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Includes Four Important Disciplines You Need for Starting a Strong Image Business!

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Graduate feedback about this course: 

I loved this course - it was everything I had been looking for in an online image training course. There was so much material covered and Im glad I had the option of studying when I could. As a new Mom I am so busy and this course helped me study at strange hours! Thank you to my instructor - Jan for all the help. I never felt alone and there was always an instructor online to help me (even with the technical issue I had!). I would recommend this! AnnaBelinda, Blogger and Certified Image Stylist Professional, USA


An online program to train in Image Consulting – can that work? For my experience, it worked out perfectly: I found this program to be very professional (both for the content and the technical realization), straight-to-the-point, well structured – and modern. I never waited long for an answer on a question or the feedback on any of the assignments. Although there would have been courses closer to the place where I live, I decided for the FSI online course for two major reasons: A) The potential to book additional on-campus training and B) to take the course at an individual speed: I gave myself plenty of time and went on to read more about specific topics, train and test in my own closet and to check out useful online resources. I went out on “expedition” and talked to people. I wasn’t interested in a fast, but rather in a thorough education. I believe this will contribute to a higher quality in my work. I feel this course provided me with a solid and professional framework to consult with clients. It was a lot of fun, too! Best regards, Ulrike (Certified Image Stylist Professional, Germany)


"This has been an enjoyable and informative learning journey. Fashion has been an essential part of my life where I helped choosing styles for my family and friends by pure instinct. The course however, taught me the art and science of image consulting to professionally help others feeling better about themselves. The course was packed with relevant knowledge, principles and techniques to guide me into structuring an exciting carrier opportunity. I have learned about the three aspects of Image Consulting: Appearance, Behavior and Communication Skills. Thank you Marg for promptly grading my assignments, responding to my emails and encouraging replies & comments. A big thank you for Gillian for pouring your heart out in this course. I felt like I was learning Fashion through your eyes and through your real life experiences as it was manifested in every sentence and every graphic. Genuinely put and intelligently organized summary. I benefited a lot. Chapeau Bas, you’re one of a kind! Sincerely, Marlene (Certified Image Stylist Professional, 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.
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.
Quiz Review and Quiz
Online exam to test student’s absorption of the course training. 25 true/ false, multiple choice, mix and match and two essay questions. Scoring is standard from A to F (fail). Passing score must be 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.
Wardrobe Stylist: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods
Wardrobe Edit, Curate and Analysis Course
Color Analysis: 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.
How to Identify Inherent Color Tutorial Video
Visually identify inherent colors for clients using provided software (free download). This tutorial breaks down the steps to take to create a photo, upload it and identify inherent colors in eye color. For use in identifying correct clothing and accessory colors as well.
Personal Shopper: 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.
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.
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.
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


Heather Chamberlain

"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience this course provided. I learned a great deal, and I particularly appreciated the explanation of theory behind the many practical tools which were taught -- not just how to style, but why we make the choices and decisions we make as stylists. Excellent online offering which provides the foundation for a new venture!"

Alejandra Uriostegui


Viviana Regina Sanchez Dorantes