Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, you will be ready to start once you have completed our recommended AIM in-class training and post-course assignments. We encourage AIM alumni to also prepare themselves for the AICI Certified Image Consultant (AICI CIC) written exam within a year after our course. Click here to find out more about AICI certification.
Ideally, yes, because the visible difference of colour and style on personal appearance makes a significant impact on personal transformation. However, there are different paths to start a career as an image consultant. For instance, if you have a strong training background, it is possible, to begin with training services in etiquette and communications. At AIM, we take the time to listen to where your experience and passion lie and we have the expertise to advise you on a course that best supports your professional growth as an image consultant.
It matters to us that you eventually make the right choice when it comes to something as crucial as selecting a certification level image consulting course that supports your goals. Do your groundwork to check image consulting schools near you. Read image consulting school reviews and course rankings where available. We’re happy to arrange a personal n in-person conference or Skype call with an AIM faculty or staff member. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a convenient time.
Our courses are a result of years of international research and extensive image consulting business experience. We partner with global institutions such as AICI and IITTI to ensure that the AIM image consultant course content aligns with international standards for professional certification. Our best testimonies come from AIM alumni who are running successful businesses in many cities. Almost 100% of our graduates pass the AICI CIC international exam on their first attempt. Many have achieved AICI certification at CIC, CIP, as well as CIM levels and actively, contribute through leadership positions with AICI while growing their image consulting careers.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, secured by way of a non-refundable deposit. Confirmation is subject to acceptance and availability. It’s simple once you know what you’re hoping to achieve. Contact us for assistance to make an informed decision, and we’ll help you with the rest!
Courses at AIM can range from one to twelve days, from beginner to intermediate and advanced courses. Check our courses and timing and contact us if you have specific dates in mind.
Successful image consultants command four-to-five-figure fees per client engagement as personal consultants, executive coaches, trainers, authors, bloggers and speakers. The earnings potential correlates with your market segment, level of experience and expertise, confidence, credibility, clientele and consistency of building your career as a professional image consultant. With emerging markets and rising affluence, particularly in Asia, demand for highly skilled image consultants will continue to grow.
AIM courses are available in Singapore (English) and Hong Kong (Mandarin). Students come from all over the world including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, India, Nigeria, Australia, America and the Middle East. Contact us to share your locale and the clients you hope to serve.
A stylist is often talented at creating a specific look for a client’s special occasion. An image consultant adopts a holistic approach in helping individuals develop their personal brand with an authentic style that is consistent with the client’s physical characteristics, personality, preferences, lifestyle and goals. Image consultants typically show clients how they can enhance their potential through appearance, behaviour and communication.
A desire to help people to look and feel good about themselves. Respect for the individual, an appreciation for beauty and the fascination for developing human potential. Loving style and fashion as well as having an aesthetic eye for colour, style and design are ideal qualities. Those who enjoy learning will find that training to be an image consulting training develops your fullest potential. Traits for successful image consultants include strong communication skills, passion and determination, being well-organised, observant, diplomatic yet objective, and of course, being personable and consistently well-presented.
The majority of students come to AIM for their first image consultant training with zero or little experience. At AIM, we offer image consultancy courses designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced level students. Let us help you find the best course to support your professional development for success as an image consultant. With our step-by-step training and decades of experience, you will surprise yourself at how far you can excel in the image consulting industry.
A number of our graduates are business owners and HR professionals who have successfully applied what they have learned in the course to add value to their clients while enhancing their credibility. We help students identify their strengths and explore ways to leverage their experiences.
Image consultants are in the business of developing human potential, yours and the clients. Beyond the initial growth phase, the potential for personal growth and professional development is limitless. Career advancement increases exponentially with continuous learning, business experience and consistent action.
We recommend that you start thinking about the target clientele that you want to help in terms of image consulting services. Consider how to add value by drawing from your life and work experiences. For example, a person with a passion for helping single individuals find a life partner might choose “singles” as their target clients. Such a person could start by offering one-on-one image consultations and coaching sessions that grow into group workshops and speaking engagements on appearance, grooming and interpersonal skills including communication and body language for singles.
Continuing education is essential for career advancement and success as an image consultant. AICI offers professional certification standards with three levels that recognise the experience and expertise of image consultants. Click here for more information on AICI certification.
AIM supports your success all the way. Our alumni will attest to AIM’s relentless graduate support from faculty and staff members. Firstly, course guidebooks provide comprehensive information with additional references. Each course offers client-ready templates, resources and proven step-by-step techniques that will help you get started after the course. Beyond the classroom, graduates tap on peer support and study groups across borders. They may call on faculty mentors as well as take on leadership opportunities with AICI and in your community.
AIM’s rich community culture has made us the top choice image academy in Asia, where students come from all over the world through word of mouth referral.
Since 2005, the Academy of Image Mastery (AIM) and the London Image Institute (LII) has been an affiliate partner in the design and delivery of ImageAsia®. This course is an exclusive programme course unique to AIM and known for its results in training and mentoring many of Asia’s most successful image consultants.
Here are the key differences between the ImageAsia® course in Singapore and London Image Institute’s courses in Atlanta (USA) and the UK:
ImageAsia® is the only image course in the world that offers an East-meets-West perspective on global image consulting. You will be trained by two of the 21 global AICI Certified Image Masters – Christina Ong of Academy of Image Mastery and Lynne Marks of London Image Institute. They bring over 650 years of the combined US and Asian experience to widen your learning experience.
Image consulting is a sunrise industry in Asia. With economic growth, growing affluence and the desire to be global citizens increases the demand for image consultants. People from all walks of life are interested in dressing, grooming and communicating better to increase their opportunities in life. The ImageAsia® programme exposes you to a vibrant melting pot of diverse cultures with students from across Asia and the world. Even if you live and work outside Asia, ImageAsia® offers you an extraordinary learning experience with a diverse group of learners who will, forges a strong community beyond the course to widen your perspective and expand your network of contacts.
Unique to ImageAsia® is the AIM ColourSmart™ system – a practical and effective colour resource tool that caters to a diverse range of personal colouring. It is especially suitable for consultants working with Asian clients. Every student receives a ColourSmart™ draping starter kit plus detailed instructions and ample hands-on practice.
Also included in the course fee is a personal Transformation Day, which has been described by students as a life-transforming experience. Students literally get to reinvent themselves as confident image consultants, armed with new skills and empowered to pursue their dream.
The attraction of online courses is that it tends to be competitively lower in price and offers flexible timing. However, technology has its limitations. Human interaction, hands-on practice and direct feedback are still necessary to master selected image consulting skills.
Our training experience of over a decade at AIM has shown that beyond content and knowledge, technical skills must guide students on the “how-tos” for client management techniques. We have the expertise and experience that makes all the difference to the development and potential growth of an image consultant.
AIM faculty trainers are not merely academics but experienced practitioners in specialised areas of image consulting. You will gain a 5-year headstart in becoming a successful image consultant and the benefit from over 60 years of tried and tested knowledge, techniques, client-ready materials, guidance and feedback during and after the course for a specified period of graduate group coaching. Read our Faculty Profile to find out more about our lead faculty members and contact us to meet with any of our faculty on a conference call to discuss your needs.
To work with an Asian clientele, immersing yourself in a course developed by an established Asian academy is a wise move that will give you a competitive edge as an image consultant. With that in mind, AIM has gone to great lengths to bring an East-meets-West perspective to global image consulting. Our faculty of master trainers from the US, HK and Singapore bring a combined experience of over 60 years closer to your doorsteps in Asia with our Singapore and Hong Kong training centres.
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