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Unexpected Benefits of a Fashion Intern

November 28, 2014

While fashion internships are typically accepted on the assumption that all basic professional needs (fashion industry experience, networking, resume building, etc.) will be met, the most rewarding benefits of an internship are often the ones that we don’t anticipate. Here’s our attempt to be contradictory and offer you a list of the unexpected benefits of […]

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3 Important Qualities Every Stylist Assistant Should Have

November 26, 2014

  Becoming an assistant stylist is the most likely way to get the necessary qualifications for a career in styling. It gives you the knowledge, the experience, the contacts, and the confidence you undeniably need to develop in this industry. As an aspiring stylist you will opt for an unpaid or low-paid job and, on […]

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5 Things Stylists Are Thankful For

November 21, 2014

As Thanksgiving approaches we here at School of Style are bursting with gratitude. We’ve had an incredible year and are thankful for so many looks. We’d be willing to bet that the vast world of stylists out there are pretty thankful too. Here is what we are guessing is on their gratitude list … Social […]

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Stylish Additions for Your Styling Kit

November 10, 2014

When it comes to your kit, it seems like you can never have enough stuff. As stylists, we all know that each item serves its purpose, and a lot of times, multiple purposes. Our kits are like a life-saving toolbox, but they shouldn’t have to look like a toolbox. You’ve seen our previous posts on […]

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5 Perks to Being an Assistant to a Major Stylist

October 13, 2014

As we’ve said before, interning at a major stylist’s, and most importantly becoming an assistant, is your way to begin a career as a stylist and get educated about the reality of this to-be-taught-in-practice job. You cannot easily bypass this stage and become the boss from day one, unless you are extremely lucky. Second thoughts […]

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Stylists that found success without a degree

August 20, 2014

As we already know, Rachel Zoe and the late L’Wren Scott are two examples of superstar stylists, designers, and icons who made it to the fashion industry with no formal degree in fashion. Rachel studied psychology and sociology, while L’Wren ascended gradually from young model in Paris to stylist, costumer and fashion designer. So far, […]

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8 Resources to Help You Become a Better Stylist

July 25, 2014

  Beyond basic knowledge, a stylist should constantly be getting updated information about trends, new designers, and other developments in the fashion industry. Research and lots of reading is part of this job despite the hectic schedules and overly social life it entails. To improve your skills as a stylist you should access resources that […]