Best of Masters: Dean Banowetz


After owning and operating a full-service salon in Iowa, Dean Banowetz moved to Los Angeles and landed a job on the nationally syndicated series Extra in February 2000, serving as hairstylist to the show's host - Leeza Gibbons.

In 2002, he joined the little-known show, American Idol: Search for a Superstar, where he styled hair for Ryan Seacrest and all of the contestants. Since then, he has worked on six seasons of American Idol, plus Dancing With The Stars and The X Factor USA.

“Dean is the perfect mentor on how to create your own opportunities. Never one to wait for the phone to ring, Dean is the mentor of mentors!” – 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 abusiness 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 morethan $15.2 million for multiple charitable organizations. 

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