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Become an Image Consultant

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job showing people and companies how to make a fabulous impression. Welcome to the world of image consulting!

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"Image" is the way other people see us. It influences whether people will agree to our requests, hire us, and pay us the salary we want. 

Image consulting is a booming industry thanks in part to the popularity of television shows such as What Not to Wear, Extreme Makeover, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

As an image consultant, you can give people advice that will help them achieve what they want - whether it is to get a new job, to make a good impression, or simply to feel good about themselves. To help people look better, you might choose to offer services such as:

  • Image Analysis or Makeover Consulting (giving someone feedback on the overall image they are projecting and helping them develop a new image)
  • Fashion Styling or Wardrobe Consulting (reviewing someone's current wardrobe to determine what should be discarded or purchased, coordinating outfits, and closet organizing)
  • Makeup Analysis (you can also consult on other specific aspects of physical appearance such as: Colors, Skin Care, Hairstyle, etc.)
However, image is more than physical appearance. In addition to how someone looks, people also form impressions based on how that person talks and behaves. Therefore, as an image consultant, you might also consult with clients about:
  • Vocal Communications (such as voice, grammar, and vocabulary)
  • Non-verbal communications (such as handshakes, posture, and eye contact)
  • Etiquette (business etiquette, social graces, dining)
In addition to consulting with clients yourself, you can develop a network of strategic partners to refer clients to, such as hair stylists, makeup artists, dieticians, dentists, personal trainers, plastic surgeons, and voice coaches.

As an image consultant you may decide to assist anyone who wants image consulting services, or choose to specialize in working with particular types of clients, such as:

  • Women who want a new look
  • Job-seekers
  • Corporate executives
  • Beauty pageant contestants
  • Lawyers and their clients
  • Cancer survivors
  • Television personalities
  • Spouses of recently promoted executives
  • Transgender individuals
  • Politicians
  • Singles seeking a partner
While many individuals hire image consultants, you may also be hired by corporate clients. For example, a company might hire you to help a new supervisor communicate effectively with employees, or to coach a senior executive to make a good impression during television interviews. 

Image consultants are also paid up to thousands of dollars a day to present training programs (seminars or workshops) on topics related to image. Companies may hire you to present seminars on topics such as: dressing professionally (including dos and don'ts for casual Fridays), communication skills for new supervisors, and other topics. 

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As long as you have the desire, you can become an image consultant. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. 

If you would like to be paid to provide image consulting services, the FabJob Guide to Become an Image Consultant is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in this rewarding career. 

The guide's contributors include beauty, fashion, and business editors for some of the top magazines in North America. To give you insider advice on how to get started as an image consultant, the authors of this FabJob guide interviewed more than 30 successful image consultants and other experts such as Michael Thurmond of ABC TV's Extreme Makeover.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become an image consultant, including: 

Image Consulting Services

  • How to do Image Consulting or Makeover Consulting, including:
    • What to bring to a consultation with a new client
    • Recognizing someone's personal style
    • A sample checklist to evaluate a client's appearance and behaviors
    • Identifying your client's season
    • Determining the right makeup for a client
    • How to advise clients on hair style and color
    • Giving advice on grooming
    • Many helpful samples (e.g. questionnaire for new clients, action plan, budget worksheet)
  • How to do Wardrobe Consulting, including: 
    • Wardrobe basics for women and men
    • Step-by-step guide to closet organizing
    • Deciding what to keep, fix, and get rid of 
    • How to put together outfits
    • Concealing body flaws
    • Psychology of clothing colors
    • Tips on accessorizing
    • Wardrobe shopping tips 

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    Although this guide focuses on improving how clients look with makeover and wardrobe consultations, it also gives an introduction to other types of image consulting.
     
  • Introduction to Communications and Etiquette Consulting, including:
    • Advising clients about their vocal and verbal communications, including voice, vocabulary, and pronunciation
    • Consulting about non-verbal communications such as body language, posture, and eye contact
    • Helping clients improve conversation skills (includes icebreakers and topics of conversation)
    • Giving clients feedback about their habits
    • Tips on business communications and etiquette:
      • Telephone etiquette
      • Written communications
      • Business meetings
    • Dining etiquette dos and don'ts 
  • How to do Corporate Image Consulting, including:
    • Understanding a company's brands and corporate culture
    • How to do a "needs analysis"
    • Developing a corporate dress code
    • How to present training programs
    • Tips for coaching company representatives for media interviews
Starting Your Own Image Consulting Business
  • How to start a part-time or full-time image consulting business with little or no money
  • Links to the information you need about the "business" side of things (business plans, legal structure, etc.)
  • Tips for choosing a business name
  • How to set up your office
  • Pricing your services
  • Identifying potential clients
  • Links to companies that supply products you can use for image consultations
  • How to market your image consulting services
  • Getting referrals from other businesses
  • How to select strategic partners (e.g. hair stylists, makeup artists, dermatologists, dentists, cosmetic surgeons, personal trainers, voice coaches, etc.)
  • Helpful samples (including sample contracts, sample invoice and more)
PLUS, you will discover:
  • How to develop the skills you will need as an image consultant and get image consulting experience
  • Information about educational programs in image consulting
  • How to be certified as a professional image consultant
  • Job opportunities in the image industry with:
    • Fashion retailers
    • Beauty salons and spas
    • Beauty products companies
    • Advertising agencies and public relations firms
    • Medical offices (e.g. plastic surgeons)
    • Other employers
  • Samples of what you need to launch your image consulting career, including:
    • Sample questionnaire for new clients
    • Sample wardrobe questionnaire
    • Sample personal style questionnaire
    • Sample client grooming questionnaire
    • Sample budget worksheet
    • Sample action plan for image consulting
    • Sample vocal exercises
    • Sample workshop exercises
    • Sample letters to prospective clients
    • Sample resume and cover letter
    • Sample 30 second introduction
    • Sample agreement with strategic partners
    • Sample client contracts
    • Sample invoice
  • And more! (including free updates)
The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to become an image consultant.

You can have all this and more for an incredible price. People pay hundreds of dollars for image consulting training programs. The FabJob Guide to Become an Image Consultant contains some of the best career advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  Although this guide has previously only been available as an e-book you can get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample checklists, contract, forms, and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy of the new edition, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You will earn back the price of the image consulting guide your first day on the job. But of course this guide can help you get hired much more quickly.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become an image consultant.

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Did you know?

A variety of different terms are used to describe image, image consultants, or image consulting. 

For example, you may hear image referred to as appearance, personal brand, or personal presentation. Or you may hear image consulting activities referred to as:

  • Appearance Management
  • Fashion Consulting
  • Fashion Styling
  • Image Management
  • Makeover Consulting
  • Perception Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Visual Branding
  • Wardrobe Consulting
Instead of calling yourself an image consultant, you could call yourself a fashion stylist, makeover consultant, wardrobe consultant, etc.


 


 


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