School of Style’s Style Society® is an exclusive, members-only club for our graduates.
Students of our Fashion Stylist Certification program (Live or Online) become eligible for enrollment in this private membership club upon completion of the program.
The purpose of Style Society is to provide further support once students have graduated. Since 2008 School of Style has become widely known by the world’s top stylists, agencies, brands, and photographers as the place to hire expertly trained, elite class of intern, assistant, and key stylists.
Through the club’s many features, we provide our graduates with direct job opportunities and introductions to industry professionals at the highest level, as well as continued advanced training and community support, through our private Facebook group and members-only online content vault.
*Style Society is an optional, paid membership program, and is not available to graduates of our Summit of Style, Personal Stylist Certification, or Menswear Stylist Certification programs.
$19.97 Per Month or $197 Per Year
See below for a detailed outline of its many features, and its terms and conditions.
REQUIRES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF
FASHION STYLIST CERTIFICATION
Style Society® Benefits
Style Society® Job Network
There are many dIfferences between traditional fashion schools and School of Style, but by far the biggest difference is that we make sure our graduates find work immediately upon graduation. In fact, our students work so much that we had to dedicate a unique social media hashtag to them, just to keep track of their successes! #OURGRADSWORK has become our battle cry for the past eight years, and it continues to spread.
As a member of our world-famous Job Network email list, students receive direct job postings from stylists, agencies, brands, and photographers on a daily basis, which are exclusive to our graduates and not available to the general public. Our graduates have worked with literally hundreds of stylists, celebrities, magazines, photographers, directors, and agencies as a direct result of this amazingly powerful resource.
So what kind of gigs are we able to pass on to our graduates? Here are a few examples of types of jobs and hookups we’ve been able to share directly with our Style Society members in the past:
- Beyoncé’s Lemonade visual album, Formation Tour, and Superbowl Halftime show
- Full-time E-commerce Net-A-Porter and Barney’s.com
- Editorial shoots with magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Nylon, Elle, Vogue, Wonderland, Interview, and Glamour
- Ad campaigns for Lexus, Smartwater, Victoria’s Secret, and Levi’s
- Fashion showroom internships
- Various costume design jobs in film and TV
- Fashion shows at NYFW and other cities
- Personal Stylist client referrals
- Paid Studio Services jobs at Bloomingdales and paid positions at various fashion libraries.
- Featured stylist on E! Network Oscars TV special, including VIP access to the Academy Awards
- Paid digital/virtual styling jobs at Keaton Row, Stitchfix, and Trunk Club
- Test shoots and editorials with up and coming photographers and brands
- Endless A-list celebrity red carpet appearances with Hollywood’s top stylists (who have requested confidentiality)
*While most of the job opportunities we connect our students with are predominantly based in LA and NYC, we’re receiving more and more national (and even international) grad hire requests on a monthly basis. In 2016, we shared jobs in places like Nashville, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and some international locations.
School of Style Certificate of Completion
By submitting your SOS Certificate of Completion along with your resume in job applications, you will powerfully inform styling industry professionals that you are not only trained and qualified, but that you have been trained by the best and have earned your membership in our exclusive network.
Invitations To Fashion Networking Events and Parties
Networking is essential to your career success. Whether it’s an invitation to a party, store opening, trunk show, showroom sample presentation, fashion show, or just an announcement of a new collection launch or direct designer introduction, our staff works diligently to make sure you’re part of the action and making the connections you deserve.
Access To Our Private Style Society Facebook Group
At School of Style, we value and celebrate community. Our private Facebook group is where our staff and students come together to continue to support and encourage each other upon course completion.
If you’re experiencing a career dilemma, need to bounce an idea around, find a designer contact, get opinions on your new website or business card, or even get a crew referral for a test shoot, this is your one-stop-shop for information and support. Get instant answers and community interaction in a safe place with like-minded people, who all share one common goal: Reaching their highest career potential as a stylist.
Continue to receive exclusive mentorship chats with our founders Luke and Lauren, as they periodically drop into the group via our Facebook Live video feed to offer impromptu lessons, and answer questions.
This group also serves as a real-time hub for job and event posts, showroom and designer invitations, as well as announcements, and industry-related posts from fellow grads. You can even post jobs that you need help with to other members! Need an intern? Post it to the group, which provides direct access to our entire network of students.
Style Society® Advanced Online Lessons
With unlimited access to our members-only online portal, you’ll receive exclusive access to an entire archive of resources, including our advanced training videos, as well as an extensive collection of bonus material not offered in our classes.
Each month we will publish new, highly focused video lessons, only available to our graduate members. The advanced lessons provide up-to-date solutions to the most common career challenges our graduates routinely face in the industry post-graduation. They also offer time-tested strategies for career advancement and growth, which are crucial to success at all levels- from intern to assistant, to key stylist.
With your membership, you’ll have the luxury of logging in over and over again, on your own time to review all of the lesson videos and bonus material on-demand.
Think of this Style Society member benefit as the ‘Netflix’ of stylist training. With 24/7 access to the content vault, club members can continue to learn long after they’ve graduated, and the support you need will always be there for you when it’s needed.
Exclusive Stylist and Industry Leader Lessons
After graduation, we want you to continue to learn from the best of the best and to stay up-to-date on the current state of the styling industry. Through our exclusive Industry Leader Lessons, we will deliver in-depth, very specific lessons from the world’s top stylists (including some of our superstar graduates), costume designers, stylist agents, photographers, and fashion editors directly to you, on-demand, in our membership content area.
Can you imagine having the biggest and most highly respected players in the fashion industry as your mentors? Since 2008 School of Style has hosted some of the most prominent stylists and fashion professionals in the world to teach at our classes, and as a Style Society member, you’ll have unlimited online access to their experience and wisdom at your fingertips.
This immense value is just one more way we’re working to provide you with the highest level of aftercare as a School of Style graduate.
Trend Training With Lauren Messiah
The busier you become as a stylist, the less time you have to study up on the latest trends. When you’re working 12-hour days, there often isn’t time to pick up the latest Vogue and labor over the current trends. The thing is, to stay relevant as a stylist, you still need to know what’s hot to keep your clients happy, and stay one step ahead of the competition.
In the member’s area content vault, you’ll have unlimited, exclusive access to our Trend Training lessons, created and taught by our co-founder Lauren Messiah. You’ll never get behind on what’s happening trend-wise with these custom-built, up-to-the-minute reports, which are available on-demand. These lessons are specifically created to assist both fashion and personal stylists in keeping up-to-date on trends in the fashion industry.
Along with our other members-only online video content, these lessons complete the system of profoundly effective aftercare offered to our graduates who elect to become Style Society members.
Exclusive Membership Rewards Card For Industry Discounts
Members of Style Society will be issued an official Membership Rewards Card, which can be presented at select styling industry businesses like fashion rental libraries, and showrooms for exclusive discounts on rental fees and purchases. Card carrying members will receive these benefits at participating vendors for the duration of their enrollment in the alumni club.
*Membership to Style Society® is contingent on completion of and graduation from Stylist Certification Program, and may be terminated at any time at the sole discretion of School of Style. Rules of conduct and engagement will be provided to each member prior to enrollment into the club. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate and permanent removal from the entire School of Style network.