Becoming A Stylist: Career Tips from Matthew HensonBy Style Counsel / February 6, 2018 / Blog,Interviews / 0 Comments
Need some career advice A$AP? Well, thank us later, actually just send us a bottle of Gin, because we have some guidance from Matthew Henson who styles rapper A$AP Rocky and singer The Weeknd and is also the Fashion Editor at Complex.
Attend Fashion-related Events
Attending fashion-related events are a good way to show your face, network, and be surrounded by the professionals. Events give you a taste of what it would be like working with a large brand or as a catwalk stylist, plus they give you an exclusive insight into the up and coming trends.
Use Social Media As A Tool
Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Style Counsel to follow your favorite stylists and their clients to see what they’re working on, or to see their favorite styles. Social Media can not only inspire you but they create a platform for you to inspire others which is exactly what a Stylist should be doing.
Figure Out Your Lane
There are many different categories of fashion styling. There are celebrity stylists, who work closely with all types of talent on everything from their personal style, red carpet looks, and public appearances. There are editorial stylists that for the most part work with magazines and photographers on artsy, evocative fashion stories. There are also stylists and publications whose work blurs the line between the two. But Styling isn’t just for celebrities, department stores often hire Stylists for their customers and there are many potential clients out of the spotlight who need styling. Find out what kind of work really speaks to you, and pursue that.