Graduate Spotlight: Dominique Aimee

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We recently caught up with one of our recent School of Style graduates, Dominique Aimee. Since graduating from School of Style, she has been busy assisting huge stylists and even being the key stylist on some editorial work.

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We love her story because it just goes to show how far hard work and dedication can take you in this business. Dominique graduated just under a year ago and has already made a name for herself. We can’t wait to see what future endeavors she will dominate. Way to go Dominique, keep up the hard work!

School of Style: How did you get your foot in the door of the styling industry?

Dominique Aimee: Simply put, I had zero styling experience and didn’t know where to start. School of Style classes were a great introduction and when I became an assistant stylist; the key stylist was impressed with my knowledge and skill set.

SOS: What projects or styling jobs are you currently working on?

DA: I am working on a couple of new ‘on location’ editorial photo shoots for winter and spring. I am super excited!

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SOS: What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned while being a stylist?

DA: Professionalism will take you far and will help earn people’s respect.

SOS: Tell us about the most rewarding styling experience you’ve had so far.

DA: Having celebrity clients love the looks I’ve pulled has been wonderful; especially when they say so via social media!

SOS: Which source do you utilize most often for style inspiration?

DA: Style.com There is nothing like spending hours looking at runway looks to get your creative juices flowing.

SOS: Any exciting upcoming styling jobs on your agenda?

DA: I am in the process of booking a fashion show styling gig. Fingers crossed!

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SOS:┬á What was the most useful thing you’ve learned as an SOS student and why would you recommend the school to other aspiring stylists?

DA: The most useful thing I have learned is that to be a successful stylist, you have to hustle. Every. Single. Day. I have a long way to go but I make sure that I do something everyday that will further my career.

SOS: Any other dream careers that you’d like to pursue alongside styling?

DA: At some point I would love to design a capsule collection; similar to Monica Rose for Lovers and Friends.

SOS: Who would your dream styling client be and why?

DA: I would love to style Lilly Collins. She is a natural beauty and is willing to take fashion risks. She has a look that is both sweet and sexy!

essence magazine nia longDominique assisted on this cover shoot!

SOS: What is a piece of advice you wish someone had shared with you when you were starting out as a stylist?

DA: Honestly, because I started out with the School of Style; essentially everything I needed to know was available to me. Styling is a constant learning process which is key to staying relevant! I wish I knew about SOS a couple of years ago so that I could have started my career earlier.

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