How to become an image consultant

Fashion Forward Aspiring Entrepreneurs From India and The Middle East Will Be Exploring How Zodiac Signs Influence Fashion Sense and Style at Sterling Style Academy’s Astrology Personal Style Consultant & Stylist Training Program in Dubai

Dubai, UAE (February 11, 2014) – What you wear says a lot about who you are and what you want out of life. Astrology and fashion have gone hand in hand for decades, with Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan turning to the wisdom of this ancient knowledge to help them determine the style that best reflects their desires in life and the different aspects of their personality. However this once exclusive Bollywood secret has now become more accessible to Indian and Middle Eastern women with the launch of the Sterling Style Academy’s Astrology Personal Style Consultant and Stylist Training program in Dubai.

The Academy’s Astrology Personal Style Consultant and Stylist training program teaches students throughout the Middle East and India the different traits of zodiac signs and how they influence the style of clothing that will highlight one’s personality traits and allow them to effortlessly express their individuality. The course guides students to take a deeper look at how one thinks, feels, and acts in order to provide personal style consultant and stylist services at a level of detail and depth that goes beyond one’s superficial image but rather accesses one’s core being and inner essence.

Astrology Style Consultant Training | Sterling Style Academy Dubai

Celebrities and socialites across the globe are seeking personal stylists who can provide them with fashion advice based on their astrology profiles.  By combining astrology and fashion, the Sterling Style Academy Astrology Personal Style Consultant and Stylist Training program in Dubai has helped stylists in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mumbai, and Dubai create a niche career as a “spiritual stylist” or has sparked a “must have” interest in those simply obsessed with fashion and the latest trends, but find it difficult to decide what to wear and how to wear it. Students in the training program learn to perform an analysis of the Astrological Personality Trinity and how that relates to personality, color and style.

Students will also learn about how specific gemstones can be incorporated into a wardrobe to reflect personal style as well as to help heal obstacles in life concerning wealth, health and love. With its Astrology Personal Style Consultant and Stylist Training program, Sterling Style Academy seeks to further ‘elevate’ the already heightened fashion awareness in Dubai, the Middle East, and India that is both meaningful and spiritual by training Astrology Personal Style Consultants and Stylists to help clients combine the science of astrology with image, fashion and style to create a unique look based on the individual’s inner and outer essence.

The Sterling Style Academy offers a 2-Day Astrology Style Consulting Program for returning students for an investment of USD $1,950.00, a 5-Day Astrology Personal Style Consultant Training Program for USD $5,197, or a 7-Day Image & Style Consultant, Personal Stylist, and Personal Shopper Training Program for USD $8,447.  The 5 and 7-Day programs begin with two days of Astrology Style Personality training combined with the Academy’s 3 or 5-Day Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper Training Courses. All classes in Dubai begin May 7, 2014 and have a registration deadline of March 20. For more information on the Astrology Personal Style Consultant & Stylist Training Program, visit the Sterling Style Academy website at http://sterlingstyleacademy.com/personal-shopper-stylist-training-programs/astrology-personal-style-consultant-personal-stylist-training/.

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams. With training programs held on-location in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, São Paulo, and Mexico City, as well as Online Training,Teleclasses, and Short eCourses, the Sterling Style Academy prepares students to become top notch pioneers in the image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling industry.

 

Contact: Ashley Taylor, Training Coordinator

Sterling Style Academy

+1.888.866.8996

mailto:info@sterlingstyleacademy.com

http://www.sterlingstyleacademy.com

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Why Does One Decide to Pursue a Career as an Image Consultant, Personal Stylist, or Personal Shopper? See What the Sterling Style Academy’s Training Director, Michelle T. Sterling, has to say about it.

When people ask me why do you do what you do and do people really make money doing it?  The answer is because I LOVE what I do with an absolute passion and yeah, I make a living doing it too!  Now just because I’m passionate about what I do doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of hard work, round-the-clock projects, and innovation going on – not to mention the need for execution.  My career started out, just as yours will too, putting all the time, effort, and energy into networking, creating strategic alliances, finding my niche – ultimately all to market myself and get my name out there.  

In a relatively young and new industry such as image consulting there is so much opportunity there to create a name and a niche for  yourself, however it all really comes down to how much do you want to be an image consultant, personal stylist and personal shopper And are you going to take the initiative to make it happen?  Ask yourself what motivates you to want to become an image consultant and what are my gifts?  By clearly being able to define your natural talents and believing in yourself, you too can become one of our rock star, go-getting graduates from the Sterling Style Academy. 

