This one of a kind education event is designed to empower, inspire and elevate beauty and fashion professionals at every career level.
The PYP Summit caters to the very specific business needs of makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists, manicurists and photographers. Whether you are starting your freelance career, re-launching or re-inventing yourself, every artist needs practical strategies to navigate today's competitive business environment. You need tools, not talk.
We are experts in transforming the freelance community into Stylepreneurs™!
The PYP Business Development Summit was developed to offer advanced education for freelance professionals who seek to gain a real working knowledge of the industry and get more out of business education. More money, more fulfillment, more results!
Desperate emails are sent every day by frustrated artists who just don’t know where to start, how to plan, who to call or what to say. We understand that you want more guidance, need more answers and have a desire to do bigger, better things. We get it!
Prompted by your demand for more, The PYP Summit brings together creative stylepreneurs™ for this once a year, four-day event like you have never experienced before.
We are in tune with the pulse of the industry and carefully selected courses based on the hottest, most relevant topics of the moment. We have hand-picked industry experts that are really making an impact and who aren’t afraid to leave it all on the floor for you.
The PYP Summit offers highly specialized classes that are not offered anywhere else! At the summit you will hear about the topics that matter most to you, taught by experts who really live it. These experts are not only creative talents but business leaders as well and they are passionate about sharing their experiences, successes and failures. Our primary goal is to deliver an unparalleled opportunity to get you refocused and recommitted to your purpose and to your goals.
The PYP Workshops and the PYP Freelance Business Development Summit are the brainchild of former makeup hair and styling agent, and Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide author Crystal Wright.
She is committed to providing the essential skills artists need to be successful as freelance Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Fashion Stylists and Manicurists.
"I want to give artists an industry insiders insight into how to gain representation, build their portfolios and market themselves," she says. What's important, is that an artist focuses on the things that matter to creative decision-makers.”
Each year she facilitates one-on-one coaching sessions, industry seminars, PYP workshops, and her latest venture, the PYP Freelance Business Development Summit––a 3-Day conference that promotes networking within the ENTIRE community and provides 2-3 hours seminars and panel discussions designed to address common themes, while eliminating skill gaps and addressing misconceptions. “As a former agent, I was in the privileged position to provide advice and training that could close these gaps and improve the business skills of freelance artists. I could see the needs," she said. "Artists need help building and then sustaining their businesses. I find many artists lack the skills to reinvent themselves in the constantly changing work environment. They want representation but don’t know how to get the best and most appropriate agents, or they are stuck in agency relationships that aren't going anywhere––the Summit is going to change that. The Summit is my answer to the call to action for more information, confidence, competence, tools and business skills. It's the natural evolution of the PYP Workshops. Artists can pick and choose classes that will get them to the next level or get them over the hump. It will develop self awareness of their skills, knowledge gaps, and provide the FOCUS needed to become a more productive and sustainable business whilst retaining the joy, excitement and creativity of a true artist and industry professional.”