Introduction

Make freelance styling an exciting full or part-time career, or a profitable sideline. We'll show you how.

The “Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s” Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a professional stylist. The Course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part-time career as a professional freelance stylist or to seek full-time work in all the industry areas where stylists are needed right now.

When you have completed this Course you will have the knowledge and skills to start your own freelance styling consultancy or to seek work in the many businesses and industries associated with styling.

This Course is all about professional styling for profit. Each week, thousands of fashion editors, art directors, producers, celebrities, and people who simply wish to improve their image require the skills offered by a stylist. These are for photo shoots, image consultancy, fashion parades, TV commercials, personal shopping, live concerts and music videos, film and theatre productions and much more.

You’ll find the stylist at work with thousands of clients and businesses. They are choosing appropriate clothing, selecting accessories, organising photo shoots, deciding on visual merchandising, specialising in food styling, creating images and photos for fashion catalogues, styling models, artists, television hosts, celebrities and influential community leaders for whom image is vital . . . and creating looks for people who simply wish to rediscover their style.

Why are these stylists successful? Stated simply, because they know how to go about it.  Here is the good news. There are more jobs for competent stylists than there are stylists to fill them.

Private clients, newspaper and magazine editors, internet publishers, advertising agencies, film, TV and theatre producers, retail outlets and business houses all have an ongoing need for the stylist’s knowledge and skills. There are literally hundreds of income-producing opportunities for the knowledgeable stylist.

At the outset, it is important for you to understand that this Course is not simply about the theory of professional styling. It’s also about practical work in styling, meeting client’s needs, marketing your services and being paid for your styling skills.

In constructing this Course, the British College of Professional Styling has created one of the few opportunities for those not currently involved in the industry to become paid professionals with a range of work opportunities at their fingertips.

In short, the “Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s” Course takes you through every aspect of the profession - from developing styling concepts and turning them into reality, through to the business of selling your styling skills and services.

Regard this Course as a partnership. You provide the interest in styling and the willingness to learn while the British College of Professional Styling provides you with the practical knowledge and skills.

In this way, you will soon take your first steps into the exciting and challenging world of professional styling. Enjoy the journey!

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