Posts Tagged personal shopping

What are the key skills to become a Personal Stylist?

What are the key skills to become a Personal Stylist?

This has to be the number one question we are asked by anyone interested in finding out whether they have what it takes to be a great Personal Stylist. We’ve met so many delegates over the years and we have seen so many different women from all walks of life start their journey as a Personal Stylist. When we think about the most successful stylists that have come through the academy, we think it comes down to having these three key skills: A love for all things to do with fashion and shopping. Whilst you don’t have to be a […]

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The Best Preparation For Tomorrow Is Doing Your Best Today!

The Best Preparation For Tomorrow Is Doing Your Best Today!

  When my delegates come for the 1 week Intensive Training course, day 1 or rather the 1sthour where we get to know each other can seem pretty daunting. Whilst reading out the week’s agenda clients can get pretty overwhelmed, because there’s just so much on it! From personal shopping, to wardrobe styling to colour analysis to a real client practice, to the photo shoot and finally to the business planning. I can always sense their anxiety questioning firstly how will we fit it all in? Secondly will they be able to keep up? And thirdly, will they be any […]

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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 most flattering colours of course but block colouring is what I do best. What you won’t see is any print. Why not? I honestly don’t know; print is something I just don’t gravitate to. We Personal Stylists are there to point out to our clients […]

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Help your clients to stop impulse buying!

Help your clients to stop impulse buying!

When I train people to become a Wardrobe Stylist I always advise them to look out for the impulse buys that are in their clients wardrobe, you can tell what these items are because they usually still have the price tag on or are guiltily thrown at the back of the wardrobe! And it’s because of these impulse buys that the 80/20 rule applies: you wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time because 80% of your wardrobe isn’t working for you, it either doesn’t suit your current lifestyle, your bodyshape or your colouring! It’s not that these aren’t […]

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Fail to plan, plan to fail!

Fail to plan, plan to fail!

This simple famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is one of my favourite quotes of all time as it really does ring true! And this has been so evident to me since running the Training Academy. By now we’ve probably (and proudly) trained over 400 women (and a few men) and we see it time and time again, you can be the best, most creative, stylish, fashion forward, passionate stylist out there but if you haven’t got the right business skills you simply will not succeed in the Personal Styling industry because essentially what you are doing is running your own […]

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