harold leighton

A Life in Hair: Harold Leighton Wants to Remind Stylists Haircutting Keeps Clients

Leading the charge for change, Harold Leighton , a hairdresser of range and experience accumulated through nearly fifty years in the industry, wants to challenge the beauty industry to be better.

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The Story Behind the Hair

Harold Leighton, one of our wonderful guest bloggers and an award-winning hairdresser and editorial stylist with countless stories --some he can tell and some will remain his secret, forever--shares a little about his creative process in this ...

Frizz Out, Body In: Introducing fobi Haircare

The brainchild of 4Beauty International, fobi is a new haircare and fast service smoothing treatment (no flat irons needed) that launched November 1, 2014 in the U.S. According to 4Beauty International's press release, ...

Hair Crafting How-To: Get the Background and History on this Look

MODERN SALON's distinguished Guest Blogger Harold Leighton went back "in mind, body and memory" to give us details on this haircrafted creation.

My Memories of a Great Lady, Paula Kent Meehan

My memories of the late and lovely Paula Kent Meehan, founder of Redken.


“Robert Lobetta lives by the mantra, ‘A man in motion stays in motion.’ Sculptor, painter, photographer, hairdresser—he is a Renaissance man.”—Excerpt from Salon to Celebrity: the british hairdressing story by Harold Leighton, available at shopmodernsalon.com.

The Hair Story: From Curly to Straight and Back

The hair industry lost its largest earnings when permanent waves or “perms” came off the salon menu. They were thought too old fashioned a method for the younger generation.

Hair for Awards Season and Finding Our Way Back to Greatness

Last year I wrote in the press of my sadness about 'quality hair' and have had to write yet again this year how we are missing out on 'Style' and a need to regroup and get back into the business of designing exciting hair!

The Million Dollar Hair Style: Then and Now

MODERN SALON Guest Blogger Harold Leighton has hundreds of hair tales to tell. One of the most brililant is surely the time he used a million-dollars-worth of jewels to adorn one of his creative coiffeurs.

My Life in Beauty: The Early Years, My Friend Vidal

Here I continue my writing of “The Vidal Year”, a story that I hope to have published one day into a great beautiful “arty” coffee table book.

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