Hello, fashion lovers! Today I’m here to answer one of the most asked questions in the styling industry: do you need a certification to become a personal stylist?
First, let me clarify that I have two divisions in my business: one where I help clients find their personal style, and another where I teach aspiring stylists how to start their styling businesses. So, if you’re an aspiring stylist, keep reading!
The answer to this question is simple: you do not need a certification to become a stylist. However, you cannot become a successful stylist with your styling abilities alone. You must learn how to run a business, serve clients, and create packages and pricing.
Having all these fancy degrees and certifications doesn’t matter in this industry. What matters most is your ability to make your clients look and feel amazing.
I learned this firsthand when Stacy London, the queen of personal style, trained me. I was so excited to be a certified, hand-selected stylist by Stacy London, but when I told my clients, they had no idea who she was! What they cared about was whether I could make them look better.
So, if you’re an aspiring stylist, focus on getting educated in ways that will make you a better stylist and business owner. Seek educational opportunities to teach you how to style beyond your type, run a business, and serve your clients.
To make your dream job a reality, download my free ebook. In it, you’ll find industry secrets and action steps to help you become the best possible stylist you can be.
Remember, it’s not about your certifications or degrees but your ability to make your clients feel confident and amazing in their skin. So, go out there and make it happen!