Leslie McGwire has over 29 years in business development, interior design, equipment, furniture sales and marketing services for beauty schools, health, wellness, medical, fitness, beauty, healthcare and hospitality environments as well as retail space, salons, resorts, spa and jewelry-based businesses. She's kept pace with the convergence of design skills and solid management experiences, while continuing to forge key alliances and partnerships.
Leslie McGwire began in spa, resort, and hotel design and was instrumental in the creation of the Salon & Spa Design Studio for tng worldwide, 19 years ago. She left California in 2001 and spent ten years building an impressive career, working as Western Regional Sales Director and Design Director for both Takara Belmont and Belvedere USA. Her journey eventually took her back to where it all began, and she became the Vice President of Sales for THE INDUSTRY SOURCE Salon & Spa Design Center. Following her great success there, she set out on her own, achieving her dream of creating her very own design consulting company. Leslie McGwire & Associates provides turnkey design assistance for valued clients.
A member of ASID, Allied (American Society of Interior Designers), Leslie has won 14 national design awards, including prestigious Salon Today awards. Some notable locations she's designed include The Mirage Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas; JM Marriott, Las Vegas; The Doves, Santa Monica; Jose Eber Salons in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Houston; Amadeus Salons & Spas in Newport Beach and Pasadena; and Premier Spa & Salon at Marshall Field's (Macy's) on State Street, Chicago; Douglas J, Rochester Hills, Michigan.
In California, as Western Regional Director, she made significant changes for Takara Belmont that led to attaining high national sales for the showroom and region. For Belvedere USA, as Western Regional Sales Director, she focused on serving chain and distributor accounts to increase sales (JC Penny, Knockouts for Men). Leslie has also worked with the executive producers of Blow Out, Shear Genius and Tabatha's Salon Takeover TV shows, creating set design with unique equipment and chairs.
Though her leadership style and credible experience, Leslie shows her team how to best support the positive image and reputation of the brands and products. In addition to providing her own responsive, high-level talent, Leslie inspires her team to perform beyond their goals and deliver beyond the client's expectations.
With true passion for business, design and the beauty industry, Leslie McGwire is a natural fit for fulfilling your needs. Turnkey design, exceeding your expectations.