With Josh

Atlanta, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Personal stylists are everywhere. Every department store and wanna-be boutique has their own spin. So when people learn that I'm an image coach, they ask, "Like a personal stylist?" No. A stylist's job is to make you look good, so they plan a look that may be fantastic. The problem is it may not be you. It's a hostile takeover of your body -- they're the artists and you're just the canvas for their latest fabric fetish. I'm sure you've seen your fair share of ridiculous runway looks. Someone gets paid a lot of money to style them and often they still looks awful to most of us. If I styled you like that, you'd think I stole your money, but the truth is, ugly as it may be, the clothes are a style and they would be on you. Then the job is finished, right? So what does an image coach do? Take a look at the woman in our profile gallery. Her name is Kathy, a client of mine, and she had medulloblastoma (brain cancer). This is not a runway look, but she isn't on the catwalk. Instead, she believed that the key to getting well was choosing to feel well about herself. Part of that was how she looked going to radiation and going to chemo. So I gave her a look that helped her be comfortable. Yes, she loved the aesthetics of her clothes, but I also focused on stretchy fabrics with a soft touch, so she wasn't restricted in her movements or stuffy in the chemo chair for hours on end. Her clothes were machine washable because she wasn't allowed to drive to the dry cleaners. Her clothes make her feel like a woman even when all her hair was shaved. Each of these was immensely important to her, and I'm happy to say that she's in full remission now with no trace of cancer left. The same attention to detail is important with every client; if you aren't comfortable (visually or physically) in the look we choose, you aren't you anymore. There is one you, no more no less, and walking alongside to enhance what makes you unique is my goal. A coach takes into account your lifestyle, your goals and your audience. I don't dress any two clients the same way because no two people are the same. My corporate trainers need to look approachable and knowledgeable, while my clients in bespoke customer service need to look sophisticated and polished. Image coaching simply helps you figure out who you are and then refines that visual idea into the purest quality. So skip the fancy apps and stylists if their first question is anything but "Who are you?"

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I'm an image coach because I can show people their intrinsic value, and I help them project their worth. I give people presence and a platform from which they can be heard.
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Location

Atlanta, GA 30326

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Karen F. May 6, 2017
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Josh was great The closet edit was helpful and I look forward to working with Josh in the Future
  • Mark S. Nov 27, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Top to bottom... looking and feeling great about my wardrobe!
    Josh worked within my parameters of price and fit to help me curate an amazing wardrobe that not only looks great, but feels great as well. I learned things about clothes I never thought I wanted to know. And I realized that clothes can look great on me without having to spend more than I wanted to spend. You just have to know how and where to find them. I look forward to working with Josh again when I'm ready for my next wardrobe updates.
  • Melissa C. Dec 17, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Derek S. Apr 21, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Before Josh, I was unsure about fashion and getting this type of service. After Josh, I feel and look amazing! Worth every penny. Josh held my hand the whole way, first he educated me on brands, cloths, and styles. Answering the "why" for everything. His attention to detail has created an image unique to me. Everyone I'm wearing my new clothes I feel more confident than ever. I highly recommend Josh!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Strategy - We spend time with you getting to know your goals and your target audience. Closet Edit - We help you utilize what you already have, teaching you what is good and helping you donate the rest. Personal Shopping - We shop for the pieces you still need. You can join us or have them delivered right to your door. Virtual Closet - We teach you how to combine your new wardrobe in a way that is distinctly you through an app or photo album.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
•Bachelor's Degree in Communication •Trained at AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) Certified Mackenzie Image Consulting •8 years of on-the-job experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
The pricing is very simple: Consultation: $50 "Pick my brain" 30 minutes All other personal services (image coaching, personal shopping, closet edit): $150/hr Corporate coaching and speaking fees available upon request. In this industry you will absolutely get what you pay for.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The misconception is that an 'Image Consultant' is only for CEOs. We have worked with everyone from entry level applicants and public school teachers to C-level executives. Because our process is as much about stewardship as it is fashion, our discerning customers quickly find they save money in the long run when they work with us.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Above all, find someone that you trust. You will be working very closely with them and putting your image in their hands. As the saying goes, your clothes are the image you present to the world--there is only a small bit of you sticking out at the neck and cuffs.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I hold a bachelor's degree in Communications and trained under an AICI certified image consultant. I have years of retail experience and my personal library is overflowing with volumes on fashion design, image management, communication theory and more--all culminating in expertise that I happily bring to my customers.