After a few months, Leonard became aware that the fashion-forward training he craved was not going to eventuate in a suburban salon in Cheshire. Indeed, the early George Michael-esque bleach blonde cap highlights “do” they had inflicted on him was reason enough to leave. Quick as a flash, he joined one of the world’s most famous hairdressing chains, which like Prince in the 90s cannot be named. Like an Edward Scissorhands of the North, Leonard sped through training at a royal rate and within 18mths was a fully-fledged stylist. He headed to London and soon after was travelling the world as Artistic Director for the hairdressing chain. But, it was his collaboration with session stylist Guido Pilau for seminal magazine “The Face” which took Leonard’s love of hairdressing into another realm.
A trip to the “Lucky Country” was just that and when Leonard met Jasmin and admired her rock concert T-shirt collection as much as she understood his army coat obsession, love and creativity blossomed and their salon,
Desmond & Molly Jones was born.
Morrissey, John Lennon and Hedi Slimane
BEST MUSIC TO DO HAIR TO
Interpol, Joy Division, The Foals and dub Reggae
Dancing like a demon to early Whitney vinyl, scouring the internet for rare