of Forever Curls Academy and the Global Humanitarian Tour, Leysa is passionate about taking education to the next level in areas such as hair care, trending styles, and the curl movement. When she's not at her salon working with clients, she appears as a respected educator and panelist around the country at some of the most influential beauty industry events and shows.

With viral content featured on popular publications such as the INSIDER, Leysa has curated a strong social media presence and strives to use her platform to fuse creativity with technique and inspire others through engaging education. Leysa’s contagious smile and energetic personality has carried her through a successful career with global recognition. She was nominated for the American Influence Award in 2017 and 2019 and won in 2020. She was named Modern Salon’s 2017 Top 100. Additionally, Leysa is the first female to win two Behind The Chair #OneShot awards in one night. 

Her creative projects inspired by Lacroix and Halo Top Ice Cream led to the publication and features in Allure Magazine, inTouch National, Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Seventeen Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Delish, and Pop Sugar.

Today, Leysa is a Brand Ambassador for both Redken and Mizani helping to bring her passion for textured hair to stylists across the country.