Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Closet Audit?During a closet audit, a Stylist will help you sort through your wardrobe by category (professional, night out, celebration, etc.) and work with you to decide what to keep, what to toss, and what to update (with tailoring, mending, etc). The Stylist will take the items you've eliminated to consignment or charity and any items that need updating to be tailored, cleaned, or mended. In a typical appointment, we can evaluate roughly 30-40 garments per hour. If you're a waffler or take a bit longer to try things on, that number may vary. Closet Audits start at 2 hours. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free, no-obligation 30-minute Stylist Introduction. Get to know a Stylist before booking your first appointment!
What is Closet Shopping?A Stylist will help you create fresh and flattering looks from the clothes in your closet, and take pictures of each look so you can remember what to wear and when. A Stylist works with you to maximize the investment you've already made in your wardrobe by helping to rethink your garments. As needed, your Stylist will create a shopping list to turn your "orphan" garments into complete outfits, and fill in the functional gaps in your wardrobe. In a typical appointment, we can evaluate roughly 30-40 garments per hour. If you're a waffler or take a bit longer to try things on, that number may vary. Closet Shopping appointments start at 2 hours. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free, no-obligation 30-minute Stylist Introduction. Get to know a Stylist before booking your first appointment!
What is Personal Shopping?During a personal shopping session, the Stylist will either accompany you on a shopping trip or go shopping for you. If you choose to shop with your Stylist, he/she will help you maximize your budget by deciding where to spend and where to save, add key pieces to fill in your wardrobe, and find great new looks for any occasion. If your Stylist shops for you, he or she will bring the purchases to your home or office and return what doesn't work. Plan for one hour per needed item, though you'll often get more. Personal Shopping appointments start at 2 hours. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free, no-obligation 30-minute Stylist Introduction. Get to know a Stylist before booking your first appointment!
How long is an appointment?All our styling appointments begin at 2 hours, which we've determined is the minimum needed to make solid progress during your session.
May I talk to a Stylist before making an appointment?Absolutely! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free, no-obligation 30-minute Stylist Introduction. These consultations allow you to get to know the Stylists a little bit better & ask questions before deciding to proceed with an appointment. To get started, enter your address in the Find a Stylist box for a list of Stylists in your area.
What do appointments cost?Our Stylists set their own hourly rates, ranging from $65 per hour to $300+ per hour. Our appointments start at 2 hours.
What is the payment/deposit policy?We hold a 25% deposit and will charge the balance after your appointment has been completed. We understand that appointments often run long, so your final charge will reflect the actual length of your session, to the nearest 15 minutes, as agreed upon by you and your Stylist.
What is the 15-day money back guarantee?We want you to be completely satisfied with your decision to use Style for Hire. If, for any reason, you are not happy with services rendered within 15 days of your last appointment with a Style for Hire Stylist, we will be happy to discuss your concerns and gladly refund up to 100% of the cost of services.
Is clothing a separate charge?Yes, your charge through Style for Hire covers the appointment time with your Stylist. Any purchases are solely your responsibility and must be paid for directly.
Can someone travel to me?Our Stylists determine the distance they will travel to a client. If he/she is willing to travel beyond this, there will be an additional travel fee to cover the Stylist's time and expenses.
What is your Cancellation Policy?If you need to cancel, the 25% deposit will be held in your account and applied to your rescheduled appointment. However, if circumstances prevent you from completing your appointment, an Appointment Specialist will be happy to work with you.
I need to reschedule my appointment.Please contact your Stylist directly to arrange for a new date or time.
I need to cancel my appointment.
Please click Email Us below and then select Existing Appointments from the dropdown menu. An Appointment Specialist will be in touch shortly to confirm your details.
What is Style for Hire?
Our network of the best personal stylists in the country - vetted and certified by Stacy London and trained in the Style for Hire approach - brings in-home wardrobe advice and shopping assistance to clients nationwide. We promote our stylists locally and nationally, connect them to clients and provide ongoing professional development and peer support. We also surround them with best-in-class retailers and service partners to augment stylist income, reduce their workload and improve the client experience. Celebrity stylist Stacy London, from TLC's What Not to Wear, is company co-founder, spokesperson and Stylist-in-Chief.
