Life Through a Lens: Mark Leeson’s Most Iconic Images

by laurahusband / last updated March 25, 2020

Mark Leeson images

Mark Leeson is the global creative ambassador for Revlon Professional and is renowned for his vibrant colour work and creating beautiful collections. Here are six of his all-time favourite images.

Mark Leeson’s perfect fusion image

“This was part of our Sublime collection which won Artistic Team of the Year at the 2019 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. It places us in the Hall of Fame. The image is simple and the amount of detail is elevated by the angle of the model’s head so the texture in the haircut and the fashion styling with its raw edges all fuse together.”

Passionate about the craft

Passionate About Craft

“This collection is special as it was my first winning collection at HJ‘s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. It represents an exciting time in my career. I went on to win Eastern Hairdresser of the Year three times in a row.”

Global tribalism

Global tribalism

“This was part of a Mark Leeson Art Team Cool Hunter shoot which was a slightly different direction for us.
The concept was based around global tribalism and we used different textures based on different tribes around the world. This particular look was captured instantly on the first frame and as soon as we shot it, we knew it epitomised the whole vibe of the shoot.”

Cut and colour

Cut and Colour

“This image won the Fellowship’s Image of the Year award quite some time ago. It is a strong shape in terms of cut and the colour softens and enhances the image beautifully. For me, it is the perfect combination and a great example of making colour work with a haircut.”

True distinction

Real distinction

“This was part of my Distinction collection, which won the overall global AIPP award. I loved the irregular perimeter shape, which was emphasised by the lighting captured by my photographer Richard Miles. The texture fused with the depth of the shade and a little bit of pixelated colour really shows my passion for colour.”

The one

The One

“It’s probably my most iconic picture from my Spotlight collection and won the British Hairdresser of the Year title, so I refer to it as ‘the one’. I’ve worked with this model many times and the whole collection is a true reflection of my signature style of hairdressing.”

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