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Christopher was raised in Redwood Falls, Minnesota where he received state honors in declamation, piano and voice at Redwood Falls High School. In 1982, Christopher attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where he soloed as a freshman with the St. Olaf Choir.
In 1990 Hopkins opened Christopher Hopkins Salon, located in the Hubbard Broadcasting building, home of KSTP, KSTP-FM, and KSTP-TV. There he was responsible for the looks of the on air talent, and became a regular contributing guest on “Good Company” a local daytime talk show hosted by Steve Edelman and Sharon Anderson.
Hopkins relocated his company to downtown Minneapolis in 1994, renaming it Christopher Hopkins Image Center (CHIC). He appeared on national television including HGTV ], The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Today Show. Mr. Hopkins has worked with celebrities including Hillary Clinton.
As a baritone vocal soloist he performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, a PBS televised performance with the Erie Philharmonic, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Hannover Radio Philharmonic (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) in Germany. His 1999 debut vocal album, "I'll Be Seeing You," was nominated for the 1999 Gay Lesbian American Music Awards for the song "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." 
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