WEEasked: Leslie Hodgson Nails It On the Job Phyllis Sigal February 24, 2020 WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” File this away … Leslie Cross Hodgson can add some sparkle to your life with just a dab of glitter, or she can paint a teeny, tiny red heart on your pinky. She also has helped women who have battled cancer to “Look Good, Feel Good,” at a Wheeling Hospital program. “We would go talk to them, show them how to put make-up on,” she said, of herself and her coworkers at the Be-YOU-tiful salon on Washington Avenue in Wheeling. “To see them from when they came in and were so depressed, and then all the makeup they had on when they left — they just felt so much better about themselves. We did that for several years,” she said. Leslie lives in Ohio County with her husband Shawn and 16-year-old son Dylan, but she didn’t grow up here. A Brooke High graduate, she married then moved to Wheeling. She’s been a licensed nail technician for 23 years, learning her art at the South Hills Beauty Academy. Leslie Hodgson Here’s what Leslie answered when WEEasked: What do you love about your job? I love my job. I love what I do, I like the people. I have flexibility if I really need it. It’s fun talking to people. What’s on your nightstand or e-reader? I read a lot of romance novels. I’ve read lots and lots of them. What’s your favorite neighborhood? I probably would have to say Woodsdale. Just because I like the area, but I feel, though, we could have so much more in this area, more businesses. More little cafes, outside eateries … there’s a lot of potential. And it’s safe. Where do you take out-of-town visitors? Oglebay and Centre Market, because Center Market is so different, and cute and quaint, with nice restaurants. And Oglebay is just a really nice park. If you could cultivate a new skill, what would it be? I would love to work in a nursery. I love flowers — I would probably do that. What is your wish for Wheeling? More growth in the downtown area. I think just probably build up downtown. … They’ve got a couple of restaurants that are new, which is nice. … Maybe boutiques … some neat restaurants … a nice shopping area. I would like to see some of the taxes reduced — they keep adding new ones. For people who are self-employed, it’s a little tough. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.