Michael Leonida started his career in Boston in 1999. He has worked at the two most sought out salons in Boston where he mastered his skills in precision cutting and styling. His advanced education in hair design has been extensive, training with Vidal Sassoon, Shu Uemura, Orbie Toni & Guy. In addition, Michael has worked as a L’Oreal Educator, traveling throughout the country training stylist on cutting and styling techniques for L’Oreal’s, Shu Uemura and Kerastase product lines.
His creative work has been featured on the cover of Improper Bostonian and Scout Cambridge and has graced many designers runways at both New York and Boston Fashion Weeks. He has designed signature hair looks for fashion’s most reportable designers such as Herve Leger, Emily Muller, Marc Jacobs, Mike and Ton, Yuna Yang, Yigal Azrouel, Sonia Rykiel and Betsey Johnson to name a few. Also, as an avid photographer, fashion stylist and art director, Michaels’s photo submission of Salon Mario Russo editorial work earned them a top ten place in Orbie Hair Care’s “International Backstage Challenge”
Michael keeps his finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of fashion and translates this to wearable and easy to manage styles. His pleasant and unassuming demeanor coupled with his innate ability to conceptualize what looks best on a client and bring it to fruition keeps his clients exultant and returning for more.
After being in the hair industry for 16 years, Michael changed direction and brought his vision into his own salon. In October of 2015, Michael proudly opened Salon Michael Domenic with the vision of providing a different customer experience with exceptional attention to detail in every way possible.