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Revlon Professional® Announces Its Visionaries Team 2024

Finalists gathered at the Westrow Academy, Leeds on Monday 12th February to compete for a place in the much-coveted Revlon Professional® Visionaries Team 2024.

The year-long mentorship programme, directed by Revlon’s Global Ambassador, multi-award-winning Mark Leeson, gives budding stylists the chance to supercharge their skill set. With opportunities ranging from photo shoots, shows and demonstrations to colour and cutting courses and social media workshops, this really is a fast-track route to a stellar hair career.

Judges Richard Darby from Mark Leeson, Emma Simmons from Salon 54, Steven Smart from Smart:EST 73 and Marney Lian from Gritt watched on as a total of 18 finalists were invited to show off their cutting and colouring skills in two heats. The day’s challenge was to recreate the photographic looks the finalists had submitted as part of their entry on the competition floor.


  • Sophie Cookson: Gray’s Salon, Leeds
  • Taylor Borthwick: Myka, Bathgate
  • Stephanie Dwyer: Teresa Weller Hair Art, Dorking
  • Hollie Varney: Salon Couture, Chatham

Commenting on the quality of the contenders, Mark Leeson – who was there to offer a guiding hand – said, “This was an awe-inspiring group of individuals. Calm under pressure but impressively creative, they came up with some seriously promising work. Being part of the Visionaries is an unmissable chance to push outside your comfort zone and experience things you’d never have believed were possible. I’m fired up for the year ahead. Our previous finalists have all gone on to flourish so let’s see what 2024 has in store for our next talented quartet.” 

For their first assignment, the four Visionaries will be treated to a two-day colour and cutting course at the Revlon Academy in Leeds. Matt Horder, General Manager of Revlon Professional® UK & Ireland commented: 

“The Visionaries programme offers opportunities like no other. We have an incredible year lined up, all geared around giving this skilled team the tools, knowledge amd confidence to elevate their careers. We’re excited to see this year’s lucky four absolutely shine!”