Meet the Team

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.

Mark Leeson

Creative Director / Managing Director

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Richard Darby

Creative Director / Managing Director

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Shaun Hall

Salon Manager – Chesterfield

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Terri Kay

Salon Manager – Mansfield

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Art Directors

Lisa Graham

An award-winning stylist and educator, Lisa Graham is an avid creative and key member of the Mark Leeson Artistic Team.  In her role of Revlon Creative Artist, Lisa travels throughout the UK and Ireland sharing her expertise with others.


Lisa’s accolades find her in the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Hall of Fame,  having been rewarded with the title of Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Hairdresser of the Year a magical three times.  

Joseph I’Anson

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 in his role as Revlon Creative Artist for Revlon Professional.

Joseph’s other accolades have found him in the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, having won the accolade of Eastern Hairdresser of the Year three times.


Artistic Stylists

Olivia Binch

Olivia gets her inspiration from the worlds of celebrity and music. Having assisted on many photographic shoots, she has recently had the chance to create her own. Relishing her training sessions with Mark himself, Olivia enjoys bouncing her creative ideas around with the team and has a curious mind that is forever learning.

Laura Scott

She’s earned the title of Artistic Stylist for a reason and loves creating short, quirky styles as well as perfecting her Balayage technique. Laura describes working on photographic shoots – including her own – as meaning the world to her and she loves having the chance to showcase her creativity and enthusiasm for hair.



Bayleigh Peace

If you want bright hair, Bayleigh is your girl. A lover of bold colour, she enjoys nothing more than seeing her clients happy and building a great rapport. As part of the award-winning team for over seven years, Bayleigh loves having the opportunity to work on photo shoots, creating looks for the catwalk and taking every opportunity to enhance her training.

Abbie Johnson

Rising star Abbie has been nominated for the prestigious title of Newcomer of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards. Having always wanted to be a hairdresser, Abbie set her sights on working with the best and joined the Mark Leeson team over seven years ago. In the salon, she is known for her multi-dimensional blondes and beachy waves.


Graduate Stylists

Chloe Ash

Chloe Ash, Graduate Stylist, Chesterfield. A member of the Mark Leeson team since 2017, Chloe has recently joined the ranks of Graduate Stylist. Chloe particularly loves working on photoshoots, helping to create the photographic collections Mark Leeson has become renowned for. Chloe also loves the buzz of salon life, learning from her senior team mates and getting to know clients.


Front of House

Jonathan Hollingsworth

Front of House Manager, 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.

Jenny Sturgess

Having worked in Customer Services for over 30 years, Jenny joined us in June 2021 and has become a reliable and friendly face in the Mark Leeson front of House team. She loves meeting an array of people and has a reputation for being able to talk to anyone. We know she’ll make you instantly welcome when you visit us.



Jessica Perez-Bennett

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.

Eve Limb

Eve is a new recruit to the Mark Leeson ranks and is currently completing her training. Already getting great feedback for her fantastic head massages, she has a hardworking and dedicated attitude and a huge ambition that she hopes will one day see her winning awards for the Mark Leeson team. 

Sophie Hyslop

Looking forward to building a hair career at Mark Leeson, Sophie is dedicated to her training and takes any opportunity she can get to hone her skills on model nights. Friendly and fun, Sophie makes our clients feel super welcome and loves being involved in salon life whether that’s removing a colour at the backwash or greeting guests as they step

Ellie Searson

Ellie has been with us for just over a year and is loving every minute of learning from the best. She says that talking to clients and getting to know them is a highlight of her day and she can’t wait to fully qualify and put her blossoming skills into action.

Shannon Bonser

Shannon can’t wait to fully qualify and is loving the journey so far on the salon floor. Getting to meet new people every day is something she enjoys and her confidence and talent for hairdressing is growing by the day. You can be sure you’ll get a great shampoo in Shannon’s safe hands. 

Yasmine Siddle

Already showing a budding flair for colour, Yasmine loves the fact that it allows you to be creative and there’s no limits to what you can achieve. Keen to grasp every opportunity within the hairdressing industry, Yasmine is watching and learning from the talented team around her and can’t wait to build on her experiences so far.

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