Leo Bancroft stunned the footballing world yesterday as he gave the most famous footballer on the planet Fernando Torres a New Look for 2013.
Leo had originally took Torres back to blonde when he first arrived at Chelsea Football Club, but last week when Leo was visiting the players at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea Harbour, Leo and the £50m striker made the decision to go for a more “Statement Making Power Cut.
That evening, John Terry, Juan Mata and many other Chelsea players looked at Leo in shock as he proceeded to cut away the golden locks of the spanish front man in front of their very eyes. Fernando had originally asked Leo to be shaved bald like his young days at Athletico Madrid and although Leo liked the idea of going very short his passion for tailoring and designing mens hair came through as he used his influences from Mens Fashion Week to create a very current short crop design to suit the player.
Leo says ” Hair can be a powerful tool to help you express yourself, it defines you in that moment of time, even extremely short hair can produce design and style and I am delighted to help Fernando in this way”
Leo and Fernando teased the Chelsea fans online as they sat in the strikers room at the hotel tweeting what they intended to do, as they knew many of them would be shocked with the news of the new look.
Leo has been cutting many of the first team players hair at the club for over 8 years now allowing him to meet and style football’s most famous and valuable players during this time, Leo has also made visits to the Russian Owners Home in London Belgravia, effectively making his clientele worth Millions!!
After meeting the hair demands of many of the players Leo launched his very own Mens Range in Tesco Stores in November 2012 and has also been finalised as Mens Hairdresser Of the Year for 2013, making him one of the most sought after stylists in the country.
This week Leo was back in the ITV studio to create some more amazing Makeover Magic! Three women with with amazing stories where treated to a day with Leo to give them a new start and a magical christmas to remember.
Leo’s makeovers have recieved such an amazing response from the public and have become one of the ITV’s most watched features!
We have some exciting new products for you today! New gift bags from Leo Bancroft, these lovely bags have everything you need for your hair. They are the perfect gift for someone, or great for traveling! These amazing gift packs come with shampoo’s, hair accessories and a fab wide tooth comb too. They are available now at your nearest Tesco’s store!
It’s time for the first big reveal of our summer makeover series and Gayna Smith, 33 from Middlesborough is about to have her dreams turned into reality!
After filming most of Leo’s work in the salon we can now reveal her new look In front of her friends and family she’ll finally become the Summer Stunner she’s always wanted to be, and today we reveal her dramatic new look for the very first time.
With the huge success Nationwide of the Leo Bancroft Signature Hair Care Range in TESCO stores.
TESCO have now agreed to Leo’s vision of opening the first Leo Bancroft Blow Dry Bar in their biggest UK store at Sandhurst. Leo and Tesco are very excited about trying this concept at Sandhurst as a NEW venture as it could see Leo Bancroft Blow Dry Bars opening Nationwide.
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Earlier today Kirstie lead a great staff meeting to catch up on whats new and happening within the salon.
One of the main topics which made us all very excited was that we are all off to ‘Go Ape’!!
All of the team are super excited to get messy and involved. Even more so for the fact that we are going to have a great chance to bond and learn about team guidance and working to help one another which will have an even more positive inpact on our salon life.
Unfortunately for our guests this means the salon will be closed for a full day on Wednesday 7th March. Although I am sure that the girls will fill you in on all the entertainment we had on our exciting day out.
Watch this space for some embarrassing pictures. x
Hiya, just a quick blog to let you know about a brilliant new product from Kérastase we have just launched in the salon: ‘Fibre Architecte’
The buzz on the product is that it is an ‘icon in the making’ as it is a the first product to have a double pump dispenser containing 2 different solutions which you mix together to activate. It contains complex Ciment-Cylane (intra-Cylane + Ceramide R + Pro-Keratin) which targets brittle, very damaged lengths and split ends and is ideal for hair that has been over-processed or damaged from excessive heat. You simply apply to dry hair and instantly reap the rewards of healthy, smooth hair.
I have left a bottle out on the reception desk so do pop in and have a try and see how amazing this product really is!
One for the guys…
So I hear there is a film out this weekend, Twilight – Breaking Dawn? I’m kidding, I haven’t heard about anything else for about three months. But seriously, as well as hitting media headlines on a daily basis Twilight has created a serious trend that has affected the fashion, beauty and hair industry massively. The dark gothic, black lips and lace trend that is all over the high street just now is a direct product from the Twilight trilogy.
But it’s not just one for the ladies – men’s’ trends have also experienced a major impact. Just looking at the images from the red carpet from the Breaking Dawn premiere; it’s clear that grooming is a major part of the appeal. The Twilight boys are all working a similar look – short sides, height and movement on top with light stubble. But don’t be fooled, this isn’t lazy stubble – this is impeccably trimmed.
Finish this look with a dapper, well cut suit and a hint of tan – but remember this is more vampire than Jersey Shore.
I’ve just been flicking through the December edition of Vogue for some inspiration and came across the New York Cool feature shot by one of my favourite photographers Terry Richardson. I take inspiration from everywhere I possibly can; for example my recent Redken TRIBE show was totally inspired by all things digital and I wanted to portray the significance of social media in our lives with my looks. It’s always important in any creative industry to keep your eyes open; visit museums, read newspapers, talk to everyone you possibly can…
So anyway, Terry Richardson is the king of cool and he captures in images what I like to capture when I’m styling hair; natural, candid, raw shots with minimal (none if I can help it) post-production. Hair is a real thing, it’s not perfect – I love a few flyaway and imperfections. It’s edgy, grunge and very street style, which I love.
I also love that he doesn’t use conventional models, in my recent collection Starlight I went for a return to the 90s heroin chic but with a feminine 2011 twist with clean hair and fresh faced nude skin. I was actually inspired from all of the amazing street style blogs that have appeared over the past few years like fashiontoast, Style by Kling, Susie Bubble etc I love that there is now an outlet for young people interested in art and fashion and they’re now so successful that they’re sources of inspiration for some of the world\s best glossy ad campaigns!
I’d love to know where you find your inspiration and what makes you tick so get in touch and let me know!
Last weekend, the Leo Bancroft team travelled to the beautiful new Fetcham Park wedding venue to session style backstage at the launch event and catwalk. Now I won’t deny that often wedding hair and bridal shows can be so cheesy and really old-fashioned, but this couldn’t have been further from that, and that’s why we got involved. The dresses, make-up, flowers and venue itself oozed London style and we worked with the lovely Penny at Tigerlily, Emma at Miss Bush Bridal Wear and Laura at Fetcham Park to come up with a theme and style that smashed it. And well, to be honest, we did.
Check out the photo gallery below courtesy of the guys at efc photography (www.efcphotography.co.uk). We worked with different bridal styles including the vintage bride, the rock chick bride (definitely my favourite) and the natural bride so there was something for everyone and every look. I always say on your wedding day you should look like you only better – not like an entirely different person. I think the photos speak for themselves so have a look and let us know what you think.