Chrystofer Benson
Artistic Director
Chrystofer is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his creative vision, communication skills and technical talent. With 12 NAHA awards and an America’s Beauty Show Leo Passage Gold Trophy under his belt, he is driven by his unparalleled creative energy, and is undeniably one of the most progressive stylists of our time.

Danielle Keasling
Artistic Director
Danielle has established herself as one of the most sought-after hairdressers in the industry. As the owner of Salon Karma in Hilton Head, S.C., and an accomplished session stylist, Danielle continues to push boundaries while maintaining her professionalism and unrivaled reputation. A 2016 BTC #ONESHOT nominee and a finalist for the 2014 NAHA for Texture, her work has been recognized nationally in InStyle, Elle and Marie Claire.

Michelle O’Connor
Artistic Director
As a salon owner and educator, Michelle has always trusted her creative instincts. She’s worked on a variety of different settings including music video sets, commercials, catalogs and editorial shoots. In 2016, Michelle was nominated for the #ONESHOT Hair Awards in the Color and Avant Garde categories, and won the NAHA for Texture.

Michael Albor
Artistic Director
Michael is a 12-time NAHA-nominated hairstylist, winning for Best Editorial Stylist in 2007. Among his titles, Michael has been recognized as Best Colorist multiple times by Boston magazine and was named Breakthrough Stylist of the Year by Allure. His salon, The Loft by Michael Albor, is in the heart of Boston, where he specializes in color and updos. His artistic ability and vision translates into giving his clients a perfectly modern look.

Daniel Roldan
Artistic Director
Traveling the globe on behalf of Matrix for years, Daniel is hailed as a hair rock star in more than 40 countries. His soft-spoken, polished demeanor and substantial expertise have resulted in frequent television appearances, including The Today Show, Fox News New York, Montel Williams and Oprah. Daniel has also been featured in Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

Dilek Onur-Taylor
Artistic Director
Dilek Onur-Taylor is a renowned industry texture specialist, editorial stylist and platform artist. During her 20+ years as a stylist and salon owner, she has been nominated for seven NAHA Awards—receiving two wins for Contemporary Classic and Texture. Dilek has a distinctive ability to inspire and motivate hairdressers—always encouraging them to push for the stars—and this makes her stand out as a true leader in the beauty industry.

Nick Stenson
Artistic Director & Celebrity Stylist for Matrix; Chief Artistic Director for ULTA Beauty
As an international beauty expert and celebrity stylist, Nick Stenson advises a wide range of celebrity clients, film directors, theatre touring companies, network news programs and the elite of New York’s Fashion Week. As the Chief Artistic Director for ULTA Beauty, Nick has the privilege of setting the course for salon and services direction through trend development, as well as for training and advising stylists at over 950 salons and stores across the country. As Artistic Director and celebrity stylist for Matrix, Nick serves as a platform artist and spokesperson to some of the world’s best stylists.

Lenny Strand
Artistic Director
As a salon owner, master colorist, professional development coach and Matrix Artistic Designer, Lenny Strand has spent over three decades strengthening his own color skills and techniques as well as educating stylists and salons throughout the U.S. and internationally. When he’s not traveling, he’s a working colorist in California—creating exceptional custom shades for his cherished clientele in Beverly Hills. Lenny’s energy, experience, commitment and passion for the industry has helped—and will continue to help—hairdressers take their color business and confidence to new levels.