Lose a Competition Recently? Wise Words From Chrystofer Benson

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/21/2013 2:04:00 PM


click image to zoomChyrstofer Benson Wise competition advice from Chrystofer Benson, Matrix Artistic Director and International award winning colorist/editorial stylist:

“I feel for any stylist at any level putting your work out to the world is always a scary thing—but nothing in life comes without risks,” says Chrystofer Benson, Matrix artistic director and international award winning colorist/editorial stylist. “The only way to learn is to practice and jump in and go for it. I have learned more from my mistakes and so called failures than ever a win."

"When you put your work out into the world, you go from big stylist in little city to stylist of the world. I feel there is nothing better than watching your work progressively get better and better. Taking pictures if your work tracks your progression. Then when it comes to the competitions, having your work recognized by your industry peers is so amazing! It’s well worth the intimidation of entering! The only way you'll know is if you push yourself past what you’re comfortable with and try something new.”






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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