Posts Tagged Train to be a stylist

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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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 knowledge straight away or even the most stylish ones; that’s why even I can’t tell during the training what each delegate’s success rate will be. Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand to transform every delegate into a confident personal stylist but confidence doesn’t work that way, it’s one of those things […]

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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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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. Don’t get me wrong I saw plenty of men on a daily basis wearing badly fitted suits, terrible jeans and not to mention awful shoes but would those men actually pay for a Personal Stylist? Roll on a few months and after styling several women during our congratulatory drink celebrating their new look, […]

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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 successful I mean being able to meet your financial goals there is another far more important requisite, a requisite where the clue isn’t in the title and that is you need to have the determination to succeed! So many delegates arrive on the training full of optimism visualizing their new life post training shopping with […]

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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 everyone of us, myself included. I remember before I went on my own colour analysis training, I honestly thought because I had good youthful olive skin, I could wear any colour I wanted. Wow I was soon (subtly) shown exactly how much older and heavier I could look in […]

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