Winn Interviews Selina Tomasich, Founder of Hair Aid, Inc.

Winn Claybaugh and the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation (largely funded by the Paul Mitchell Schools’ FUNraising campaign) are strong supporters of several organizations that teach hairdressing skills to people in poverty-stricken communities, giving them the chance to escape from the sex trade and human trafficking that otherwise would be their fate.

This month’s MASTERS interview features Selina Tomasich, founder and CEO of Hair Aid Inc., an Australian-based charity that takes volunteer hairdressers to developing nations, where they teach those living in critical poverty how to cut hair. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Selina shares difficult-to-hear stories of children and families. She shares how truly simple it is to make a difference, and challenges us all to imagine the shift in energy we could create. Hair Aid assists these families with immediate and measurable results, through the help of caring hairdressers.



Winn Interviews Celebrity Men's Groomer Jason Schneidman on MASTERS Audio Club

With his mission of "a haircut can change someone's life," celebrity hairstylist Jason Schneidman uses his "power" (hairdresser for Bruno Mars, Rob Lowe, James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Jonah Hill, and others) to shine a light on the drug-addicted homeless. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, this self-proclaimed recovering addict / hairdresser is doing incredible things in his career and in his world of giving back. Learn what drives Jason to help others, how he taught himself to do men's makeup, and how he established his company and brand as The Men's Groomer.

Full interview available February 1, 2019 at

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Winn Claybaugh Featured on Lori Harder's "Earn Your Happy" Podcast


The Secrets to Winning in Business and in Life, with Winn Claybaugh

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the fields of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. A successful entrepreneur who runs two seven-figure businesses, she is also a three-time fitness world champion, cover model, network marketing professional, #1 best-selling author, TEDx speaker, founder of The Bliss Project, and host of the “Earn Your Happy” podcast, which recently featured Winn Claybaugh.

“Winn is such an amazing human, and such a motivational rockstar! His philosophy, ethics, and all around mindset is so high energy and wonderful. You are all in for a total treat today, because Winn shares just how to raise your energy, and determine what you are actually in the business of, PLUS, how to overcome blocks.”
– Lori Harder

"Earn Your Happy" Podcast Creator Lori Harder Joins Winn for January 2019 MASTERS Audio Club

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the fields of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. A successful entrepreneur who runs two seven-figure businesses, she is also a network marketing professional, #1 best-selling author, TEDx speaker, cover model, three-time fitness world champion, podcaster, founder of The Bliss Project, and author of A Tribe Called Bliss. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Lori shares her passion about blazing trails for the underdog, creating a "tribe" to support and sustain your journey, living your bliss, finding personal fulfillment, and the power of being vulnerable.

Full interview now available at

American Made Beauty Podcast Features Winn Claybaugh and Bright Pink CEO Katie Theide

Katie Thiede, CEO of Bright Pink

Katie Thiede, CEO of Bright Pink

It’s been 25 years since Radio AMB (American Made Beauty) host Patty Schmucker was diagnosed with breast cancer. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Patty welcomed two special guests to her October 2018 program: Katie Thiede, CEO of Bright Pink, and Winn Claybaugh. Together they discussed Bright Pink’s role in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and how awareness is our first line of defense.

Katie has been a tireless champion for women’s health and has devoted her entire career to such organizations. Winn is an advocate of women’s health who believes that cancer needs to be high on everyone’s awareness list and that giving to organizations like Bright Pink will help assure a healthy and prosperous future for all women. Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools have been proud sponsors of Bright Pink in their annual cancer awareness months fundraising campaigns, donating well over $300,000 to date.

Listen in as Patty, Katie, and Winn talk about dealing with a tough diagnosis and the best preventative measures women can take on a daily basis.

Learn more about Bright Pink and their mission as Patty Schmucker interviews CEO Katie Thiede and Winn Claybaugh on American Made Beauty's Radio AMB:

Winn Claybaugh Announced as Keynote Speaker for OPLZA 2018


ONTRAPORT, a leading marketing automation software for small businesses and entrepreneurs,  announced the keynote speakers for its annual marketing summit, ONTRApalooza 2018. In addition to Ontraport Founder and CEO Landon Ray and President Lena Renquist, this year's speakers include Paul Mitchell Schools' Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and Influence Tree Managing Partner Ryan Foland.

Named by Inc. as one of the "2018 Entrepreneur Conferences You Should Have on Your Radar” and targeted at entrepreneurs, executives, and marketers, the three-day event aims to leave attendees with actionable tips and strategies to scale their businesses.

OPLZA2018 includes over 45 sessions, nightly networking, support from certified consultants, and strategies for jump-starting your business. First-time business builders, seasoned marketing professionals, and established business owners are all encouraged to attend. Prepare to have your perspective shifted and your assumptions challenged at ONTRApalooza 2018.

The event takes place October 3–5, 2018, in Santa Barbara, CA.

Tickets are available at

To see a full list of speakers click here.

Winn Interviews Brain Disorder Specialist, Dr. Daniel Amen, for MASTERS

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When Your Brain Works Right,
You Work Right!

Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, researcher, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of Amen Clinics, which has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior. Sharecare named him the web’s most influential mental health expert and advocate, and the Washington Post called him the most popular psychiatrist in America.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh and TV fitness personality Chalene Johnson, Dr. Amen tells why mental health is brain health and offers specific steps for improving our overall happiness, wellness, and longevity.

Now available at MASTERS Audio Club.

Winn Claybaugh Featured on "Beyond the Technique" Podcast

Now Playing on Beyond The Technique:
How to Winn in Salon Business with Industry Extraordinaire, Winn Claybaugh

Released Jul 12, 2018

[July 12, 2018] - If you love getting a dose of tough love while simultaneously being inspired, today’s episode is for you! Winn shares so many secrets to success and also dives into what may be preventing us from living the life we were meant to live. If you want to “winn” at business, join host Kati Whitledge for this inspirational talk!

Listen to the free podcast on iTunes - now available at


Finding It Hard to Be Civil? Refill Your Reservoir!

Finding It Hard to Be Civil? Refill Your Reservoir!

There's a lot of talk in the news these days about the absence of civil discourse. People are being so mean -- in person, online, and in the media. What will it take to turn things around? The answer is easier than you might think: be nice, be nice, be nice! Start by thinking before you speak, and ask yourself these questions: Is it nice? Is it necessary? Is it true?  Would you want it to be said about you?

Sofia Donates $5,300 to Fred Jordan Mission

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As Sofia’s parents, we plan to leave her a multifaceted legacy—a business that can sustain her, the gift of a loving extended family, and so much more. Perhaps most important, we want to give her a spirit of giving and teach her to use her voice and her kind heart to make a difference in the lives of others. We want Sofia to succeed in business and in life ... and that includes teaching her how to be a successful philanthropist.

To give our 6-year-old daughter an early start in the world of giving back, we created "Sofia's Kind Heart," an online donation campaign to benefit the charity of her choice.

First, we introduced Sofia to a number of ways to help other people. When she expressed an interest in helping homeless children, we arranged a meeting through Willie Jordan, director of the Fred Jordan Mission, which serves thousands of homeless individuals and families in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Then we established an online donation site and spread the word. Sofia's Kind Heart raised over $5,300, which Sofia proudly presented to Debbie Smith of the Fred Jordan Mission onstage at the Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Gala in Beverly Hills on May 21, 2018.

“My name is Sofia and I'm 7 years old. I am using my voice to raise money for the Fred Jordan Mission because I like helping people.”


"We have our kids shadow us at work.
Let's also have them shadow us in our philanthropy world!"
– Winn Claybaugh


June 2018 MASTERS Audio Club Features Emmy-Nominated Hairstylists Dean Banowetz and Meagan Herrera-Schaaf

Dean Banowetz, the Hollywood Hair Guy, is the locks wizard behind celebrity staples like Leeza Gibbons, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Tony Robbins, and Shark Tank's Lori Greiner. After owning and operating a full-service salon in Bettendorf, Iowa, Dean moved to Los Angeles and landed a gig on the nationally syndicated series Extra. Then he took a job on American Idol, where he styled hair for Ryan Seacrest and all of the contestants. Since then, he’s worked on many Hollywood projects, including So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol (7 seasons), America's Got Talent, the Daytime Emmy Awards, and the 2014 Grammy Awards, to name just a few.

Dean has received four Emmy nominations for Dancing with the Stars (twice), Grease Live, and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as three Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild nominations, including wins for Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Shortly before graduating from Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes, Meagan Herrera-Shaaf won a retail sales contest at her school. The prize was a trip to Los Angeles to work with Dean Banowetz on American Idol. After just six days, Dean—realizing that her passion and determination were above and beyond most 19 year olds—offered her a job as an assistant on the show. After three seasons at American Idol, Meagan moved to the Daytime Emmy–winning show Clean House and joined the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Union, Local 706, which allowed her to work on major motion pictures and television programs.

Since then Meagan’s career has flourished: her TV and movie credits include Jack Reacher, The Hunger Games, America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Hangover 2, NBC’s The Voice, and many more. She has one Emmy nomination (The Voice, 2017) and four Guild nominations (winning the 2016 award for Pitch Perfect 2).

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Dean and Meagan give an exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to do hair in the entertainment business, including award shows, top-rated TV shows, major motion pictures, and more. Everyone can benefit from their advice on attention to detail, the discipline of anticipation, clearing the clutter, and having an attitude of kindness.


Enjoy this behind-the-scenes preview with Winn, Dean, and Meagan, filmed in Dean’s workshop / storage unit.

Fresh from their interview for June's MASTERS Audio Club, Winn Claybaugh chats with Emmy-nominated hairstylists Dean Banowetz and Meagan Herrera-Schaaf.

Winn Claybaugh Featured on Crown Pointers Podcast: How to Be Nice and Still Finish First

Winn Claybaugh Featured on Crown Pointers Podcast: How to Be Nice and Still Finish First

There's an old adage that says, "Nice guys finish last," but studies prove that the opposite is true. Being generous actually causes people to be more attractive. Turns out you can learn how to be nice AND still finish first. Winn Claybaugh, founder of Paul Mitchell's school division and author of Be Nice (Or Else!) redefines what being nice means and gives his simple tips about how to build the muscle of niceness.