The Studio for Image Professionals

The Studio for Image Professionals The world's best training provider for Image Consultants
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We cater to the modern image consultant, fashion stylist, etiquette consultant, and the personal branding expert. Whether he/she is new to the industry or a seasoned professional, the Studio exists to advance these careers. The Studio is the only image consulting resource that provides you with the technical training while also helping you build a profitable business. The consulting comes easy but getting your business off the ground requires entrepreneurial savviness

Mission: The Studio is the ONLY website dedicated to the business of image consulting. We turn talented image consultants into talented entrepreneurs.

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You asked and we delivered.What do we travel with when we speak? What kind of things do we make sure to have in case of ...
01/09/2020
Inside a Speakers Kit-Part One

You asked and we delivered.

What do we travel with when we speak? What kind of things do we make sure to have in case of an emergency when far away from home? What do we make sure to always take with us?

Part one -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/speaker-kit-part1/

As a professional speaker being prepared is something you cannot take seriously enough. There is nothing that can be more stressful than getting to an event far from home and not having everything you need. The last thing you want to have to do is run around an unfamiliar town trying to find a

Working with a public figure can put a lot of pressure on an Image Consultant to get it right.Not only will they be judg...
01/07/2020
6 Tips When Working with People in the Public Eye

Working with a public figure can put a lot of pressure on an Image Consultant to get it right.

Not only will they be judged on their choices, but you will be too.

We have some tips to help you get it right -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/working-with-people-public-eye/

Working with people who are well known, or public figures can be tricky. Their image and presence are vitally important to everything they do. This is not just how they look, but how they behave, communicate and everything they do online. If some of the recent things we have seen in the news

Happy 2020! We hope everyone had a successful 2019 and is ready to take on 2020 with new energy and drive.Is one of your...
01/03/2020
How to Network Effectively as an Image Consultant

Happy 2020! We hope everyone had a successful 2019 and is ready to take on 2020 with new energy and drive.

Is one of your resolutions to get better at networking your business?

Networking is sometimes that word we all dread but the truth is that to be successful it is not only necessary, but it can actually be fun.

We have some tips on how you can do it more effectively -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/network-image-consultant/

Too many people see networking as some sort of challenge. How many business cards can I gather at this event? How many of my own can I hand out? How many new names can I add to my list of growing acquaintances? Often people see it as a boring, yet necessary part of

Social media is great for keeping up with friends, relaxing at the end of the day and even getting a good laugh from tim...
12/24/2019
Our 13 Favorite Instagramers to Follow

Social media is great for keeping up with friends, relaxing at the end of the day and even getting a good laugh from time to time.

However, it can also be used to inspire, learn and educate.

We try to follow people on Instagram who inspire us to do more, be more and learn more.

Here are our 13 favorite Instagramers to follow -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/favorite-instagrammers-to-follow/

Instagram is one of the best places to go to follow people who inspire you, influence you, elevate you and bring ideas to mind for how to better yourself, your business and your brand. Instagram can be more than just scrolling through pictures of meals, your friends latest escapades and celebrity ac...

As an Image Consultant you will often have to travel to your clients which means having everything you need on hand and ...
12/19/2019
Inside an Image Consultants Kit

As an Image Consultant you will often have to travel to your clients which means having everything you need on hand and being prepared.

We are often asked what we carry with us in our "kit" to make sure we have everything we need.

Here we explain what we feel are the best things to have on hand -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/image-consultant-kit/

As an Image or Style Consultant, you will often be on the go with your clients. You may be out for a whirlwind shopping spree on the hunt for the new look. You may be asked to shadow them at a photo shoot so they can look their best in those new headshots

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
12/18/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: Should you ever work for free?

Answer: We hear this question often. You have been asked to do something or provide a service for free and you question whether or not you should do it.

You know you have put a lot of time and effort into becoming successful so you may feel like giving away services for free is beyond your scope.

Listen to Sylvie and Shauna discuss when they have worked for free. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/have-you-worked-for-free/

Listening to industry podcasts can keep you at the top of your game, informed and even help you learn more about your pr...
12/17/2019
The 11 Best Podcasts to Listen to

Listening to industry podcasts can keep you at the top of your game, informed and even help you learn more about your profession, yourself and your business.

We have 11 that should be on your list of listens -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/11-best-podcasts/

Staying on top of the latest trends, topics, and people in your line of business is incredibly important no matter what you do. As an Image or Style Consultant, we are many things. We are fashionistas, we are entrepreneurs and we are speakers just to name a few. One of the main ways to

Have you thought about recording videos for your clients but have no absolutely no idea where to start?What equipment do...
12/12/2019
The Video Tool Box: What to buy if you’d like to record videos for your clients

Have you thought about recording videos for your clients but have no absolutely no idea where to start?

