When you hear the word naturalist, it probably conjures beautiful images of the woods, the sound of water gently moving along a creek… At Holistico, it means the word of hair stylist David Benjamin of the eponymous salon.
“I like to duplicate what a month long sun-filled vacation would do to the color of your hair,” explains Benjamin of his philosophy. “And if more work and a true overall is necessary for a desired look, I make sure it looks natural. I also cut hair so it can fall into place and train my clients how to style hair with ease. Those combinations are vital.”
David Benjamin Salon is a full service salon that does it all from from cut & color, to Keratin Treatments. But what really differentiates the David Benjamin experience from others is his authentic approach to hair...and his clients. “My true goal is to create a relaxing good time for my clients,” says Benjamin.
With over 20 years in the hair styling industry and some of the best training in the business, it’s no surprise that David Benjamin has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and at some of the best salons, where he has perfected his style. A Chicago native, Benjamin began his career training and working at the iconic Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa. While working at Mario Tricoci, he gained specific styling skills in the precision cutting of Vidal Sasson, mixed with the textured bolder styles of Toni & Guy.
He then made his way to New York City, and took over management at the famed, boutique Robert Kree Salon in Manhattan's bustling West Village. It is there he truly mastered his art of natural color--whether turning a brunette blonde that looks like she was born with it or the opposite.
His styling clientele included A-listers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerri Russell, Demi Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal — just to name a few. Benjamin managed to sneak in work for magazines you might have heard of: InSTyle, Elle, People and Vogue. He parlayed his boutique salon experience into managing luxury brand Chris Chase.
Combining the friendliness of a boutique salon with the high expectations of a luxury brand and unmatchable talent, Benjamin presents a private oasis he has created for his clients. And notes that, ‘It's behind the chair with my clients that makes me the happiest.’ And that feeling is contagious, adds Benjamin: “Once someone feels good, I get to frame it with a great color and/or great cut. The combination can make someone unstoppable.”
It was a no-brainer when he decided to join the Holistico team. He simply believes, ‘Wellness and nutrition and all of that effect hair, how it grows and how it looks’.