How They Made It Big: Chrystofer Benson

By Alison Alhamed | 12/13/2012 11:41:00 AM


Chrystofer Benson is a highly-respected member of the beauty industry whose communication skills, creative vision, and professional talent define him as an industry leader and a Matrix Artistic Director. With his drive and vision, Benson inspires artists, trains educators and colorists, and mentors the next generation of hairdressers. The 2010 NAHA North American Haircolorist of the Year winner has also been a NAHA finalist multiple years in a row and holds many International titles in cutting, color and styling from earlier in his career. With an impressive body of international photo work in advertising, beauty, fashion and editorial campaigns, his work has graced the covers and pages of publications such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, MODERN SALON, Nylon, and Vogue. Last year, Benson launched Visionary Icon classes—learn more at







ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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