Best of Masters: Debra Dietrich

Pushing the creative envelope, Debra Dietrich infuses each makeup and hairstyling project with her 20-plus years of experience in the union, from TV to the Academy Award–winning film Milk to the current production of Planet of the Apes. As a dedicated philanthropist, cofounder of MUSE BEAUTY, and Advanced Academy educator for Paul Mitchell, Debra has coached thousands of future professionals with the foundational skills that become the cornerstones of their careers. Nationally, Debra teaches makeup artists with a visionary approach to working in today’s hi-tech media, using in-demand, advanced techniques of the trade. Debra's approach to education goes beyond teaching art and connects her love for beauty with interpersonal life lessons.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Debra offers brilliant advice for achieving the career and the life of your dreams. “Not only is Debra's résumé the envy of all, but she also has a sincere passion for teaching the masses,” Winn says. “Debra is a true, true mentor.” 


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About: Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $15.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.