Mixing Image Consultancy with Hairdressing
Having enjoyed running a successful hairdressing business for four decades Iris wanted another challenge, one that played to her strengths of working with people, listening and inspiring but also helping people to be the best that they can be – as well as creating an extra income stream for herself and a plan for her “retirement”!
Iris says that she chose Study in Style because, “I liked the website – it resonated with me as a reader. I was also able to talk to Gail on the phone which was great because as we spoke it gave me the opportunity to understand more about the training that I would receive.”
Having talked through her plans with Gail, she was clear that training to become an Image Consultant was going to give her the additional skills and income that she wanted.
Having reviewed all the different training options from various companies Iris took the plunge and booked her flights to attend the Face to Face, Image Professional Course in September 2014 with Study in Style Training. The training was split into two separate weeks which Iris says gave her the opportunity to let the learning settle and to practice some of her new found skills.
When I asked Iris which part of the training she enjoyed most she said: “Colour Analysis – getting your colour right is the first stepping stone of your style journey. Get that right and the style element will fall into place”.
And so a year on, Style By Iris is still in its infancy as she juggles her hairdressing career with building a client base for her Image Consultancy Business. Iris is focussing on women in their mid 40’s and older, who have had their children and who seem to have lost their identity. Iris finds time and time again that she is meeting women who are totally lost, lacking in confidence and who welcome her support. She has witnessed some amazing transformations after advising her clients on the styles, colours and make-up that flatter them and how to find age appropriate clothes and styles in the shops.
Iris has built her business through referrals and by speaking at charity events and at a number of Womens Institutes across Northern Ireland. She has also got to grips with social media and has enjoyed success and referrals through her Facebook page! She is loving the adventure and is looking forward to developing a range of style and colour workshops.
To find out more about Iris head over to her Facebook Page
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