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SD Makeup Artisty
Posts: 184
Hicksville, New York, US


I'm a makeup artist right now, and I'm trying to learn hair and wardrobe styling, as well as some photography, so that I'm more useful and well rounded at a shoot or assisting photographers (which seems to happen pretty often.) One day, I'd like to own my own model management company and I want to have the ability to do, or at least understand, most parts of the industry.

Does anyone know of any online classes/certifications or resources that I could learn some fashion styling in? Particular YouTube videos, books, etc? It would be greatly appreciated. (:
Dec 11 12 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ArtistryImage
Posts: 2,706
Washington, District of Columbia, US


yep... work with a talent who's attending FIT in NYC she's enjoying it...  but there are others in NYC...
Dec 11 12 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Wardrobe Stylist
Tiffany_B
Posts: 1,289
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US


SD Makeup Artisty wrote:
I'm a makeup artist right now, and I'm trying to learn hair and wardrobe styling, as well as some photography, so that I'm more useful and well rounded at a shoot or assisting photographers (which seems to happen pretty often.) One day, I'd like to own my own model management company and I want to have the ability to do, or at least understand, most parts of the industry.

Does anyone know of any online classes/certifications or resources that I could learn some fashion styling in? Particular YouTube videos, books, etc? It would be greatly appreciated. (:

Certification is nice but truthfully it isn't really necessary. At the risk of sounding overly poetic about the whole thing styling isn't simply something you do it's instead an integral part of who you are. Styling is personal and in many ways innate. A class or course may teach you about the basics like color and proportion or give you some insight into the role of the stylist but so will an hour with Google. My sincere advice is to certainly gain an understanding of how the role works but when the time comes for your model management company to manifest to find professionals in the field to work with. People who may or may not have a piece of paper that says they're capable and a portfolio that shows their passion and talent in the field.

Dec 21 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Angel Graves
Posts: 2,358
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


As an example of the person you're wanting to become let me tell you how I got there wink

I am a licensed cosmetologist as well as instructor, I have a whole office for my wardrobe and I repurpose and design garments as well.  I also have always had a camera in my hand and now have a studio also that is used more than I ever thought it would be wink

Once you establish one section of your desire, you network your butt off to expand beyond that.  A large part of my client base is from referrals of designers and models (fashion work) and a huge chunk of my commercial work is referrals from colleagues. 
I work on production crews and as a vendor for corporations because I can deliver many skills in one person and provide stellar references when I can't be involved for some reason.  The more you know, the more people you know, the more you will work plain and simple.

Thru networking you can attend and assist people you may not have access to otherwise and being a fiercely proactive business person will gaurantee that your spectacular creativity has a voice and an avenue to success smile  Even 20 yrs (yes someone pointed this out to me recently) I'm still assisting/learning from my peers and growing all the time! 

Just my advice wink

Angel
Dec 21 12 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Studio 7
Posts: 80
New York, New York, US


ArtistryImage wrote:
yep... work with a talent who's attending FIT in NYC she's enjoying it...  but there are others in NYC...

I just completed an Intro to Fashion Styling course at FIT. They have a 2-yr certification program or you can just take the individual non-credit classes. The Intro class was $295, which is average for their classes. How productive the course is very much depends on the instructor. My instructor was just OK. & I felt I would've gotten more useful info had she stuck to the course outline. Was it a good investment? Yes! Will I complete the 2-yr program as originally intended? Probably not

Jan 02 13 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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