NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Michael O’Rourke Shares Career Secrets

Michael O’Rourke, recipient of this year’s North American Hairstyling Association Lifetime Achievement Award, sat down with Winn Claybaugh, host of MASTERS Audio Club, for a recent interview to share his secrets for maintaining a lifelong career.
By: Jenny Hinz
Sept. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- When icons of the professional beauty industry are mentioned, Michael O'Rourke is certainly on the list. The driving force behind the Carlton Hair Salon chain, Michael has a clear understanding of the salon business, and he can observe the world at large and translate it into a pure artistic vision. An entrepreneur, Michael founded Ecoly® International in 1992, evolving the company into Sexy Hair Concepts®. As a result, he continues to be the inspiration behind some of the most trendsetting and unique products in the industry today.

Michael's systems, techniques, and creativity have graced the covers of numerous industry magazines and continue to be the subject of feature stories in a variety of beauty trade publications, including American Salon, Modern Salon, Salon Plus, and Canadian Hairdresser. As one of the industry’s most influential hair artists, Michael is eagerly sought after by fashion editors for interviews and commentary. He is fast becoming a household name, after appearing on ABC's hit show Extreme Makeover as well as numerous appearances on both the national and local talk-show circuit, including KTLA Morning News (WB), Good Day LA (FOX), For Better or for Worse (Lifetime), The Other Half (NBC), and Soap Talk (SOAPnet).

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, this loving, powerful man shares his secrets for maintaining a lifelong career. Among his many timeless tips: Take care of the people around you. Stay humble and grateful. And work hard!

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The monthly MASTERS audio program features interviews, success secrets, and business-building presentations by the absolute best leaders in and out of the beauty industry. With subscribers in countries around the world, MASTERS boasts the most complete library and history of what makes the beauty industry great. Founded in 1995, MASTERS lets you hear the actual voices of your favorite artists, educators, and mentors as they tell their own stories and share their amazing wisdom for success. Winn Claybaugh, founder and host of MASTERS Audio Club, has interviewed over 325 industry icons for MASTERS to date. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook at Winn Claybaugh’s MASTERS Audio Club. Now available in CDs and downloadable MP3s.
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