Do I need any special technical knowledge to use the student portal and complete the course?
Our student portal is specifically designed to make it easy as possible for students to complete their coursework. As long as you have basic computing skills you'll be able to complete our course. The video below is an exclusive look inside our student portal to show just how easy it is to navigate.
Can I take both certificate courses?
Due to the crossover of material and skills training for both courses, we don't recommend that students enroll in both courses, however, if you do wish to pursue certification as both a Fashion Stylist and a Personal Stylist we do offer an upgrade option. The upgrade option allows you to complete your Personal Stylist Certificate then provides access to the additional training modules and exercises needed to obtain the Fashion Stylist Certificate. The upgrade option costs an additional $150 which is billed after completion of the Personal Stylist program.
Is it beneficial to take the certificate program and the Business of Style Masterclass?
The certificate programs are designed to provide you with the skills and practical knowledge of the styling process and the Business of Style Masterclass is designed to help you develop your styling business. While you do not need to take both programs it is beneficial to take both to develop the complete skillset you need to be a Personal Stylist and run a successful Personal Styling business.
How long does it take to complete the programs?
That's entirely up to you! Our programs are 100% self-paced so you can take as much time as you need. Some students graduate within a couple of months and some students take over a year. You will have access to our training portal until you graduate. Please note that The Business of Style Masterclass allows six-month access to the student portal. Should you need longer than this to complete the program your access can be extended at no extra charge.
The price of the course is in US Dollars but I'm not in the US. Can I still enroll?
Our courses are priced in US dollars simply because we are based in the US. You can still enroll in our courses even if you don't live in the US and use dollars as your currency. Payments are completed via PayPal which will automatically change your payment from your local currency into US dollars at no extra charge.
Which certificate program should I take?
Which program you take is dependent on what career direction you wish to take. Our Fashion Stylist Certificate program is geared towards those who wish to work in editorial styling, runway styling, work with celebrities, or work on lookbooks for designers. Our Personal Styling Certificate program is for those who wish to open their own personal styling business and work with real people to develop their style and curate their wardrobes.
Do I need any prerequisite skills before I enroll?
All our courses are currently in English, so you will need to have a good understanding of written and verbal English to enroll. Other than that, all you really need is a passion for fashion.
What support is available to me after I graduate?
Here at The Style Academy International, we are committed to supporting our students as they develop their careers in styling. All our graduates of the certificate programs receive access to free additional training and resources through our graduate portal. To view graduate portal resources and training click here! You'll also receive the opportunity to become an affiliate stylist with The Style Clinic. Students of the Business of Style Masterclass will have the opportunity for 1:1 virtual business coaching at special discounted pricing.
What is the Affiliate Stylist opportunity?
The Style Clinic is the Personal Styling service of our founder and CEO, Louisa Gabriel. We offer graduates of our certificate programs the opportunity to become part of our the global team of Affiliate Stylists working with The Style Clinic. Becoming an Affiliate Stylist offers our Graduates the opportunity to receive promotion of their services and obtain new clients from the hundreds of unique visitors each week that visit The Style Clinic website. Our Affiliate Stylists are self-employed and keep 100% of their earnings from any referrals. For full details please read the terms and conditions.