NHJ Style Academy Gives Stylists Springboard into the Industry with Internship and Work Experience

Read how personal stylists are getting the chance to work as interns in London's premier styling school.

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – London – Since branching out to create the first-of-its-kind stylist training academy in 2008, NHJ Style Academy has worked tirelessly to help students establish their own businesses and create successful, rewarding careers in personal styling.

Nicky says: ďWe are committed to giving everyone whoís completed one of our courses and coming into the ever-competitive personal styling industry the best possible start.Ē

ďAs part of each course, every student has to complete two daysí practical work experience with our NHJ Style team of stylists which not only helps to solidify their learning but also gives them that invaluable hands-on experience which is so vital at the start of their new career. No other style academies offer this opportunity, and we know that it makes all the difference in terms of the future success of our graduates and enabling them to put their course learning into practice in the real world.Ē
In addition, the top-performing student on each of our Flagship personal styling course is offered the unique opportunity of a two-month internship with NHJ Style.

Clare is the current intern and says that for the lucky chosen graduate, this is the beginning of a whole new world. ďEvery single week is crammed with amazing experiences and a real variety of activities. I canít think of any better way to begin a new career than spending time assisting these incredible professionals and learning the ropes from them. I absolutely loved every minute of the styling course and the work experience, but this has just catapulted me into my new life as a personal stylist. I couldnít have imagined that this is where I would end up when I signed up for the course, and Iím so excited about my future. Iíd encourage anyone to sign up for a course, as itís given me a real sense of confidence in my ability to enter this incredible profession.Ē

The internship gives students a true insight into the job, as well as the chance to pick the brains of the top stylists working with Nicky. Clare continues: ďThere isnít really such a thing as a typical week, but normally Iíd get involved in things like a wardrobe session with a client where we look inside their wardrobe and organise their clothes into several categories.

ďOnce we know what they already have, we can plan how to help them shop for new items which bring their current outfits bang up-to-date. That session is always followed up with a shopping session to find their new wardrobe. Itís always so satisfying when a client loves something youíve picked out for them and has the confidence to wear something they may not have chosen themselves.

ďThe NHJ Style team is also called upon to style corporate groups, which is a lot of fun. We go through the seasonís key trends and help each member of the group identify ideas on how to put outfits together and wear the trends.

ďWe do a lot of preparation for styling events too, which means hitting the shops to get a selection of items that cover the major current trends. Iíve quickly learned that starting a day like this is far easier when youíve done your research and youíre prepared. If I know which stores to hit and what Iím looking for, I can tick the items off my list much faster!

ďIím also really lucky to have taken part in training the team of personal shoppers at a major international airport to help them develop their skills and increase the turnover of the airport retailers. Itís crazy to think what a difference they can make to what each customer spends. Thatís the kind of task that puts my new role into perspective. I canít wait to get started on my own, but for now Iím going to savour every day of this amazing experience as an intern!Ē

To find out more about how to work with NHJ Style and become a top personal stylist, visit www.nhjstyle.com.

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Claire Emerton
NHJ Style
0845 430 9388