Fashion Stylist Certification
9 Days - 10am to 7pm Daily

Learn How To Do What You Love For A Living!

Find out exactly how to become a stylist, so you can finally ditch your day job and start working your dream job. At School of Style #OurGradsWork

Since 2008, we’ve taken thousands of aspiring stylists through our certification program and have helped launch countless careers. During this powerful course (over 60 hours of training) you will learn exactly how to become a stylist.  There is no question that we provide the most extensive and hands-on stylist certification program in the country.

At School of Style, we pride ourselves in teaching students the “real deal” in a short period versus traditional fashion schools where you can expect to pay upwards of $100k per year and four years of your life.

At School of Style, You Will:

Go Through A Mock Styling Job From Start To Finish

From pre-production all the way to wrapping a job, by the end of this class you will be a pro at merchandising clothing, setting up for a fitting, steaming, taping shoes, and marking alterations.

Gain Hands-On Styling Experience

Our in-class exercises and off-site assignments (visiting Studio Services, costume houses, wardrobe supply stores, and more) will give you a realistic view of what working as a stylist is really about.

Learn From The Best In The Business

Unlike traditional fashion schools where the faculty “used” to work in the industry, our faculty and guest speakers are actual working stylists who provide up-to-date industry insight to pass along to you.

Earn An Official School of Style Certificate

Show the world you were trained by the most trusted and respected styling school in the country with your certificate of completion from School of Style.

Become Eligible For Our Style Society Alumni Club

As a graduate of our Fashion Stylist Certification, you will gain access to our exclusive graduate alumni club, Style Society. Perhaps our most coveted perk, membership includes the support of our community of fellow alumni, continued advanced training and mentorship, as well as many other benefits like our world-famous job placement network, which connects our graduates to the most high-profile employment opportunities the industry has to offer. * Membership fees apply. Click here for details

What Happens When You Attend School of Style’s Stylist Certification Program?

  • You will learn the fundamentals of the styling business
  • Master the art of styling and learn how to dress your clients.
  • Gain hands-on exercises that will prepare you for working on a photo or video shoot.
  • You will put your skills to the test and apply your newly found knowledge to your final project


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Fashion Stylist Certification’s 9 Day Schedule

  • Day 1- The Business of Styling
  • The career trajectory of a stylist
  • Different types of stylists
  • Types of styling jobs
  • How much money stylists makes
  • Learn how to conduct a pre-production meeting
  • Building mood and inspiration boards
  • Script breakdown from music videos and commercials
  • Official industry policies, and paperwork
  • How to shop like a stylist
  • Domestic and international shipping
  • Day 2- The Business of Styling
  • Setting up a fitting
  • On-set etiquette
  • Merchandising clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes
  • Taping shoes
  • Steaming garments
  • Making clothing look “camera ready” with pins and clips
  • How to mark alterations
  • Go inside a stylists kit
  • Wardrobe hacks
  • Taking editorial credits
  • Stain removal techniques
  • Returns
  • Wrapping a styling job
  • Day 3- Pre-Production *
  • Establishing creative direction
  • Building a digital or psychical mood board
  • Sending sample requests
  • *Please note that Day 3 is an off-site/ homework day. Students will NOT be in the classroom. School of Style does not provide transportation. Students are encouraged to drive themselves, carpool, or use services like Uber to offsite locations.
  • Day 4- The Art of Styling
  • Understanding key industry players (stylists, photographers, and designers)
  • Fashion history 101
  • How to pronounce designer names
  • Developing your eye through books and the media
  • Style archetypes and style inspiration guidelines
  • Identification of different garments, textiles, prints, and more
  • Hands-on styling challenges
  • Day 5- The Art of Styling
  • How to properly style for various jobs
  • Mastering the art of group styling
  • Techniques for styling on television
  • Color theory
  • How to dress different body types
  • Styling techniques for shoes, accessories, and jewelry
  • Even more hands-on styling experiences and challenges!
  • Day 6- Shopping Like A Stylist*
  • Pull from a contemporary fashion rental house
  • Scavenger hunt/shopping for your styling kit
  • Visit Studio Services offices
  • *Please note that Day 6 is an off-site/ homework day. Students will NOT be in the classroom
  • Day 7- Shopping Like A Stylist*
  • Shopping for your final project look
  • Pre-style and prep your final look
  • *Please note that Day 7 is an off-site/ homework day. Students will NOT be in the classroom
  • Day 8- Getting To Work
  • On-set politics and terminology
  • Learn how to dress on the job
  • How to design your business cards
  • Social media strategy and protocol
  • The most effective ways to market yourself
  • Building your resume
  • Presentations of final projects
  • Day 9- Getting To Work
  • Presentation of final projects (continued)
  • Tips for success in the industry
  • The top mistakes that could end your career
  • Winning networking techniques
  • How to book a test shoot
  • How to land your dream job
  • Graduation!

Sarah Nearis

SOS taught me the core foundation of styling as a business, how to make it profitable and what it takes to make a great assistant. With those tools I’ve been able to freelance and assist some amazing stylists, having learned so much though the amazing hands-on experience of the classes.


Reichelle Palo

Since graduating in 2011, Reichelle has worked for some of the world’s most powerful stylists including: Rob and Mariel, B. Akerlund, and Arianne Philips. Reichelle has even been able to take on a few jobs as a key stylist for red carpet events, fashion editorials, and press events.


Brandy Joy Smith

School of Style was really helpful in learning the fundamentals of styling and key terms used in the industry. The way that Luke and Lauren present the content was really easy to understand and very applicable in the real world. I’m lucky enough to have had a thriving career as a NYC fashion stylist for many years since gradating.


Kerry Robinson

SOS has helped my career by transforming me into a high fashion editorial monster in the best sense. After taking the classes I have become more confident and versatile in the industry. I’ve gained tons of connections and have already worked on some huge jobs.


Nikii Watson

SOS helped my career by teaching me the business of styling. Yes, I love fashion, shopping, pulling clothes, and being on set – however learning how to monetize and operate, as a business has been most beneficial. Since graduating from School of Style I’ve worked with Ellie Kemper and Emily Blunt for the Oscars.


Ali Levine

I am always able to find work, thanks to the teaching tips and School of Style’s amazing references and job opportunities! I was the Key Stylist on a Music Video for Hi- Lo, which was a fantastic opportunity. I’ve worked with Americas Got Talent, Grace VanderWaal, Lisa Vanderpump, Bellamy Young, loads of private clients, music artists, and many actors and actresses. I’m also working on some big covers for 2017 editorially and I was recently on fox Vegas and KTLA as a fashion expert.



Amber Alexandria

SOS has showed me how to run a styling business, taught me the fundamentals of the industry and opened doors that I didn’t know were possible to open. My first job was with Bea Akerlund’s styling team. We shot two of Beyonce’s music videos for her first visual self-titled album. Through SOS I also worked with Rushka Bergman on Nicki Minaj’s Pink Print World Tour.


Lydia Michael

Without a doubt, the best thing about School of Style is the network and opportunities. SOS sends high-profile job opportunities in the fashion industry to grads frequently as well as invites to some really cool networking events.


Claudia Alvarado

After receiving my certificate, I’ve worked for celebrity stylists Erin Walsh, and Johnny Wujek. Now I work as a Full time E-commerce stylist from and have worked for and running daily photo shoots with agency models. I am living my dream.


Holly Katz

Having a previous fashion education from another university didn’t compare to learning what we did in such a short time at the School of Style. It’s a different experience working with people currently in the industry vs. people who worked in the industry 25 years ago. School of Style’s main focus is getting you to work immediately.  No other program has your ‘personal’ career development and interests at heart.

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