What equipment do I need?

How much money should I invest?

What are the musts I need and the extras I could use.

We have a game plan for you -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/video-tool-box/

Have you been considering recording videos for your clients to show them things that are just too hard to explain in words? Maybe you want to add a few videos to your blog or you want to put together a video presentation for a workshop or group discussion. Have you avoided it because

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
12/11/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: What can I do when I feel stuck and I am not moving forward?

Answer: We can often get ourselves into a feeling of being stuck in one place.

What can make this even worse and drive it forward is the mindset we have about the situation.

This can cause a stall in the building of your business.

This is when it is time to change your thinking pattern and move forward.

If you feel stalled, we can help! -> https://studio-for-image-professionals.thinkific.com/courses/mc-cultivating-an-abundant-mindset

Do you like to read to stay on top of the latest and greatest knowledge you can have?When you run your own business know...
12/10/2019
The 6 newest image consulting books on our bookshelf

Do you like to read to stay on top of the latest and greatest knowledge you can have?

When you run your own business knowing everything you can is paramount to your success.

One of the best ways to do this is to keep learning.

These six books can help -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/6-image-consulting-books/

Staying at the top of your game in any industry or profession is always about continued education and learning. One can never know everything and the more you learn, the more you know, the more value you can give to your clients and add to your services. We think reading is one way you can

Working with local stores can be an important step for any Image Consultant looking to provide the best services to thei...
12/05/2019
How to work with stores as an image consultant

Working with local stores can be an important step for any Image Consultant looking to provide the best services to their clients.

If you can get the inside scoop on sales, promotions, stock and more this can only benefit your clients when helping them update their style.

We have some tips on how you can make this happen. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/work-with-stores-image-consult/

When you are working with your local clients, you will likely be doing some shopping trips with clients once you have had a chance to access their personal style needs, the direction you have both discussed and decided to go in with their new image, and possibly even the closet edits you

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
12/04/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: How can I book more clients?

Answer: If you feel like you are struggling to book more clients, that can cause a lot of stress.

Take a deep breath because we have some tips that could help you bring in a few more. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/book-more-clients/

When you work with a client, whether they are men or women, there are a lot of things that will be the same.Working with...
12/03/2019
10 Differences between working with male and female clients

When you work with a client, whether they are men or women, there are a lot of things that will be the same.

Working with different genders does not have to be confusing, but if you work with mostly men or mostly women, you may feel a little skittish about the best way to work with the opposite sex.

We have some advice we think can help! -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/differences-male-female-clients/

When working with clients many of their challenges can be generalized, however, every single client Is going to be different and no client Is going to fit neatly into a little box. When it comes to male and female clients, they are going to have some similarities in their needs and commonalities,

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
11/27/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: I have done a lot of research and I feel I am ready to start, but how do I prepare?

Answer: This is a question we hear a lot. You feel like you have done the work, but at the same time, somehow you feel unprepared.

You want to step forward, but feel stuck.

This is where our Quick Start Program can really help. It will give you everything you realistically need to get up and going and without having to invest an arm and a leg to do it.

Learn more -> https://studio-for-image-professionals.thinkific.com/courses/quick-start-course

One of the questions we get asked the most is about how to charge your clients.It may feel overly complicated to choose ...
11/26/2019
How to charge for Image Consulting

One of the questions we get asked the most is about how to charge your clients.

It may feel overly complicated to choose your pricing structure or you may just feel like you have no idea where to start.

We have some great advice -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/how-to-charge-for-image-consulting/

Charging for Image Consulting can vary from place to place and consultant to consultant. I am often asked by new Image Consultant how to go about deciding how to charge for services when you first start out. Often, they are afraid of charging too much and scaring new clients away, but at

Who does not want to save money when shopping?I mean, really? WHO?We all like to save a few bucks when we are shopping s...
11/21/2019
5 Mobile apps that will help your clients save money while shopping

Who does not want to save money when shopping?

I mean, really? WHO?

We all like to save a few bucks when we are shopping so why not help your clients do the same thing?

Read more to see how you can help them do just that -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/mobile-apps-save-money/

There are many different shopping apps that help you save money when shopping online. Everyone can use a little leg up when it comes to saving a little cash, especially when you are working towards investing in your wardrobe and yourself. We do not endorse any of these apps and there are many

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
11/20/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: What were your biggest fears when you started your image consulting business?

Answer: Yes, we all have them. That little voice inside our heads that tries to tell us we won't make it, we can't do it, we aren't good enough.

It is okay to have fears, but what is not okay is to let them rule over your every decision and keep your from achieving success.

