Best of Masters Audio: Pamela McNair-Wingate

Pamela McNair-Wingate founded Gadabout Salons in 1979. This respected, Kansas City–born hair designer-turned-entrepreneur built an impressive multimillion-dollar business in Tucson, Arizona: Gadabout quickly became a major spa enterprise, with seven locations in Tucson and over 200 employees. Pamela then developed a rapidly expanding day spa business and several product lines. Passionate about giving back, Pamela and her employees donate their time and resources to local charities and underprivileged children in the Tucson community.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Pamela emphasized the need for leaders to empower their teams and help them succeed.

“I owe so much to Pam, and so does most of the beauty industry,” Winn says. “She is pure class.”

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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 $16.7 million for multiple charitable organizations.