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Meet the business - Leo Mancini

Meet the business - Leo Mancini

We had a chat with Leo Mancini who owns and runs Leo Mancini Hairdressers at Windsor Yards. Here is what Leo had to say to us:

  1. What is the story behind opening the Leo Mancini salon at Windsor Yards?

I was looking to expand the business and wanted to move to a busier environment. I love Windsor, it was the first place I came to when arriving in England 20 years ago, so it made sense to locate here. I closed the shop in Ascot and came to Windsor Yards.

  1. Which part of your job do you like the best?

I like to be with people and to make them happy. I have been doing this job for 25 years and feel that I have been able to make a positive impact on people’s lives with my work.

  1. What is currently the most requested hairstyle, treatment, and colour?

Big bouncy looks are popular now, and I am always busy with hair extensions and colours. As I have clients from many different cultures, the colours always vary. For example, Europeans often opt for warm, copper colours; Asians tend to favour ash shades; and we’re seeing quite a bit of experimentation from the English with silver/light options.

  1. What is the strangest request that you have received from a client?

I’ve seen pretty much everything in 25 years, there’s nothing really strange that stands out for me.

  1. Which social media channel do you feel is the best for your business and why?

Instagram and TikTok. We do a lot of hair extensions for the young and mid-lifers.

  1. What has been your biggest achievement in the past year?

Surviving the lockdowns! We have expanded a lot since coming to Windsor Yards. For example, we offer five different product brands now and are working on our own range of shampoo and conditioner.

  1. What plans are there for the business to grow?

A lot! We have the new brand that I mentioned, we are also testing our own hair extension range. On top of this, we’ve launched a charity – Las Marias – to help children. We’re hoping to open a type of nursery at weekends and have education and orphanage plans.

  1. What three words would people use to describe you?

It’s a few more words, but Italian Girl; Magical Hands; Superstar.

  1. What, to you, would be a perfect day?

To start by looking at my wonderful son. Then coming into the salon and having a coffee and chat with clients. People do seem to like hanging around before/after appointments.

  1. Which superpower would you like to have, and why?

I just like to make everybody happy.

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