To be successful, you need focus, determination, and a plan!  That’s why we encourage our students to make an investment in themselves and their businesses with our Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Launch Kit.  The Sterling Style Academy is here to be your “enablers.”  This is why we’ve been working so hard to create our wonderful learning tools and resources for you.  Just in two years we’ve rolled out the Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Launch Kit, Wardrobe Consulting, Personal Shopping, Personal Styling, and now, What Are My True Colors? which will soon be followed by Color Analysis.  And we are constantly updating our curriculum to bring  you training modules that represent current fashion, while also teaching you how to mix haute couture with high street fashion.

So what is really missing from the Sterling Style Academy education?  YOU.  You are the only one missing from taking advantage of this international opportunity to travel the world, experience new places, cultures, and shop!  This opportunity is a dream come true for most fashionistas.  So follow your heart, to follow your dreams, to find your true calling. 

I can sincerely tell you that there is no other career more befitting to my life, personality, tastes, and interests than becoming an image consultant, personal stylist, and personal shopper.  I wake up every morning feeling fortunate and grateful that I fulfill my life’s passion on a daily basis.  Can you say the same thing?  Well what are you waiting for?  The Sterling Style Academy is your opportunity to live  the life of you desire – and it never gets boring either if you create opportunities for yourself and to just be your fabulous self. 

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams.  With 10 annual training courses held throughout the year in New York, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Miami, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, as well as Online Training, Teleclasses, and Short eCourses, the Sterling Style Academy prepares you to become a top notch pioneer in the image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling industry.  Master the art of image, fashion and style to become a fashion styling expert.  Contact the Sterling Style Academy today to learn how we can help you start a career you are passionate about – shopping and styling!  Like us or become our BFF on Facebook.

Other countries with a growing interest in color consultations, image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The emerging market country indices included are: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Angola, Congo, Bangladesh, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.

New Career in a New Year – Train to Become an Image Consultant or Personal Shopper with the Sterling Style Academy in 2011

Did you launch your career as a personal shopper or train to become a personal stylist this year?  Students of the Sterling Style Academy – San Francisco will begin professional training to become personal stylists and image consultants in October.  Then, in November, The Sterling Style Academy heads to the fashion Mecca of Dubai to train future personal shoppers and personal stylists to work with up-market high fashion wardrobes and high profile clients from around the world.  Are you a 2010 Sterling Style Academy Graduate trained in the art of image, fashion and style to work with corporate executives, celebrities, and men and women seeking the expertise of professional personal stylists and image consultants?  Our Sterling Style Academy Alumni from 20 countries are experiencing success and launching their businesses in 2010.  Make 2011 your year to finally follow your dreams and start living the fashionable life of a professional personal shopper as the Sterling Style Academy has added even more value to our 2011 Image Consultant Certification Courses.

In 2011, each graduate of the Sterling Style Academy, in addition to the unparalleled hands on professional training, receives one training manual CD and four instructional DVDs regarding how to execute a Personal Style Evaluation, a Wardrobe and Closet Evaluation, Personal Shopping Services, and Makeup Application.  Not only will you train with future personal shoppers from around the world in the best fashion destinations, but you also go home with the necessary tools to immediately launch your personal styling business!

Why not train to become a personal stylist in America’s exotic fashion capital of Miami in January 2011?  Registration is open until November 22, 2010. Students of the Sterling Style Academy Miami escape the winter chill by strolling the sunny shopping promenades and training to become personal shoppers in a real world setting.  The Miami personal shopping course attracts students from the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe.  Graduate as a Certified Image Consultant with a world-wide network of personal stylists and personal shoppers!

Is it your dream to travel the globe to all the fashion capitals and work with jet setting clients just like yourself?  Enroll in the Sterling Style Academy’s World Traveler Program(TM), a two-part image consulting course that takes place in Sydney or London and in Hong Kong or New York.  Master the elements and principles of design as they relate to the body and wardrobe selection in Sydney from February 28-March 9, 2011, or in London from July 4-13, 2011.  Then apply your newly mastered skills to art of personal styling and shopping in Hong Kong from March 14-18, 2011 or in New York from July 18-22, 2011.  The choice of dates and location is yours to design the personal shopper training program that meets your career goals.  Registration for Sydney and Hong Kong closes January 17, 2011, and registration for London and New York closes  May 23, 2011.

