JUly 10-15, 2018 | FLATHEAD VALLEY, MONTANA
Connecting BRILLIANT MINDS to LEARN FROM AND WITH EACH OTHER
DEAR BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS, CREATIVES, ENTREPRENEURS, DREAMERS, HUSTLERS, REBELS AND WILD CHILDREN,
JOIN US FOR ELEVATED DIALOGUE, CURATED EDUCATION, LUXE SERVICES AND A CELEBRATION OF INTELLIGENT ENDEAVORS...
A NEW ECONOMIC ERA CRAVES MORE ART, MORE BEAUTY, MORE VISION, MORE WORK ETHIC AND MORE PARTNERSHIP.
LET'S REWRITE THE RULES. REDEFINE THE LANGUAGE.
curated, personalized Workshops
Hair, Skin, Body Treatments, Graphic Design, Social Media, Photography, Business Management.
strategic round-table discussions
Focused conversations to ensure abundant, successful lives dedicated to entrepreneurial, creative endeavors that manifest good in the world.
World-Class Beauty + Branding opportunities
Guest artists and beauty professionals from around the country sharing skills and magic. Services + Discussion open to the public.
LAKE TIME, SUNSETS, BONFIRES, GOOD FOOD AND CARE FOR THE HEART, BRAIN AND SOUL.
Laid-back times to chill, celebrate, luxuriate and delight.
SPEAKERS, GUIDES, MENTORS AND TOPICS
annie oliver | hairstylist, maui
Annie's style is effortlessly polished with a barefoot edge. Her cuts and styles combine classic with a modern, innovative flair. Annie stays in the flow of beauty, fashion and trends and incorporates it into natural, lovely, "I barely tried" hair.
Annie Oliver's passion for hair, confidence, education and team-building is manifested in a covetable team of stylists who cheer each other on while they keep their Instagram following of over 15k peeps delighted by buttery, sunny blondes, sand-swept natural textures and salt-kissed vibes. Personally trained by Toni & Guy, Ramirez|Tran and the Maui ladies.
donovan mills | hairstylist, Beverly hills
Donovan’s craft is dedicated to each strand, how each hair accentuates a feature and a haircut that lives and moves with the client. He is an artist. A craftsman. A beauty instigator.
His commitment to craft is evidenced in a client list which includes celebrities, editors, movers, shakers and ladies who like to strut!
Donovan Mills is one of the stylists behind so many of the hair obsessions we covet on Pinterest and Instagram. Currently behind the chair at Ramirez|Tran Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and briefly in the Flathead Valley!
kayla borgen | graphic designer, detroit
We think of Kayla as a magical creature who can see the most beautiful and creative of visions and empowers entrepreneurs to believe in it with their entire soul.
Her work can be admired on shelves, in magazines, on websites, social media and more. An easy peek is SSB’s current soul-filled, science and magic rooted branding!
lance koudele | dj, photographer, jackson hole
Lance is an integral part of our backbone. He is an artist/entrepreneur that ensures creative, adventurous souls capture and tell their vision. Lance's calming, empowering enthusiasm is oxygen for vision-chasers willing to put in the work.
Lance’s background includes psychology, a life filled with extreme sports, a family filled with bad-ass women and a soul-connection to the magical. His imagery combines a life well-lived with a never-ending dedication to his craft. Nowadays, Lance can be found anywhere in the world, possibly shooting the most extreme athletes jumping out of helicopters, skateboarders on the streets of Venice, CA, yoga poses on coastal sands or ladies running around the desert in pursuit of rockstar inspiration.
elizabeth weaver | attorney, montana
Elle is one of those rare birds that bridges linear and creative. She understands the entrepreneurial spirit, and celebrates creative endeavors and understands the grounded chaos of pursuing a vision. It didn't take many years in the traditional legal routes for Elle to realize her real calling is to ensure the dreamers with complicated, vision-based routes are empowered by structure, systems and legal constraints.
Elle is the founder of Thunderbird Law, a firm dedicated to independents, creatives and visionaries; co-Founder of BAP and Skin and Sky's In-House Counsel/ Partner/Visionary.
parker nitopi | film maker, Economic Instigator montana
Parker’s visionary endeavors include commercial and documentary film projects, a deeply-rooted history in merchant processing and financial systems, founder of New Epoch Consulting and DiscoveCryptoCon. He is a true believer in intelligent, creative endeavors.
