FIPI’s vision is to set an industry standard for the training of image and style professionals. To also encourage our members to achieve and excel in their chosen fields while being able to show FIPI’s service stamp to their client base.

Professionally qualified image consultants and personal and fashion stylist who are FIPI members have all trained in the core areas of image consultancy or personal styling and have usually added to these skills with additional studies in other key areas of image and communication.

Whilst image consultancy nor personal styling requires formal qualifications prior to training, it is essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills as this is primarily a people-focused business.

One of the first steps becoming an image consultant or personal stylist is to undertake training at foundation level. Foundation training will give you basic knowledge and skills to undertake to consult with private clients in fields such as Style and Body Analysis, Colour Analysis, Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Management & Makeup Application.

Training can be obtained from a variety of sources and training academies, but FIPI is the only organisation that has Accredited Training Providers -ATP’s- offering foundation training in the six core areas of image consulting and personal styling: Colour Analysis, Female Style & Body Analysis, Male Style & Body Analysis, Makeup Tuition, Personal Shopping and Wardrobe management.


Each ATP is audited bi-annually by FIPI’s Accreditation Management Team to ensure that each companies training complies with FIPI’s Standards of Competence criteria. These are the Standards by which consultants and stylist will be assessed for their approach towards Master status.

Once you have completed foundation training, consultants can apply to undertake their Masters Award in Image Consultancy or Personal Styling which is accredited with City and Guilds London. This is a challenging award which demands a 100% pass rate and proves the high level of competence at which our top consultants work.

If you would like to apply to complete FIPI’s Masters Award in Image Consulting or Personal Styling and have not trained with an ATP, then we recommend that you attend our preparation webinar and be advised/trained by one of our ATP’s up to two days and agreed on the forehand with the appointed ATP. This will provide you with a clear outline of what is involved and give you the guidelines for procedures which we work to at FIPI. To find out more about any of the above you can speak to our Head of Accreditation, Pauline Bell on