Winn Claybaugh Appointed to Beauty Changes Lives Board

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October 5, 2017, SAN DIEGO – The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation has appointed author, motivational speaker and founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell’s school division, Winn Claybaugh, to its Board of Directors.

Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, said Claybaugh’s breadth of experience in the professional beauty industry coupled with his passion for education aligns well with the mission of Beauty Changes Lives. “Winn’s career as an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker is living proof of the diverse and rewarding opportunities available in the professional beauty industry, and his experience founding one of the nation’s most revered beauty schools testifies to his passion for education,” she stated.

Commenting on his new role as a director on the Beauty Changes Lives board, Winn expressed his gratitude for how the beauty industry has supported his growth and professional development. “I am so grateful for what the beauty industry has given to me for the past 35 years. Never have I been denied opportunities for growth, adventure and prosperity. Along the way, I have been able to earn some notoriety, which has given me a platform to support many causes. To now use my name and influence to support Beauty Changes Lives is purely a gift, which I humbly and easily accept,” he stated.

A champion of education across the hairstylist’s journey, Winn has spoken at every major beauty event and served as the Paul Mitchell National Motivational Expert. The North American Hairstyling Awards named Winn to its Hall of Leaders and awarded him the Hairdressers Unlocking Hope award, recognizing his philanthropic contributions to the industry. In 2016, American Salon named Winn one of the top five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.” He has also received recognition for his philanthropic spirit and was named Humanitarian of the Year by Friendly House in 2013. In 2015, he was honored with the Thirst Project’s Vision Award.

Beyond the professional beauty sector, Claybaugh has helped some of the world’s most esteemed businesses build their brands and create successful working cultures. His clients include Southwest Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, the Irvine Company, Vidal Sassoon, Entertainment Tonight, Mattel, For Rent magazine and many other businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to housing. In 2017, Winn was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an honor presented to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.

As a director on the Beauty Changes Lives board, Claybaugh joins a team of visionaries committed to supporting the next generation of beauty professionals. Other directors on the Beauty Changes Lives board of directors include: Lynelle Lynch (president), owner of Bellus Academy; Robert Passage (vice president), CEO & Global Ambassador of Pivot Point; Tate Holland (treasurer), president and CEO of Make-up Designory; Jan Arnold, co-founder and style director of CND; Frank Cacciato, CEO of Katherine Frank Creative; Christine Schuster, vice president of education for the L’Oreal USA Professional Products Division; Salvatore (Sal) Mauceri, vice president for North America Professional Beauty and Global OPI, Coty Professional Beauty; Elisa Fischer, general manager for the Americas, TIGI; Jen Wilder, vice president of marketing for Beauty Systems Group; Trevor Attenborough, general manager of the North American salon division for Kao USA, Inc.; Dennis Ratner, founder and CEO of Ratner Companies; and Jen Planck, master stylist, speaker and innovator.

Additional information about the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and its scholarship offerings is available at

About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

With a mission to elevate, educate and empower, Beauty Changes Lives is uniting the industry and building awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty, wellness and massage therapy industries. Learn more at or find us on Facebook.