There is no place like New York, and students from around the globe enroll in the 2.5 Week program to enjoy “the city that never sleeps” in springtime from April 4-20, 2011.  Fashion is in full bloom during this time in New York City and what better setting than world famous 5th and Madison Avenue to launch your career as a personal shopper!  Learn how to identify the right clothing for your clients’ body types and how to become an invaluable resource for personal shopping clients who will hire you again and again.  Register before February 21, 2011.

We offer yet another New York opportunity to train to become a personal shopper with our largest and most internationally attended 4 week program from August 1-26, 2011.  Graduates from the 4 Week Certification Program in New York receive special training with an exclusive Christian Dior Master Class and enjoy a graduation party at Saks Fifth Avenue New York featuring the upcoming trends of the season!

And if your goal is to work with A-Level Executives from Fortune 500 Companies, the 5 Day Corporate Training Class in Las Vegas from September 9-13, 2011 is specifically for you.  Sterling Style Academy Alumni often enroll in the 5 Day Corporate Training Course as a refresher course to keep abreast of the changing rules of corporate etiquette, wardrobe, and dressing for success.  Or if you’re a quick learning, in just five days become a certified corporate image consultant – prepared to deliver corporate seminars and work with clients from a behavior communication aspect as well.

The Sterling Style Academy offers 10 image consultant certification opportunities in the best cities around the world to achieve your goals to become a personal shopper, personal stylist, or image consultant in 2011.   In addition to training in these fabulous global destinations, you can also train to become an image consultant and personal shopper in your own home, on your time through the Sterling Style Academy Training Products.

Contact us today to learn about the best opportunity for you.

2.5 Week Course – Miami  |  Jan. 5-21, 2011  |  Register by Nov. 22, 2010.

World Traveler Program(TM) I – Sydney | Feb.28-March 9, 2011 | Register by Jan. 17, 2011.

World Traveler Program(TM) II – Hong Kong | March 14-18, 2011 |  Register by Jan. 17, 2011.

2.5 Week Course – New York | April 4-20, 2011 | Register by Feb. 21, 2011.

4 Week Course - London | May 30- June 24, 2011 | Register by April 18, 2011.

World Traveler Program(TM) I – London | July 4-13, 2011 | Register by May 23, 2011.

World Traveler Program(TM) II – New York | July 18-22, 2011 | Register by May 23, 2011.

4 Week Course – New York | Aug. 1-26, 2011 | Register by June 20, 2011.

5 Day Corporate Class – Las Vegas | Sept. 9-13, 2011 | Register by Aug. 5, 2011.

2.5 Week Course – San Francisco | Oct. 3-19, 2011 | Register by Aug. 22, 2011.

2.5 Week Course – Dubai | Nov. 1-17, 2011 | Register by Sept. 1, 2011.

Register for any 2011 course prior to November 15, 2010 and save $500 off the 2011 registration fee.  Contact us to make your investment today.

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams.  With 10 annual training courses held throughout the year in New York, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Miami, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, as well as Online Training, Teleclasses, and Short eCourses, the Sterling Style Academy prepares you to become a top notch pioneer in the image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling industry.  Master the art of image, fashion and style to become a fashion styling expert.  Contact the Sterling Style Academy today to learn how we can help you start a career you are passionate about – shopping and styling!  Like us or become our friend on Facebook.

Learn How to Start a Successful Image Consulting Business and Image Consultant Career with the Sterling Style Academy Sales, Marketing, and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit

Are You New to the Image Consulting Industry and Don’t Know Where or How to Start a New Business?

Launching a new image consultant career and image consulting business is one of the biggest time commitments and personal investments an individual will undertake in their life.  New image consultant business owners wear many hats; and while building your business and reputation, it may become easy to unknowingly let certain details slip through the cracks.

When first starting a company it is useful to have a road map to guide you toward building a successful career as an image consultant.  80% of building an image consulting business relies heavily on how you market and promote yourself and only 20% is about execution of consulting services. Therefore in order to set yourself up for success, it’s important for you to understand the fundaments of building an image consultant business and set goals for yourself to accomplish all these tasks.