Listen in as Sylvie and Shauna discuss some of their biggest fears when they got started in the business. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/what-were-your-biggest-fears-when-you-started-your-business/

BEST JOB EVER??!!We think being an Image Consultant is one of the best jobs on the planet and here is why -> https://stu...
11/19/2019
5 Reasons why being an Image Consultant is the best job ever

BEST JOB EVER??!!

We think being an Image Consultant is one of the best jobs on the planet and here is why -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/image-consultant-best-job-ever/

Dream careers are not easy to come by. Some take years and years of expensive schooling. Others could require decades of rejection and let down before you ever land that big role. Some feel so out of reach you feel like quitting before you even get started. Some don't pay enough to

Just because someone is an introvert does not mean their career, their professional image and their first impression on ...
11/14/2019
10 Tips for Dealing with Introvert Clients

Just because someone is an introvert does not mean their career, their professional image and their first impression on others is not important to them.

However, when working with people who may be a little more on the shy side, you may have to take a slightly different approach.

We have some tips for you -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/tips-introvert-clients/

Don’t let assumptions get in your way. An introvert client may not immediately respond during coaching sessions and it does not mean they are incapable or incompetent. Introverts will need time to put their thoughts together. Introverts will often need more time to express themselves and their fee...

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
11/13/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: Who inspires you?

Answer: Finding inspiration in other business titans, entrepreneurs and generally smart and amazing people can serve to inspire you, drive you and keep you uplifted in times of struggle.

We often get asked who inspires us.

Listen to Sylvie and Shauna talk about who makes their list of inspirational business minded people. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/favorite-entrepreneur/

Your client may have a closet full of clothes that just do not suit their new image, but does that mean they should head...
11/12/2019
7 ways to sell your client’s used clothing

Your client may have a closet full of clothes that just do not suit their new image, but does that mean they should head to the garbage can?

No way! Help your client make some extra cash for their new image by selling their old clothes. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/sell-used-clothing/

As you help your clients become their new selves, this will often come with a closet edit and a big clean out. They may be getting rid of just a few things or a whole lot of things. Either way, they could end up with some items that may not work for their image,

If you love fashion, then you may love movies about fashion, but have you seen them all?We have 8 fashion documentaries ...
11/07/2019
The Top 8 Must See Fashion Documentaries

If you love fashion, then you may love movies about fashion, but have you seen them all?

We have 8 fashion documentaries you do not want to miss! -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/top-8-fashion-docs/

DIOR & I This documentary follows the short lived tenure of creative director Raf Simos as he took over at Christian Dior from April 2012 to October 2015 and the interesting combination he brought to the romantic Dior with his avant-garde but minimal style. The Secret

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
11/06/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: How do I decide how much to invest into marketing my business?

Answer: Knowing what you should be investing into your business can be a complicated web of confusion, but when it comes to marketing, knowing how much and where to invest your hard earned funds is important.

Listen in while Sylvie and Shauna help you with your questions on marketing spend. -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/how-much-money-do-you-invest-monthly-into-your-image-consulting-business-marketing-etc/

Referrals can be the lifeline of your business but if you are not sure how to get them, how to use them or how to keep t...
11/05/2019
10 ways to get strong referrals

Referrals can be the lifeline of your business but if you are not sure how to get them, how to use them or how to keep them coming in you could be missing out on a lot of business.

So how can you get strong referrals from your current clients that work in your favor? Read more -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/strong-referrals/

Try asking for introductions instead of using the term “referrals” Referral can often be a scary word for some people as it conjures up the image of high pressure car salesmen or you calling and bugging their friends and family at all hours of the day. Instead of asking them for

Often petite clients can find it hard to be taken seriously and have trouble finding a style that shows their power and ...
10/31/2019
5 Challenges working with petite clients

Often petite clients can find it hard to be taken seriously and have trouble finding a style that shows their power and strength in the best possible ways.

Working with a petite client comes with it's own set of challenges, but we have some tips to help -> https://studioforimageprofessionals.com/challenges-petite-clients/

We often hear about the challenges of plus size women, but rarely do the very petite women get lumped into that mix. While you may think being petite is a good thing (and it very much can be), it can also be very challenging when it comes to finding clothing that fits

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs al...
10/30/2019

In this weeks' Question of the Week, we explore another question we hear from a lot of our students and entrepreneurs alike.

Question: I've been asked to do a workshop and need to come up with a presentation fast! What can I do?

Answer: You put yourself out there and finally got asked to do that workshop you have been dying to do, but now you have to come up with a killer presentation in the matter of a few weeks and you may be in a little bit of panic mode right.

No worries! We have got you covered. The Image Consulting Tool Box has everything you need from stock photos of body types and outfits to customized graphics and professional slide decks.

With these tools you can come up with something that really speaks to the audience. Check it out -> http://www.imageconsulting-tools.com/

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great info ladies! Thank you.