Co-owner of the Andy Lecompte Salon, Leanne Citrone has been named one of the best stylists in Los Angeles by W Magazine. She began her career in England and has risen to the top of her field, with clients, bloggers and celebrities alike all clamoring for her expertise on how to achieve her California-inspired, no fuss tresses.
Her simple, yet modern approach has made her a key stylist in global ad campaigns. Known for her ability to create sleek, shiny blow dries and beautiful, soft waves, Leanne Citrone is sought after among the Hollywood elite for her ability to give a cut that grows out beautifully that easily maintains the effortless west coast style. Her precision cutting makes her an expert in everything from the perfect bob to sexy, long layers. Leanne Citrone’s knack for fixing haircut mishaps makes her a go-to stylist to get out of your haircut rut!
Find Iles Formula here! www.andylecomptesalon.com
Women’s Haircut $300 and up
Men’s Haircut $100 and up
Blow-Dry $85 and up
IF : What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?
LC : I love getting to work with creative people every day. I love to spend time with my clients enhancing their beauty. Getting to speak with people everyday is such a gift, I feel blessed to be able to do this for a living and I truly love each one of my clients.
IF : Why did you choose the path of hairdressing and was it easy to fall into this work?
LC : I am a 4th generation hairstylist. My sister does hair, my dad, aunt and uncle used to do hair, and my grandmother came from a family of 8 kids in which 6 of them did hair. My great grandfather was also a barber, so it was a no brainer that I would end up doing hair and loving it.
IF : If you had not made the decision to be a hairdresser what would you have been?
LC : Something creative for sure. Possibly something to do with food and cooking.
IF : What is your greatest strength?
LC : I make the best chocolate cake :)
IF : Your favorite hairdressing tools?
LC : Sheila Stotts Brush. It can comb though even the hardest hair easily.
IF : Tell us about your relationship with Iles Formula. How you discover us and which formula is your favorite?
LC : One of the stylists at the salon had given me a sample of the Haute Performance Shampoo and Haute Performance Conditioner. I’m always trying new products and when I went home and used it, I was blown away! I loved everything about it, the smell, the packaging, the way it made my hair feel and look amazing... I was hooked!
IF : What was the most challenging job you ever made?
LC : I feel like every day is a challenge. It makes the day fun and keeps me on my toes.
IF : What was your worst hair moment and why... privately or on set or in the salon?
LC : The very first haircut I ever gave a friend when I was still in Beauty School. I could not get the bottom straight I kept cutting and cutting and kept getting shorter and shorter.
IF : If you could style anyone's hair, who would it be and why?
LC : The Queen or Princess Katherine (I’m British).
IF : Where do you pull hair inspiration from?
LC : Instagram is my go to. I love changing up who I follow to keep my feed fresh and different.
IF : Your advice to young hairdressers starting out?
LC : Work hard. Don’t jump around to different Salons. Stay loyal and focused. Don’t talk bad about anyone you have worked for or with. Be positive helpful and hardworking.
Find Leanne Citrone and Iles Formula at Andy Lecompte Salon:
616 N Almont Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA.