Chrystofer Benson is a highly-respected member of the beauty industry whose communication skills, creative vision, and professional talent clearly define him as a global industry leader and a MATRIX Artistic Director.
Passionate, Driven, and Extraordinarily Creative... Are just a few of the words often used to describe Chrystofer Benson, He works both in the USA and Globally and is driven by his unparalleled creative energy to break down barriers and leave his mark on this world.
An avid competitor, Chrystofer was named the 2011 Stars - Urban Street/Fashion Photo Competition winner. Benson was named the North American Hair Colorist of the Year -2010 winner by NAHA. NAHA has also named him to the finals of the Fashion Forward category in 2011, the Hair Color category finals in 2011, 2010, 2009, and the Contemporary Classic category final in 2008. He also holds many international titles in Cutting, Color, and Styling from early in his career.
In 2004, Benson was tapped by the industry leader L'Oreal to be the Lead Trainer of Education and Creative for one of the U.S. top hairstyling academies, the MATRIX Global Academy in NYC, which he led successfully for several years. Matrix has since asked him to brandish his scissors and exceptional artistic vision as one of the beauty giant's Artistic Directors. With his drive and vision, Chrystofer inspires artists all over the world. Undeniably one of the most progressive hairstylists of our time, he continually elevates his own art form constantly touring with MATRIX and his team; he mounts spellbinding main stage show performances, productions, creative trainings, and collaborates with international photographers to create stunning images that elevate hairdressing to an overall art form.
With an impressive body of international photo work in beauty, fashion, and editorial campaigns, his work has graced the covers and pages of publications such as ELLE, Vogue, Estetica, Cosmopolitan, Culture, Rouge, Nylon, Redbook, Salon Magazine, Hairdressers Journal, HOT Hair USA and Russia, HD Canadian Hairdresser International, Modern and American Salon to name a few. When not traveling, doing a photo shoot, or touring with MATRIX, he is at the beautiful Salon Tantrum in Utah working with his private clientele.
Get to Know Chrystofer Benson:
Proudest Professional Moments:
"Being appointed Artistic Director for Logics was a huge honor. It's amazing to be asked to make such a substantial contribution to the artistic vision of one brand. Also, being nominated for NAHA four times and winning Haircolorist of the Year in 2010 were milestones in my life."
What inspires him:
"The Logics team is committed to collaboration and we inspire each other because we each embody such strong, individual style. For broader inspiration, I often turn to nature, design, photography and the unique aspects of a wide variety of cultures."
Mentors and role models:
"Vidal Sassoon, because his vision and hard work changed the beauty industry forever. Trevor Sorbie because he is one of the most gifted, inspired and humble hairdressers ever."
His personal and professional style:
"I'm straightforward, honest, driven and progressive."