Profession personal stylist

Personal stylists assist their clients in making fashion choices. They advise on the latest fashion trends in clothing, jewellery and accessories and help their clients choose the right outfit, depending on the type of social event, their tastes and body types. Personal stylists teach their clients how to make decisions regarding their overall appearance and image.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Trends in fashion

    New developments and trends in the world of fashion.

Skills

  • Satisfy customers

    Communicate with customers and make them feel satisfied.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Advise customers on jewellery and watches

    Provide customers with detailed advice on watches and pieces of jewellery available in the store. Explain about different brands and models and their characteristics and features. Recommend and provide personal advice on pieces of jewellery, according to the customer's needs and preferences.

  • Recommend cosmetics to customers

    Recommend and provide advice on cosmetic products based on the customer's personal preferences and needs and on the different product types and brands available.

  • Advise customers on accessories to complement clothing

    Recommend accessories to match customer's clothing style.

  • Offer cosmetic beauty advice

    Provide customers with advice and beauty tips for creating a new look.

  • Take care of personal appearance

    Project the correct professional image by ensuring personal appearance is always of the highest standard. Select proper outfit and overall image and outlook; make daily efforts to build a good impression.

  • Teach fashion to clients

    Provide clients with tips on which clothes and accessories to match, and how patterns or designs on clothing and different garments can influence the clients appearance.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Advise customers on usage of cosmetics

    Provide advice to customers on how to apply various cosmetic products such as lotions, powders, nail polish or creams.

  • Assist customers

    Provide support and advice to customers in making purchasing decisions by finding out their needs, selecting suitable service and products for them and politely answering questions about products and services.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Advise on clothing style

    Provide advice to customers on fashionable styles of clothing and appropriateness of different garments for particular occasions.

  • Advise on hair style

    Make recommendations to customers about suitable hair styles, based on their preferences and your own professional judgment.

  • Stay up-to-date with fashion trends in hair style

    Keep abreast of current and future fashion trends, especially in hair styles.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods

    Be able to stay up to date on the latest styles, attending fashion shows and review fashion/clothing magazines and manuals, analysing the past and present fashion trends in areas such as footwear, leather goods and clothing market. Use analytical thinking and creative models to apply and to interpret in a systematic way the upcoming trends in terms of fashion and life styles.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform services in a flexible manner keep personal administration control of expenses show social competences manage schedule of tasks give advice on personal matters assess character accompany people maintain professional administration administer appointments style hair manage a small-to-medium business teach communication to clients assist clients with special needs network with store owners

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