Best of Masters: Trevor Sorbie

Sorbie, Trevor


Many years ago, when Winn Claybaugh asked people in the beauty industry who they considered to be a true master, Trevor Sorbie was the name that came up almost every time.

Shortly before celebrating 30 years in the hairdressing world, Trevor had already amassed a list of awards including four-time British Hairdresser of the Year, three-time London Hairdresser of the Year, and twice Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year.

Yet even after 30 years, Trevor was, in his own words, still learning new things, and his passion for the industry showed no signs of slowing down.

As one of the world's legendary greats, he truly earned his rightful place in the global hair industry. Interviewed by Kitty Victor in one of the earliest MASTERS recordings, this humble icon recalled his early days in the industry and what kept him excited after nearly three decades.

“The day Trevor Sorbie said yes to doing a MASTERS interview was a day I spent doing my happy dance,” Winn Claybaugh recalls. “ Hundreds of years from now, beauty industry professionals will still be studying this man.”

For more information about MASTERS Audio Club, visit To purchase: $12.95 CDs; $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 for multiple charitable organizations.