Leon Gorman brings strong editorial direction, sophistication merged with grit and a professional demeanor to every project he inhabits. The son of an Irish hairdresser from Carrickfergus close to Belfast, Leon embarked on his career with the encouragement of his mother. In 1987, he left the peaceful tranquility of the Irish countryside to join the ranks of Toni & Guy in London. He traveled for over a decade as the Education Artistic Director for the company, working on shows all over the world. After a brief settlement in Sydney, Leon used his deep fashion industry contacts to jumpstart his next chapter in New York City, meeting and assisting Guido and Eugene Souleiman for many years in Paris and Milan before striking out on his own. It is during this time when he established himself as one of the industry’s most in-demand session stylists, working closely with Cutler/Redken while cultivating his own respect and admiration from top-tier designers, leading shows and productions for Cynthia Rowley, John Richmond, Nanette Lepore, Gabrielle Colangelo, Luisa Beccaria, Carlos Miele, Vivenne Tam and more. His collaborations with prestigious fashion photographers have been featured in the illustrious pages of iconic industry publications, including Vogue (American, German, British, Australian and Japanese); Elle (English, Italian and American); Harpers Bazaar; Marie Claire; I.D., POP, Another Magazine, Glamour, L’Uomo Vogue, Visionaire, and V Magazine. Notable celebrity experience include Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Barkin, Michelle Monaghan, Jack Huston, Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Berenson, Lucie de la Falasie, Chloe Sevigny, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway.
Leon’s unique and successful exciting journey is bringing him full circle back to the rocky shorelines of Beautiful Ireland where he is creating an Irish organic seaweed hair care line which will be called LeonGormanHairCare HairCareThatCares exploring the organic health and natural benefits of Irish seaweed for the hair and also caring about are planet and oceans. His passion for healthy, beautiful hair extends beyond the covers of magazines and runways – he is prepared to invite the world to experience the deeply kept secret of this miracle product coming soon