Leyla was born in Philadelphia PA, but grew up at the Jersey shore and her original homeland roots are from Barbados, Panama and Jamaica. Leyla lives and resides in Northern VA with her husband and two small children. Leyla has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and received her professional hair license from Paul Mitchell The School in Tysons Corner. Lov Ley Curls Studio was founded by Leyla and the name was inspired by Loving her curls and Ley for the first three letters in her name.
Lov Ley Curls Studio is based in Northern Virginia and home to tight curly, coily hair. We differ from a traditional salon, with the benefit of personalized hair care in a private, studio space. Leyla is a published Curl artist who has been featured in For the Curls and Culture magazine and ReadCurl magazine. She holds extensive training in the art and science of naturally curly hair. Leyla's specializes in tight curls and is certified in Devacurl, and Rezo. Leyla is a Cut It Kinky alum and has completed two certifications in Curly Hair Artistry (CHA). Leyla thrives on continuing education and loves to educate her clients how to care for their hair. Leyla teaches how to use clean high-quality ingredients and avoid internet traps like YouTube. Her vision and expertise, allows her to pay attention to detail, creating precision custom shapes best suited for each individuals lifestyle.
Leyla sees hair as an expression of Art. Curly hair is a true representation of our ancestors, roots, heritage, bloodline and family culture. Her goal is to inspire you and give you the freedom and expression to be authentically you!