Leonard of Mayfair Hardcover. Leonard Lewis (Author), Vidal Sassoon (Introduction).
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Vidal Sassoon, Leonard Lewis. Leonard, hairdresser to everyone who was anyone on London's Swinging Sixties scene, invented keynote hairstyles for Twiggy, the Beatles, and even cut the unwashed locks of the eccentric Howard Hughes. Alcohol and a brain tumour eventually ended his career, transporting him from wealth to poverty.
Although Leonard Lewis – the hairdresser known professionally as Leonard of Mayfair – trained in Vidal Sassoon’s London salon in Bond Street, their approaches to hair and the people beneath it were irreconcilable. Sassoon treated locks as millinery felt, to be cut and sculpted into hats, uniformly imposed. Lewis, who has died aged 78, understood hair as organic, sensuous as fur, and that its owners might need psychological support more than a sharp shearing. We’d discuss how you felt, what you wanted to be, he told the style magazine Dazed in 2008.
and even the legendary Leonard Lewis (aka Leonard of Mayfair) who in turn trained John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Daniel Galvin.
It was Rose who inspired and taught Nigel Davies and even the legendary Leonard Lewis (aka Leonard of Mayfair) who in turn trained John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Daniel Galvin. Not one for the spotlight however, she retire. anished from the scene and retired to the English coast line. She passed away at the age of 94 on November 21st, 201. ollowed shortly thereafter by her greatest student: Leonard Lewis (Leonard of Mayfair). He was one of Vidal Sassoon’s early teacher. nd in this lost footage it’s easy to see why. Bessone had an eye for shape, geometry and textur. nd his advice in this clip holds true today, A woman’s hair is like a work of art.
Leonard Lewis, known in the Swinging Sixties - and later decades - as Leonard of Mayfair, the man who trained some of Britain’s top hair stylists . Lewis started his career apprenticing at Rose Evansky and Vidal Sassoon.
Leonard Lewis, known in the Swinging Sixties - and later decades - as Leonard of Mayfair, the man who trained some of Britain’s top hair stylists, has died aged 78, in London. He began working at the Vidal Sassoon’s Bond Street salon, where he befriended Sassoon and eventually launched his own salon. Among the industry names who worked under Lewis were Michael Van Clarke, Nicky Clarke, John Frieda, Daniel Galvin, Michael John, Keith Wainwright and Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon.
Leonard went on to open his own salon after one year at Sassoon. The House of Leonard, at No 6 Upper Grosvenor Street, was to be London’s first ‘lifestyle’ salon which catered for both men and women. His clientele soon became as glamorous as Vidal’s, with names including Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minelli donning the salon’s Zandra Rhodes-designed pink and grey gowns
Leonard Lewis He had not long since parted company with Vidal Sassoon and was.
The world’s first celebrity hairdresser whose radical crop launched Twiggy’s career and became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties. December 2 2016, 12:01am, The Times. Leonard of London giving Twiggy a trim in the 1960sBettmann. Twiggy, as Hornby was soon known (from her nickname Twigs), was one of the first international supermodels and Lewis - or Leonard of Mayfair, as he preferred to be styled - became one of the first celebrity hair stylists.