Which styling services do you offer?We offer Closet Audit, Closet Shopping, and Personal Shopping services. In addition, our Stylists can be booked for events, presentations, runway shows and more! Traveling to a city with a Style for Hire Stylist? Meet for a shopping appointment!
What is the difference between a Stylist and an Apprentice?Our Stylists participate in a rigorous assessment and vetting process before being certified and invited to join Style for Hire. Style For Hire Apprentices are talented Stylists who have participated in the same assessment and training programs, but who are gaining experience in our approach. We are pleased to offer these appointments at reduced rates. Money back guarantee does not apply.
There are no Stylists in my area. When will someone be here?We are always adding new Stylists around the country. Sign up for Style for Hire updates in the box below , or please feel free to check back in a few months.
I have a question that isn't answered here.Please send us an email by clicking Contact Us below. We will get back to you as soon as possible, typically within one business day.
How do I become a Stylist?
Style for Hire Stylists are recruited during our two-day National Workshop. Visit the Stylist Page for more details.
Are you hiring for any positions at Style for Hire Headquarters?We are not currently hiring.
Do you offer internships?Style for Hire offers internships with a business-focus at our headquarters. Please click Email Us below for further information or openings.
I would like to hire one/several Stylist(s) for Editorial work.Great! Please click Email Us below and send us your details. We will be in touch within 2 business days to learn more about your project and to discuss available options.
I'm interested in having a Stylist speak at a group / give a presentation / host a styling party.Great! Please click Email Us below and send us your details. We will be in touch within 2 business days to learn more about your event and to discuss available options.
I'm interested in becoming a Style for Hire retail partner.Great! Please click the Email Us link below and select Partners from the menu. Send us your details and someone will be in touch with you in 3-5 business days.
Can I hire Stacy London for an appointment?Unfortunately, Stacy is not available herself for consultations, but she has hand-picked and certified Style for Hire Stylists in various cities around the US. Enter your address in the Find a Stylist box to search for Stylists in your area.
I'd like to speak with someone at Headquarters.Please click Email Us below and someone will get back to you shortly.
Where is Style for Hire located?Style for Hire has Stylists in various cities around the U.S. We are headquartered in NYC, NY.
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What is the National Stylist Workshop?
Our two-day workshop, designed by Stacy London, and facilitated by Stacy, celebrity guest speakers and industry experts, is open to stylists from around the country. The workshop sets the standard for the personal styling industry, is ever-evolving as the product of an ongoing conversation with our participants, and is recognized by the trade and consumers across the country. This is an interactive environment, further enhanced by small group sessions to provide the opportunity to showcase each stylist's capabilities and receive constructive peer and trainer feedback.
Stylists will leave the workshop with new friends, refined skills, and the opportunity to be selected for the Style for Hire network.
Upon completion, participants are evaluated and considered for Style for Hire certification. Selected Stylists will be able to access all the network has to offer. A subset of talented stylists will be invited to join as Apprentices. Apprentices will receive a custom development plan, and can shadow network stylists and assist on projects in order to gain full Stylist status. Once Style for Hire and the Apprentice's Regional Manager deems him/her ready, the Apprentice can start accepting client appointments on a probationary basis through our website.
What do I get for the cost of the National Stylist Workshop?
The Workshop was designed and is delivered by Stacy London and other subject-matter experts. Stylists get two full days of highly interactive styling modules, hands-on challenges and trainer and peer feedback. Post-workshop, all participants receive a comprehensive Reference Guide and a Certificate of Completion, and a subset will be invited to join Style for Hire.
Breakfasts, lunches, mid-afternoon snacks, and a cocktail party at the end of the second day are provided.
What is covered at the workshop?
The Science of Styling (Day 1) practices body type assessment, silhouette-selection, color theory, and articulation of your choices to the client. We also spend time on tailoring, the economics of the wardrobe and cost-per-wear / amortization.
