Best of Masters: James Morrison

Morrison, James

James Morrison has dedicated his career to helping people reach higher levels of success in their lives. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, James began his career as a hairdresser at the age of 15. He worked in London and then moved to America in 1984 as cofounder of the innovative manufacturing and salon company, TIGI USA/TONI&GUY. In his latest venture, James Morrison Coaching, James uses his 30 years of experience to help hairdressers and salon owners realize their fullest potential.

In this interview with Winn Claybaugh, James shared talks about the importance of sharing information, keeping people involved, and being inspired by each other’s success.

Winn says, “James has been my best friend in the beauty industry for over 20 years, for a reason—he is brilliant! Everyone loves James for his artistry, his motivation, and his business sense, but I love him because he's a good friend.”


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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 $16.7 million for multiple charitable organizations.