Welcome to Sterling Style Academy

Interested in fashion school? Want to become an image consultant, personal shopper or personal stylist? The Sterling Style Academy, the image consultant and personal shopper training division of The Certified Image Stylist Group, is an internationally recognized leader in preparing men and women for success in the image, fashion and style industries. Upon completing the Sterling Style Academy image consultant training program, our graduates are certified and prepared to become successful image consultants, fashion consultants, style consultants, fashion stylists, personal stylists and personal shoppers.

Our academy is committed to providing the most comprehensive image consultant and personal shopper training programs worldwide. We have invested years in developing the highest caliber of universally accepted, contemporary quality curriculum – aligning the technical and practical aspects of style with your unique creative abilities. With training programs held on-location in Dubai, Miami, London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, and Mexico City as well as Online, you will be sure to find the image consultant training course that suits your needs.Join the elite group of Sterling Style Academy Certified Personal Shoppers, Personal Stylists, and Image Consultants from more than 65 different countries. If you are passionate about pursuing your dreams of becoming an image consultant, personal stylist or personal shopper, we encourage you to review our website, blog, informational videos, Facebook and photo gallery, and take your next step toward achieving your goals.Stylist Group

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At the Sterling Style Academy, learning is an active process where knowledge is shaped by experience. How you speak to your clients will be equally as important as how your style your clients. Students develop their coaching skills in the learning process and will learn the tools on how to deliver constructive consulting feedback. They are encouraged to learn from different perspectives and modalities of communication. The curriculum focuses on learning essential core concepts of image consulting, personal styling, and personal shopping by utilizing unique tools, settings, and situations to develop your expertise through active, challenging, engaging and multidisciplinary educational experiences that extend far beyond the classroom.


The Sterling Style Academy is prized for the individuality and authenticity of our training programs and has quickly grown to become one of the most highly sought after image consultant, personal stylist, and personal shopper training providers worldwide. The Sterling Style Academy’s primary goal is to pave a career path for our graduates who are positioned for lucrative, in-demand positions in the diverse image, fashion and styling industry. Serving as the benchmark for the luxury image consultant industry, the meticulous criteria by which the academy rigorously trains its alumni is periodically reviewed and revised to adapt to the changing industry landscape and client expectations.

Meet some of the many glamorous graduates of the Sterling Style Academy.

  • Complimentary Podcast

    Learn How to Become an Image Consultant
    and How to Start a Styling Business
    City and State
  • Upcoming Dates & Locations

    • NEW: 1-Day Personal Shopper Training
      • Miami: September 24, 2015
      • Dubai: October 28, 2015
    • 5-Day Image Consultant Training - Level I
      • Dubai: January 9 - 13, 2016
      • New York: July 7 - 13, 2016
    • 3 Day Short Certification Program
      • New York: October 10 - 12, 2015
      • Dubai: January 12 - 14, 2016
      • Miami: January 29 - 31, 2016
      • Miami: 30 de junio - 2 julio, 2016
    • 5 Day Personal Stylist & Shopping Course
      • New York: November 30 - December 4, 2015
      • Dubai: December 7 - 11, 2015
      • Miami: January 28 - February 1, 2016
    • 6-Day Image Consultant Training - Level II
      • Dubai: January 3 - 8, 2016
      • New York: August 1 - 6, 2016
    • Astrology Style Consulting
      • Dubai: November 1 - 2, 2015
  • Receive the Sterling Style Academy Course Prospectus

  • Learning Tools and Short eCourses

    This mobile and tablet friendly How-To eGuide teaches you the basics of how to start a styling business on a shoestring budget for just US$12.97. It’s a MUST HAVE!

    >> Purchase Booklet

    The Personal Style Consultation eCourse is an image consultant and personal stylist training book and DVD that will teach you how to execute flawless personal style consultations for clients. Learn how to evaluate your client’s personality, physical appearance, lifestyle and goals as a credible image consultant and personal stylist. US$397

    >> Purchase eCourse

    This mobile and tablet friendly Color Analysis Booklet features sample clothing colors to suit any type of personal coloring worldwide.  This is a great tool for yourself or to provide your clients.  US$34.97 or 4 booklets for US$99.97.

    >> Purchase Booklet

    The Wardrobe Consulting eCourse teaches you how to mix and match, coordinate and group outfits together to create cohesive wardrobes when starting your career in the wardrobe consulting industry. US$297.

    >> Purchase eCourse

    The Personal Shopping eCourse will teach you how to work with men and women worldwide, select appropriate clothing, and wardrobe a client.  Expert proven methodologies to become a successful personal shopper. US$297.

    >> Purchase eCourse

    Personal-Styling-eCertification-Program-Book-CoverThe Personal Styling eCourse will teach you how to create professional Wardrobe Look Books. Select from 10 templates for men and women.  Windows and MAC compatible. Optimal results when purchased with the Personal Shopping eCourse. US$297.

    >> Purchase eCourse

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