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Image Consultant, Personal Stylist & Shopper Course

at Sterling Style Academy - Murray Hill

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Murray Hill, Manhattan
237 Madison Ave
Btwn E 37th & 38th Streets
New York, New York 10016
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this personal beauty class:

There is perhaps no location more perfect to study to become a top-notch image consultant than the international fashion capital of New York.  Sterling Style Academy students train in Manhattan, the center of the fashion, modeling, finance, advertising and publication industries.  Students from all over the world travel to Sterling Style Academy-New York for the unparalleled education, the vibrant, urban atmosphere of Manhattan, and to train on Madison Avenue where celebrities frequently shop.

Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys NY, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and the best high-end boutiques are just steps away from the classroom located at a hotel on Madison Avenue.Graduates from the Sterling Style Academy- New York become recognized industry experts worldwide. Students receive unparalleled hands-on and interactive training in and outside of the classroom; and graduates from the Sterling Style Academy- New York become recognized industry experts worldwide with a global address book full of industry contacts.

The Sterling Style Academy New York Image Consultant Training Program prepares graduates to work with top level executives, celebrities and individuals of diverse cultures, budgets and lifestyles. Our graduates are educated to position themselves as industry experts. 

Graduates not only learn the theories behind perfecting image and style, but they also acquire invaluable business, marketing and technical skills to strategically position themselves within their chosen markets. Sterling Style Academy Certified Image Consultants are licensed to utilize our industry-proven, copyrighted style evaluation tools (which are also available for purchase in Spanish) and the Sterling Style Academy Certified Image Consultant Logo. 

This course includes our Wardrobe Consulting and Personal Shopping eCourses.  However we recommend purchasing our What Are My True Colors Booklet, Personal Styling, and Sales, Marketing, Business Brand Identity Professional Tools to position yourself with credibility and give you that competitive edge in the market place.  Our course also prepares students to register for and to pass the AICI First Level Certification Examination which allows consultants to place the AICI FLC letters behind their name. Approximately 15% of our on-location graduates are invited to become an elite member of The Certified Image Stylist Group.

The 2 Week Certification Program is an intensive program designed to meet the learning needs of working professionals and individuals who prefer accelerated training. 

In this program, you will learn the following:
  • 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
  • How to conduct a wardrobe and closet evaluation
  • The principles behind closet organization and clothing care
  • How to personal shop and effective personal shopping strategies and protocol
  • How to work with clients and develop an image and wardrobe specific to your client’s needs, goals, lifestyle, personal style, personal coloring, and body type to improve their overall appearance
  • How to create a wardrobe look book
  • Effective communication skills as it pertains to sales pitches, public speaking, and presentation development
  • A day in the life of an image consultant and personal stylist – what’s to be expected and setting realistic business goals and objectives
  • Business building - how to sell your services in this digital era, determine your target market, develop your 30 second introduction, write a professional bio and press release
The Benefits of the Sterling Style Academy are the following:
  1. Commitment to Excellence. We consistently update our course curriculum so that our students receive the most current style industry information. Case studies are shaped by the hippest celebrities and fashion designers; and our curriculum is geared toward persevering through economic highs and lows.
  2. Faculty Reputation. Your instructors have 50 years of combined industry experience and the Sterling Style Academy’s Founder is a Wellesley Alumnae, member of the National Organization of Professional Women, AICI, ASTD and other professional organizations committed to excellence. You will train from experts who are recognized as being in the top 2 percentile in the image consulting industry.
  3. Global Diversified Student Body and Internationally Recognized Student Alumni. Sterling Style Academy Certified Personal Stylists and Personal Shoppers span the globe from over 40 different countries from every continent. The leading image consultant in Japan, Yuuri Takano, residing in Tokyo, graduated from the Sterling Style Academy New York in 2005 and re-enrolled with her assistant in 2008. She has since pioneered the image consultant industry in her country, becoming a media darling, style author and premier image consultant in her market.

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All Sterling Style Academy training programs are non-refundable. The Sterling Style Academy reserves the right to postpone your enrollment to a later class date in New York if the minimum number of students is not met.


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