Find Your Fabulous as a Certified Image Consultant!

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Graduate feedback about this course: 

Dear Ms. Armour, When I was starting out and looking for an affordable and reputable Image Consulting Course, I found Fashion Stylist Institute and ranked it among a few others. FSI came out the winner, with the best bang for the buck that would help train me in Image Consulting. After completing the course, I do believe that FSI was the right fit for me.The Image Consulting Course was formatted in a simple and easy to understand way. Every module consisted of loads of relevant material that I simply could not get enough of! I felt as if I've gained more than enough knowledge on Image Consulting to be successful in this career and I know my future clients will benefit from this education. I am grateful that this course also included bonus material to aid me in all of my business endeavors. I truly felt that FSI cared about me individually and my future success. There was also an emphasis on connecting with other students through the online portal to help support and encourage one another, which is something that I feel sets FSI apart in their business. The instructors in this course were extremely helpful and patient whenever I had a question or needed assistance and always provided quick and friendly feedback, which I am so grateful for. Thank you for providing such an educational and caring Image Consulting Course that will help me succeed in this business! Best Regards, Alexzandra, Certified Image Consultant,  San Diego, CA. USA.


Bravo! As a person who has been in higher and adult education for over 15 years as both a creator and educator, I must congratulate you on an extremely effective and comprehensive course. You are truly a tried and true expert in this industry and I felt at every turn I was learning from a consummate professional and the best in this field. I devoured the information and couldn’t tear myself away from my course work. Your modules were exciting, well organized, informative, and provided the foundational knowledge needed to learn and work as an image consultant and in the fashion industry. You, your staff, and instructors were always quick with their responses and readily available, which was very reassuring in an online community. Finally, your tools, resources, recommendations, materials (up-to-date and in real time) in the course and on your website will continually be of service to me in my developing business and with my clients. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us the benefit of your training, experience and knowledge in such a quality course. It was worth EVERY penny! My confidence is boundless and I’m assured I can make a difference in my lives of clients because of my time at FSI! Sincerely, Carol Parker Walsh, Certified Image Consultant, USA


It is with profound appreciation that I write this letter to you. When I first started thinking about doing the Certified Image Consultant course, I had a clear idea of what I wanted from a school. Let me say that The Fashion Stylist Institute far surpassed all of my expectations. The modules were well presented and easy to understand and the videos were extremely informative. The features of the course were thorough and the material covered everything that I needed to know to make me confident in working with my clients. The instructors were extremely prompt in their replies and gave me excellent feedback. I have definitely learnt a lot in the last three months and for this I thank you. Best Regards, Sherry Singh, Certified Image Consultant, USA


Here is the course outline:

