Personal Shopper & Stylist Training Programs

The Sterling Style Academy’s personal shopper, personal stylist, and image consultant training certification programs are developed with one goal in mind — to provide our students with the training and tools necessary to become successful, top-notch image consultants, fashion consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers.  Our experienced faculty attracts strong students and result in quality graduates.

The Sterling Style Academy offers seven different types of certification programs:

Please click on the image below to view a course curriculum comparison of all our programs.

Sterling Style Academy Course Comparison Guide

eShort Course Certification Program

The eShort Course Certification Program is  comprised of a 5-volume series of electronic learning tools and resource products that consist of a video tutorial, e-workbooks and/or templates to use with clients.  Upon purchase, you will receive a certificate as a Fashion & Style Consultant.

3-Day Short Course vs. 5 Day Short Course

The difference between the 3-Day Short Course and 5-Day Short Course is that the 3-Day Short Course does not cover body analysis nor business development.  And the 5-Day Short Course includes the following eShort Courses in the tuition investment: What Are My True Colors, Personal Style Consulting, Personal Shopping, and the Sales, Marketing Business Brand Identity Launch Kit.  The 3-Day Short Course tuition investment only includes What Are My True Colors and Personal Shopping eShort Course.

5 Day Short Course vs. Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II

The 5-Day Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper Certification Program was designed for the busy professional who cannot take that much time off of work or for the home maker who cannot leave her family for lengthy periods of time.  This class is designed to give you all the important elements and knowledge needed to become a Personal Stylist and Personal Shopper and is the abridged version of Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II.  This class gives you a fully comprehensive education and omits the unnecessary details.  Unfortunately, you will not learn how to evaluate a closet or how to create a wardrobe look book in the 5-Day Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper Certification Program.  However you can purchase the Wardrobe Consulting and Personal Styling e-Short Course for that.  Therefore we recommend taking the 5-Day Personal Stylist and Personal Shopper Certification Program for the best value if you’d like to receive the most relevant information to become a Image Stylist and Personal Shopper in the shortest amount of time.

Online Image Consultant Certification Program vs. Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II

Students enrolled in the Online Image Consultant Certification Program will receive and train with the same professionally-designed course curriculum found in Introduction to Image Consulting – Levels I & II.  In these programs, you will learn:

Level I

  • The art and science behind an image consulting and personal styling business
  • The elements and principles of design as it pertains to image, fashion and style
  • Color theory and how to evaluate an individual’s personal coloring
  • How to assess facial features, body silhouettes, body types, and body proportions to appropriately dress men and women
  • How to analyze men’s and women’s fashion styles, incorporate trends, and develop a client’s signature style for personal and professional occasions
  • How to conduct personal style evaluations for professionals to stay-at-home individuals
  • The principles behind makeup application and how to consult your clients on makeup training module

Level II

The Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II Certification Program and the Online Image Consultant Certification Program differ mainly in the amount of in-class practical application time and instructional guidance and coaching throughout the course.  The experiences you will gain from taking an on-location course versus the online course will differ as well depending upon your learning style.  We recommend seeing what our students have to say about our programs so that you can decide which program will best meet your needs and budget.  Alternatively, we recommend trying the first module of the Online Image Consultant Certification Program for just US$247 to see if this program will be suitable for your learning needs.

Benefits of Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II In-Class Training

The Sterling Style Academy’s course curriculum for the Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II programs prepares you for success in the exciting, fast-growing, and profitable industries of image, fashion and style consulting. In addition to receiving our top-notch curriculum in the Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II program, this training and certification program provides you with access to all our eShort Course Learning Tools and Resources, the Sterling Style Academy Personal Style Evaluation Assessment Tool and Client Consultation Book to ensure success when performing your consultations as well as the rights to use the Sterling Style Academy Certified Image Consultant logo to help you build your credibility within the industry. Classes are conducted in fashionable cities around the world by image and communication experts who provide you with interactive exercises, coaching instruction, and in-the-field training to increase your marketability within the industry.  You will receive a certificate of completion for Introduction to Image Consulting Level I as a Certified Personal Style Consultant and you will receive another certificate upon successfully completing Introduction to Image Consulting Level I & II as an Image Consultant, Personal Stylist and Personal Shopper.

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  • Upcoming Dates & Locations

    • NEW: 5-Day Introduction to Image Consulting - Level I
      • Dubai: January 25 - 29, 2015
      • London: March 9 - 13, 2015
      • New York: July 20 - 24, 2015
      • Hong Kong: September 14 - 18, 2015
    • 3 Day Short Certification Program
      • Dubai: January 12 - 14, 2015
      • Miami: February 17 - 19, 2015
      • London: March 18 - 20, 2015
      • Miami: 15 - 17 abril, 2015
      • Hong Kong: September 11 - 13, 2015
      • New York: October 10 - 12, 2015
    • 5 Day Personal Stylist & Shopping Course
      • Dubai: January 11 - 15, 2015
      • Miami: February 16 - 20, 2015
      • London: March 17 - 21, 2015
      • New York: October 9 - 13, 2015
    • NEW: 6-Day Introduction to Image Consulting - Level II
      • PARIS: March 23 - 28, 2015
      • Dubai: May 3 - 8, 2015
      • New York: August 17 - 22, 2015
    • Astrology Style Consulting
      • Dubai: April 20 - 21, 2015
  • Learning Tools and Short eCourses

    Personal Style Consultation CoverThe 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.

    You will learn how to evaluate your client’s personality, physical appearance, lifestyle and goals to ensure that you project yourself as a credible image consultant and personal stylist. US$397

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    Our Color Analysis Booklet is a pocket size visual handbook featuring 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.

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    The Wardrobe Consulting eCourse teaches you how to mix and match, cluster outfits, and create cohesive wardrobes to start your career in the wardrobe consulting industry. US$297.

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    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.

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    The 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.

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    In this hard cover book, experts including internationally reknown image consultant, Michelle T. Sterling, and Stephen R. Covey, author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, share their simple solutions to becoming successful with measurable results. US$19.97.

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    The Sterling Style Academy Image Consultant Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Launch Kit provides you with industry specific business & marketing plans, sales pitches, press releases, business card & brochure templates to survive, thrive, and give you that competitive edge in the industry. Excellent value: US$747.

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