Best of Masters: Jeanne Braa Foster


Jeanne Braa Foster was Paul Mitchell’s stage partner, working on stage with him from the launch of the Paul Mitchell product line in 1980 until he lost his battle to cancer in 1989.

An extraordinary hairdresser, Jeanne became the first artistic director of John Paul Mitchell Systems and received the first North American Hairstyling Trustees Award.

Despite achieving such huge career success, Jeanne retired in 2001 and soon married Dr. Dean Foster, an orthopedic surgeon and cancer educator. Jeanne wants Eyes on Cancer to become part of the cosmetology schools’ core curriculum and a mainstay in the salon and spa experience for early detection of skin cancer.

“The bottom line is that trained beauty professionals and early detection equals lives saved,” Jeanne says. Winn Claybaugh says, “I fell in love with Jeanne Braa back in 1985 when I first saw her onstage at the IBS show in New York. I have ‘stalked’ her ever since! Thirty years later, I am still in awe, as is most the industry. What a beautiful heart and soul Jeanne has. 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.