Name: David Benjamin
Star Sign: Virgo
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
The Aesthetic of My Work as a Hairstylist: I pride myself on keeping hair looking natural and effortless. Whether it's a brunette turned into a sun-kissed blond, or a beachy wave, I strive to make effortless style look as if it came naturally.
What I Bring to the Styling Floor: I bring over 15 years of experience, a realistic approach, and most importantly a sense of humor.
How I Found My Way To Wonderland: I have known Michael for years and have worked with him on different projects throughout my career. It was only a matter of time before Wonderland became my home.
My #1 Beauty Rule Is: Keep it simple! If you try too hard, most likely it'll look like you tried too hard. You're the picture, don't spend all of your time working on the frame..
A Good Hair Day Means: Your hair is no longer a thought. Once hair is on fleek, your confidence follows and there isn't a care in the world!
Most Valued Quality in a Wonderland Guest: Honesty and a science of what is realistic. I urge my clients to share how much care and maintenance they will realistically put into their hair. That changes what is in fact realistic in our approach to the desired result.
Sources of Inspiration: It sounds cliché but I find inspiration in so many things. From a color in the sky to the styles of the past. But working with the Wonderland team and seeing their passion for our industry inspires me daily.
Style Icons: Justin Timberlake, David Beckham, Jordan Catalano.
Top Model: Christy Turlington
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Favorite Film: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Favorite Artist: Sylvia Geller
Best Madonna Song: Crazy For You
My Hidden Talent Is: I can make Cinnabon's disappear