Benjamin Mohapi’s creative vision draws heavily from street culture, art and the more left field music sense. Recognized and admired for the visual impact of his fresh and innovative style, Benjamin has become a favorite amongst musicians, photographers and actors.
Trading Wales for London as a teenager, Benjamin quickly found himself working in the UK’s top salons as a stylist, including the salons of John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Daniel Galvin. During this period, he began assisting the biggest session names in the industry and developing his own creative vision. These experiences laid a solid foundation as he embarked on an increasingly successful career.
Benjamin spent fifteen of his twenty four years in the business on set as a session stylist, traveling to all corners of the earth working on projects as varied and exciting as they are artistic and creative. All of these experiences went into creating the London based hair, beauty and styling agency Punishment Ltd., which Benjamin founded almost ten years ago.
Today, Benjamin’s experience remains in demand throughout Europe and the States. His extensive resume includes photographers Rankin, Taryn Simon, Max Vadukul, David LaChapelle, Neil Kirk and the late Herb Ritts. He has worked on editorial and fashion projects for Vogue, ID, InStyle, Nylon, GQ, Marie Claire, Playboy and many more.
With magazine, film, commercial, music and A-list celebrity credits to his name, 39-year-old Benjamin brings his experience and vision to Los Angeles in a major way. Now, he is the proud founder of Salon Benjamin.
Agency: Crosby Carter Management