Mansfield hairdresser Mark Leeson has won the ultimate hairdressing accolade by winning British Hairdresser of the Year.
The British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, is dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing world and is one of the most glitzy events in the hairdressing calendar.
The award puts him putting him amongst hairdressing royalty such as Trevor Sorbie, Nicky Clarke and Andrew Collinge
With a bustling salon in Mansfield, and a second salon just opened in Chesterfield, Mark Leeson’s latest award win is well and truly flying the flag for British hairdressing.
Hairdressers Journal’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr, said : “Congratulations to Mark Leeson and all the 2014 winners who truly are the best of British.”
2014 is Mark’s 30th anniversary in hairdressing during which time he has finalised for 32 British Hairdressing Awards and won an incredible 14, as well as numerous other high profile titles.
A globally recognised name, Mark’s work is frequently published in hairdressing titles all over the world, and his presence is often requested at shows and seminars in every continent.
“I’m truly honoured to be British Hairdresser of the Year 2014. I’ve dedicated my life to hairdressing and to be recognised by my peers as the best in the country is incredible. This has been a dream of mine since the day that I started hairdressing and I’m living proof that if you work hard and don’t give up, you can achieve anything.
“I’m so grateful to all the people who have supported me over the years and to my wonderful team – without them none of this would be possible,” said Mark.
This is the highest accolade within the hairdressing industry and only a handful of hairdressers have won this prestigious award.
Mark first had to be nominated by his peers and panel of leading beauty editors, and then produced a photographic collection of 8 images, which along with a portfolio was judged by an exclusive panel of industry legends.