Ben Martin is a Salon Owner and Creative Director of Salon XVI in Melbourne’s inner city Richmond; Ben’s exceptional talent and contribution to the hair industry has been recognised by international beauty companies, including GHD, Kevin Murphy, Revlon Professional and Redken; and by the ever expanding list of editorial, fashion week and celebrity hair work that continue to highlight his versatile skill set. With over 16 years working within the professional hair industry; his creative vision, appreciation for authenticity and attention to detail is evident in every project he undertakes, both in and out of the salon environment. Taking the plunge into the session styling world in 2012 after assisting Zoe Irwin at Salon International, the Tribute Show and BBC Radio One Awards in London; Ben found his creative calling; Session Styling. Ben’s work would celebrate hair’s immediate connection to fashion and how to bring a complete look to life. From photoshoots, editorial spreads and covers, Ben’s work has been published in a variety of cult and consumer media including Vogue Italia Online, Refinery 29, Damaged Magazine, Elle China, Vision China, Culture, And Men Magazine, Fault, Kneon and Fashion Journal, to name a few. Ben’s professionalism has also seen him be appointed as the stylist of choice for a number of Melbourne and interstate based personalities and tastemakers.