The following are steps to help you start a successful image consulting business:

Step 1 – The Business Brand Identity. When you are first starting an image consulting business, you will need a starter business brand identity.  This includes business cards, brochures, flyers, and website.  I always recommend starting here first because every opportunity you get to meet someone new is an opportunity for you to convert someone into a new client.  If you do not have these standard marketing materials, how will anyone have confidence in your abilities?

Step 2 – The Business Plan. Then I recommend working on your business plan.  It is very important to have a clear vision of your company and who your target audience is.  Writing a business plan from A to Z will help you understand how much money you’d like to make and how to plan accordingly to put the steps into place so that you can make your desired image consultant salary.

Step 3 – The Marketing Plan. A marketing plan will help you define who your target demographic is and what steps you will need to take to reach your target demographic.  It will also help you further define which services you intend to offer and enable you to later define your niche as you grow your business as well as help you define your fee structure.

Step 4 – The Sales Pitch. Once you have a better idea of the products and services you intend to offer, you need to sound like an expert.  Therefore it is essential that you master your sales pitch to turn every social opportunity into a business opportunity.

Step 5 – Further Establishing Your Credibility by Delivering Your Message to the Press. Building your credibility starts by developing a press kit.  Press kits include many things such as professional photos, your biography, and press releases.

Does this sound like a laborious process and a daunting task?  Does this undertaking sound like you need to spend thousands of dollars on a business consultant, public relations and marketing consultant, or a copy writer in order to develop professional marketing materials?  What if all of your sales, marketing and business brand identity materials were handed to you in a start-up kit that is easy to customize for your specific needs and company?

At the Sterling Style Academy, we understand that you have already invested thousands of dollars in your image consultant training and therefore we have developed an affordable sales, marketing and business brand identity launch kit.  The Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Launch Kit provides you with all of the tips and tricks you need to know to survive and thrive in this competitive economy.

 

Our Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit includes the following: 

  • A video tutorial on how to use the Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit
  • Multiple image consultant press releases templates
  • Simply input your company information to make it your own
  • Sample image consultant sales pitches
  • This will help you determine the best way to approach your target customer
  • An image consultant business plan outline and worksheet with an earnings income projection model
  • An image consultant marketing plan outline and worksheet– tailored for the image consultant industry and includes today’s top marketing strategies
  • Sample business card, post card and brochure templates
  • Customize each template by inserting your information and organization’s colors and logo
  • Sample text to sell your image consultant business and services
  • Use in your sales collateral, website and direct-to-consumer materials
  • A 40-minute coaching session to discuss your current business growth needs and how to incorporate these materials to build your business (Please email us to schedule this appointment upon receipt of your launch kit.)

Learn how to promote and market yourself to become a successful image consultant using the Sterling Style Academy methodology which has produced top-notch image consultants like Yuuri Takano, Japan’s leading image consultant of choice. Within the first three years of being in business for herself, Ms. Takano is among the top two percentile of highly paid image consultant and personal shopper salaries worldwide – earning more than US$250,000 per year.

Beginning April 27, 2011, The Sterling Style Academy will be launching a 6-Week Virtual Teleclass: The 5-Step System to Building a Successful Styling Business that covers the following topics while also utilizing this training manual.  Click her for details and to register.

Investment for Sterling Style Academy Incoming Trainees
US$597.00
USA

International

 

Investment for Sterling Style Academy Graduates
US$797.00
USA

International

 

Investment for Non-Sterling Style Academy Trainees or Graduates
US$1497.00
USA

International

 

Postage and handling for US or international delivery will be billed in addition to your investment outlined above.  Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for your package to arrive.

All Sterling Style Academy training programs and consultant resources are non-refundable and are billed through Global Image Group.  The templates from the Sterling Style Academy Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit can be translated into your primary language to suit your needs; however the Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit workbook can not be translated for reproduction without prior consent of the Sterling Style Academy.

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams.  With training programs held on-location in MiamiNew York, Los Angeles, LondonHong KongDubaiMumbai, ShanghaiSão Paulo, and Mexico City, as well as Online Training,Teleclasses, and Short eCourses, the Sterling Style Academy prepares you to become a top notch pioneer in the image consulting, personal shopping, and personal styling industry.  Master the art of image, fashion and style to become a fashion styling expert.  Contact the Sterling Style Academy today to learn how we can help you start a career you are passionate about – shopping and styling!  Like us or become our BFF on Facebook.

