Mark Leeson wins International Artistic Team of the Year

Mansfield salon Mark Leeson has been named International Artistic Team of the Year 2023 at the International Hairdressing Awards (IHA) in a top-secret, live streamed prize-giving. Mikel Luzea, Director and Founder, and Sergi Bancells, Global Ambassador of the global awards, sponsored by Revlon Professional®, travelled to Mansfield to surprise the award-winning salon on Monday 6 March. 

Seen as the most prestigious prize in worldwide hairdressing, the shortlist was chosen by an international jury panel. The finalists across all the categories come from countries around the world and represent the very best in global hairdressing. This was the fifth consecutive nomination for the Mark Leeson team and that’s not the only accolade up for grabs. Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott from the salon are one in just three names on the shortlist for for Best International Men’s Commercial Collection, which is due to be announced in an Instagram live stream at @ihawards on Thursday 9 March at 3pm (GMT).

Mark is Global Ambassador for Revlon Professional® and alongside Co-owner and Creative Director of Mark Leeson, Richard Darby – plus his prolific art team – he has notched up many of the most prized accolades in the hair world.

Commenting on the surprise award, Co-owner and Creative Director of Mark Leeson, Richard Darby said; “Our art team is the jewel in the crown at Mark Leeson. We have so many talented individuals under one roof and to see them recognised on a global stage is such an honour. We can’t believe that the team at the IHA managed to keep this so secret. Apparently, Mikel and Sergi stayed overnight in Mansfield before surprising us at the salon. We had no idea!”

Mark himself added, “What an incredible result! I’m so proud of the hard work and dedication our art team shows on a daily basis. We think we’ve got the best team in the world at Mark Leeson. This award proves it!”

The 2023 awards ceremony of the International Hairdressing Awards will take place in a spectacular celebration on May 8th in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Once again, the highly anticipated global hairdressing night will bring together the biggest names in the profession to present the coveted awards in a glamorous and unforgettable evening.