Image consulting is a very exciting and satisfying career path to follow which can be a full or part-time business, conducted from a home office or commercial premises by men and women of all ages. Image consulting as a career incorporates many niches within the areas of personal and professional image. There should never be a reason to grow stale or tired of this career as there are so many challenging niche markets around every corner.
A PROFESSION THAT GROWS WITH YOU
As an image consultant, it's possible to start small and gradually build your skill base. Many consultants run part-time, home-based businesses, and often there is never a need to move beyond this even if they move into corporate image.
Image consultancy complements many other careers and businesses in various industries like makeup artistry, hair styling and fashion design, as well as counselling, coaching and mentoring.
Being able to make a tangible difference in the lives of others is a real joy. Whether it's the discovery of how to look and feel great, attract a partner, nail a job interview, climb the corporate ladder, increase credibility or simply bounce back from a setback, the experience of being a part of your client’s success is a real joy.
A CAREER WITH NO AGE LIMITS
Image consultancy is one of the few industries where it is possible to make a professional income well past the normal age of retirement, especially for women. The reason for this is that the human body continually changes over time and a woman experiencing the challenges of a maturing body would rather consult with a woman they see as attractive and who's more or less in the same age range. This makes image consulting an ageless career.
INDIVIDUALS MOST SUITED FOR IMAGE CONSULTING
Enjoy helping others to look and feel their best
Have a positive self-image
Have good interpersonal skills
Love working with people on all levels
Relish the challenge of owning and growing their own business
Are willing to invest their time, effort and capital
Will not be afraid to promote themselves and their business if shown how
Are willing to learn new skills where necessary
Look forward to continually updating their skills
Have the financial capacity to fund their business while it is in the set-up stage
Are willing to improve their own image if necessary
May have been working as a stylist and wish to formalise their knowledge