Welcome and Begin Orientation Class
Course welcome, how eLearning works, meet your instructor, set your profile, review the portal, practice netiquette.
How We Certify You Video Session
Multiple video and seminar review of: Learning Outcomes, CEU’s, course objectives, standards in online learning, your course structure and curriculum.
Articles, Resources and Libraries
Your security settings, avoiding pop up blockers, setting your email, joining a group, your best profile and biography details, meet your friends, find your resources etc.
First Assignment: Complete 6 Outcomes
Opportunity to get comfortable with survey templates, students submit answers electronically and their initial learning skills are examined.
Image Consultant Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Self-paced instructional video, audio, tools, resources, online links and ebooks to study. Students have access to each class within the course for up to 12 weeks. This section offers the training kits for the important components of the course.
Influence of Consumer Choices: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews the influence of fashion on consumer behavior. Study includes: Body image, Clothing symbols, Impression formation, Impression management, Nonverbal communication, Person perception communication model, Personality, Self-image, Stereotypes, Traits and Values.
Cultural Influences of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews the influence of culture on consumer behavior. Study includes: Adornment, Aesthetic, Androgynous, Culture, Diaspora, Diffusion, Ethnic Identity, Gender, Modesty, Protection, Psychological need, Rites of passage, Socio-cultural needs.
Physical Influences of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews how the physical influences what we wear. Study includes: Balanced silhouette, Body proportion, Body Types (Wedge i.e.: Inverted Triangle, Triangle, Hourglass, Rectangle), Carotene, Cosmetics, Ectomorph, Endomorph, Mesomorph, Hair, Keratin, Melanin, Muscles, Nails, Skin, Somatotype.
Design Elements of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews the Design Elements – Space, Shape, Form And Line. Study includes: Angular Shape, Curved line, Curved shape, Decorative line, Dominant line, Elements of design –Form, Hairstyle, Line, Shape, Space, Straight line, Silhouette and more.
Design Elements - Color: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews the color theories and color analysis. Study includes: Achromatic (color harmony), Analogous (color harmony), Chroma, Color, Contrasting (color harmony), Cool hues, Dominant color types, Dimensions of color, Hue, Monochromatic, Primary colors, Secondary colors, Triad (color harmony), Value, Warm hues and more.
Design Elements - Texture: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Video section reviews fabric, texture principles. Study includes: Understanding draping, Fabric, Fashion fabric, Fibers, Finish, Hand Harmony, Proportion, Tactile qualities, Tailoring, Texture, Yarns.
Fashion Design Principles: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Concepts of design, fashion design decisions and design vocabulary are among the topics covered. Video section reviews important design principles – Study includes: Applied design, Balance, Design, Emphasis, Formal Balance, Harmony, Informal Balance, Progression, Proportion, Radial Balance, Rhythm, Structural Design, Unity
Clothing Fit and Function: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Fit, tailoring, sizing guidelines and size categories are just some of the topics studied here. Study includes: Design ease, Drop, Ease, Fit (Men’s and Women’s), Fit models, Grain, Rise, Tailoring, Wearing ease, sizing categories.
Wardrobe Edit and Strategies: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Clothing budget, clothing selection, wardrobe planning and accessory purchasing are discussed and dissected. Video section reviews strategies used in managing client wardrobes. Study includes: Accessory Basics, Bridge jewelry, Business casual dress, Cost per outfit formula, Cost per wearing formula, Costume jewelry, Everyday casual wear, Extras, Fashion personality, Fine jewelry, Traditional business dress, Wardrobe planning.
Basic Apparel Style Terms
Over 150 core silhouettes, clothing styles and details reviewed in video format and pronunciation. Core terms for any fashion student preparing for exams. Fashion professionals need an understanding of these core terms to practice as consultants.
How to Measure, Fit and Proportion
Instructor led video demonstrating principles of proportion, fit, cut, tailoring, styling. Steps for creating a visually perfect outfit, the Golden Mean in fashion coordination and harmony of design. Students learn important concepts of proportioning clothing, matching hairstyles to facial shape, fit principles and focal points. The ABC’s of the client measurement session are reviewed in this course section.
How to Identify Facial Shape and Hairstyles
How to measure, determine and verify the correct facial shape. Then discover how to choose appropriate hairstyles for each facial shape. Video tutorials teach how to identify “lines” in facial features, determine scale of facial proportions that influence hair style. Quiz practice included.
Styling Game Sessions
Practice interactive styling sessions, identify how to clothe each body shape, use software to create client books, collages, style directives and more. Create coordinated sets, multiple clothing choices, mix and match options. Learn to style, coordinate, hairstyles, facial shape PLUS complete five interactive exercises in styling.
How to Coordinate, Mix and Match Fashion
Master class in styling - how to coordinate fashion combinations of print, texture, pattern and color. Includes video instructions and tutorials on combining three, four and more prints and patterns to achieve "high styling" mastery. 133 page manual is included "How to Coordinate Fashion"
Video Hub
Multiple video how-to's are available for further training. Style basics such as how to dress, style and wear fashion, shoes, accessories, hair and makeup.
Non Verbal Communication Class
Training module for Non Verbal Communication consultations. This session reviews how to process a professional non verbal communication session with clients utilizing over 35 message points on image, manners, etiquette, style, posture and more. Students learn the importance of this messaging system in modern culture and work environments. Built in quizzes reviews important non-verbal messaging and communication challenges clients may or may not be aware of.
Final Project/ Case Study
Essay assignment and case study analysis - determine client's body shape, provide solutions, suggesting appropriate garments and accessories to benefit the clients prospects. Passing rate for the essay is scoring grade of 80% or higher.
Student Project - Define Your Niche Market
Students discover a powerful method toward identifying their niche market within this industry. Graded assignment offers key feedback to motivate students toward professional consultant status. A great way to define their business goal.
Course ending checkout paperwork
All students completing the course are required to submit a brief feedback testimonial about their experience with the course. Click the link below for instructions and sample. Students also must complete a Participant Training Evaluation form prior to completing the course to earn their CEU's and/ or ILU's.
ZIP Graduate Resource Documents
Online library of downloadable resources, forms, eBooks and supportive material to help the new graduate build a strong business.
Library Access - Articles, Resources and White Papers
Entire fashion library includes over 20 important scholarly articles on fashion, fashion history, fashion week, etc. free for download and off-line reading. Supplemental materials include free e-books, free fashion images and other research tools students can use to further their knowledge of fashion, style and image.
About Your Bonus Course - How to Start Your Business
Course available when you have completed all modules and course requirements. Take advantage of our business training course. This course sets you up to promote, market and grow your fashion, style or image business immediately. E-Book and important forms included. This is a bonus that opens when you complete your course and submit your final graduate listing. Your course access codes will be emailed to you when we receive your form submission. Move to the next modules and complete them in order to finish out your course.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Award CEU Statement


