Our personal image tells people who don’t know us, a lot about who we are. That’s why the way we present ourselves is so important. When it comes to business, your job, or an interview; the image you present (in the way you dress, groom, as well as your body language) is fundamental to making a good impression.
What is an Image Consultant?
An image consultant is an expert in the art of personal presentation. They will work with you to help you develop a positive visual message so that you accurately portray yourself in any situation. With their knowledge of style and colour, they will teach you how to dress in a way that compliments and represents who you are as an individual.
Is Image Really That Important?
People are very visual dominant. It is our most used (and overused) sense. We make most of our judgments based on what we see and impressions are made within 3 seconds of meeting someone new.
“It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed.”
Every day you will cross paths with people who don’t know you. The way you present yourself tells these people a story about who you are and what type of a person you might be. And although we know that appearances can often be misleading, our sense of sight is so strong that we use it to make judgements without being completely aware of it.
The Right Way to Present Yourself
An good image consultant will ask questions to get to know you and your lifestyle. They will want to know what you do for a job, how much time you spend in work clothes vs weekend wear and what sort of activities you do in your time off. They will use this information about your lifestyle to help you build a practical wardrobe that reflects who you are. They will also take the time to understand your personality. That way, any style suggestions will represent you as an individual, and not just the current trends.