Recipient of several awards, Mark Leeson’s work brings contemporary glamour to the hairdressing world via his trademark of exaggerated and sexy hairdressing
How did you step into this domain?
I was nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year award, so it was something my peers and the hair and beauty press selected me for. I’ve had three nominations now and it’s a great honour for me; it’s something I would never take for granted.
What were the challenges that you came up against?
There are always challenges in business. It’s simply a case of taking a step back, looking at the bigger picture and acting on situations straight away.
Who, according to you, is the guru of the industry?
I have many icons, including Sam McKnight
, Trevor Sorbie and, of course, the late Vidal Sassoon.
Which products and tools do you like to work with?
I’m a big fan of Goldwell colour and their ‘Style Sign’ range is brilliant, especially the Glamour Whip Mousse.
What is your view on the emerging beauty and hair market of India?
There seems to be a sea of talent in India, and this is a country I would love to visit and spend time educating some of the hairdressers there.