Blog: Assistant Life

Adventures of an Assistant: Questions to Ask

May 12, 2015

There’s no feeling quite like receiving your first Style Society e-mail! The jobs that come in are UNREAL. When booking your first job as an intern or assistant stylist,  you might be a little nervous and shy – totally understandable! But just because you’re a little nervous, there are still some important questions to ask […]

Adventures of an Assistant: Two Left Feet

May 1, 2015

We love to hear all about the different adventures that our graduates experience while working out in the industry. We get tons of submissions, from the good, bad, and straight up ugly! Lucky for you and all our other readers, our grads share the lesson they learned from their experience. That way, when you graduate […]

Adventures of an Assistant: Returns

April 24, 2015

We get constant e-mails and requests from potential School of Style students, and even a few graduates, asking about returns. Returns are a crucial part of the wardrobe styling industry. As you may know by now, most stylists “borrow” or pull from clothing stores and showrooms and then return them back to the stores/showrooms. Here […]

What a Stylist Should Bring to Work

April 1, 2015

Picture this: You just got an amazing internship or assistant position through our Style Society job placement network. Now you’re asking yourself “Now what?” Well, this one is for you! We have a whole section in our Stylist Certification Program that covers this in great detail about how to get to work, what to wear, […]

Adventures of an Assistant: Shoot Out

March 27, 2015

We love hearing about the bizarre, and sometimes scary, stories that our graduates have experienced while out working. This definitely is an unusual story and we can say this absolutely does not happen often. It’s just another crazy scenario that one of our grads overcame! Keep up the good work. It was a typical day on […]

Life of an Assistant: Stain Removal 101

March 3, 2015

We have another great lesson for you today. The great thing about this section of our blog, is that you get to hear real-life mishaps that happened to our School of Style graduates and how they recovered from it. When working under pressure like most assistants do, it’s all about the recovery. Today’s lesson in […]

Life of an Assistant: A Lesson in Packing

February 23, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to REALLY work for one of the top stylists in the industry? You want to know what really goes down behind the glitz and glam? Most people see the final outcome of a gorgeous cover shoot, music video, or red-carpet appearance, but you never really get to hear […]

Unexpected Benefits of a Fashion Intern

November 28, 2014

While fashion internships are typically accepted on the assumption that all basic professional needs (fashion industry experience, networking, resume building, etc.) will be met, the most rewarding benefits of an internship are often the ones that we don’t anticipate. Here’s our attempt to be contradictory and offer you a list of the unexpected benefits of […]

Stylish Additions for Your Styling Kit

November 10, 2014

When it comes to your kit, it seems like you can never have enough stuff. As stylists, we all know that each item serves its purpose, and a lot of times, multiple purposes. Our kits are like a life-saving toolbox, but they shouldn’t have to look like a toolbox. You’ve seen our previous posts on […]

Keep Prepared: Stylist Emergency Kit

October 28, 2014

You would assume that after buying the School of Style’s Styling Kit, and reading our advice on how to fill your kit and how to fix wardrobe malfunctions that you would be prepared for any disaster that might happen on set. Well even with all of that preparation, sh*t happens! We have compiled a list of must-buy […]