Image consultants use their knowledge and skills to advise individuals and companies on all aspects of personal impact and appearance.
With a client base of private individuals, this can include colour analysis, style analysis, choosing and applying make-up, wardrobe management, personal shopping, talks and demonstrations.
With corporate clients it can include the above plus training workshops, formal talks and presentations, key-note speaking, branding, audits, executive coaching, body language, etiquette, and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).
Image consultants can work with people from all sectors: public and private companies, politics and media, adult education, charities, fashion and retail.The media increasingly require image consultants to contribute to television and radio programmes, and to articles in local, national and specialist press.
The majority of image consultants work from home, where a suitable space is required. Alternatively, they may travel to visit clients at home or at work. Hours are flexible and depend on the client base, so it is quite usual for consultants to work evenings and weekends.
To be an image consultant you should:
Almost all image consultants are self-employed. Some work for large agencies (sometimes international), and specialise in a particular area.
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