Planning on attending the AICI Conference in Vancouver in May 2010 and Would Like to See the Sterling Style Academy There?

If you are interested in the Sterling Style Academy and would like to learn more about our image consultant training programs and student resources to help you grow your business at the AICI Conference in Vancouver in May 2010, please email us and let us know.

Our academy is committed to providing the most comprehensive image consultant 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 10 annual training programs held on-location in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Sydney, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai, 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 Image Consultants from more than 15 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, and photo gallery and take your next step toward achieving your goals.

We know you have your choice in image consultant training and we want to make sure you select a training program that resonates with you and your needs, or meets your business growth needs.

If you are:

  1. New to the image consulting industry
  2. Have already been certified through an image consultant training program other than the Sterling Style Academy
  3. Or are AICI FLC certified yet you are still trying to launch or struggling to grow your business

We invite you to learn more about our Image Consultant Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit.

 

Attendees of the AICI May 2010 Conference in Vancouver will have the opportunity to purchase the Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit at the introductory price of US$597, saving over US$900 off the retail price for non-Sterling Style Academy graduates when purchased by Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  Our Image Consultant Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit retails for US$1497 to non-Sterling Style Academy graduates, however is available for US$597 for AICI May 2010 Conference attendees if purchased before May 19, 2010. It will be sold at AICI Conference for US$997 to non-Sterling Style Academy graduates.  The Launch Kit will be available for purchase after the AICI conference for US$797 to the Sterling Style Academy incoming students and alumni and for US$1497 to non-Sterling Style Academy graduates. Postage and handling for national or international delivery will be billed in addition to your investment outlined above.

The Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit provides you with all of the tips and tricks you need to know to survive and thrive in this competitive economy.

Our Image Consultant Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit includes the following:

  • A video tutorial on how to use the Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit
  • Multiple image consultant press releases templates
  • Simply input your company information to make it your own
  • Sample image consultant sales pitches
  • This will help you determine the best way to approach your target customer
  • An image consultant business plan outline and worksheet with an earnings income projection model
  • An image consultant marketing plan outline and worksheet– tailored for the image consultant industry and includes today’s top marketing strategies
  • Sample business card, post card and brochure templates
  • Customize each template by inserting your information and organization’s colors and logo
  • Sample text to sell your image consultant business and services
  • Use in your sales collateral, website and direct-to-consumer materials
  • A 40-minute coaching session to discuss your current business growth needs and how to incorporate these materials to build your business (Please email us to schedule this appointment upon receipt of your launch kit.)

Learn how to promote and market yourself to become a successful image consultant using the Sterling Style Academy methodology which has produced top-notch image consultants like Yuuri Takano, Japan’s leading image consultant of choice. Within the first three years of being in business for herself, Ms. Takano is among the top two percentile of highly paid image consultant  and personal shopper salaries worldwide – earning more than US$250,000 per year.

Pre-Order Your Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit (USA)

Pre-Order Your Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit (International)

Postage and handling for US or international delivery will be billed in addition to your investment outlined above. All Sterling Style Academy training programs and consultant resources are non-refundable and are billed through Global Image Group.  The templates from the Sterling Style Academy Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit can be translated into your primary language to suit your needs; however the Sales, Marketing and Business Brand Identity Launch Kit workbook can not be translated for reproduction without prior consent of the Sterling Style Academy.

About the Sterling Style Academy

The Sterling Style Academy is a training program that prepares top-notch Image Consultants, Personal Shoppers, and Personal Stylists for success in this growing industry.  To learn more about our image consultant certification training programs and student resources, please visit our website at www.sterlingstyleacademy.com or contact us via email.

Image Consultant Careers

Today, we received this email below from Tammy King, a Teacher from Texas, asking about careers as an image consultant.

My name is Tammy King and I am a Middle School teacher in Anahuac, Texas. I teach a group of sixth and seventh grade Gifted and Talented students. We have been working on a career project for the last seven weeks. They did some personal assessments and narrowed down careers best suited for them. They have completed research papers, power point presentations, and a university visit. The culminating project is to find a professional in the career they chose. I am hoping you have someone my student can interview via webcast or phone. The young lady conducting the interview is a really bright sixth grade girl named Ximena (Hu may Na). I have been extremely impressed with her work in my class and based on the time I have known her, a career in image consulting would be perfect for her. Even though college is sometime off, I have high expectations for her! The interview will consist of 8 questions which I will attach and then I asked students to come up with two questions of their own to add. It will take approximately fifteen to twenty minutes for the interview. If possible I would like to do a webcast to add an element of technology and then the entire class could also watch as the interview takes place. If that is not possible, then a phone interview would also work. My class meets each morning from 8:00am-8:45am. I am somewhat flexible with time if this time frame doesn’t work. It would really be wonderful if someone from Sterling Style Academy would work with us! I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Tammy King
Teacher 6-8 Gifted and Talented
Anahuac Middle School
Anahuac, Texas

