Hi I am Leighton Bender! I was born and raised in Jacksonville FL. Im an Aveda Institute alumni. Post-graduation I assisted and trained under two of the top master stylists in Jacksonville. I worked in a 5 star salon and have been perfecting my craft for over 6 years. During that time I have had the pleasure of working on multiple tv personalities and high profile clients. I specialize in all color services specifically balayage, blonding and color corrections. My precision cutting abilities are also like no other when it comes to the perfect bob and luscious layers. Im a perfectionist and I will strive to give you the hair of your dreams! 

More about me ❤️
When I’m not behind the chair I enjoy spending time with my family and two furry babies! I love cooking and living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Also if you are wondering I love astrology and I’m a Scorpio rising Gemini sun and Pisces moon!



Brazilian blowout certified 

Barbicide certified

Wella, Goldwell and Redken trained

  • Kenra
  • Redken
  • Olaplex
Testimonials Leave Testimonial
After not having my hair done in almost a year, I was nervous as to if Leighton would be my stylist / colorist and I left her chair feeling like I would never go anywhere else. She over met my expectations on the color / balayage and I couldn’t feel more beautiful and confident. I love it and I can’t wait to see her again in 8-10 weeks. Thank you for excelling in your work, especially in my hair! I love it!
Colby B.
Leighton has been doing my hair for years now! And every-time I go she never disappoints! I’m a full time working mom of 2 young girls so I rarely get out much less to get my hair done but I’m so grateful for when I do because Leighton makes the experience so personal! By the time I leave, I feel like a whole new person! My latest hair transformation, she took me from dull/fading highlights (it’s been literally like 9months since I’ve done anything with it) and of course my ever popping up grey hairs (I have young kids remember?) and she made me look 10years younger! Added some long layers, and all over highlights and covered my roots! It was the best feeling walking out of those doors! She will be forever hair stylist!
Katie B.
That’s my girl! She does such a great job with my hair I’ll drive 45 minutes to see her ❤️ She’s talented and I’m grateful I found her.
Michelle C.
I brought my daughter to Leighton recently and it could not have gone any better, ive been looking for a while for someone to cut my daughters curly/wavy hair and Leighton did an amazing job with the cut and style and she also made my daughter feel so good. Once we got home, my daughter told anyone who would listen that she was now a princess. We will absolutely be going back to Leighton!
Ellen W.
Leighton has been doing my hair for a couple of years now and always does a fabulous job! She is thorough, listens to my ideas, and then flawlessly executes the requested hairstyle or color. Every time I leave the salon, I feel like I can take on the world! She has the best personality and enjoys what she does, which shows in her work. Thank you for always making my hair beautiful!
Sara M.
Leighton is an absolute professional, and her work is the stuff Pinterest dreams are made of!! She always respects, supports, and helps me achieve my vision, unlike other stylists who try to take full control. She takes her time and invests so much effort in making sure you walk out feeling like a superstar. If you want healthy hair while rocking some color, layers, etc - GO TO LEIGHTON! She’s done my hair, my mom’s hair, my girlfriends’ hair, my grandma’s hair - she knows how to do it ALL. I promise once you go see Leighton, you will never want to go anywhere else - and you’ll want to recommend her to everyone you know!!
Jessica B.