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Leslie Harris

Leslie HarrisLeslie Harris is currently Assistant Vice President of Skincare Product Innovation for Garnier US, a company within the consumer division of LíOreal USA.  In this role she is responsible for the strategic direction of all new product innovation and regional product adaptation for Garnier Skincare in the US.  Prior to her position at Garnier, she was Director of Global Marketing at Kiehlís Since 1851, also under the umbrella of LíOreal USA.  Here she was responsible for all development and launch plans for the body and fragrance categories, as well as select skincare launches.  Leslie has previous marketing and finance marketing experience in both cosmetics and fashion, and began her career in finance.  

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wellesley College (cum laude), a Master of Arts degree in Fashion History and Theory from the London College of Fashion (first honors and distinction), and a Master of Professional Studies in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology (Valedictorian and Departmental Honors).  She is an active beauty historian, and now serves as adjunct faculty for the MPS program, Innovations in the History of Beauty.
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