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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Spending time getting to know her clients at Mark Leeson, and understanding their needs is a passion for Laura, who has loves creating short, statement haircuts and platinum blondes! Laura is a big believer in the power of professional salon products and the difference they can make to a client’s hair.
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.
A lover of soft waves and a mind of information about caring for your hair at home, Abbie is the go-to stylist at Mark Leeson, if you adore balayage, beautiful blondes or need a head-turning red-carpet look for a special night out. Abbie loves the hairdressing world and is always happy to work after hours, helping on photoshoots and attending industry events to further her knowledge.
A key team player at Mark Leeson, Amelia is passionate about working with her fabulous clients to achieve exactly what they desire, whether that’s a quirky fashion colour or a style that is wearable and low-maintenance. Amelia is also a major advocate of professional salon products and always happy to advise her clients on the best choices to keep their hair in peak health.
Front of House
Head of Front of House, Jonathan is passionate about customer care and finalised for the prestigious Front of House award at the British Hairdressing Business Awards for two consecutive years. He joined the team in January 2015 and having worked in the customer service arena for over 19 years.
Joining the team in 2019, newcomer Michelle has already made her mark thanks to her professionalism, combined with a bubbly, friendly personality. Michelle brings a wealth of experience to Mark Leeson, having specialised in customer service for over 20 years.
Ellie joined the team in 2018 and is currently studying toward her NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing and loving every minute of it. Ellie is passionate about learning new techniques and has enjoyed working with her mentors Mark Leeson, Andrea Giles, and Shaun Hall.
Fleur ranks landing her job as a trainee at Mark Leeson as a major achievement. Since joining the team in 2019, she has certainly made a positive impression, winning Trainee of the Night at the salon’s in-house awards. So far, training one-to-one with Mark Leeson is her career highlight.
A trainee at Mark Leeson since 2017, Chloe has completed her NVQ Level 2 and is now working hard to achieve her Level 3. Chloe is a real team player and particularly loves working on photoshoots, helping to create the beautiful collections for which Mark Leeson is internationally renowned.
Jade joined the team in 2019 and is working towards achieving her NVQ Level 1. Jade is loving the world of hairdressing and plans to make the most of all the opportunities offered by working as part of a multi-award-winning team.
Jessica started her career at Mark Leeson in 2017 and has already achieved her NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and is working towards her Level 3. She describes travelling to London with Mark Leeson and the Artistic Team to help on photoshoots as the most exciting part of her career so far, although she also thrives on day-to-day life in the salon.
A member of the Mark Leeson, team since 2017, Jasmine is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 and enjoying every minute of it. One of her career highlights to-date is helping Mark and the art team work on photoshoots for a number of major awards. Jade also loves the buzz of salon life, learning from her senior team mates and getting to know clients.
Callum has been part of the Mark Leeson team since 2018 and is currently studying for his NVQ Level 2. He gets a massive kick out of being part of an award-winning team, particularly when it comes to helping on photoshoots. Callum, also enjoys the social side of salon life, particularly chatting to clients and making sure they enjoy every minute of their visit to the salon.
Paige has been an enthusiastic member of the team since 2019 and is reveling in the experience of working with such inspirational hairdressers at the start of her career. She is currently working towards achieving NVQ Level 2, and enjoying the mix of skill and creativity needed to excel in her chosen profession.