The North American Hairstyling Awards Haircutting category features dynamic statements created with cutting tools and requiring knowledge, skill and precision. Both classic and innovative hair shapes and geometry are explored. See the cutting edge of hair design at the NAHA ceremony now at its new home in Long Beach, California!
Chrystofer is a multi-year NAHA finalist and winner, and Matrix Global Artistic Director.
How did you decide on your models? Photographer? Editing style? Did you use a mood board? Where did your concept come from?
My photographer is the best, he has won NAHA so many times. He decides the editing style because he’s the best. I chose models with very strong looks and can connect with the camera. I always create a mood board to help with inspiration, not duplication.
If you’ve previously entered or won NAHA, how did that experience enhance your career?
This is my first NAHA finalist since 2010 and I can’t explain my excitement. For me, NAHA allows me to learn from the leaders of the industry and motivates me to continue to push my boundaries as a hairstylist. For my career, it is incredibly humbling and rewarding knowing that hard work does eventually pay off with perseverance and patience!
What led you to a career in the hair and beauty industry?
I had a unique opportunity growing up. At 16 I left home and headed to New York to attend Woodstock. I met a photographer named Francesco Scavullo and needed a place to live while I assisted him for photography. In doing so I spent the next 8 months living at the Factory with Warhol! I began seeing models with amazingly cool hair with shape, design and architecture, it was so cool, and everyone was crazy. It was the first place in my life where I felt normal. Then I found “it” – Vidal Sassoon. I began my training as an assistant at 17 and started on a 14-year journey with Sassoon and the team. I would not be here if it were not for my mentors.
Anica is the winner of the North American Hairstyling Awards 2017 Haircutting category.
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