Master Barber Chris Vaughn Smith of Buffalo is a highly acclaimed 4th generation Barber who has been cutting, and styling hair for over 30 years. He has won over 20 awards in male hairstyling, including the prestigious National Cosmetology Association Award (NCA) January 1993. Chris also serves as an International Ambassador for Oster Professional Products and has been traveling around the world not only doing hair demonstrations but giving memorable lectures inspiring the emerging talents in today's industry. Chris was an alternate member of the United States Olympic Hairstyling Team. He has worked in the film and television industry for over two decades and has cut, or styled such individuals as Muhammad Ali, Ms. Maya Angelou, DL Hughley, Bruce Willis, Toby McGuire, Spike Lee and many more.
He recently blessed an audience with indelible advice during one of his limited speaking engagements - “The Line of Demarcation”- a barber class where he shared his best practices to the most asked question in barbering: “ How Do I Get The Line Out?” Chris is also co-host to an online radio program with another great industry leader, Shirlena Allen, on Global Voice Broadcasting . Like Chris she has also been serving entertainers, celebrities and the community for over 30 years. The show “Talk Hair Media & Entertainment” was created to enhance, elevate and promote networks surrounding the hair/beauty and wellness industry. Bravo Chris Vaughn!