Charlie Price is the owner of Planet Laboratories, a successful Aveda Concept Salon in Denver, Colorado. He is a 23-time nominee and the 2002 winner of NAHA’s Hairstylist of the Year award and a six-time nominee and 2007 winner of Canadian Hairdresser magazine’s International Stylist of the Year award.
He performed at Aveda’s Congress Festival in 2000 and 2002, the International Beauty Show in New York and Los Angeles, and the 2003 Alternative Hair Show. He has worked New York’s Fashion Week with designers Matthew Williamson, Peter Som, and Catherine Malandrino, tending to the locks of celebrity models Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor, Sophie Dahl, Caroline Ribeiro, and Carmen Cass.
His photo work has appeared regularly in international hair magazines and he has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Women’s Wear Daily. He has appeared in programs on the Style Channel, E!, and Behind the Velvet Rope. Charlie serves on boards in Denver for Fashion Group International, AcomaCenter Theater, Gay and Lesbian Center of Denver, and Denver Art Museum.
During his time on the Denver Art Museum board, he was instrumental increating “Wear to Be,” one of Denver’s premier society events that brought Vivienne Westwood and Richard Tyler to Denver. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Charlie shares the pure inspiration that drove him to keep entering NAHA year after year in pursuit of his dream.
“Charlie is a true industry artist and teacher, which is not easy to do. Somehow he manages to balance the pursuit of his own artistic risks and successes, while teaching others, ‘This is how I did it, and this is what I learned!’" – Winn Claybaugh
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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.