The Art of Style (Day 2) applies the Science from Day 1 and reviews mixing color, print, texture and shine to create outfits with depth and style.
Throughout the workshop, stylists participate in module-relevant styling challenges using real "client" volunteers, and get feedback from peers, trainers and Stacy.
Who can attend?
Style for Hire Workshops are geared toward personal stylists - people with paid in-home styling experience - looking for ongoing professional development. However, we also encourage people with substantial experience in related fields (personal shopping, retail, fashion design, tailoring, etc), or those making a career change, to join us. The workshop focuses on our unique, body-centric approach, and is challenging regardless of background. We do have invite-only regional programs around the country for the most senior stylists (2+ years of full-time styling experience). For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Please note, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
I'm already a personal stylist - why should I attend?
If you're like most of us, you're something of a lone wolf; you haven't had much opportunity to get advice and feedback from your peers who may have come to the trade by a very different path. Style for Hire started with a tremendous amount of styling knowledge from Stacy, and we've accumulated a great deal more from the hundreds of stylists who have participated in our sessions. The Workshops are challenge-based and interactive and tons of fun.
And if that's not enough, participating in the Workshop offers the chance to be selected to join Style for Hire!
Do you have plans to hold workshops in other cities?
We are based in NYC, and - for the time being - intend to continue hosting Workshops here to integrate its thriving fashion community.
We do have invite-only regional programs around the country for the most senior stylists (2+ years of full-time styling experience). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some of the benefits of being a Style for Hire Stylist?
First and foremost, you join a network of your peers! In what is typically a lone-wolf industry, we connect stylists around the country so they can socialize, exchange tips, share stories, and participate actively in this vibrant organization.
Style for Hire supports stylists by educating the public about personal styling; offering national and local media exposure; sourcing clients - both personal and corporate; creating relevant retailer and services partnerships that provide commissions, discounts and VIP services; and building technology tools to allow our stylists to do their jobs more efficiently. You get the power of a national company - Human Resources, accounting, technology - yet you retain total independence. You can set your own rates, hours and manage your appointments at www.styleforhire.com with our Stylist Dashboard tool. We send you a 1099 at the end of the year with all your Style for Hire appointments.
What do you look for in a Style for Hire Stylist?
As it is virtually impossible for us to observe stylists in real-world styling appointments, we use a variety of inputs to help inform our decisions. These include: stylists' submitted materials (resume, cover letter, website, portfolio, before/after photos...), Workshop group facilitator recommendations, staff interactions / observations, interviews, and peer feedback.
During our two-day Workshop, Stylists interested in becoming part of the Style for Hire network will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Styling competence: the ability to identify a body type and to choose the most flattering silhouette to balance that body. Your eye for how color, print, texture, shine work together to create interest and depth in an outfit. Your personal style.
- Experience: the knowledge you have from doing closet work and personal shopping; and familiarity with your local resources.
- Client Skills: self-confidence, warmth, open-mindedness, tact, and flexibility. Your ability to articulate the rationale behind your styling choices to your clients.
- Attitude, enthusiasm, and organizational 'fit'.
What is the Personal Styling Tactics Seminar?
Designed by Stacy London and taught by Master Stylists, our personal styling workshop will teach you how to conduct effective closet audit, closet shop, and personal shopping appointments with your clients. You'll learn industry best practices and get tips on how to handle even the most sensitive client situations, with the help of client simulations and trainer, peer and client feedback.
What is the Editorial Styling Seminar?
An essential workshop to develop your styling skills for runway and photo shoots, designed by Stacy London and taught by editorial experts. The focus is on styling for session work, including insider tricks and techniques.
Where is the Workshop venue?
TBD. The Manhattan-based venue will be announced along with the next workshop dates.
How should I find lodging?
We strongly encourage the use of travel or hotel websites to seek out accommodations that meet your requirements. Style for Hire may be able to negotiate discounts at the venue or nearby hotel - details will be released along with venue.
I have additional questions.
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