Meet the Team

Mark Leeson

Creative Director

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Richard Darby

Managing Director

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Terri Kay

Salon Manager – Mansfield

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Shaun Hall

Salon Manager – Chesterfield

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Award-winning, trailblazing, and at the cutting-edge of their crafts, The Mark Leeson team is a force to be reckoned with.  As experts in their fields, each team member has been personally trained at the inspiring hands of Mark himself. Today they form a power collective dedicated to bringing you simply great hair and exceptional beauty services.

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Art Directors

Lisa Graham

Assistant Manager, Lisa began hairdressing in 1989 as one of Mark’s junior assistants and is now an award-winning stylist and educator. Highly creative and a key member of the Mark Leeson Artistic Team, Lisa is also an ambassador for Revlon Professional and travels the UK and Ireland sharing her expertise with others.

Lisa’s accolades include twice winning Eastern Hairdresser of the Year alongside Joseph I’Anson at the British Hairdressing awards. She also finalised at the OneShot hair Awards in 2017 and 2018. A particular passion for Lisa is reconstructing damaged hair and returning it to a healthy condition.

Ria McCabe

Artistic Director Ria McCabe joined the team in 2004 when she was personally trained by Mark Leeson. She’s completed her NVQ level 2 and Goldwell’s Colour Degree course. Ria is part of the salons’ art team and loves nothing more than working on a new collection with her peers. When she’s not hairdressing she likes spending time with family and friends in Mansfield, however making her clients smile with her fantastic transformations is what keeps her passion for hairdressing alive. “I would love the artistic team to win an award at the British Hairdressing Awards and to be widely recognised for our creativity,” she says.

Joseph I’Anson

Assistant Manager,  Joseph has a keen eye for celebrity and fashion influences and is always on top of the latest trends and techniques. Joseph knows how important the foundation of any hairstyle is and loves creating that perfect red-carpet finish.

A key member of the Mark Leeson Artistic team,  Joseph represents the brand around the globe in shows and seminars. Joseph’s other accolades include twice winning Eastern Hairdresser of The Year alongside Lisa Graham. He also works as part of the Mark Leeson Artistic Team and a national ambassador for Revlon professional.

Andrea Giles

Assistant Manager and Art Director, Andrea joined Mark Leeson in 2014 and has established herself as an invaluable team member. Along with Terri Kay, Andrea has won the title Men’s Hairdresser of the Year twice at the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards. She is equally skilled with women’s hair – her signature style is an ultra-sleek bob, but like all members of the Mark Leeson team, she can turn her hand to any style, creating stunning looks for clients and as part of the award-winning Mark Leeson Artistic Team.

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Artistic Stylists

Lauren Spencer

Lauren loves a transformation, and enjoys nothing more than taking a client through a major colour change. She’s a great believer that when a client looks fabulous, they feel great too and loves nothing better than to see happy clients leave the salon at the end of an appointment. Lauren is also deemed a true guru when it comes to creating statement blondes.

Olivia Binch

Olivia joined the team in 2013. She has NVQ Level 3 and has also completed the Master Colourist program. Her penchant is  colour work, creating rich, glossy shades and perfecting bouncy blow-dries and waves. Olivia also spends time on photoshoots with Mark and the team and loves the creative inspiration this provides.

Bayleigh Peace

Stylist, Bayleigh is one of the newest recruits and loves the creative colour side of the business. She is currently being personally trained by Mark Leeson and enjoys the experience of working with Mark on the catwalks.

Abbie Johnson

Abbie joined the team in June 2014 and loves working with Mark on shows and events. With a passion for working with long, big and bouncy hair, Abbie’s top tip is to get hair trimmed every four weeks to ensure tip top condition. Outside-salon pursuits involve keeping up with friends and family and caring for her pet lizard.

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Stylists

Olivia Binch

Stylist, Olivia joined the team two years ago. She has NVQ Level 2 and is working on the master colourist program. She loves colour work, creating rich, glossy colours and perfecting bouncy blow dries and waves. Olivia also spends time on photo shoots with Mark and the team and loves the creative inspiration this provides.

Bayleigh Peace

If you’re a lover of vibrant colour, short choppy styles or beachy waves, Bayleigh is your go-to stylist at Mark Leeson.  When she’s not busy working in the salon and looking after her clients, Bayleigh enjoys working on editorial photoshoots and exploring all the creative avenues hairdressing has to offer.

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Graduate Stylists

Abbie Johnson

Abbie joined the team in June 2014 and loves working with Mark on shows and events. With a passion for working with long, big and bouncy hair, Abbie’s top tip is to get hair trimmed every four weeks to ensure tip top condition. Outside-salon pursuits involve keeping up with friends and family and caring for her pet lizard.

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Beauty

Laura Davenport

Senior Beauty Therapist. Laura has been with the salon since 2005 and is responsible for ensuring that their beauty services equal the exceptional hairdressing.

Laura’s client care, knowledge, discretion and passion for all things beauty is a testament to her loyal clientele. Laura is qualified to the highest standards and ensures all services delivered in the salon reflect this.

Elle Horton

Senior Beauty Therapist Elle has been with the salon for over three years after gaining training and experience in a leading day spa. Her calming, caring approach matched with first-class delivery of treatments has gained Elle a growing clientele. She thrives on meeting clients and making them feel special and pampered in the luxurious surroundings of the Mark Leeson beauty rooms.

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Juniors

Josh Denby

Apprentice Josh Denby came on board last year and has a passion for colour work. He has NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and enjoys industry shows that give plenty of inspiration for the work in the salon. Josh loves getting to know the clients and outside the salon enjoys “big nights out” in different cities.

Kim Lowe

Kim joined the team this year as a junior. Her current career highlight is completing her Level 1 in hairdressing. Kim’s signature style is fabulous loose curls. Kim’s top tip to keep hair looking great is regular trims for healthy looking locks. Apart from salon life, Kim loves socialising.

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