When you work as a personal shopper or stylist you are working one-on-one with people.
And there are certain, proper ways to engage with people that usually are successful in making them comfortable and happy with you.
But sometimes, when you’re tired or you’ve been doing it for a long time, you can forget the simple manners and common sense behaviors that attract people to you and inspire them want to work with you again and again.
Here’s a great post on the five tips that can bring us back to basics and help create a simple but lovely experience for your image consulting clients.
Read the tips below:
Five Tips on How to Become a Better Stylist
There are many names and variations for what we do; stylist, image consultant, or wardrobe consultant being a few. However, there is one common objective we share—to help our clients look and feel better about their appearance. The profession may sound superficial, and maybe even a little vain. Besides, beauty is supposed to come from within, right? In a lot of cases this is true. Yet, there are still some folks who need help with allowing their inner beauty to filter through, and they look to us for our expert advice.
People trust us with something extremely precious and valuable, and that is their self-esteem. Therefore it is up to us to not only deliver the best results, but also to treat our clients with the utmost care. So here are five tips to help you become a better stylist and keep your clients happy.
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve witnessed in this business is when stylists don’t listen to the needs of their clients. Instead, they have their own preconceived notions or ideas that they may have developed from current trends or from a previous client with a similar body shape, and then they impose those ideas on the current client. This is a BIG NO-NO. Yes, we are professionals and we have some insider knowledge and expertise about what the going trends are, and what’s fabulous in the fashion world today. However, the client has to live with the results, and therefore, he or she has to be satisfied with the results.