Chrystofer BensonI never in a million years considered beauty school. So when my grandfather suggested it, I laughed and said, Yeah. OK. But I went to check out a beauty school and when I did, I signed up immediately. I wasnt serious, though, until my first hair show. The stages, the presentations, the competitions, the modelsI was bit!
Dan CsicsaiI never thought about being a hairdresser--I actually started cutting my own hair because I wasnt happy with the way the barber did it. That led to cutting my friends hair, and members of my family, because I could, but I still didnt look at it as a career. In high school, the mom of one of my friends was a stylist and she talked me into working for her as an apprentice.
Danielle KeaslingEach stage of life requires a person to pull from all the good and bad they have experienced. Reflect, re-imagine,dream bigger. Rise up and become who you were created to be. Live on purpose!
Daniel RoldanFor as long as I can remember, I knew that working with hair would be my destiny. Early in my career I had the good fortune to encounter a mentoran amazing hairdresser who inspired me, enlightened me and became a great friend.
Leah SterkMy passion for hairdressing is even stronger today than the day I did my first retouch, and it just keeps getting better."
Nicholas FrenchI come from a family of hairdressers—my father was a top stylist in London. I worked for him and for Vidal Sassoon. I was always ambitious but my career has taken me on a journey that I couldn’t possibly have imagined....
Nick StensonI grew up in the beauty business. My mother was a stylist for 40 years and I watched and learned from her creativity every day. Today, Im inspired by my clients, my colleagues and the progressive sensibilities of European fashion.
Robert SantanaI discovered quite early that I was ambitious and tenacious. Thats why I left home at 17, determined to make it. At the University of Puerto Rico, I worked as a bus boy and a waiter, and even cleaned bathrooms to put myself through school. I intended to become a special education teacher. Then I returned to New York City, where a friend offered me a job in his salon and helped me get into beauty school.