Owner, Colorist and Hair Stylist
Born in Queens, New York and raised in New Jersey Michael has been in the hair industry for over 34 years.
Michael has been blessed from day one when he met his mentor, Carmen DiPasquale and attended his school, Artistic Academy in Fairlawn, New Jersey.
Michael then went on to work for seven years at Depasquale The Spa in Morris Plains New Jersey. During those seven years he had extensive training in New York, California, Italy, France, and the Dominican Republic. Early in his career he became a platform artist for Sebastian International, and Sexy Hair Concepts.
He traveled the world sharing his knowledge at industry hair shows. Michael met his future wife Kimberly while working in New Jersey and after they married they took a chance and moved to Florida to open up Michael Leonard’s Salon. June of 2021 will be 29 years in business.
Michael and Kimberly have three beautiful children Michael, Gianna, and Lucia who are all in college. Michael is very involved in the community sitting on many boards including the Hope Rural School. He is an amateur auctioneer who has raised over 11 million for charity and never charged a dime.
Another passion of his is acting and he does that at Starstruck Theater once a year in a professional show. He is an avid Yogi and Pickelball Player. The bottom line is Michael has a true zest for life, loves people, and is always out to make you laugh and smile.