Owner, Founder, Instructor, Hair Loss Specialist, Author, Woman!
The Extensionist Consultancy Inc. and The Extensionist Academy were founded by Megan Ledarney, a small-town raised Albertan. Megan was diagnosed with a rare obsessive-compulsive disorder at the young age of 12, named Trichotillomania, which is classified as an uncontrollable urge to pull out ones own hair. In the grips of this disorder for nearly 2 years, she had pulled out half of the hair on her head.
Megan can only describe the way hair extensions made her feel, as "profoundly life changing". She finally gained the confidence to blossom into the dedicated business woman that she is today. She felt first hand how hair extensions changed her life and gave her the confidence to take on any challenge, and decided to dedicate her life to helping other women feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. Becoming a licensed stylist, travelling to Europe, LA, Paris, Atlanta to learn the worlds techniques and hone in on her craft.
At age 20, Megan developed a unique hair extension installation technique that she is named and trade-marked as VOGUEPEARL™, which has since become her most famous method of installation. This method has single handedly put The Extensionist at the top of the extension market in Canada, with clients coming from all over Canada and some part of Europe, as well as brining in 6 figures of revenue for her salons each year in business. VOGUEPEARL is just so amazing!
Due to the success of her technique, Megan has gained much exposure both in our industry, and in media. She is now the proud owner of 3 salons in Edmonton, Calgary & Kelowna; a training facility where she teaches her personally developed technique exclusively, as well as an online university to allow her method global status. Megan is also an author of the most intricate hair addition & trichology textbook on our market to date.
Megan has been featured on Breakfast Television, The Weather Network, Fine Lifestyles Magazine, as well as gaining many accoldates:
2016 Young Entrepreneur of Distincion Finalist, 2016 Female Entrepreneur of Distinction Finalist, 2014 FIERCE award for Empowering women, and Fine Lifestyle's 2015 Women of Achievement.
All in all, it is Megan's passion to help women through hair as she once experienced first hand. Now, this has grown to include her passion for delivering proper extension practises for stylists in our industry, as she is aware of the lack of proper training available in our niche market. Her mission is to deliver quality, excellence, and an elite experience for extensionists world-wide.
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Leslie is one of our lead instructor's, as well as academy manager here at The Extensionist Academy, which means she ensures that all salon training is delivered effeciently, and ensures an open door policy regarding any inquiries you may have. She is one of the instructor's you may see during the testing portion of your training!
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Leslie's passion along with her education have brought her into the world of extensions & management, making her well rounded for her position within our company, as she has been installing extensions via The Extensionist for 4 years, and acts as Manager of our Jasper Ave location.
With her diverse background she truly knows the ins and outs of the beauty industry!
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Andrea comes from a background in health-care, having worked as a care-aid for the elderly for nearly 15 years! Having been with us now for almost 2 years, Andrea is a hair loss specialist, as well as our amazing academy admissions advisor, and distribution manager! Wearing many hats, Andrea is well versed and talented in many area's of our field, and is excited to help get your started on your journey to becoming a VOGUEPEARL™ certified graduate!