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Top 4 Reasons Why You Need an Image Consultant written by Megha Saxena

Founder and Creative Director, Suave & Chic

Every person possesses remarkable skills and abilities, but to be perceived extraordinary, you must look extraordinary.  In all honesty, first impressions are heavily weighed on appearance; while we judge ourselves by how we feel inside, others judge us merely by our outer appearance.
To give yourself a winning edge, you need to recognize all inherent strengths and represent yourself impeccably. Our overall image entails self confidence, individuality, body language and appearance and, is the key to success in personal, professional and social life. This is why individuals who wish to project a smooth and powerful image, seek solace in the hands of an image consultant.

Who are Image Consultants? 

When it comes to image, you need to make a statement. An image consultant trains an individual in the art of faultless execution of the desired image through grooming, clothing selection and, also in social etiquette and self-presentation. They become your partner in success. To dispel any doubts, here are top 4 compelling reasons why you need to hire an image consultant:

Appropriate body language and etiquette
Your image and impression goes beyond physical appearance. Body language is a key element in visual communication and etiquette is a big part of creating an image. An image consultant will guide you on appropriate body language based on roles and occasions, and also educate you on correct etiquette in business and social situation, be it dining or corporate meetings.

Smart shopping
Affordability is the biggest factor when it comes to clothing. People often buy on impulse only to later regret their purchases. Also, many people have a habit of splurging on clothes but for important occasions or meeting, they complain of not having anything to wear. An image consultant helps build their wardrobe, adding variety in an affordable manner.

Dressing according to your body shape, face shape, variations and personal colours
Many are not aware that there are different body shapes and variations within them. An image consultant will first identify your body shape and suggest ways to enhance positive attributes and counter negative variations to create an attractive image.

Be your style and image partner

An image consultant can offer you valuable advice on key trends, styles, and suitable colours. They coach you on how to dress for various occasions depending on the image you want to portray. For professionals, they help to elevate your image that sets you apart from the competition and is attuned to your career goals. The way you look, the way you perceive yourself and the way others perceive you is crucial for professional growth from your initial interview to ongoing promotions.
The idea of hiring an image consultant can seem daunting, especially to your wallet. However, image doesn’t cost, it pays! It is as important to your lifestyle and career as working with a financial planner.  Moreover, considering the amount you spend on clothes, make-up, hairstyling, accessories, jewellery, and shoes annually, along with the bad decisions and experimentations gone awry, hiring an image consultant is the viable alternative. It isn’t about being wealthy or a fashionista, rather a decision to invest in yourself!