2010 - present
2010 - present
Sonia LeBlanc- Is the Owner and President of Chez Bernard Beauty Academy. A former student of the academy, Sonia has an impeccable reputation as one of top stylist to ever graduate from Chez Bernard. After several successful years as the owner and operator of her own Salon, she decided it was time for a new challenge and became an instructor at the Academy. With her keen eye for business, Sonia felt that as the owner of Chez Bernard Beauty Academy, she could help to elevate the school to the next level and that is just what she did when she purchased the school in 2004.
As the youngest school owner in the Maritimes, Sonia to this day continues to add to her resume by attending, and being involved with several top name organizations. Sonia is certified by the CANB as a Master Judge for hairstyling competition. Along those same lines, she is a regular in the panel of judges for the Miss and Miss Teen New Brunswick Pageant each year. Her willingness to expand her business knowledge has taken her to business and hairstylists conventions across Canada and the U.S. and even as far away as Milan, Italy. In 2006 she represented Chez Bernard Beauty Academy in Association with Façade International at the Canadian Model and Talent Convention in Toronto, ON.
Sonia is a Master Colorist, and cutter having been certified by several different companies and associations throughout the years. Most notably, she is licensed to install Great Lengths Hair Extensions. Not only as a technician but as a client to Great Lengths, Sonia was featured in a Special Article of the Moncton Times and Transcript on the ever growing popularity of extensions.