Image Training

An Image Consultant is...
a person who assesses, critiques and recommends solutions for the optimization of appearance, wardrobe, body language and voice as tools to achieve specific personal or business goals.

How to Become An Image Consultant
Training is available in a variety of forms. You can start by reading about the topic. You can request informational interviews with professional image consultants. You can utilize the services of an image consultant in order to gain first-hand experience. You can find image consultants who offer training.

You may be a person of any age, male or female or a stay-at-home parent. Successful image consultants are typically:

  • Artistic
  • Business Oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Self-starters
  • Helpers to Others
  • Professional in Appearance
  • Authorative, Persuasive & Convincing
  • Interested in clothing, makeup & appearance
  • Sales-oriented

Image consulting is often a second career for many who have held other business positions. Don't quit your "day job" if you are just getting into the business. Plan definite strategies for starting your business. Formulate timelines for charting your progress.

Color Analysis
You will need to be knowledgeable about color when you are working with makeup, wardrobe planning, or environmental design.

Color Profiles offers a sequential training system to assist you in your study of color. The system consists of learning modules.

Module One
Explore the concepts of color by making actual selections for
people working from photographs. You will receive eight photographs. You may create an additional 22 photographs for your use in this project. Your choices will be analyzed and critiqued based upon principles of color harmony. All of the photographs will become case studies for your future reference. Students work with a color wheel, basic color theory of hue, value and intensity, Munsel Student Charts and paints for initial painting exercises.

Students receive and may keep sixty Color Profile paddles. Each paddle contains from three to six color swatches. These paddles relate to skin tones,
skin undertones and red colors. Additional color paddles provided for this study must be returned to Color Profiles upon completion of the study.

Module Two
Build upon your initial color selection process by exploring the relationships of eye and hair color to the color selection process. More painting is an option as well as making color selections for picture examples. Learn how to choose neutrals for clients. Neutrals that will be studied in this module will be various types of browns, taupes, black, grays, and many versions of white along with appropriate metal colors.

You will assemble 40 pictures for this exercise and you will be given guidelines for the types of picture selections to make. All of your color choices for pictures that you have selected will be critiqued by Color Profiles. You will retain the pictures for your case study file. Paddles that are supplied by Color Profiles for this module must be returned to Color Profiles after your study. However, all paddles are available for purchase.

Module Three
Learn how intituitive judgements and the psychological aspects of color can impact the process of making color choices for clients. Discover the important impact that color harmony has when choosing colors to complete a Color Profile. Learn the role that physical characteristics, personal body language, voice and demeaner play in the dynamics of color selection. Use color choices to support these individual client attributes. Explore wardrobe and style concepts that will help you to communicate the use of color choices that you have recommended.

Module Four
Often it is said that an image consultant should - look the part. Analyzing that statement may be diifficult because we all play a number of life roles. Attention to Detail - Self Packaging for Image Consultants - focuses on inventing differing personal images for your role as an image consultant. You will learn the personal application of Design Elements and Design Principles to your wardrobe. A case study approach with four completely different types of people will be used in this module. This opportunity allows an image consultant to personally walk through the process that is being recommended for a client. The image consultant trainee follows a step-by-step process as follows with each case study:

  • Personal goals that are image related
  • Life Style Analysis
  • Budget Requirements
  • Hair Style
  • Makeup & Grooming
  • Body Style Awareness
  • Wardrobe Pieces
  • Accessorizing
  • Closet Organization
  • Shopping Techniques

Other topics that may be taught
by Debra are:

  • Creating a Private Label Makeup Line
  • Starting a Retail Boutique
  • The Accessory Market- Sourcing & Selling
  • Starting a Resale Clothing Business
  • Keeping Track of Business



Debra Lindquist, principal of Lindquist Associates, has the educational background and the experience that qualifies her to teach, coach and mentor other image consultants.

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