Tanya Algee

"I really enjoyed this course. I've learned so much. I'm inspired to continue in my learning and training."

Kareline Sanchez

"The most professional course training in fashion, style and image I've ever done."

Beth Gastineau

"I have had other courses from two other trainers and this course is among the best for it thoroughness and practical tips."

Monica Sommacal

"I have already attended other courses in image consulting here in Italy and I have enjoyed so much this course for the high level of information provided and for the steady and valuable feedback of the teachers."

Sireh Bojang

"This course has given me the opportunity to learn about image consulting and the basic of fashion in an interactive fun way. Every module was well layout and easy to follow. This program and course is definitely one I recommend. I will be getting another certification through this wonderful program. If you’re serious about a career in fashion, then this is the next step."

Veronica Cornejo-Serrano

"The best! Thank you! all your advises are so helpful."

Lisa Kramer

"Great course! Thank you! The only suggestion I have is more body shape examples of real people rather than models but I suspect it's hard to find people to do that. :-)"

Jasmine Otero


Evgeniya Sklyarenko

"The CIC course provides incredible information. It would take me years of school to be able to extract the same amount of relevant information. Taking this class gave me the confidence, knowledge and support that I needed to move up in my fashion styling career. The content of the modules was really easy to understand and very applicable in the real world."

Andrew Castilleja

"This course is definitely worth every penny! The course is packed full of essential information to help students get a better understanding of the field they want to work in! I will definitely be taking more classes from the Fashion Stylist Institute!"

Regina Garcia Lascurain

"I have found this course to be a great gateway for beginners like myself into a career as an image consultant. I would highly recommend it to others."

Aegeda Riggins

"My Fashion Institute's Certified Image Consultant course is one of the best online training classes I've taken. The curriculum is easy to follow, and the assignments are beneficial. I cannot wait to put my training into practice."

Dilara Yaglicioglu


Jacquelyn Youst

"The Certified Image Consultant Course was very informative with tons of information to study to become a well informed consultant. Loved it!"

Alison Ruhenkamp

"I enjoyed taking this course and feel that I've learned a lot to help in my role as and Image Consultant."

Christina Bernard

"This course delivers in all areas promised. It is an excellent jumping off point and great foundation of information! Definitely worth the price and time investment if you are ready to pursue Image Consulting."

Rouchan Bozou

"Amazing course!! very informative, simple and fun!"

Diana Valdovinos

"Great course and covers all the basics for image consulting and styling!"

Delphine Douglas


Annelle Serritt

"This is a quality course and very affordable. Modules and materials are well organized which made learning easy and enjoyable. I feel confident consulting with others about their appearance!"

Nichole Goudreau

"I was really pleasantly surprised at how rigorous the assignments were. I really feel like I earned my professional certification and am very glad I chose this course."

Christina Austin

"The CIC course is great! It takes students through the fundamental concepts needed to be a successful Image Consultant."

Tatiana Kuzmina

"Great course! I am definitely more confident that I can pick correct clothes/accessories and hair style for myself and intend to help other people to look and be more successful!"