Interview Questions:

1. What are your main tasks or responsibilities at work?
2. What kind of education, training, or other preparation do you need to get into an image consultant career?
3. How did you get into this career as an image consultant?
4. What personal characteristics are required for someone to be successful in the image consultant career?
5. Have any recent changes affected your job? What changes to your career can you foresee in the future?
6. What do you like most about your job and career as an image consultant?
7. What do you dislike most about your job and the career you have chosen?
8. What advice do you have for someone who wants to become an image consultant?

Please see the following video below regarding the Sterling Style Academy’s answers to your questions. Thank you for your interest and feel free to post more questions regarding image consultant careers on our blog.

Best regards,
The Sterling Style Academy Team

 

Image Consultant Training in Sydney vs. Image Consultant Training in Melbourne

The Sterling Style Academy is launching our newest 2.5 Week Certification Program called the World Traveler Program TM in 2010. As this will be the first year that the Sterling Style Academy will be conducting image consultant training in Australia, we are leaving it up to our prospective students to give us their feedback. Would you prefer image consultant training in Sydney or image consultant training in Melbourne? Let us know.

The World Traveler Program TM is a 2.5-week image consultant training certification course that takes place in 2 cities to enable our student body to become true worldwide image consultants. Session I of the program will take place in either Sydney or London, where you will learn the elements and principles of design in relation to personal styling and wardrobe evaluation. Session II of the program will take place in either Hong Kong or New York, where you hone your personal shopping skills and learn how to develop a global image consultancy.

The World Traveler Program will be offered in the eastern hemisphere, commencing with Session I in Sydney and concluding with Session II in Hong Kong, and in the western hemisphere, commencing with Session I in London and concluding with Session II in New York. You may take this course according to their respective hemispheres or ‘mix and match’ them to suit your globe-trotting lifestyle, career, or budget needs by starting with Session I in Sydney and completing Session II in New York, or starting with Session I in London and completing Session II in Hong Kong. A certificate will be granted upon successful completion of Session I and II within a one or two year timeframe, as your schedule permits.

The Sterling Style Academy is the first image consultant and personal shopper training program to offer students such a fantastic opportunity to globally diversify their businesses. We are proud to offer you this program to help you become a top-notch international image consultant. Experience the life of a global image consultant in one of the world’s major metropolitan cities. Master the art of personal shopping in an international fashion capital. Not only will this exciting, unique opportunity be a dream come true, your international image consultant training will also provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the industry, benefit your future clientele, and enhance your cultural diversity.

The World Traveler Program TM Session I
Sydney Class Dates: May 10 – 19, 2010
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2010
Tuition Fee: USD $6247.

The World Traveler Program TM Session II
Hong Kong Class Dates: May 24 – 28, 2010
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2010
Tuition Fee: USD $4447.

New York Class Dates: July 19 — 23, 2010
Registration Deadline: May 24, 2010
Tuition Fee: USD $4447.

For more information, please email us to receive a detailed course prospectus.

ABOUT THE STERLING STYLE ACADEMY

The Sterling Style Academy, the image consultant training division of Global Image 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 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 10 annual training programs held on-location in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Dubai, 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 Image Consultants from more than 15 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 and photo gallery and take your next step toward achieving your goals.

Meet Dubai Image Consultant Tania Siddiqi | A Sterling Style Academy Dubai Image Consultant Training Graduate

Dubai Image Consultant Tania Siddiqi successfully completed the Sterling Style Academy Dubai Image Consultant Training Program in November 2009. Tania was subsequently invited to join the elite team of Global Image Group Image Consultants and successfully completed The Apprentice Program shortly thereafter. We invite you to learn more about Global Image Group’s newest image consultant in Dubai, Tania Siddiqi.

