Award winning hairdresser Mark Leeson, presented an intimate seminar at Goldwell’s new Academy London in Soho.
The Evening With event was attended by salon owners and hairdressers who wanted to gain an insight into Mark’s high-profile career and how he runs his hugely successful business.
With clothes from Louis Vuitton’s S/S 13 collection, a Great Gatsby soundtrack, gorgeous colour work, chic beehives and stylish waves the theme of the night was creating captivating photographic images.
The audience were treated to fabulous looks on five models, demonstrating the latest trends and techniques that Mark is working on both in-salon and on his shoots.
Working with Goldwell’s wide portfolio of professional colour including Nectaya, Topchic and Elumen, Mark demonstrated how catwalk looks can be adapted into more commercial styles, and gave his interpretations of the coolest trends right now. Mark presented an array of looks, including a stunning hair-up style, which was prepped by heavily backcombing the hair, before sculpting it into shape.
Mark also did some live colouring in the form of a stunning fiery-copper, inspired by Christina Hendricks, as well as dry cutting on a very directional icy blonde with pastel violet slices strategically placed for maximum impact. “A lot of the colour that we’re creating in the salon is personalised and multi-dimensional colour that can’t be created at home,” says Mark.
Other looks included a fresh take on the Gatsby twenties iconic bob and a long straight blonde style that was transformed into a runway masterpiece using hair wefts that had been styled and coloured to create a honeycomb effect. The results were inspiring and captivating, leaving the audience gripped and in awe.
Talking on the night Mark said: “It’s our role as colourists to inspire clients and keep them coming back for a professional service. We have to push the industry and trends along to ensure we stay way ahead of the consumer at-home hair colour market.”