I guess my career began by cutting friends’ and family’s hair in my mum’s living room! This is where I realised my passion for cutting hair by changing the way people looked and finding the best styles for their features and personality.
So after a brief spell at the Kings Road, Chelsea and some time in the US, I returned to my home town of Leigh-on-sea and started developing and honing my skills. I'd say it was from this point that really began building my reputation as Lee Stafford the hairdresser.
In 1998 my career went into over-drive when I won the award for Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year and in 2000 I was able to open my second salon in Soho. Since then, my life and my success has been unbelievable; I was even voted into This Mornings television show by the public as one of their chosen elite stylists.
Combined with my other successes this has all enabled me to pursue my ideas with far more vigour, one of which was to launch my own product range in 2001. In 2002 I won probably my ultimate accolade; the Most Influential Hairdresser of the Year which was incredible because it was voted by other professionals in the industry - the people who continue to inspire my work and push me into new directions.
Since then, I’ve been involved in more television programmes, been lucky enough to be nominated for and won more awards but most importantly I’ve been able to keep growing and improving at what I’m passionate about - cutting hair!