 

“Look good and feel good” is the mantra of Tania Siddiqi, Dubai Image Consultant and Lifestyle Coach for Global Image Group Dubai. Known for her love of high fashion and her business savvy, corporate and personal image management and development come naturally to Tania. Clients from culturally diversified backgrounds are drawn to her commitment, dedication, positive energy and her responsiveness to their needs. She is exceptionally creative yet extremely analytical. Tania receives great satisfaction from seeing the transformation in her client’s confidence.

With 12 years of experience as a recruiter and trainer in the corporate sector in New York as well as having been a licensed medical esthetician at her well-established salon and spa in Pakistan, Tania’s unique skill sets enable her to work with corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business professionals as well as stay-at-home mothers. Tania received a certificate from Toni & Guy, New York in hair design and color. She was formally educated and certified as an image consultant by the Sterling Style Academy in Dubai.

Tania Siddiqi received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She has been featured in various magazines in Pakistan such as Libas, Visage and Fashion Collection. She has also made several TV appearances on Good Morning Pakistan and First Blast on Dawn News. In 2010, Tania will be co-hosting a show in Pakistan, “Fab Moms – Striking A Balance” for the Hum TV network. She currently resides in Dubai with her husband and daughter and serves clients throughout the UAE and Pakistan.

About The Sterling Style Academy

Join the elite group of Sterling Style Academy Certified Image Consultants from more than 15 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 the Sterling Style Academy website, blog and photo gallery and take your next step toward achieving your goals.

Enroll into the Sterling Style Academy today with an affordable investment of just $197 and be on your way to becoming a top-notch, certified image consultant. For more information, feel free to contact us to receive our course prospectus.

2010 Image Consultant Training Incentive Program at the Sterling Style Academy

Offer Executive Presence Training and DevelopmentToday’s thriving corporations are investing in their people and as a result the Sterling Style Academy has recognized that this sector of the multi-million dollar image consulting industry is becoming more and more lucrative. Top-notch image consultants may charge top-dollar for executive presence training and development and the Sterling Style Academy is committed to ensure our Certified Image Consultants are recognized around the world.

Enroll in any of our 2010 2.5 Week Image Consultant Training Certification Courses in Miami, New York, San Francisco, or Dubai before December 31, 2009 and we will include the value-added benefit of our Corporate Image Consultant Training Certification Program in Las Vegas, September 10 – 14, 2010 (a value of $5947), for the all-inclusive value of $9947.

Develop Your Business by Training with Your PartnersWill you be launching your Image Consulting career with a business partner? Do you wish to train with a friend? Enroll you and your business partner or friend into the 2.5 Week Certification Course – World Traveler Program in London / New York, Sydney/ Hong Kong, or Dubai for $9947 each by December 31, 2009, and not only will you receive complementary enrollment into the Corporate Image Certification Program, we will also provide you with complimentary shared hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, September 10 – 14, 2010, for the Corporate Image Certification Course!

The Sterling Style Academy produces top-notch image consultants with one of the largest networks of Certified Image Consultants worldwide. This is why as you are investing in your education through our Image Consultant Certified Training Programs, we are committed to re-investing in you!

Spaces are limited. To take advantage of this special offer, please enroll and reserve your space in the 2.5 Week Image Consultant Training Certification Course of your choice prior to December 31, 2009 at the following link: www.sterlingstyleacademy.com/25_week_program.html.

Once you have registered for the 2.5 Week Certification Program, we will contact you with regards to your Corporate Image Consultant Training Certification Program enrollment.

For questions about this limited time image consultant training offer, feel free to contact us.

Recent Graduate Success Stories – Jeunesse Ali and Amy Inglefield of TimeSquared Featured in The Trinidad Guardian

By Michelle Loubon of The Trinidad Guardian
Published: 2 Jul 2009

timesquared-jeunesse-ali-and-amy-inglefieldBudding businesswomen Jeunesse Ali, left, and
Amy Inglefield share their expertise on image
consultancy and concierge services.
PHOTO: KARLA RAMOO

Tick! Tock! The clock on the wall is reminding you have to go shopping for groceries or rush to the nearest mall for an outfit for a special function. As the hours close in, you realise you haven’t finished preparing dinner. You’re so overwhelmed and you utter a silent prayer wishing there was a helping hand. Hope looms on the horizon. It comes in the form of 23-year-old young women Amy Inglefield and Jeunesse Ali. They have come to the rescue with a novel concept of offering that much-in-need, prayed-for helping hand.

