In this blog, I want to ask a question I often ask: how do you balance starting your styling business while working for a fashionpreneur?
First, this is a fantastic question, and I have the best answer ever. Are you ready? Chill. That’s it, chill and be patient.
As an aspiring stylist just starting, it can be tempting to want your boss’s job immediately. However, that is a huge mistake. The reason it’s hard to get these jobs is that fashionpreneurs like me are afraid of you. Yes, that’s right. We’re so scared of you because you’re annoying. You’re not there with genuine intentions for serving, and you’re not there to learn and move up the ranks authentically. Instead, you’re trying to steal stuff from us, and that’s not cool.
I advise you to understand that working for someone else is a gift. You peek behind the curtain and learn what most of us must learn. So, sit there, be quiet, be patient, and learn. When it’s time, it will be your time.
Don’t use what you learn as a weapon. It’s essential to be patient and wait for your turn. I graduated from my former school, went into celebrity styling, and worked under some of the most prominent stylists in the world. The ones who put in the work and were patient are now styling A-list celebrities.
So, I advise you to be patient, take your lumps, and be an assistant for years if you have to. Trust me; it will pay off in the end. If you want to become a stylist, I highly recommend downloading my free e-book, “How to Book Your First Styling Client.” It’s packed with insider information to help you succeed.
If you have any questions, please drop them in the comments below.
Thanks for tuning in, and remember, patience is vital.