Light Elegance began in 1999 in Eugene, Oregon. Lezlie McConnell owned and managed an upscale salon and her husband, Jim, was a polymer chemist working with polyurethane systems used in the wood products and transportation industries. Turns out it was a brilliant combination. Jim and Lezlie were always interested in how to make things better for their techs—how can the products they all used day in and day out be better? Safer? Economical? More appealing to clients?
The products that Jim and Lezlie created and tested (and tested) in the salon became popular with both the techs and the clients and the business grew. And grew. They took a risk, made a plan and began creating, manufacturing and selling Light Elegance beyond their own doors. Lezlie sold the salon and Jim left his position as a corporate chemist. And Light Elegance was born.