I recently went through a wardrobe purge because of weight gain and an upcoming career transition, so I was seeking a stylist in the Bay Area of Northern California. I received quotes from other stylists in the Bay Area, in California, and out of state, who immediately told me their hourly rate and the services they provided. I appreciate the quick information but this didn't work for me; I am not only inquiring for a project, but also establishing a business relationship. How will their skills fit with the aesthetic I'm looking for if they just immediately tell me their rate and services? Most of all, who are these people? I can look at their portfolios, look them up on LinkedIn, view their websites, but will they work well with me? Will we communicate well? Will our styles clash?
I chose Barbra initially because out of the proposed stylists she was the most collaborative, and the most engaging. Barbra was different - instead of telling me her rate, she asked qualifying questions to understand not only who I am, but what my overall take is from getting a stylist. Through here, we began a dialogue and we both got to know each other to see if this would be a good fit. In addition to her professional communication, she has an online presence, LA/NY Fashion Industry experience, and her portfolio shows versatility in style, with a clean aesthetic. I wanted to work with her, so I went forward with a session.
Once again, I had a closet purge - my wardrobe can fit in two shelves. How can a woman over android google hangouts, pull out three new looks out of what I have left, a list full of shopping action items, lifestyle tips, and also career/business advising within 15 minutes?? Who does that?? After my session with Barbra I have an outlined Christmas AND NEW YEARS to do list!
Barbra is knowledgeable, personable, creative, industry experienced and above all else a real person. She is a people person and wants to help real people feel better about themselves. I highly recommend her. If anything, message her now.