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What you’ll learn:
- The importance of networking
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- Who to listen to and who not to listen to
- Why it’s okay to like shiny things
- How to access the possibilities
“Clothes are more than what we wear, they’re a vehicle to express our values, our style and our identity to the world.
A great outfit can uplift a mood, help us to make a strong impression, and manoeuvre through the world a little easier.
A great stylist offers the professional wisdom to help you get there”
– Lauren Di Bartolo
I was looking to make a career change into something I was passionate about and had always played with the idea of becoming a stylist. At the time I was in a completely different career, having studied sports science for 6 years and working with youth athletes. From the first day I walked into my training I knew styling was the career change that I was looking for. The atmosphere at Australian Style Institute was warm and nurturing from the beginning. I learnt everything I needed to start a career in styling. Today I work as a full time personal and editorial stylist and have now completed the Masters of Advanced Professional Styling. Making the change to styling has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am so glad I chose Australian Style Institute to help me make it happen.
Juvelle Behrendorff, WA
I decided to attend Certificate of Professional Styling and Image because I wanted to obtain the skills and insight into becoming a professional stylist. I was working as an interior stylist at the time but always had an interest in fashion, particularly the personal styling side. The course provided me with the chance to not only connect with like-minded people but also the enthusiasm and confidence to take the leap towards a new career path. Since then I am working in my own business as a personal stylist in Sydney while styling my own clients. I feel so energised and am now doing what I truly love: helping clients from all walks of life look and feel fabulous.
Sally Bruce, NSW
Out of pure curiosity, I took part in a two-day Fashion Styling workshop in Brisbane held by Australian Style Institute. I had always had a strong love for fashion and design, and I wanted to explore the opportunities in the industry and where they could potentially take me. Walking away from the workshop, I found myself inspired but not quite ready to give up my day job (so to speak). I went back to engineering full time but could no longer ignore what was in my heart; my true passion. I decided to take a leap of faith and I enrolled in the Australian Style Institute Masters of Advanced Professional Styling. A decision I would not regret. Already a year after completing my course, I have built incredible friendships across the country, empowered some amazing clients and can now say that I am living my dream.
Kerrie Carucci, QLD
I live in Bangkok and decided to make the journey to Melbourne and attend Certificate Of Professional Style and Image. I found that there was something special about Australian Style Institute; they teach you the important things you need to know in the styling industry, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I had done my research and found that other courses on the market didn’t compare and that what I would learn at Australian Style Institute is not taught anywhere else in the world. Since completing my Advanced course as well, I have been on an incredible journey. I wanted to be the first person to boost the confidence of plus size women in Asia, so I branded myself as ‘Asia’s First Plus Size Stylist’. This has led me to television appearances, creating a plus size model contest and helping women to embrace their attributes. I now have the ability to change the lives of women and love waking up every morning knowing what I do makes a difference to others.
Ghay Lokvit, Thailand
Lauren Di Bartolo, Founder & Director and Professional Stylist
The expert opinion: Our Fashion Styling courses have been developed by Australian Style Institute’s founder and head stylist Lauren Di Bartolo.
Lauren’s vast styling experience and notable success have seen her emerge as an industry leader and innovator. She has worked with some of Australia’s largest companies, leading teams and prominent individuals seeking to improve their image.
Over many years running her own successful styling business, Lauren developed a unique ‘transformational’ approach to styling that addresses both the physical and emotional needs of the client. With a focus on the power of style to transform our perception of self and others, she created her own Styling Success System, designed to leave clients looking great and feeling confident in every styling session.
Implementing this system in her own work, Lauren quickly generated a large and loyal client base with individuals and corporates seeking out her services nation-wide. Seeing a growing demand for skilled professionals in her field, Lauren combined her skills in multiple design disciplines with her expertise in human behaviour and vast industry experience, to create a new approach to training Fashion Stylists incorporating her unique styling methods.