Monday, 16 September 2013

Salon International Interview: Mark Leeson

I watched Mark Leeson create an amazing dishevelled beehive at last years Salon International, which looked great. In the run up to this years Salon International, I have another interview, this time from the man himself about all things related to the greatest hair event going.

Who would you most like to collaborate with at Salon International?

I think Sam McKnight would be an amazing person to work with anywhere, but Salon International would be an incredible platform. He’s a hugely talented and creative hairdresser and I would love to collaborate with him.

How do you prepare for Salon International?

It greatly depends on my agenda, but generally my PR will set up appointments and meetings for me to see the international and UK press that are attending, as well as any overseas contacts and friends that I am able to catch up with. It’s an ideal opportunity for me to spend time with global contacts.

What's your must see stand, presentation or event at Salon International?

I love the HJ and Fellowship stages as they both showcase the best talent in the country. I also like spending time in HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Gallery sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional – this is always my first stop as it’s the first opportunity to see the abundance of amazing work that British hairdressers are producing.

What's your top tip for anyone attending Salon International?

Plan your weekend and take advantage of the other events and parties that are happening in London that same weekend – for example if you’ve never been to the Alternative Hair Show this is a great excuse to see it given that you will be in London anyway.

What's on the agenda for you when the exhibition is over?

I’m going to be spending some time in Europe doing a show and seminar, I’ve also got my British Hairdressing Awards show to plan and have lots of exciting new ventures happening in the salon – so it’s a busy end to the year.

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