Best of Masters: Stephen Moody

Stephen Moody comes from a family of hairdressers. His mother was one of Vidal Sassoon’s first students. Stephen joined Sassoon in 1980 as a salon apprentice and soon opted for a career path in the Sassoon schools and academies.

In 1987, he was named Principal of the Vidal Sassoon Academy and School of Cosmetology in Santa Monica, CA; in addition to his duties there, he opened several new academies while inspiring and educating in shows and seminars.


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Later, as International Executive Director of Vidal Sassoon Education, he was responsible for all Sassoon education - globally. In 2012, Stephen was named P&G Gobal Education Academy Dean (now Wella), where he creates educational resources for the 800-plus hairstylists and educators on the Wella Global education team.

Winn Claybaugh interviewed Stephen many years ago for MASTERS Audio Club and says, “I have known this amazing man for over 20 years. He is kind and gentle, yet powerful in his message and an example of what a true beauty industry icon is all about. ENJOY!”

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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.