Bio

EDITORIAL STYLIST

MATRIX GLOBAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

GLOBAL AWARD-WINNING COLORIST & STYLIST

“HAIR IS MY ART-INSPIRED CANVAS”

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Chrystofer Benson is a Global Award-Winning Colorist and Editorial Stylist.  He is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his exceptional creative vision, communication skills, and technical talent that clearly defines him as an industry leader, a MATRIX Artistic Director, and Global Design Team Member. He has also launched his own brand of products and education at CBC – Chrystofer Benson Collective – HAIRCBC.com

Creative, Visionary, and Passionate… are 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. As an avid competitor, he has many International titles in Cutting, Color, and Styling from earlier in his career, 15 North American Hair Awards (NAHA) Finals, as well the following highlights:

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

  • 2018 – CONTESSA 2019 – INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR – Finalist
  • 2018 – AIPP – BEST FEMALE COMMERCIAL – Finalist
  • 2018 – Behindthechair.com BIG SHOT AWARDS – “Creative Color Shot of the Year” & “Collab” – 2x Finalist
  • 2018 – IRISH Hairdresser Magazine – INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM ARTIST “Best of the Best” – WINNER
  • 2018 – America’s Beauty Show GLOBAL AWARDS – Editorial Stylist of the Year – WINNER
  • 2018 – BANGSTYLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017 TO REIGN SUPREME – WINNER
  • 2017 – AIPP – BEST VIDEO – Finalist
  • 2017 – Canadian Hair Magazine – MIRROR AWARDS – BEST VIDEO – Finalist
  • 2017, 2015 – INTERNATIONAL VISIONARY AWARD – LONDON UK – 2x Finalist, RUNNER UP
  • 2017 – Behindthechair.com BIG SHOT AWARDS – “Creative Color Shot of the Year” – Finalist
  • 2017 – Behindthechair.com BIG SHOT AWARDS – “Color Shot of the Year” – Finalist
  • 2017 – Irish Hairdresser – International – “BEST OF THE BEST” Black and White image – WINNER
  • 2017 – Irish Hairdresser – International – “BEST OF THE BEST” Art Team – Finalist
  • 2017 – ABS GLOBAL AWARDS – COLORAMERICA – Colorist of the Year – WINNER
  • 2017 – BANGSTYLE SUPREMES – WINNER
  • 2017 – Behindthechair.com BIG SHOT “Color Shot of the year” – Finalist
  • 2017 – Behindthechair.com BIG SHOT “Creative Color Shot of the year” –Finalist
  • 2017 – Behindthechair.com “BRAND COLOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR” – Finalist
  • 2016 – BANGSTYLE – SUPREMES – WINNER
  • 2016 – AIPP BEST AVANT GARDE – Finalist
  • 2016 – Irish Hairdresser of the Year – International – Finalist
  • 2015 – BANGSTYLE SUPREMES – WINNER
  • 2015 – Irish Hairdresser of the Year – International – Finalist
  • 2015 – UK International Visionary Award – Finalist
  • 2014 – ABS GLOBAL A WARDS – Leo Passage Gold Trophy – OVERALL WINNER
  • 2013 – ABS GLOBAL A WARDS – Leo Passage Gold Trophy – OVERALL WINNER
  • 2013 – ABS GLOBAL A WARDS – COLORAMERICA – Colorist of the year – WINNER
  • 2013 – ABS GLOBAL AWARDS – Texture Champion – WINNER
  • 2013 – ABS GLOBAL AWARDS – Makeover Expert – WINNER
  • 2011 – ABS GLOBAL AWARDS – Urban Street Fashion – WINNER

NAHA – NORTH AMERICAN HAIRSTYLING AWARDS

  • 2019 – NAHA Team of the Year – Finalist
  • 2019 – Master Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2019 – Editorial Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2019 – Haircolorist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2019 – Haircutter of the Year – Finalist
  • 2018 – NAHA – Master Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2018 – NAHA – Editorial Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2018 – NAHA – Haircolorist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2017 – NAHA – Avant Garde – Finalist
  • 2016 – NAHA – Hair Colorist of the Year – WINNER
  • 2016 – NAHA – Editorial Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2015 – NAHA – Avant Garde – Finalist
  • 2014 – NAHA – People’s Choice – WINNER
  • 2014 – NAHA – Haircolorist of the Year – WINNER
  • 2014 – NAHA – Master Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2014 – NAHA – Avant Garde – Finalist
  • 2014 – NAHA – Hairstylist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2012 – NAHA – Avant Garde – Finalist
  • 2011 – NAHA – Haircolorist of the Year – Finalist
  • 2011 – NAHA – Fashion Forward – Finalist
  • 2010 – NAHA – Haircolorist of the Year – North American Hair Colorist of the Year – WINNER
  • 2009 – NAHA – Haircolorist of the Year – 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 to use exceptional artistic vision as one of the beauty giant’s Artistic Directors leading the direction for MATRIX on Advertising and Consumer Campaigns, MATRIX NAHA – Mentor, New Product Launches, Trend Collections, 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 artistic main-stage performances, and technical trainings; and when not traveling, he spends his time at his private creative studio in 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 of International magazines around the globe. He is continually growing and elevating his own art form and sharing his work at chrystoferbenson.com and cbensoncollective.com.

Best part of my job: “Inspiring others to be creative and reaching outside of their box to explore more of their own potential.”

Best advice to the industry: “Leave the industry better than the way you found it!”

-Chrystofer Benson