“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.”