"HAIR IS MY ART INSPIRED CANVAS"
Chrystofer Benson is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his communication skills, exceptional creative vision, and technical talent, which clearly defines him as a global industry leader and a MATRIX Artistic Director.
Drive, Passion, and Vision... are just a few of the words used to describe Chrystofer Benson. Working and educating globally, he is driven by his unparalleled creative energy to break down barriers and leave his mark and legacy on this world. He holds many International titles in Cutting, Color, and Styling from earlier in his career as well as the following highlights:
2013 - BE! Beauty Entertainment Magazine USA Ranking - #4 Platform Artist and #12 Colorist
2012 - BE! Beauty Entertainment Magazine - Beauty Maker Award, for Platform Artistry
2012 - NAHA - Avant Garde - Finalist
2011 - Stars Photo Competition - Urban Fashion - Winner
2011 - NAHA - Haircolor and Fashion Forward - Finalist
2010 - NAHA - Haircolor - North American Hair Colorist of the Year - Winner
2009 - NAHA - Haircolor - Finalist
2008 - NAHA - Contemporary Classic - Finalist
In 2004, Benson was tapped by the industry leader L'Oreal to be the Creative Lead Trainer of Education for the MATRIX Global Academy in NYC, which he led successfully for many years. MATRIX has since asked him and his exceptional artistic vision to be one of the beauty giant's Artistic Directors, leading the direction for MATRIX on Trend Collections, Advertising and Consumer Campaigns, Spread The Love Campaign - Mentor, New Product Launches, and Training the Educational Standards. With his drive and vision he is undeniably one of the most progressive hairstylists of our time, constantly touring with MATRIX; he delivers spellbinding shows, artistic main stage performances, creative trainings, and when not traveling he spends his time at the salon in NYC or his private creative studio in Utah preparing his next collections.
Chrystofer also has an impressive body of international photo work from collaborations with photographers creating stunning images that elevate hairdressings overall art form. From Advertising, Beauty, Fashion, and Editorial campaigns, his work has graced the covers and pages of publications such as American Salon, Cosmopolitan, Culture, ELLE, Estetica, Hairdressers Journal, HD Canadian Hairdresser International, HOT Hair USA and Russia, Modern Salon, Nylon, Rouge, Redbook, Salon Magazine, and Vogue to name a few. He is continually sharing, growing, and elevating his own art form through his website at chrystoferbenson.com