How to be a Successful Personal Shopper

taught by Helen Kendall-Tobias

Course description

This is a brand new Home Study Course written by an experienced stylist, image consultant and personal shopper.

The course is designed to help you to become a successfulpersonal shopper with a minimum of time and effort. Based around reading, practical work and assignments – plus your own personal tutorto guide you by phone or email. The course contains template documents ready for you to use in your own business, so by the end of the course your business is set up and ready to offer a First Class Personal Shopping Service.

Who is the Course for?

The course has been developed for stylists or image consultants wishing to add personal shopping into their portfolio of services or to enhance the services already provided. You will already have a good knowledge of colour and style. This is the perfect course if you want to earn more from Personal Shopping services – find out if you’re doing it right – and provide a first class service for your ideal clients.

Learning Outcomes

This course will take you through the basics of the High Street and retail. You will learn how to plan a Personal Shopping Service that people will want to pay for. You’ll have a business and a marketing plan. You’ll understand your ideal customer and have templates and a plan to follow up with them to bring in repeat business.

The Course

This is a home study course so you can work at your own pace. There are Six easy-to-read Modules, with practical work and assignments. You will have your own personal tutor, who has run her own Personal Shopping business for 10 years to answer questions, by phone or email and provide impartial advice as well as feed-back on your assignments. Six Appendices containing template documents to use in your business to get you up and running in no time. A FREE Bonus: Legendary Department Stores – useful information if you will be offering shopping services outside the UK.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Diploma in Personal Shopping from Imagination.

You can work at your own pace with this home study course, which is supplied as a pdf document that you can access on a tablet or a computer, or online.

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Helen  Kendall-Tobias
Helen Kendall-Tobias
Tutor and Course Writer


I've been running my own Personal Image Consultancy Imagination, for over 12 years, and I'm based in Kent in the UK. I've been training new Image Student in Colour and Style for over 6 years as a Licensed trainer for Colourflair Studios. Education and training requirements constantly change and so recently I've been updating courses and have been writing my own courses, which provide advanced information and practical work as well as assignments to really get your business, in this instance as a Personal Shopper, off to a great start.

When I started my career in Colour and Style – probably the last thing on my mind was whether I would offer a Personal Shopping service for my clients. There was so much to think about with setting up a business, learning how to drape and accurately assess best colours, then female and male style courses. Not to mention studying for my Corporate Diploma. Add onto that the need to keep yourself updated each year with the new fashions and trends – there was a lot on my plate.

For a long time I dabbled on the edge. I offered the service but didn’t feel very satisfied with my offering. I wasn’t really sure I was even doing it right…and it seemed to take a lot longer than the three hours that I had booked with a client.

So if you’re anything like me you may be at the stage where you want to really offer your clients a first class successful Personal Shopping Service. BUT you need to know how to make good money at it and you need to know some of the tricks of the trade.

This is where my new Become a Successful Professional Personal Shopper Course can help you.

I look forward to working with you and helping you succeed in business.


Helen Kendall-Tobias

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