TRAIN TO BE A PERSONAL STYLIST WITH THE STYLIST LONDON ACADEMY
“You do not need to know everything that I know to be a good stylist, but you do need to know everything I do to train a good stylist”
Isobel Kershaw Founder and Director of The Stylist London
To be the best you have to train with the best. join celebrity personal and fashion stylist Isobel Kershaw and her team of professional experts at the stylist London academy to launch your dream career as a personal stylist
Whether you are a school leaver, university graduate or want to find a career that you can fit around existing family commitments, our Personal Stylist course will give you all the skills you need to break into the exciting world of styling. Established fashion stylists and Bloggers who want to take their business to the next level will also benefit form our expertise to give them the edge in a competitive and ever evolving industry.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate endorsed by your trainers and accredited by CPD standards.
28th September – 2nd October 2020
£1,575 for the 5 day course, plus a minimum of 1 day work experience with the team, or;
£350 per day if you would like to attend single modules.
Isobel Kershaw – The course director
Clare Pinkney – Professional makeup artist
Gustav Fouche – Hair stylist
Rachel Gold – Fashion stylist
Philip Sykes – Business Etiquette trainer
Rosana Danielian – Student Manager
As part of your investment, you are given a minimum of 1 days works experience which really is priceless. Not only that but you maybe invited to networking events where you are exposed to the industry and some key people within the industry.
The course is intense and you may feel overwhelmed by all of the information and knowledge you have learnt throughout the week. Isobel offers the all important ongoing support to all of her students which proves a testament to how many she is still in touch with after 10 years. This support and service is unique to this company to ensure we meet your needs and the investment you made to this course.
We offer unique work experience and even better, work opportunities within our company. The Stylist London’s aim to build a team of stylists who reflect the high level of service and experience its clients expect.
The work experience is booked in after the course subject to bookings and your availability.
For anyone who would like to start their career in styling, this course covers everything to prepare you successfully to join the industry, whether you are looking to set up your own business, whether you want to be a fashion stylist, or whether you want to join a retail team, we have all the expertise to help launch you into this exciting new career.
You may also be a stylist who has started out with little training and not have the confidence in some aspects of the job. The Stylist academy is devised in such a way that you can pick and choose the modules that you need training on.
Many established stylists still need to keep up with the ever changing diversities of this job, and therefore areas such as social media are key to keeping you at the top of your game. This course will train you specifically on how to use social media successfully in the styling world.
Unlike many styling course companies, we are an active styling business as well and so not only can we offer work experience for you, but also job opportunities. We only offer work to those stylists who have completed our course to ensure they deliver the same high standards.
All of our trainers are qualified to train- this is essential to keeping the standards of a training academy. Each trainer is also an entrepreneur themselves with existing successful companies, which ensures their skills are practised and up to date.
We promise to support our students beyond the intensive training week. The week is full on with so much information to take in. So many of my past students over the past 10 years still keep in contact and feel very comfortable in asking me advice. We love to create a stylist network and organise gatherings so that you feel part of a group of like-minded people to inspire and energise you.
We offer a days revision which gives you the opportunity to come back with your group and discuss your progress to date and revise areas you feel you need extra help on.
Out on a Styling session.
Bianca Roxie was born and raised in South Africa but moved to London in 2001 where she worked at Net-A-Porter and Radley London before deciding that personal styling was her true passion.
After completing a Personal Styling Course with Isobel , Bianca launched her own successful styling business, Who Is The Fairest, in Stockholm, Sweden. We caught up with Bianca to find out how training with Isobel gave her the skills and confidence to turn her dreams into reality.
Why did you decide to sign up for a Personal Stylist course?
I knew that in order to become a full-time stylist, I needed to sharpen my skill set and knowledge base and after doing my research, there was no doubt in my mind that the Stylist Academy was the way to go!
How did the course meet your hopes and expectations?
It was everything I had hoped for and more, but equally I don’t think anything could have prepared me for how intense it would be. This, of course, is a great thing but it was a real reminder that personal styling is about so much more than shopping frivolously and just picking things you like. Isobel trained me throughout the week and her expertise was phenomenal.
What did you gain from the course?
Oh my Gosh, where do I start? I gained everything from the course to be honest. I had natural ability but without this course I wouldn’t have been able to apply it as well as I do now! There is so much to personal styling, from having to stay on top of trends, understand body shapes and having a commercial mindset to knowing how to use accessories, print and colour. You also have to learn how to apply these universal principles to your clients whilst remembering and respecting that each one is unique and recognising their personality in the way you style them. It’s a complete juggling act!
Which parts of the course were most useful for you?
I do think that the hands-on experience, which we had with Isobel and the clients, was one of the most valuable parts of the course. You really learn how to make things work in the moment, outside the safety of the classroom but all the while having Isobel there to take the lead and creating an opportunity to learn.
How has the course and Isobel’s on-going support helped you in establishing and growing your business?
It gave me the tools, knowledge, confidence and foundation to start my own business and then later to go into partnership with someone else, which I was able to do successfully in London before I made the move to Stockholm, where I live now. I knew that in order to become a full-time stylist, I needed to sharpen my skill set and knowledge base and after doing my research, there was no doubt in my mind that the Stylist Academy was the way to go!
Would you recommend The London Stylist Academy’s Personal Stylist course to someone considering a career in styling?
Absolutely! If styling is in your blood and it’s what you’re passionate about, then you have to do this! Not only because styling is a complex job and this course teaches you everything you need to know, but also because Isobel herself is the best mentor you could hope to find!
She epitomises what it means to be a stylist… she looks the part, she acts the part, she thinks the part, she feels the part… she is everything it means to be a successful stylist! You look at her and you want to be the best stylist you can be… there is no one better!
What advise would you give budding stylists who are just starting out on their career path?
Invest in yourself and in your career if this is what you love! Styling is the most rewarding job out there. It’s hard work but so much fun and knowing that you can make a difference to the way someone views themselves and give them the gift of confidence is the best feeling. It’s my favourite part of the job without a doubt!