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Meet the Staff at Leslie K Hair and Nails Salon

The Leslie K Hair and Nail Salon operates as a family friendly salon offering various beauty services. Each of our hair stylists has undergone rigorous training with Goldwell and KMS, so we can provide you with exceptional hair-color services. Whether you’re looking for a single-process color, highlight, lowlight, pop of color, or custom color services – we look forward to transforming your look!

Leslie K LLC is located on route 5 in Meriden, Connecticut. We have been in Meriden for over 15 years where we enjoy serving our community both at the salon and by donating our time and energy to better our area. Everyone is welcome at Leslie K and we can’t wait to help you look and feel better through one of our various hair and nail salon services!

Meet the Team

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Leslie Kogut

Owner of Leslie K LLC

Being the owner of Leslie K llc has been an accomplishment that I am very Proud of. I graduated from H.C. Wilcox Tech in 1984 in the Hairdressing and cosmetology field and have loved my trade every day! So blessed to have a job that I truly love and that I get to meet so many inspiring people. I enjoy being behind the chair doing Blow outs, Hair Color, Undo Styling and Hair Cuts. Creativity is natural to me.

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Claudia Licursi


I have loved my profession right from the start. I was raised in Southington and have been working in Meriden for over 30 years in the Hairdressing industry, and it has been great. Give me a challenge and I will conquer it with a beautiful outcome. I love to cut and Perm but Color is what I do best! I love to use multiple colors to make your style unique to you.

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Mary Gewily

Nail Tech/ Manicurist

I have been certified by the Connecticut School of Nails and have been painting beautiful hands and toenails for over 30 years. I am a Meriden CT native and attended all Meriden schools. I love the atmosphere of my nail room – quiet and relaxing one on one with my guest.  Need a Pedicure, Nail Fill or Gel Polish? … Come relax with me.

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Jeanne Ingham

Stylist/ Colorist

I have owned and managed hair salons in the Meriden area for over 40 years. I love my career and love the opportunity to create with my clients. Living in Meriden I get to really know who my clients are and what they need. I believe Hairdressing is one of the most rewarding careers there could be.

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Lorrie Georing

Hairstylist & Nail Technician

Originally from the Meriden area I now live in Thomaston raising my two children. I still come to Meriden to see my customers once a week because I love my clients and my career. I have passion for hair especially Pop Color and beautiful Highlights. Wedding updos are also a passion of mine. I like to create change in Hairstyles to keep my clients updated.

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Kathleen Gianokos

Stylist/ Colorist

I have managed and worked in salons in the Meriden area all my career. I have loved my work and have been part of the Meriden community all my life.

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Abby Chichester


Academy Di Capellini 2020 graduate with a natural talent for doing hair. New to the salon I am excited to create new styles. I am a blonde specialist and love creating long hair blondes. Set up an appointment with me and let’s begin your new hair journey.

Front desk / Greeter

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Tina Thorpe

I will make sure your stay at Leslie K goes perfect. Any Questions? I am here to find you an answer. I know all the staff and will direct you to the staff member that will be a perfect match for what you need.