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Top 10 Fashion Consultants near Tustin, CA

7. Melanie Lippman Style Consultant
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
5.0 (14)
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tustin, CA
"I had no sense of style and zero interest in shopping or fashion, I thought I was hopeless(!!), but I decided enough was enough dressing like a slob every day. Melanie helped me build a whole new wardrobe and showed me the most flattering clothing types, colors and patterns for my body and skin tone. She is one of the kindest people who is truly great at what she does. She's patient and challenged me to step outside my comfort zone without ever being pushy. She really understood me, my age, the time in my life I was going through and what I was trying to achieve; She never pushed a style on me that wasn't me or that I wasn't comfortable with. Melanie made the entire process so comfortable and judgment-free and was the easiest person in the world to talk to and confide in - I felt like I could trust her and talk to her like a close friend. Not only do I feel more confident and put together in my outfits, but I look at clothing completely differently now - I can go into a store and recognize what could look good on my body and I actually enjoy shopping and finding pieces that I can feel good about wearing. I love getting dressed now and thinking about how to put together outfits. Everything I've gained is far beyond any outcome I could have ever thought possible when I first went into the process. Hiring Melanie was one of the best decisions I've EVER made and has completely transformed my life - if you are even thinking about hiring a stylist don't hesitate another moment to see what she can do for you. I have recommended her to all my friends and family, and cannot wait to hire her again for my next season's wardrobe!!!!"

$85/Hour

estimated cost

$85/Hour

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8. Couture Zen
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
5.0 (3)
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tustin, CA
"Overall, my consultation involved two in-person meetings, and over a dozen communications / follow-ups throughout the course of her services, which took the span of approx. 2-3 weeks. Don't be fooled people; Melynda is not an "overnight Instagram stylist" who basically tells you what to wear and not to wear; she digs deep, gets to know YOU as a person first, and curates all her services specifically for each client. I got to know her, and her business pretty well throughout the time we spent, and it was clear she was a veteran and knew exactly what she was doing. She seemingly handles a multitude of clients, including a spectrum of body-types, looks, and ages, which I later realized why she was so in-demand. Another surprising skill was her ability to find amazing deals, as well as her amazing connections with department stores and employees (again -- she's a veteran folks, this is what you're paying for). Bottomline: she definitely turned my view of stylists upside-down, and I have nothing but respect for her and her industry. Services like hers is not something you're going to need routinely (if the stylist does their job correctly), but I would suggest everyone utilize a stylist at least once, whether you're a business-professional (like myself), or simply need help in changing your wardrobe and style. Don't think of her services as merely assembling "clothing", but more so understanding the concepts behind fashion, the importance of fit, color-theory, and basically changing your look and approach to clothing from the inside-out!"

$85/Hour

estimated cost

$85/Hour

estimated cost

Q & A

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What is a fashion consultant?

A fashion consultant is a paid professional who will advise you on what to wear and how to wear it to fit your desired lifestyle or career goals. A fashion consultant can provide many services including personal shopping, closet audits, beauty consultations, style consultations and ongoing seasonal services. A fashion consultant often has a design or fashion background (although this is not required) and an innate sense of style. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the colors, cuts and designs we think suit us. A fashion consultant comes in with fresh eyes and provides constructive feedback to guide your style choices.

During your initial meeting, your fashion consultant will take stock of your current clothing selection and learn what you hope to achieve. They’ll identify core wardrobe pieces you need, as well as advise you how to wear items together. Many consultants create style lookbooks for their clients explaining things like exactly which shoes to wear with what pants and how to accessorize each look. Fashion consultants are a great option for people who are updating their style due to age, career changes or body changes, or who are just ready for a new look and feel. Most fashion consultants charge by the hour, with some offering packages and others working from a retainer.

What is a personal shopper?

Personal shoppers take the pain out of having good fashion. Personal shoppers are paid professionals who work with women, men or children who need style assistance. If you are stuck in a fashion rut, are unsure how to dress in a way that flatters your body, need to revamp your image, or want a more professional career look, personal shoppers can help. Personal shoppers identify the look their client wants to achieve and purchase the necessary clothing and accessories to achieve it. The process often begins with an initial consultation with the client to understand their style goals. This consultation may include a closet “audit,” an assessment of the client’s current wardrobe to see what items can be eliminated and what must be purchased to achieve the desired style.

The client and the personal shopper can shop together, selecting items as a team. The personal shopper may also shop on behalf of the client, then bring all items to the client for a final decision. A third option is pre-shopping, where the personal shopper reaches the store(s) ahead of the client and sets aside clothing for the client to try on, expediting the whole process — a win for anyone who hates spending time in the mall. Personal shoppers can also be hired for one-time events such as weddings, vacations or birthdays. You can also enlist a personal shopper to do your gift shopping for you. Overall, a personal shopper is an investment in making good style choices.

What do image consultants do?

Image consultants help people look and feel their best by coaching them on their clothing and beauty choices. An image consultant can be hired for a one-time occasion, such as an awards ceremony, big birthday party or photo shoot. The consultant will recommend clothing, hair and makeup to suit the occasion either using either what the client owns or taking a targeted shopping trip. For a complete fashion consultation, the image consultant will assess your wardrobe, your lifestyle, and what you hope to present to the world, and will then determine the best colors, styles and cuts for you. You can get help streamlining your professional appearance, adjusting your style after a change in body size, solidifying a new look, or finding clothing to fit one area of your life like work or weekends. Image consultants also provide closet edits, going through your clothing and paring out what isn’t right for the look you’re trying to achieve. Personal shopping is another service that image consultants provide. After an image assessment, they can either shop with you or shop on your behalf to find you key pieces you need.

How do I find a personal stylist?

To find a fashion consultant, start by browsing portfolios online. Styling is a visual art, so finding a fashion consultant who fits the style you desire is key. Great personal stylists aren’t confined to one style, but if you’re seeking a hipper, fashion-forward vibe, you’d do well to find someone with a modern portfolio, while a fashion consultant with a consistently refined style could be a better fit if you’d prefer a more conservative look. Reading reviews is also helpful for learning more about the fashion consultant. Research their training, background and years of experience. After reviewing websites and Instagram accounts, meet with the stylist in person to learn how well they fit your personality; some fashion consultants offer a free phone consultation prior to hiring. Before hiring, make sure you clearly understand their terms of service and payment.

What does an image consultant do?

Image consultants help people look and feel their best by coaching them on their clothing and beauty choices. Image consultants help clients in a number of ways. An image consultant can be hired for a one-time occasion such as an awards ceremony, big birthday party or photo shoot. The consultant will recommend clothing, hair and makeup to suit the occasion, using what the client already owns or making a targeted shopping trip. For a complete fashion consultation, the image consultant will assess your wardrobe, lifestyle and image you hope to present to the world, and determine the best colors, styles and cuts for you. You can get help streamlining your professional appearance, adjusting your style after a change in body size, solidifying a new look, or finding clothing to fit a specific area of your life like work or weekends. Image consultants also provide closet edits, going through your clothing and paring out what isn’t right for the look you’re trying to achieve. Personal shopping is another service that image consultants provide. After an image assessment, they can either shop with you or shop on your behalf to find you key pieces you need.

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