Leonard Mattis Interview



Last Sunday May 4, I had the privilege to fly to Sydney for my very first hair shoot with Leonard Mattis. Born and raised in London’s East End, Leonard Mattis started his hairdressing career in a small local salon on East Ham High Street.  His talent and passion for hair saw him quickly move on to the highly acclaimed Smiths Salon, located in the heart of Soho, London.

Moving to Australia in 1998, Leonard began working as Artistic Director for award winning hairdresser Antony Whitaker.  In 2002 he founded Leonard Mattis Studio.  The Studio is a private oasis, hidden in the middle of Sydney in Surrey Hills that offers style, service and an experience that is impossible to find anywhere else.

What I really love about what Leonard is doing with hairdressing is still keeping that classic service, where it's just yourself and Leonard the whole time; not one person to wash your hair, one to cut, one to colour and one to style. He keeps it personal and does it all, a very talented man indeed. Leonard is also in the middle of creating his own range of organic hair products too, which hopefully I will get chance to try out. A big thank to Leonard and Kiki Sjoberg for the haircut, interview and photo shoots.




Here's a small excerpt from Leonard's interview


You can read the entire blog post through the Leonard Matthis website