Learn to WORK with a team and how to LEAD one with special guests Brett Dorian and Christy Lavallee.
Join award winning Bridal Stylists Christy and Brett as they give you all the tools you need to work on a Bridal team and also how to lead a team into success.

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February 8, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 pm PST
1:00 – 4:00 pm MST
2:00 – 5:00 pm CST
3:00 – 6:00 pm EST

This in depth webinar will guide you through what it takes to take your TEAM all the way to the top of your market. If you are just starting out in BRIDAL, these industry experts will prepare you for a team environment and give you the tips and tricks for success.

We will cover these topics in depth:

Top Things You Need to Lead a Team:

  • Be Inspiring and Generous
  • Have the Business Acumen Necessary to Manage
  • Take Everyone on Your Journey
  • Lead by Example: Set the Bar & Inspire
  • Create an Environment of Leadership
  • Serve Those Whom You Lead
  • Have Clearly Defined Career Goals
  • Be Invested in the Vision of the Company
  • Understand How You Represent the Brand
  • Have a Team Mentality: Leave Your Ego at the Door
  • Believe in & Actively Represent the Team Vision
  • Demonstrate Reliability & Flexibility
  • How to pay your team/How to get paid as a team member
  • Questions to ask a Team leader/Questions to ask your team
  • Red Flags
  • Contracts
  • Social Media
  • Things to ask people who might be looking to add to their team
  • Things to ask  people who you might be hiring
  • On set protocol for weddings, (etiquette, dress codes etc)
  • Insurance
  • Managing expectations on both sides of the team
  • Placing certain artists with certain clients



Brett Dorrian-

Brett approaches her craft on a far deeper level than just rendering looks.  She values the connection and collaborative spirit involved in creating carefully crafted makeup designs, incorporating the mode modern of techniques to fulfill the client’s needs.  She realizes the client’s visions through her interpretation during the consultation, and aspires to execute things in a way that is classic yet innovative.

As a high achiever and true artist, she understands and values the importance of advanced education and takes every opportunity for further training in her field to stay current on techniques and products.  She provides advanced training for all of the studio’s artists, and makes out-of-state training and trends accessible to her staff through her Minnesota-based studio.  It has always been a goal of hers to create a place where artists could work, learn, and grow in their careers.  She serves as a mentor and business coach to several artists, and provides professional certification in media makeup artistry, studio hairstyling, and character work for artists.

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 2.31.36 PMFrom beauty makeup and hairstyling to character special effects, and from lifestyle editorial photography to professional headshots, she leads everything for the studio’s clients.  She has been doing media artistry work as a part-time freelancer since 2000, and as a full-time freelancer and studio owner since 2008; building her training and experience into what it is today.  She was the valedictorian of her undergraduate class at St. Kate’s, receiving a Bachelor of Arts, styling theater, studio art, and education.  She got her Masters of Organizational Leadership (MAOL) Certificate in Strategic Management at St. Kate’s as well.  Brett also trained in various formal certificate programs, workshops, and seminars for media makeup, studio hairstyling, airbrush, and character/light special effects.

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Diplomas and Certificates:

  • College of St. Catherine — Bachelor of Arts, St. Paul, MN
    • Theatre and Studio Art, Valedictorian St. Catherine University — Masters of Organizational Leadership, St. Paul, MN
    • Strategic Management Certification
  • Make-up Designory (MUD) — LA Campus
    • Character Design, Special Effects Painting and Application
  • Joe Blasco Professional Makeup Training Center — East Coast Campus
    • Apprenticed with Joe Blasco, Kim Greene, Fred Blau, Travis Pates, Dyana Aives, and Mary Barnard on cosmetics chemistry, department heading, beard work, wig work, beauty makeup, avant garde, fantasy, light SFX, and airbrush

Awards & Scholarships:

  • MN Bride Magazine “Best Of” Hair & Makeup Winner 2014
  • MN Bride Magazine “Best Of” Hair & Makeup Nominee — 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Weddings “Diamond Award” People’s Choice Winner 2012
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Weddings “Diamond Award” Nominee 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Martha Stewart Weddings/ “Bride’s Choice Award” for Best Makeup & Hair — 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Better Business Bureau “Integrity Award” Nominee — 2012
  • St. Catherine University Undergraduate Valedictorian
  • Awarded the 1st Annual Kelly Gleason scholarship from the Powder Group to attend Make Up Designory in LA
  • Scholarship to attend the Joe Blasco Professional Makeup Training Center


christyLAVELLEChristy Lavallee – 

Christy’s career in makeup started in 1997, first as a business manager for Elizabeth Arden and then Estee Lauder, while also starting her part-time freelance artistry business. After several successful years, including one year where she was recognized for having the highest increase over goal in the nation, Christy left retail to concentrate on opportunities that would expand her knowledge and growth in business, with the ultimate goal of opening her own makeup studio in the future. Focusing on risk management and insurance, Christy earned a variety of designations in the field along with almost a decade of experience. By 2009 her freelance makeup artistry business had grown so much that she no longer had the time to work both jobs, and she left the risk management industry to focus on her makeup career full-time. Using the powerful combination of knowledge in business, sales, risk management, and cosmetics, she achieved her goal and opened her first studio in 2010, and has been growing both her business and team every year since, producing six-figures within just 3 years. With a strong focus on bridal, she currently leads a team of 7 talented artists providing both hair and makeup services throughout southern New England. Her business has been recognized with numerous awards every year since it was formed.


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