Benjamin Thigpen

 
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BIOGRAPHY
Benjamin started his career in a small salon in Savannah, Georgia in 2000. There, he attended Savannah College of Art and Design receiving a BFA in Photography and a minor in writing and advertising. Upon graduating, he landed a photo assisting job in New York City with renowned photographer Arthur Elgort. While working with Arthur he attended and was certified by the Aveda Institute. During the duration of his studies and work, he befriended long time best friend of Authur's, Christiaan Houtenbos. Furthering his knowledge under Christiaan led him to drop photography and focus solely on hair, landing himself multiple television shows. Editorial work has also placed a significant part of his career, having the opportunity to work on publications. Working very early on with some of the most iconic figures in the field has prepared him to keep growing in today's competitive fashion world.

Ben is currently the spokesperson for Men’s grooming line, Recipe for Men.
advertising
Buffalo Jeans, Biosector, Christopher Chaun, Fab.com, Fashion for Men, Kohl's, Mandee’s, Nicole Miller, Saks, Terani Couture, Undergear.

photographers
Aaron Warkov, Alexander Wagner, Amy Postle, Andrew Eccles, Arthur Elgort, Asha Fuller, Bill Diodato, Bruce Weber, Chad Moore, Chris Clinton, Chris Eckert, Chris Fanning, Christopher Logan, Dave Lieberman, David Sims, Dillon Griffin, Dustin Cohen, Elizabeth Lippman, Eric Ogden, Gabrielle Revere, Glenn Glasser, Grace Huang, Kevin Amato, Joe Montezino, John Madere, Marc Tousigant, Mary Ellen Mark, Micaela Rossato, Michael Sharky, Micoali Grosell, Morgan Miller, Nigel Barker, Noah Kalina, Peter Hedges, Peter Rosa, Ruvan Wijesouriya, Sarah Kehoe, Sebastian Smith, Shannon Greer, Silja Magnusdottir, Steven Klein, Tom Corbett, Tony Hale, Yann Feron, Yu Lingyuan, Wendy Hope, Zandy Mangold

celebrities
Adam Glassman, Alan Cummings, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alex Lundqvist, Allison Janney, Ariana Grande, Brandon Beemer, Brett Keisel, Bruce Willis, CJ Wilson, Chris Noth, Clay Matthews, Demarcus Ware, Emma Heming, Fergie, Fernanda Motta, Gaia Repossi, Gloria Steinem, Harry Shum Jr, Holly Hunter, Jessica Stam, Josh Duhamel, Mitchel Musso, Nadia Bjorlin, Nate Berkus, Nick Swisher, Irina Shayk, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jack Huston, Kaylee Defer, Kris Humphries, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Jessica White, Jillian Michaels, Joe Mauer, Julie Henderson, Marc Jacobs, Mariah Carey, Nicola Peltz, Peter Hedges, Ryan Roberts, Samantha Swetra, Shea Whigham, Stacy London, Stephanie March, Steve Buscemi, Tony Hale, Tori Praver, Timur Bekmambetov, Troy Polamalu, Vincent Piazza, Will Forte

magazines
Blackbook, Cosmopolitan, Details, Essential Homme, Esquire, Glamour, Glitterati, Gotham, Good Housekeeping, Hamptons, Harper’s Bazaar (China), Hype, Latina, L'Officiel, Love Cat, Matchbook, Maxim, Men’s Health, Miami Living, Moves, New York Magazine, New York Post, Nylon (Japan, Guys and US), O, Ocean Drive, Out, Paper, Parade, People, Philadelphia Style, Real Simple, Redbook, Seventeen, Shape, Surface, Tatler (Hong Kong), Tar, You, Vanity Fair, Vogue (Japan, German and Brazil), W, Wall Street Journal WWD, Women's Health.

fashion
Asaf Ganot, Number:Lab, Stephen Burrows

Nov 28, 2012
PRESS
11/2012
How To Curl Your Hair With a Curling Wand
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Mariha
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Nate Berkus Parade magazine shoot
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FinoMan Behind The Scenes
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Love with Linda Vojtova
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