In February, the duo started a business which twinned image consultancy and concierge services (TimeSquared Ltd). At the Guardian’s office on Monday, Inglefield and Ali spoke about the genesis of their business. They met when they were students at Maple Leaf International School in Petit Valley. Their friendship blossomed and today they are business partners. Inglefield said, “The concept is about helping busy people to have more time to themselves. I would always have to do errands for my parents. So I decided I would start my own business. I am more focused on the image consultancy.”

Ali, who has a diploma in event planning from Brown College, Toronto, Canada, chimed in, “You can get a number of services at a hotel. I don’t think we have anything quite like that available normally. I decided I would team up with Amy.” “The bottom line is we want people to have extra time to themselves. That’s why we called it TimeSquared,” added Inglefield. Although they are testing the waters, Ali said, “Although there is a downturn on, we are doing pretty good. Things are looking up, even though we are relatively new kids on the block.” Sounding like an ad, Inglefield said, “As long as there are things we can do, we’ll do it.” Along the way, they are developing marketing skills, building their client base and developing business acumen.

Inglefield on image consultancy
Inglefield’s face lit up when she outlined the most exciting thing which falls under her portfolio—shopping. Tugging at the butterflies on her necklace, she said, “I love to shop for myself. I love to go shopping for others. I loved helping my friends with what they should wear and shouldn’t wear. It is like my dream job. I am really enjoying it.” She also assists people with personal style evaluation which can range from traditional to romantic. “We look at body type, dress, colours, personal style. We might go through your wardrobe and put things together, so it’s easy to find clothes when you need it. Things you might need from day-to-day. We might tell you what not to wear, but we are not insulting in how we do it,” Inglefield said.

“We can go shopping for people and economise for them. You don’t need to have a tonne of money to look good. It’s about how you shop.” Inglefield goes shopping online for her customers and visits the malls and boutiques. She even flips through her trusty booklet, which is classified according to subjects to assist her and make her job easier. “I might pre-select something. So I just take the customer there. We try it on and go. They don’t have to go through the hassle of going through racks of clothing. Sometimes we might go shopping with a group of women. About four of them might gather at a friend’s house. They might have a tea party. Everybody is so excited and happy to go shopping.

Ali on concierge
When Ali makes the trek to the grocery to purchase staples, dairy products or meats for her clients, she is confident in the knowledge her client has more time to themselves. “The bottom line is we want them to have more time to do the things that they need to focus on. The things that are more important to their lives.” Ali is even willing to go the extra mile. “We might do a bit of banking services. We do a bit of corporate service. A little photocopying. We deliver packages.” Other services include baby sitting, reminder services, house management, acting as a liaison to vendors, event planning, computer research and travel arrangements.

At the same time, the young women are cognisant of the precarious state of affairs in the country. “We make sure what we are doing is legal and above board. We try to tie up things around 6 pm,” Ali said. But the overwhelming feeling is the customer satisfaction when they retire to their respective homes in the Diego Martin area. “We want our customers to feel satisfied and happy. We want them to focus on their lives and getting their things done,” Ali said. Quizzed on whether they consider themselves Good Samaritans, Inglefield said, “You could say we’re a bit like of that. We just love to help.” “Girls just wanna help,” Ali joked.

Read Amy Inglefield’s Rave Review on the Sterling Style Academy Fan Page on Facebook

Hey Sterling Style Academy!

I just wanted to give you all an update on our business (TimeSquared Ltd)!

We’ve been doing so well! We’re getting great reviews and have been very well received!
Thank you again for making this all possible (and making my personal dream a reality!) I’m doing what I love thanks to Sterling Style Academy!

I strongly suggest taking their courses as it’s the best and so much fun!  Hi to Michelle for me!

With love
Amy – May 18, 2009

A Message from the Sterling Style Academy

Jeunesse Ali and Amy Inglefield graduated from the Sterling Style Academy Miami in January 2009. They are great, young female entrepreneur role models who demonstrate that with skill, determination and perseverance even those who are young can succeed in a tough economy. We hope these youthful ladies can inspire others to pursue their goals and dreams as well. The duo had their first group session in May and are now featured in The Trinidad Guardian. Congratulations, Ladies! Michelle T. Sterling, Training Director of Sterling Style Academy, is proud to have trained these ladies and help them to successfully launch their career in the image consultancy industry.

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