STARTING OUT AS A STYLIST
How To Create a Career From Scratch
There are so many questions that I am constantly asked by aspiring stylists. My email is locked and loaded with inquiries to assist, DM's asking how I got started, comments piling up.
And I get it, there's no guidebook; something I learned early on.
However, most of the inquiries I get are from aspiring stylists with little to no experience. They want to get started but have no idea where to begin. Or they want to assist with a stylist but have no way to gather experience, knowledge or the confidence needed to snag an assistant gig and learn more.
How do you get the experience you need, in order to get the experience you need. It's a classic catch-22.
If you've ever googled, "How to Become A Fashion Stylist", (C'mon, I know you have), you already know, there is little to no information out there.
The only way to gain access to the right information is to get inside the industry and behind the scenes to discover how things really work.
Which is not easy to do; the industry is secretive and stylists are busy.
Which is why I wrote,'Starting Out As A Stylist'. The limitless possibilities, the yearning to create and be a part of the fashion industry, the deep desire to share a unique perspective and communicate through fashion, these were all feelings I had when I started, feelings I still remember and that are echoed through every inquiry I receive. I understand firsthand the frustration of not knowing where to start, which is why I wrote the book that I wish I had when I started, as a road map for a career that has no real guide.
I share with you what I know worked for me, the steps and actions, that when taken, created my career, despite the fact that I had zero contacts in the industry and no clients when I started.
Because not everyone has access to an established stylist to assist with and learn from, (ok, most people don't), within these pages is written the knowledge that I share on set with interns and assistants as they learn and grow as artists, knowledge that I have gained and used to grow as an artist and as a business myself.
I've compiled the answers to frequently asked questions, many of which I had myself in the beginning, as I simultaneously pull you into my journey of becoming a stylist, building my styling business from the ground up and getting my foot in the door of an industry notorious for being secretive, so that you can extract from the experience actionable advice that can be practically applied to your own journey, shared in a format that I know will make the steps of becoming a stylist clear and attainable.
I simmer it down into 50 things; 50 specific things that I did to build a successful career as a fashion stylist. 50 things that you can do too.
Whether you choose to do some or all of them is up to you. But you will finally have the elusive answers to many burning questions along with 50 insights to Starting A Career As A Stylist.
50 things that I know work.
Whether you have ever been curious
About the Life of a Fashion Stylist, what the job entails and whether you can develop your creative talents and make a living as a professional
Whether you have ever wanted to take a course
In fashion communications or styling but would like to experiment with the idea before committing to a long term investment of your time and a large investment of your money
Whether you don’t have access to an established stylist , maybe you don't live in a major city or have the resources to intern or assist full time
To figure out the ins and outs of the business
Whether you've started, but you're stuck
And need a boost and a point in the right direction
I am giving you access to an established stylist.
What you do with it is up to you.
Your future awaits.
RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 29TH 2021
All pre-sale purchases of, "Starting Out As A Stylist" will instantly receive 'The Secret Weapon of the Seasoned Stylist' a powerful resource to get you started right away. After purchase, you will be invited via email to download The Secret Weapon of the Seasoned Stylist via a link that will remain active for 60 days following the purchase.
Readers are also invited to join the private Starting Out As A Stylist Facebook Group where I give live tutorials and tips with insider knowledge taking you on set and behind the scenes with me while also providing an opportunity to discuss ideas, share your story,show support and get feedback from fellow aspiring stylists.
Upon release, you will receive your copy of the book, "Starting Out As A Stylist" straight to your inbox along with a free gift from me, The Ultimate Checklist* (a $29 value), an exclusive resource that I know will help kick start your career, The Ultimate Checklist is a comprehensive digital and printable list of every item needed to be prepared like a pro for every type of styling gig.
*only for pre-sale purchases