About School of Style

Why School of Style

School of Style is “The Fashion School for Stylists”. Based on our powerful and unique vision, School of Style has become established worldwide as the premier fashion school exclusively for stylists since its foundation in 2008.

Unlike traditional fashion schools, School Of Style teaches students every aspect of the styling industry through a series of innovative classes, all in an extremely short period of time – and at a fraction of the cost.

We attribute our exceptionally high student success rate to this teaching model and to the fact that our classes are taught exclusively by stylists who are active and successful in the industry, and therefore able to deliver the most relevant and current information.

Our courses begin with the fundamentals of the business and art of styling, and conclude with experiential, hands-on training courses that give our students an unparalleled, realistic view of the business from the ground up.



Luke Storey

Luke’s career in styling began in 1998, when Aerosmith’s stylist Keki Mingus hired him as an assistant stylist. He soon branched out on his own and has since worked with a diverse range of artists like Kanye West, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Lisa Marie Presley, Lupe Fiasco, Deadmau5, and No Doubt. Other celebrity clients have included Kim Kardashian, Sebastian Stan, Kendall Jenner, and Krysten Ritter.

An industry veteran, Luke has styled music videos, commercials, tours, album packaging, celebrity red carpet and television appearances, films, print advertising, and fashion editorials.

Luke has also worked as an instructor of fashion styling at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. Additionally, he has been a speaker at The School of Fashion at Parsons, Fashionista.com’s How To Make It Conference, Woodbury University, and The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

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Lauren Messiah

Personal Stylist and YouTube personality Lauren Messiah joined forces with Luke Storey in 2009 to develop a more extensive School of Style curriculum, and thus, the Personal Styling Certification was born.

After receiving a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. Lauren’s career in styling began with School of Style when she completed the program in 2009. Then, mentored by Stacy London from TLC’s What Not To Wear, Lauren Messiah launched her career styling celebrities before shifting into the role of Style Expert for TV appearances and her popular YouTube channel.

Lauren has been featured in numerous publications including Marie Claire, WWD, Vogue Italia, Grazia, Lucky Magazine, OK! Magazine, The Huffington Post

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Style Society®

School of Style’s Style Society® is an exclusive, members-only club for our Graduates.

Successful graduates of our Fashion Stylist Certification program become eligible the private membership club, Style Society. Style Society is the pipeline to the industry.

With Style Society you get plugged in to opportunities from our network of over 700 stylists, publications and photographers as well as access to continued education and feedback from Luke and Lauren in a private Facebook group.

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Lauren Allen

I just recently graduated from School of Style’s online class, which has allowed me to be a full time college student and SOS student simultaneously. I’m blown away by the amount of job emails I receive every day through the Style Society alumni club. Taking this class gave me the confidence, knowledge and support that I needed to move up in my fashion styling career.


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.


Tonya Lombardo

Since graduating SOS, I have worked with a TON of celebrities and high-level stylists.  Shakira, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Giselle Bundchen (3 times!), Alicia Keys, Drake, and Pharrell are just a few of the celebrities that I have worked with.  My highest profile job so far was my recent work with Beyoncé on the Formation video, the Superbowl 50 Halftime show and the just released Lemonade video. I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today without School of Style.


Jaclyn Senzino

SOS has given me opportunities I never thought were possible! I’ve been connected to some of the most influential stylist in the industry. I’ve already worked on a Vogue Italia shoot with Gigi Hadid, styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele,  and shot by Steven Meisel! Ever since graduating, SOS has turned my dream into a reality.


Christin Galarraga

When I moved to LA I knew I wanted to do styling full time but I didn’t have the connections to open those big doors for me. School of Style opened those doors, and also gave me the tips and tools I needed to compliment what experience I already had. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today in my styling career.


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.


Keri L. Henderson

The best thing about SOS is the opportunity it affords you once you graduate. I would have never made the connections I did or have the opportunities I’ve had if I had not taken the SOS course. In just a short time I’ve received an internship and a paid assistant stylist position through referrals from people I met on SOS jobs.


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 Dailylook.com and have worked for Agaci.com and GSlovesme.com running daily photo shoots with agency models. I am living my dream.


Kenzie Marie

I’ve always loved fashion and couldn’t wait to become a Stylist. As a graduate you become eligible for all the internships that are available, and the staff really try to support you as much as possible! I cannot wait to get my career started as a fashion stylist…all thanks to School of Style.


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.


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