Blog: how to become a stylist


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4 Style Blogs We Love This Month

April 18, 2014

There are fashion bloggers who don’t just produce original content and influence their social media followers; they also make headlines and covers themselves. Their life and achievements make news in this super noisy fashion industry, while every move of theirs stirs excitement. In anticipation of their upcoming photo shoots, collaborations, videos or just shopping hauls, [...]

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How to Break Through in a Noisy Industry

April 16, 2014

Fast-paced, competitive, and crowded as it is, the global fashion industry seems to absorb the best talent worldwide through a very intricate selection process that candidates often find hard to track and explain. Professionals of all types strive to find their way in this glamorous maze and often get frustrated by the abundance of general [...]

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How to Rise to the Top … Quickly!

April 15, 2014

We must admit that styling is one of the most competitive careers in the world of fashion. Having said that, it’s also true that for some very smart and talented people there is a fast track to success. Rising to the top at the speed of light is not as much about patience and persistence [...]

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Cover Letter Dos and Dont’s

April 9, 2014

Writing a successful cover letter is not an easy task or something you might call optional. Your mission is to offer a very attractive text, full or relevant and updated information about your contribution to a job being offered. You must be honest and original, while also managing to impress the recruiter, hiring manager or [...]

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Working as a Stylist: Expectations vs Reality

April 8, 2014

Working as a stylist may sound glamorous but the reality is – this job is hard and hardly glamorous! Expectation: Being BFFs with all of your fabulous A-list celebrity clients Reality: Finding out that your favorite A-list celebrity is a crazy-demanding diva Expectation: Sipping Champagne and Shopping at Barneys Reality: Digging through smelly clothes at [...]

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How to Make it as a Stylist in a Small Town

March 25, 2014

I’m not gonna lie to you, making it a stylist in a small town can be difficult. The good news is that it isn’t impossible. The reason it can be so difficult is being there often isn’t an industry to support a booming career. Los Angeles has the entertainment industry and New York has the [...]

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What Is Studio Services?

March 20, 2014

You may have heard the term “Studio Services” while researching styling as a career, or even run across this nasty industry practice while trying to do some “civilian” shopping for a job you’re styling. If you happen to own a store, it’s a great financial safeguard. If you’re a stylist, it’s basically the worst part [...]

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How to Become a Stylist in Los Angeles

March 19, 2014

Maybe we are biased because we are based in Los Angeles but making it as a stylist in this town is much easier than, say, New York City. Reason being is that most of the jobs in LA pay you in actual money (NYC is all about editorial and editorial doesn’t pay). Sure you have [...]

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A Freelance Stylists Survival Guide

March 17, 2014

While the world of fashion styling may seem all rainbows and butterflies for those looking in, the freelance stylist knows this ultra-glamorous job can, at times, be anything but. Between the obsessive shopping, dress fittings and photo shoots lies tons of opportunity for things to go wrong. In order to make it in the fast-paced [...]