What is Image Management?
Image Management is the ongoing, pro-active process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance on you, on others, and the achievement of your goals.
People assess and make judgments about you in a short span of time. Research shows that it takes as less as 3 seconds to form a first impression. Further, it has been proven that a major part of the message that you communicate is visual. Thus, people’s perceptions are strongly influenced by the image you project.
“You” are the way you look and carry yourself. Your personal style, poise and presence are your outer traits. Your inner traits reflect who you are on the inside, your personality, values, attitudes, interests, abilities, uniqueness, roles and goals.
And Image management is about managing your “image from the inside out”–developing appropriate outer body image traits in harmony with your inner personality traits that would suit various occasions, roles and goals of your personal, professional and social life. As such, Image Management is comprehensive as opposed to personality development, which focuses only on the inside, and makeover and grooming, which focus solely on the outside. Thus, Image Management takes care of all aspects of a person that reflect the condition of the body, mind and spirit.
How much time does it take to create a new image or enhance my image?
It all depends on the clients as everyone’s needs are different. Some people require a complete overhaul on the way they look, while some others need just a couple of sessions to make them feel and look brand new.
Typically a full-service image consultation takes 9 to 10 sessions spread across two weeks. However if the client is well organised and proactive it can take way lesser time.
Do you go shopping with your clients?
Yes we do go shopping with our clients so that we help them pick up garments and looks that work cohesively with the evaluation process, and also so that clients learn how to shop for themselves in the future.
We find that a combination of personal shopping and online shopping saves time, effort and energy and sometimes a whole lot of money. The benefits of online shopping are that you can cover a lot of area in a short amount of time. Afterwards, you can print the pictures and go to your local stores, looking for the same or similar items that we have selected.
I don’t live in the same city. How can we work together?
For clients that can’t travel to us, we offer a virtual makeover service through the use of the Internet and video chatting. This cheaper alternative is a great choice as you are able to work with our image stylists from anywhere in the world.
Is there a “look” you suggest to clients?
No. We have an open-minded approach that allows us to identify and maximize your strengths. The look we create is unique and appropriate for your personality, lifestyle and goals. A client looking to climb the corporate ladder in IT industry will want to portray a different image than an executive in the entertainment field.
I am a housewife. Do I still need help?
Oh yes. Never underestimate your power. You are interacting with people from all walks of life even if you do not go to a traditional work place. You create impressions about yourself wherever you go, be it to your child’s PTA meeting, an evening dining out with friends, or running errands to the bank or the grocer’s. Let us help you create the best impression which showcases YOU!
Why do I need to learn international dining rules staying in India?
Because you will need to interact with people who are foreign customers, foreign business partners, or your own countrymen who have travelled abroad and know the ways of the western culture. You will be conducting business with them sooner or later. While meeting them over meals why would you want to distract them by your poor or incomplete knowledge about dining, whether formally or informally?
Also, everyone attends conferences and seminars these days, where meals are served in buffet style. It is as important to learn the rules of dining buffet as it is to learn formal dining, because you are creating impressions wherever you go.
Make sure you are putting your best foot forward!
Who is your typical client?
There is no typical client. We have worked with males and females ages 18-80, in all career fields and levels including doctors, executives, entertainers, scientists, single mothers, and students.
We have also worked with corporate houses and educational institutes alike.