Essential Questions to Ask a Personal Stylist
Posted at 7:30 - 15th December - Social Garb Team
Gone are the days when personal stylists are only for the rich and famous. Anyone can hire a personal stylist just like working with personal trainers, hair stylists, and many others who are experts in their fields. Meeting someone you do not know can easily invite doubts to proceed. That's why the best way to get to know a personal stylist is through a short call, booking a free initial consultation and asking a few crucial questions to gauge how well you’ll work together.
1. Who do you typically work with and what type of collection do you usually build?
Although a stylist can work with all types of clients with their specific needs, asking this question will make you understand their niche and the styles they’ve had an in-depth knowledge of. It will give an idea of their experiences and what they have to offer
2. How long have you been a personal stylist?
Longevity doesn’t necessarily equate to better expertise but it certainly contributes. The long term industry experience, training and tremendous trial-and-error allows the stylist to create structure and an effective process to help build a person’s wardrobe. Be sure to hire a true industry expert or risk wasting a ton of time, money and frustration!
3. What is the styling process?
If you haven’t discussed this yet, it’s a good idea to know what to expect from the stylist once you’ve agreed on hiring them. Ask about the styling process and how much participation they would need from you.
4. How often can you contact them for style consultations?
There may be some days when you would randomly see new items on sale and you’ll want to get the stylist’s advice. Or with a special occasion on the horizon, a resource to help you look and feel your best through a styling session. Ask how much you can consult the expert even if it’s just through chat or email. Don’t waste money shopping with someone if you don’t have the very important option of a resource on the backend as you learn your new style/wardrobe. This is CRITICAL.
5. What is your style philosophy?
In other words, what are the stylists’ core beliefs? The question can even be expounded to their inspiration why they became a personal stylist. It reveals how their goals and beliefs align with yours and also gives a general view on how genuine and professional the expert is, making the partnership worth your time.
Before hiring a stylist, it’s always a good move to verify how knowledgeable, fun and passionate the expert is as you’ll be investing not just your money but your time and effort as well while working with them. Here are the5 essential questions to ask a personal stylist on your meeting:
- Who do you typically work with and what type of collection do you usually build?
- How long have you been a personal stylist?
- What is the styling process?
- How often can you contact them for style consultations?
- What is your style philosophy?
Congratulations on taking the first step of investing in yourself, building confidence through style and finally refreshing your wardrobe with outfits you’ll love to wear everyday!