Posts Tagged personal styling

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 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 shape’s flaws and assets and combined with a very petite frame there wasn’t many trends I could buy in to. I learnt this in my early 20’s and my motto soon became quality over quantity. This is how I justified all those designer pieces!! Don’t […]

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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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Why not offer Personal Styling to your existing database of clients and double your income?

Why not offer Personal Styling to your existing database of clients and double your income?

At our training academy we train so many different types of women but a growing group is the woman who already is self-employed, either full or part-time. This could be the woman who has a particular skillset such as the Make-up artist, beautician or hairdresser or it could be the sales savvy women selling products such as jewellery (Stella and Dot stylists) or even make-up (Avon or Mary K representatives). One thing all these women have in common is that they already have a database of clients and most importantly they know how to network and market themselves.   These […]

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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 mention a little embarrassing I presumed it must have been totally relevant and an essential part of becoming a Personal Stylist. I couldn’t have been more wrong! I soon realised post training when I did take a client bra shopping I was quickly ushered away by the stores professional bra fitter, even […]

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What’s my right shade of Yellow?

What’s my right shade of Yellow?

Did you know that there’s a right yellow for everyone? It’s one of the few colours everyone can wear but it’s strangely the one colour that most women avoid. During my colour analysis sessions and in the colour analysis training I always ask: “how do you feel about yellow?” and the response almost always relates to the client’s childhood: “my mum says it doesn’t suit me or I had a yellow jumper when I was younger that I hated.” The funniest thing is the women who say this are usually blonde and then once I point it out to them […]

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