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Learn from your Mistakes!

Learn from your Mistakes!

When I ask potential delegates why do they want to become a Personal Stylist during our phone consultation the answers are usually the same: I love clothes and shopping, I’m good with people and a lot of my friends ask me for fashion advice because they feel I dress...

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How to build Confidence

How to build Confidence

So many delegates come through our doors and what sets apart the women who go on to be successful personal stylists to the ones that simply don’t is their confidence or rather their belief in themselves. Surprisingly it is not always the ones who grasp all the...

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What Trends can my Clients buy?

What Trends can my Clients buy?

As many of you know I started my career as a Personal Stylist in my early thirties and I honestly can say what took me so long to make the career move was my fear of trends! Not clothes and styling but trends and fashion. You see I was well aware of my own body...

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What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the first thing you do when you open the doors of your client’s wardrobe? You look for their theme i.e. what do they have a lot of. In fact you should ask yourself the same question. Even myself if I went to my wardrobe now I know I would see lots of colour; my...

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Do you want to be a Menswear Stylist?

Do you want to be a Menswear Stylist?

When I asked myself that question over 10 years ago when I had just started styling I definitely remember thinking NO! Not because I didn't like menswear but because I just couldn't imagine actually styling them and I honestly didn’t think there was a market for it....

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Are you creative enough to become a Personal Stylist?

Are you creative enough to become a Personal Stylist?

Have you noticed that when things are meant to be, everything just flows? You no longer have to push the jammed door or struggle to find the right key; the door almost just opens up for you? This is exactly what happened to me once I made the decision to become a...

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I can and I will, watch me!

I can and I will, watch me!

To become a Personal Stylist in my opinion there are 3 requisites: Firstly of course you have to love clothes and putting looks together (Styling), secondly you have to be good with people as it’s (Personal) but to become a successful Personal Stylist and by...

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Dreaming of becoming an In-store Personal Shopper?

Dreaming of becoming an In-store Personal Shopper?

A lot has changed since my days of working in Retail a long long time ago. Back then circa 97’ (I said a long long time ago) when I was working as a sales assistant in Harvey Nichols, the route up the career path was: Sales Assistant to Manager to Floor Manager to...

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Can you bring out the best in someone?

Can you bring out the best in someone?

  When people enquire on our website to attend one of our training courses we always ask for a phone number, actually unless you give us a number to contact you on the enquiry form doesn’t reach us. Why do we ask for your phone...

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Your first client is you!

Your first client is you!

No matter who walks through the doors of our academy I always say: “your first client is you!” By no means am I trying to insult them by thinking they are not stylish enough to be a Personal Stylist what I’m implying is that there is always room for improvement in...

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What’s the right underwear?

What’s the right underwear?

When I did my training (a very long time ago) with a very famous and expensive training academy one full day was taken up with bra fitting. That’s right we were taught exactly how to measure a client’s bra size. At the time, although painstakingly boring not to...

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