Best of Masters: Neeko Abriol

Neeko Abriol went from a Los Angeles gang - dodging bullets, dealing drugs, and escaping the threat of prison - to finally finding his passion in the beauty industry. The end result: Neeko received NAHA’s Editor’s Select Award in 1997, 1998, and 2000.

A hairdresser since 1991, Neeko signed on with the LA-based Crystal Agency in 1994, an agency that represents hair, makeup, and styling artists for the fashion and entertainment industry. His magazine credits include Elle, Vanity Fair, YM, Us, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, In Fashion, Ebony, Allure, Essence, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Movieline, Vibe and LA Times Magazine among others.

His hairstyling credits include music videos and CD packaging, a feature film with celebrity Halle Berry, commercial and print advertising for Cover Girl, Bill Blass Denim, Schlitz, Dark & Lovely, McDonalds, Revlon, and Macy’s.


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Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, this talented industry professional shared his distinct beliefs and practices for “getting.” It didn’t take Neeko 20 years or more to go from LA gang member to $3,500 per-day session hairdresser.

His message will put YOU on the fast track toward abundance and even celebrity!

"When I interviewed Neeko Abriol in June 2000, I knew I was sitting with the future hope of the beauty industry, and I was right! Neeko was impressive fifteen years ago when I first had the chance to interview him, and he has yet to disappoint. Most hairdressers would love to have his resume, yet his humility is still in tact. Check out Neeko and you'll discover the amazing things he has already accomplished and will continue to do.” – Winn Claybaugh

For more information about MASTERS Audio Club, visit To purchase: $12.95 CDs or $9.94 MP3 download.

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.

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