Matrix's Artistic Directors
Chrystofer Benson


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:   

2014 – NAHA – Hairc olor – Winner


2014 – NAHA – Master Stylist of the Year – People's Choice Winner


2014 – NAHA – Hair stylist of the Year – Finalist


2014 – NAHA – Avant Garde – Finalist


2014 – America’s Beauty Show – Leo Passage Gold Trophy – Overall Winner


2014 – BE! Beauty Entertainment Magazine USA – #3 Educator #4 Platform Artist #9 Colorist


2013 – Hot Magazine – Honored as Top 12 Living Legends


2013 – America’s Beauty Show – Leo Passage Gold Trophy – Overall Winner


2013 – America’s Beauty Show – COLORAMERICA – Colorist of the year – Winner


2013 – America’s Beauty Show – Texture Champion – Winner


2013 – America’s Beauty Show – Makeover Expert – Winner


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 Contemporary Classic - Finalist

2012 - NAHA - Avant Garde - Finalist 

2011 - Stars Photo Competition - Urban Fashion - Winner  

2011 - NAHA - Hair color and Fashion Forward - Finalist 

2010 - NAHA - Hair color - North American Hair Colorist of the Year - Winner  

2009 - NAHA - Hair color - 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        

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