A Celebrity Stylist

  • A Celebrity Stylist works with his or her clients in many situations and capacities, from red carpet events and commercial shoots to shopping and salon trips and holds many roles, such as fashion consultant, personal shopper and psychologist.
  • No matter the type of clients, the main job of the Celebrity Stylist is to make clients look good including fashion image, hair and makeup, daily clothing and formal wardrobe. Many Celebrity Stylists not only have backgrounds in fashion design, they also have expertise in hair styling and makeup artistry.
  • Celebrity Stylists are utilized when celebrities buy their day-to-day wardrobes, including jeans, shoes and accessories. They also are consulted when a celebrity is choosing an outfit for a media event, such as a fashion show, photo shoot, movie premiere or press interview. Some celebrities use the Stylist as a consultant, and others prefer the stylist to purchase their entire wardrobes. These types of Stylists find flattering looks and styles to help their clients look fashionable and set new trends.
  • Many Celebrity Stylists receive free products and couture samples, and they get invited to elite, private parties and events as well as runway fashion shows. Successful stylists have the privilege of being able to influence pop culture and design.
  • However there are downsides to being a Celebrity Stylist. Celebrities might act unappreciative or be emotionally draining, and if the client goes out in public without taking the stylist’s advice, the stylist still could be blamed for the bad outfit or appearance. A few Celebrity Stylists are as famous as their clients, but most stylists will always remain in the background and often not receive the credit for their ground breaking fashion trend ideas.
  • Celebrity Stylists may collaborate directly with designers to produce custom clothing for celebrity clients or editorials; this is common for Celebrity Stylists whose clients attend awards shows, and for Fashion Editors at top magazines.

Skills of the Successful Fashion Stylist:

  • You MUST have a passion for fashion and a keen eye for detail, as well as be up to date with the latest fashion trends and colour schemes and be familiar with a huge range of fashion labels.
  • You MUST learn how to conceal body flaws and use accessories and props to your advantage. An understanding of body and face shapes will also be a necessity.
  • You MUST have have patience and not let your ego rule, and be creative and able to think outside the box.
  • You MUST be highly organized, have the ability to work to a schedule, be self motivated, trustworthy, honest, reliable and have a sense of humour.
  • You MUST expect to work for next to nothing in the beginning of your career but then know what you are worth later in your career. You also MUST have the ability to learn from other experienced stylists, work long and demanding hours, do seemingly boring but necessary tasks and at the end of the day have a positive attitude.
  • You MUST have a great and well presented portfolio of work to present to prospective clients, and if you are good enough, find an Agency to represent you and help find you work. A professional looking website will also be an advantage.

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