Parker understands the intricate economic trend, the obstacles preventing business owners from keeping as much of their hard-earned money as possible and is committed to redefining global abundance. He is a visionary, philosopher and one of our favorite instigators!
sara schaefgen | Healer entrepreneur, montana
Sara is a true treasure, a grounding spirit, a sophisticated professional and a talented body worker. She walks in the world with grace, curiosity and intuition. Her desire for global well-being and abundance is matched with her methodical understanding of body mechanics including musculature, electrical systems, nutrition and emotional health. Her path firmly adheres to intentional business, being of service, love and spiritual endeavors.
Sara’s private practice, Sacred Ally in Missoula, MT is a sacred sanctuary for erratic creatives seeking balance and reconnection to self.
moe cheez | filmmaker, Photographer + Designer palmsprings / chicago
MoeCheez has a contagious soul-shine that exudes art and work ethic. The unrelentless commitment and pursuit of vision combines film, music, photography, design and apparel to BAP’s roundtable. MoeCheez has the drive, ambition, swagger and skills that reminds artists and business professionals to stay true to the grind, regardless of the jagged edges in between. MoeCheez moves seamlessly between the Chicago hip-hop world, behind the scenes of Coachella, the hustle of Southern California and now, the first-ever Beauty, Art + Partnership Series.
Blake Nicolazzo | Brand Architecture, Montana
Blake has drastically affected how we think of sustainability, resource management and wildlife. We affectionally dubbed her the Bears, Plastic and Buffalo guru. Her perseverance, compassionate education and willingness to engage in difficult conversations has shifted many Montana's view of single-use plastic and the importance of protecting wildness.
Blake's has been behind the scenes of Patagonia, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Montana Brewer's Association, Buffalo Field Campaign, BijaBody and countless other businesses. She is the founder of Bonfire Brands, a small branding agency of hard-working and fun-loving changemakers. She exemplifies the message to live with passionate, take part in causes, chase rivers, ski mountains, and run with the wolves on the regular.
Joni Madere | Holistic Human Design, California Wyoming
Joni Madere is a breath of innovative, fresh air in an industry which often relies on exxageration, social media glitter and a fantasy world. Her approach to personal development, motivation and path to high performance includes an acceptance of creative process, the imbalance nature of entrepreneurial hustle and the cycle of reconnecting with soul, sacred and body.
Joni's experience includes high-end food, wine, fashion, photography and physical movement. Her consulting firm, Apres Sessions, coaches creatives, professionals and athletes during the exertion and towards the celebratory calm before the next adventurous storm.
lyndsay foley | UNderstands spreadsheets and Numbers | montana, California, Hawaii
Lyndsay is a shining star who puts those around her up and has incredible compassion for anyone working towards dreams. She has a particular soft spot for creative endeavors which acknowledge social responsibility and financial stability.
Lyndsay’s understands national and global financial realities and hopes for a more balanced, thoughtful, intelligent and abundant future.
She wants all entrepreneurs, instigators and dreamers to ensure financial stability so that we can continue aiming for our vision. She brings compassion, humor and grace to a complicated reminder that like it or not, we need to understand cash flow, we should not buy the purse we can’t afford but we should definitely drink good wine.
melissa picoli philips | esthetician, FOUNDER California montana
Melissa has been an esthetician for twenty years and is the founder of Skin and Sky and Beauty, Art + Partnership
She is keenly aware of the privilege of hope, failure, and redefining. Her driving passion is uniting beauty, art, business and soul to disrupt an economic system that sells crap, markets fluff, puts each other down and relies on lack of curiosity. She is obsessed with creating skincare products that slow down effects of aging because she refuses to slow down her exposure to life.
Melissa has been a Strategic Thought Partner for industries ranging from beauty to blockchain, has written for a variety of publications, attended way too many trade shows and is dedicated to helping rewrite rules to incorporate more heart, brains, passion and soul. She is a true erratic creative learning to incorporate strategy, choose which rules to break and that spreadsheet skills really matter.
Space is extremely limited to protect the vision of Beauty, Art + Partnership Workshop Series + Luxe Beauty Services. Reserve your spot now! Keep scrolling for workshop + event outline
Schedule, outline + details
July 10-11 | TUESDAY + WEDNESDAY
All Day Workshop
10am - 6ish Kalispell, Montana
Luscious, Bad-Ass Hair for the Adventurous Soul
Part Workshop, Part Client-Care, Part-Social Media Conversation.
2 day, "living-class" limited to 12 attendees. Focused on intricacies of elevated, customized cuts, color and quality extensions. Experienced stylists will have a rare opportunity to elevate existing skills alongside some of the best in the industry. Buttery highlights, A-list hair cuts, color and extension customization for skin tone, face shape and lifestyle.
Attendees will work alongside Donovan and Annie and have an opportunity to explore the intricacies, chemistry and challenges of current and future hair trends. will be able to ask the most intricate questions.
