To answer the above questions: someone who knows about style and has a trained eye for expressing unique subtleties of individuals.
As for the long answer, an image consultant will advise you on which clothes complement your lifestyle, body type, and personality. And that's not all. Image is also about body language, grooming, and etiquette, and so an image consultant will cover all those areas with you.
If you are looking for a more professional look, are moving up in your career, and just want to come across as more assured and purposeful, you might want to consider hiring a consultant to work with you on how to project confidence and style.
What an image consultant will do:
-Assess your current wardrobe
-Identify clothing items you need that fit your occupation, height, weight and coloring
-Shop with you
-Advise on grooming tools and habits
-Teach you how to talk persuasively and with authority
-Show you how to win friends and influence people (really!)
What an image consultant will not do:
-Take it easy on you.
It's hard to be objective about yourself, and so an image consultant will challenge your perceptions and suggest ways to improve your look. Believe us, this is all in your best interest. Many of us need someone outside our circle to tell us what they really think about the clothes we wear and how we carry ourselves. In point of fact, men hire image consultants for a lot of reasons, but chief among them is the desire to look put together and a force to be reckoned with in the workplace and social arenas.
Sure, an image consultant is an investment – but it's an investment in you and that's money well spent. As for the cost, most consultant prices depend on the package. A session with a consultant can run from $300 to $3,000 and up. A basic package might include tips on what to wear and how to talk, and a more comprehensive service could include taking you shopping and analyzing your body language.
If you're in the market for an image consultant, be sure to consider the following:
- references and past clients
- the consultant's own style and approach
- if the consultant is a good match for your purpose (are you hiring a consultant to improve your professional look? to help you find a casual look? etc.)
- the cost and whether the consultant charges per the hour or by the project
Ask friends, colleagues, the Internet, and interview consultants to get the right match.
Meanwhile, here's what we offer for image consulting.
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