Modern Original Person – Deborah Carver

Every super hero has an origin story, and Deborah Carver’s is as good as anything Horatio Alger could have written. Born to an Austrian mother and a father who immigrated to the United States from Russia when he was five, Carver is Alger’s American Dream writ large, a first-generation American who rose from humble beginnings […]

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Modern Original People – Shannon King

Shannon King is the original man with a plan. “You can dream all you want, but it’s planning that gets you closer to reality,” says King, who, with wife Allyson, owns two Hair & Co. BRKLYN salons in Brooklyn, NY, and Beauty 360, a consulting firm that offers business coaching and technical development. None of […]

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Modern Original People – Bob Myers

Bob Myers worked his way up the corporate ladder, crafting an enviable career by taking chances, playing his hunches and finding solutions for problems others might find insurmountable, but before we get to that, a little back story. The General Manager, Membership, for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home to […]

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Modern Original People: Winn Claybaugh

Like the Energizer Bunny, Winn Claybaugh just keeps going and going and going. High-energy doesn’t begin to describe the Co-Founder, Co-owner and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools, whose busy schedule includes speaking engagements all over the country where he spreads a philosophy of business that has inspired generations of beauty professionals. Claybaugh had always sought […]

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Modern Original People: Jane Carter

Jane Carter is a force to be reckoned with. A born entrepreneur, she opened Breezin Hair Salon in Cranford, New Jersey in 1982 where she catered to a diverse clientele. “My clients included high-lift blondes and women with locs, and they’d have conversations with each other that they never would have had anywhere else,” says […]

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Modern Original People: Tracey Hughes

The Aussie hairdressing icon Tracey Hughes was an influencer long before social media existed. Her striking photographic images have been published in magazines worldwide; she’s an inspirational keynote speaker whose infectious energy captivates audiences; and she’s been a role model who has empowered female entrepreneurs. Her working philosophy? Begin, believe, become. Two years ago Hughes […]

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Modern Original Person: Jennie Wolff

It’s hard to describe Jennie Wolff without sounding hyberbolic. Go-getter? Over-achiever? Mover and shaker? Dynamic and determined? All fitting descriptions of the VP of Marketing and Education at Sola Salon Studios. The old adage “A rolling stone gathers no moss” comes to mind, or at least the modern interpretation of that shop-worn phrase, which is […]

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Modern Original People: Jenny Strebe

Meet Modern Original Social Media Pioneer Jenny Strebe Chances are you’ve seen Jenny Strebe demo her talent at top events and trade shows. She’s currently touring as one of five “Leading Ladies,” the all-star entrepreneurial panel empowering audiences to take charge of their careers. “Sharing my knowledge gained through trial and error can help other […]

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Modern Original People: Nina Kovner

Nina Kovner isn’t your typical executive coach. She’s rooted in realness as the go-to guru for re-igniting professional passion that creative-types often find waning at some point in their careers, stemming from a variety of issues. As Passion Squared’s Chief Awesomeness Empowerer, Nina begins every morning wondering, “How am I going to help people create […]

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