Leon Gorman

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

International editorial session stylist and educator Leon Gorman heads up our creative team.  Renowned for this signature brand of modern glamour Leon regularly works his magic for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Another Magazine, Visionaire and V Magazine. Fusing his stellar magazine career with two decades of technical expertise – he was Education Artistic Director for Toni & Guy in the UK and Australia and worked backstage at Paris fashion week with famed hair directors Guido and Eugene Souleiman – Leon has a long list of celebrity clients including Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Monaghan, Chloe Sevigny, Courtney Love and Anne Hathaway.

Stylist signature: 
My work is sophisticated, classic and modern and I bring a strong editorial direction to each look. I am known for my edgy looks and working with the natural texture of the hair

Pro-tip: 
Healthy hair needs texture, bigger is better.  On shoots and in the salon, I spend a lot of time using styling techniques and products like setting lotion, mousse and pin curls to create volume and movement. I’m a big fan of scrunching salt water into the hair in summer.  

Hair icon:
Giselle Bundchen and Kate moss have incredible natural texture that looks sexy and cool.

Best vacay:
Ireland because of the people and beautiful scenery.

Thing you love most about New York:
The incredible energy.

New York woman are so chic because: 
They’re well-travelled and educated on culture.

 

Celebrity clients:
I’ve worked with many over the years but the ones I remember and respect most are Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Barkin, Michelle Monaghan, Lauren Hutton, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Ewan Mcgregor, Ethan Hawke, Jack Huston and Courtney Love.

What would we never guess about you:
I love golf.

Most memorable: 
There’s 30 year’s worth how can I possibly choose one? Every magazine shoot has been a highlight. 

Favorite way to unplug:
Anything to do with nature.

 

 

 

 

 
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