A great deal, however, as most people are familiar with the term ‘personal stylist’, many Image Consultants call themselves this instead.
Anyone can call them self a personal stylist. They are creative people with a passion for fashion. A stylist puts together outfits. That’s basically it.
An Image Consultant is a creative person with a passion for fashion but who has studied and gained certification in fields such as Image and Style Development and Flow Colour Analysis etc. They are also usually members of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).
An Image Consultant approaches each client as an individual. They will educate them on dressing for their body shape, personal colouring, age, lifestyle, personal styles and many other factors. Each session with an Image Consultant is tailor-made to their clients specific needs.
So the difference? A lot!