To apply for this workshop, please submit examples of your current work and a few inspiring images you would like to recreate.
Similar workshops with Donovan and/or Annie are generally triple the cost, and have never existed with less than 20 attendees. This is the BAP vision. We are sharing our personal + professional relationships to ensure abundant, creative, leveled-up skill-enriching opportunities for our community.
Extensionology Lived-In Hair Extensions: Game-changing extensions. The best of the best. Workshop will include first-time placement, reuse, care and communicating with clients.
Hairstory: One of the few companies within the beauty industry changing the rules, redefining the supply-chain and still dedicated to the product first.
July 11 | Wednesday
All Day Workshop
10am - 6ish
“Intuition, Alchemy and Honest Interaction with Clients” 10-11:30
Explore the intricacies of nurturing client trust and comfort. Great for all client-centric professionals. Discuss importance of confidentiality, ethical scope, and ensuring an open platform for genuine, personal experiences.
“Hands, Feet, Scalp: The Easily Forgotten Power Centers”11-12:30
Techniques to fully incorporate hands, feet and scalp massage into any beauty or body service. This often overlooked aspect of services can be an anchor to ensure client loyalty, and should be part of our service and dedication to our client's delight.
“Bread and Butter: The essential esthetician service trio that pays the bills and creates long-lasting clientele” 2:30-4:30
One of the most requested, most important set of skills for an esthetician or cosmetologist. Regardless of economic situation, these services are consistent and long-term. Attendees will be treating each other and will be given a supportive environment to strengthen skillset and comfort. Includes hands-on training and discussion for the more awkward situations. We work with soft and hard wax but invites sugarists to add their own tips and tricks. Please come prepared to be waxed.
“Back-Bar Essentials” 4:30-6
Think beyond what the companies tell you to enhance your back-bar for skin, nails, hair and body care services. Focused on readily available, economical and customizable formulas. Includes the basic foundations to customize services based on client’s needs. Attendees will receive a recipes, ingredient lists and purchasing resources to easily incorporate into your existing treatment regimens.
Join us for a Non-Hosted Dinner at the Red Room in Whitefish, MT to continue the conversation!
July 12 | Thursday
Biz Breakouts + Roundtable
Focused, Expert Led, Moderated Conversations
All Day Event
10am - 3pm
Featuring: MoeCheez, Lance Koudele, Kayla Borgen, Donovan Mills, Annie Oliver, Joni Merende, Elizabeth Weaver, Blake Nicolazzo, Melissa Picoli Philips, Lyndsay Foley, and Chelci Bruno
We believe dialogue is the basis for creativity and innovation. At the business breakout and roundtables, we welcome all participants to engage in innovative conversations with highly experienced industry insiders. We curated unique and topical discussion points that cover everything from branding, graphic design, social media, photography, business acumen, marketing, law, to partnership.
Finish a day of elevated dialogue with a sunset cruise around whitefish lake! We'll Provide the beats, bites, boat + champagne
Beats, Cocktails + Support provided by these partners and many more.
The epitome of Intelligent, BadAss Beauties; and beloved friends,
jessamyn | guest dj
Sunsets on the boat sweetened by soul-driven beats.
Lauren Oscilowski | Founder Spotted Bear Spirits
Quintessentially lovely, badass, entreprenerial and partner.
Friday the 13th
Our Featured Speakers, Guides and mentors provide their unique magic
Services available to all-access pass holders. limited availability.
- Quick-Burst Photo Shoot: Lit Set, Plenty of Talent and 20 focused minutes for you to get a couple images for personal and professional use.
- Celebrity Treatment Cut + Color: Enjoy your own personal entourage!*
- Personalized Brand Polished: 30-45 minute sessions with graphic talent to review, discuss and help guide your brand vision.
- Mission-Centric Brand Architecture: Strategic guidance to identify, refine and and weave the causes you care about into your bottom line.
- Color-Matching: Personalized recommendations for finding the colors that best highlight your spirit and features, from scarves to bronzer
want Luscious, bad-ass hair?
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exclusive availability with BAP partners
Workshop series will be followed by launch event
celebrate perseverance, dedication and passion!
Music, Craft Cocktails, Vibrant Appetizers, Beauty and Art-In-Progress
Gift-stations to personally send stunning little gifts and share SSB
Worthy reason to wear that gorgeous piece waiting in your closet...
Sophisticated Formal with Gritty Edge.
Wine, Beer and Cocktails in partnership with Missoula Winery, Spotted Bear Spirits and SunRift Brewery
Beats + Tunes provided by Sapphire Shakedown and Guest DJs
Soul, Magic + Gratitude on behalf of Skin and Sky
(not appropriate for children)