Have you always enjoyed fashion, make up and keeping up to date with the latest styles?

As a fashion stylist you will have the chance to combine your interests in fashion and grooming and hair styling to change a client’s appearance for professional and personal reasons.

The ability to communicate is essential as you work one on one with your client to develop a wardrobe and style that suits them and their lifestyle.

The Diploma in Image and Fashion Styling will allow you to start you own business and achieve success as a fashion stylist.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
300 hours - Access for 18 months
Lesson Structure: 
  1. The Elements of Fashion & Style – Some people have a natural sense of style and flair, but the right training can teach anyone how to develop an “eye” for the details and this is the key to ongoing success. This course will introduce you to the individual components of style and design, and it will teach you to recognise how those components work together in creating a successful look. This understanding will enable you to de-construct and reconstruct different styles effectively, regardless of your own personal preferences, and it will give you the vocabulary and industry terminology to communicate with others confidently and knowledgeably. In addition to working with clothes and outfits, you will also learn how to select visual props, backdrops and accessories that appeal to specific audiences, by communicating a fashion story that entices people to buy. This technique can be used to present your styling ideas in a persuasive and enticing way, to achieve success both for your clients and yourself!
  2. Individual Analysis - As an Image and Fashion Stylist, your role is to help every client develop a style that makes them look and feel great. However, before you start advising clients on what to wear, you must determine their body type, proportions, facial shape and skin tone. You will begin this module by learning how to accurately identify bodily characteristics, and then you will learn which clothing details and combinations will enhance or detract from these natural features. Looking good is always in style and whether you are working with male or female clients, you will be shown how to sift through the clutter and give clients smart advice about what will work best for their features and their lifestyle.
  3. Working with Colour - Colour is one of the strongest visual elements perceived by the human eye and understanding how to work with colour is vital to success in the image and fashion industry. Whether you are working with inexpensive ranges from high street chain-stores or top designer labels and haute couture clothing - colours that are clashing and ill-chosen can create an effect that’s cheap and garish, while the right colour combinations can transform something mundane into a visual feast for the eyes. Whether you are putting together an outfit or coordinating a range of outfits against backdrops for a fashion show, the key to success is knowing how to achieve a harmonious balance between the colours of the clothes themselves and accessories. Developing skill in this area alone can help you to become highly sought after, and this will show you how to create winning colour combinations every time.
  4. Clothing & Accessories - Many people think that image and fashion stylists help people to dress “correctly” for work, selecting the right suits and accessories to make a strong business impression. While some consultants certainly specialise in “Corporate Dressing”, the majority will work with clients to develop a style that makes them look their best. Furthermore, the style should be appropriate for the clients’ lifestyle on a practical level, and reflective of their unique personality and character. You will learn how to develop a core wardrobe for male and female clients, and use selected accessories and details to update this with each new fashion season. 
  5. Hair & Make-Up - Make-up can transform a woman’s face immediately, yet relatively few women ever learn how to apply make-up professionally, and even less know how to choose the products and colours that complement their natural tones and skin-type. There are numerous different make-up styles and looks, and knowing which approach is appropriate for your client is just as important as knowing how to apply make-up professionally. This module will teach you what you need to know and it will also cover hair care and grooming. Hair style and colour can dramatically alter someone’s appearance, but the right hair style can also make someone appear taller, slimmer and even younger. Furthermore, hairstyle and grooming techniques are just as important for male clients as they are for female. 
  6. Professional Practice - The role of the image and fashion stylist revolves around the ability to create a visually pleasing look, and when clients are paying they will expect you to get it right first time. In this module you will learn a professional approach for developing your styling ideas and communicating those ideas professionally. The ability to visually communicate your ideas is the only way to determine that everyone understands the creative direction for a project, and it can also help you to sell your ideas to clients in a way that communicates both professionalism and creativity. You will also learn how to price your services and a number of forms and templates will be included that you can adapt for future use in the industry.
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Understand the components of design and style
  • Learn the industry terminology
  • Learn how to determine client’s body type, proportions, facial shape and skin tone
  • Develop clothing combinations which enhance these features.
  • Achieve a harmonious balance in colour matching
  • Learn how to develop a core wardrobe for female and male clients.
  • Uncover the right make up techniques and hair styles to match your clients features
  • Learn how to communicate your ideas to clients in a professional manner