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JAN-FEB 2016

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48 The Colorist | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 | thecoloristmag.com Hair color guru, product innovator, industry icon color s ory PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF LELAND 1970 FIRST EDITORIAL PHOTO SHOOT for Vogue, with dozens of high-prof le shoots to follow in the coming decades 1971 AS A HAIR COLOR developmental consultant for Redken, created f rst hair color line, Amino Color, and the Sequential Tonality Calibrated Leveling System 1972 WITH BUSINESS PARTNER MICHAEL MAZZEI , opened The Color Salon at NuBest & Co. in Manhasset, NY 1981 AS HAIR COLOR DEVELOPMENTAL CONSULTANT for Clairol, developed Clairol's f rst tube hair color, Logics 1983 INTRODUCED LOGICS' Calibrated Haircolor Leveling System to simplify color formulation 1986 CO-FOUNDED HAIRCOLOR USA, an annual education event that drew more than 30,000 beauty pros 1989 WITH MAZZEI, CO-FOUNDED ARTEC Systems Group, which launched the f rst color-depositing shampoos, Artec Colorist Collection CO-FOUNDED HAIR CARES , a charity that raised money to support hairdressers with AIDS 2000 WAS THE FIRST HAIR COLOR SPECIALIST to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 2002 TOOK AN ARTISTIC SABBATICAL for 13 years to travel the world, studying facets of color in different media to understand the relative value to hair color and salon clients 2004 PURCHASED THE FIRST PIECES in his iconic art collection 2010 ACQUIRED A 40-PLUS pair collection of Christian Louboutin mixed media sneakers 2016 LELAND'S NEW COMPANY, CELEB LUXURY , will soon unveil a product promising to be a game- changer for colorists. 1966 HEADED UP his f rst salon color department with eight colorists Find out more at lelandh.com/fi rst and facebook.com/lelandhirschcolorist. 1962 FIRST JOB AGE 15: salon colorist and mixing hair color batches in the lab at his family's hair color company Leland

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