Personal Stylist Certification

 

The Personal Stylist Certification Program is a two-day class that is specifically designed for aspiring personal stylists. If you live in a city where a career in high fashion or celebrity styling isn’t available to you, or your passion is to help people by developing their personal style – then perhaps a career in personal styling is for you.

During this two-day course, students will be provided with the tools needed to start their own personal styling business. This class is the perfect introduction to the career and covers a wide range of topics including creating a business plan, communicating with clients, how to conduct a closet audit, and much more.

Students will be provided with a comprehensive workbook, water, and light refreshments during this one-day course. Lunch is not provided, however there will be a one-hour break where students can leave for lunch.

An official School of Style Certificate of Completion will be issued to each student who successfully completes this course.

This class is taught by School of Style Co-Founder Lauren Messiah. 

What’s Covered

  • An introduction to a career in personal styling
  • How to start a personal styling business
  • How to market yourself as a personal stylist
  • Learn to conduct a client consultation
  • Shopping and styling a variety of clientele
  • Policies, paperwork, and billing as a personal stylist
  • Sample forms needed to run a styling business
  • Getting started as a personal stylist
  • Guidelines to continued success after completion of this course

 

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STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Reichelle Palo

Since graduating in 2011, Reichelle has worked for some of the world’s most powerful stylists including: Rob and Mariel, B. Akerlund, and Arianne Philips. Reichelle has even been able to take on a few jobs as a key stylist for red carpet events, fashion editorials, and press events.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Brandy Joy Smith

This Texas native graduated all the way back in 2010 and has been booking major styling gigs ever since. Now based in Brooklyn, Brandy is working as a freelance stylist signed to Wilhelmina NY. She has worked with the likes of J Cole, Kimbra and Fred Armisen and has been contracted by Elle, Playboy, Hennessy and Nike.

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STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Heather Montagna

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Heather Montagna attended School of Style in 2008 and 2009 after receiving a BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and realizing she wanted to pursue fashion full-time. She has since worked in the wardrobe/costume departments for many film and TV projects as well as major magazines and tours for musical acts Ke$ha and LMFAO.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Lindsey Nolan

Since graduating in 2010 Lindsey Nolan has transition from super-start assistant stylist to key stylist. Lindsey has worked as an assistant during the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Madonna, the Liz and Dick Lifetime movie, on Carly Rae Jepsen’s album packing, and on editorials for Vogue and InStyle. Lindsey has worked nearly every top stylist in Los Angeles including; Daria Hines, B. Akerlund, Rob and Mariel, and Johnny Wujeck.

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STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Vanessa Lobos

Vanessa Lobos graduated in February 2011 and has since then worked as a key stylist for the LA Photo School, a buyer for Bebe, and as a fashion PR assistant at Dietch PR in downtown Los Angeles.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Terra Stuart

Terra Stuart graduated in November 2011 and has made a career for herself in the world of costume design as a key costumer for both film and television. Terra has worked on the television show Newsreaders, and feature flims including: Twister Warning, Being American, and Wonderful World.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Rachel Shea Stone

Rachel Shea Stone has worked for one of the biggest stylists in world, Jessica Paster. Through that experience Rachel has assisted during the Academy Awards, the SAG awards, the MTV Music Awards, and the Emmys. Rachel has also assisted during the Westfield Style Tour with Stacy London, advertising campaigns for Desperate Housewives, and a Just Fab Fashion Show.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Rachel Pollen

Rachel Pollen graduated in February 2012 and now makes a living as a key stylist in Los Angeles. Rachel got her start assisting stylists Nicole Janowicz, Ja’Niya Walker, Quela Renne, and fellow graduates Ali Levine and Abi Arcinas. Rachel’s work can be found in Glamoholic, American Gentleman, Fashion Chicago magazine, and G.O.O.D.S.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Nia Dennis

Nia Dennis graduated in November 2011 and since then has worked as a key stylist for the magazine Today’s Black Woman Style Report magazine. She has also styled Jessy Schram of Fallen Skies for a shoot.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Mikaela Adams

Mikaela went from School of Style student to School of Style employee to assistant for one of the biggest stylists in the country, Monica Rose. Mikaela graduated in February 2011 and through hard work and dedication has worked as an assistant on shoots for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle.

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