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 several types of certification programs.  They are chronologically listed below according to level of intensity.  Please click on the links below for more information about each program:

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.  This program is designed to give you an eLearning comprehensive overview of the different types of services offered in the image industry as well as teach you the mechanics of each type of service so that you can better style yourself and/or others. Upon purchase, you will receive a certificate as a Fashion & Style Consultant.

1-Day Personal Shopper Training Program

Our 1-Day Personal Shopper Training Program is designed for you to take on it’s OWN or to mix + match with several of our other programs for the best combination of online training and in-class hands-on training.  The 1-Day Personal Shopper Training program is perfect for those who have retail sales experience, are fashion bloggers, fashion merchandisers, fashion buyers, or fashion designers, or for those who literally spend their days in the mall. This class was also designed for those who would like to get a taste of a career in the Personal Shopping industry without investing that much time and money into training or for those who have trouble shopping for themselves.  Join this class and be the client for the day and practice how to shop for others.  Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate as a Certified Personal Shopper.

Mix + Match 1 Day Personal Shopper Training Program

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, and Personal Shopping.  The 3-Day Short Course tuition investment only includes What Are My True Colors and Personal Shopping eShort Course.  Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a certificate as a Color Consultant, Fashion Stylist and Personal Shopper.

Instructor Led Online Personal Stylist Training Certification Program

If you’d love to take our 3 or 5 Day on-location Short Course however are finding it difficult to make the time to attend the training program, our instructor led Online Personal Stylist Training Certification Program is your solution. No need to travel, get trained when it’s convenient for your schedule, and get personalized, real-time online certification program training in as little as one to five days.

5 Day Short Course vs. Image Consultant Training 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 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 our Wardrobe Consulting eShort Course and your program tuition includes the Personal Style Consultation e-Short Course to learn how to conduct personal style evaluations.  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 and you can always supplement this training with additional modules from the Online Image Consultant Training Program in the future.

Image Consultant Training Options | Sterling Style Academy

Online Image Consultant Certification Program vs. Image Consultant Training 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 Image Consultant Training – 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 Image Consultant Training 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.

Mix + Match Introduction to Image Consulting Level 1

Benefits of Image Consultant Training Level I & II In-Class Training

The Sterling Style Academy’s course curriculum for the Image Consultant Training 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 Image Consultant Training 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.

Click here for more information about our course dates, locations, and investment structures.

  • Receive the Sterling Style Academy Course Prospectus

  • 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
  • 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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