Online Class: Image Consultant

This course will teach you how to get started running your own image consultant business.

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Course Description

An Image Consultant can be a generalist who is open to helping clients in many different areas or has a niche or two that defines the consultant's expertise.  Image Consultants seek to meet needs in the area where they live, choose a specific niche for themselves and move to an area where those clients reside, or does a bit of both and is open to travel.

An Image Consultant might focus on a person's wardrobe, skin care, grooming and hygiene, etiquette and manners, life coaching, corporate skills, small businesses, dating, modeling, hair, nails and make-up, or any number of specific skills that a client is searching for to build a more positive and successful image.  This is a business that has no limits, is international in scope, offers hope to everyone and the client pool is unending.

An image consulting business can be run out of your home, in a small office or with another expert who has a business in a similar field--like a beautician, exercise studio, a boutique, or in a corporation.  To find some success in this career it is important to get good training, join a professional association, develop a business plan and write down your goals and document steps on how you intend to reach them. 

This class offers specific guidance in each of these areas and explains the basics to help you take that first step in launching your new career.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Understanding What Makes Up An Image Before You Can Change It

An image is more complex than one might first perceive. Some might say an image is a representation of something or someone. Another might say that an image is a “likeness.” Additional lesson topics: Before Becoming an Image Consultant; How the Colors You Choose Impact Your Business and Personal Life; How to become an Image Consultant; Become an Image Consultant 13 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: The Impact of the Image

If you have worked with people or been around a group of people a long time and those people really know who you are, how you appear can still affect how they perceive you. Additional lesson topics: Your body language shapes who you are; Clothes Impact Your Performance; The Impact of your Image and Appearance 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: The History of Image

Since the beginning of time, man has been concerned about image and grooming. Additional lesson topics: History of Stylists; Rethinking Image, Identity and Design; What is Image? 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Image in Today’s World

The Image Consultant must have understanding of various cultural nuances, etiquette, and dress. Additional lesson topics: Everything you always wanted to know about culture; Avoiding Cross Cultural Faux Pas; Borrowing from Other Cultures 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: You are Taking Steps in the Development of a Career

There are several steps when working with clients in image consulting. Additional lesson topics: Image Consultant Salary; Personality development 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Developing Skills to Become an Image Consultant

Starting any business requires skills specific to that business. An Image Consultant has to develop the ability to effectively access the senses. Additional lesson topics: Image Consulting For Blind and Partially Sighted People; Professional Image Keynote; Professional Development for Image Consultants; Image Consultant Information; Image Consultant; Personal Color Palette 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Finding your Niche

The career of an Image Consultant can mean so many things and can evolve for each individual into a path that fits their own skills, expertise, talents, and interests. Additional lesson topics: How to Be an Image Consultant; Niche Markets for Consultants; Study in Style 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Starting an Image Consultation Business

Starting an Image Consultation Business has a lot of similarities with starting most businesses. There are professional and legal process to go through. Additional lesson topics: Setting Up a Business; Starting an Image Consulting Business continued ; How to Start An Image Consulting Business; The Tool List 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Why I Need a Business Plan

A business plan is an organizational document that guides you from the beginning to the end of your business. Additional lesson topics: How do you process payments?; Why Do I Need a Business Plan?; Why a business plan is a must for your company; How to write a Business Plan 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Clientele

The Client is your business when you embark on an Image Consulting career--the person, individual, or the human being who calls and questions you about what you can do for them. Additional lesson topics: How do I attract clients? 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Training Staff

An Image Consultant whose business grows may decide to hire people to help run the office, to hire other image consultants to work with, and to bring in experts. Additional lesson topics: Train Employees to be Exceptional; Train Employees Effectively 12 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Keeping Up on Trends

An Image Consultant must be aware of trends, but most of the clients who are concerned about wardrobes will require the classic pieces as basic closet fare. Additional lesson topics: Keeping Up-To-Date on Your Industry; Keep up With Fashion Trends; Keep Up With the Latest Social Media Trends 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Setting Goals

Every goal begins with an expectation for yourself or your business. Those are the only two things you can really control, change, expand, and develop. Additional lesson topics: Personal Goal Setting; How to Set Goals 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Expanding into New Arenas

As an Image Consultant, you can acquire skills to work with anyone of any age and with any part of a person’s image. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 14
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what an Image Consultant is.
  • Summarize the history of image.
  • Identify image in today’s world.
  • Summarize skills needed to become a successful image consultant.
  • Identify your niche.
  • Identify the steps required to start an image consultation business.
  • Define a business plan.
  • Identify clientele.
  • Determine ways to train staff staff.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
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Course Title: Image Consultant
Course Number: 9770443
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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