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Winn Claybaugh to Recieve behindthechair.com's Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Awardby behindthechair.com on 2/22/2011
Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools, motivational speaker, and author of Be Nice (Or Else!), will receive behindthechair.com’s Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award, on March 13, 2011, at the BTC 11th Annual Stylist Choice Awards in Chicago.
Claybaugh is the fourth recipient of the honor, joining celebrity stylist Ken Paves, stylist and international haircare manufacturer John Frieda, and Paul Mitchell School graduate Michelle Kelly.
The award is given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, giving back to their communities and to the world with generosity and spirit. The award was created in 2007, when behindthechair.com Founder Mary Rector Gable joined forces with the legendary Vidal Sassoon and launched an industry-wide campaign to build homes in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. The ensuing campaign, Hairdressers Unlocking Hope, rallied the entire industry and resulted in 22 new homes for displaced New Orleans residents after raising more than $2 million.
“Winn has woven generosity and philanthropy into every aspect of his business and his life. He has made giving back an integral part of the Paul Mitchell Schools’ curricula, thereby creating generation after generation of caring, giving beauty professionals. His own leadership efforts on behalf of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, and causes related to AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, domestic abuse and substance abuse, just to name just a few, never cease to inspire all of us at BTC. We are proud and excited to present him with our Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award.”
- Mary Rector Gable, Founder of behindthechair.com
Paves was honored for his work with numerous charities, Frieda for establishing the HairRaising foundation to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston, and Kelly for overcoming unimaginable adversity, including abuse and homelessness, and going on to attend cosmetology school to build a better life for herself and her daughters. Since graduating from beauty school, Kelly has worked diligently to help others in need.
The 11th Annual BTC Stylist Choice Awards take place on Sunday, March 13, 2011, during America’s Beauty Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Behindthechair.com is the professional beauty industry’s first and largest site in the world exclusively for licensed beauty professionals. Every month it welcomes more than 530,000 members from more than 90 countries. Business Week featured behindthechair.com in its publication and the New York Times cited behindthechair.com as “the most talked about site in the beauty industry.”