Take your time and review some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Your Chic is Showing (YCS), hiring a personal stylist, and our policies and procedures.
What is a personal stylist?
A personal stylist is someone who helps people understand fashion trends, clothing styles, and color stories/theory. Fashion stylists work one-on-one with their clients to enhance or improve their personal style through clothing, accessories, hair and make-up. A personal stylist is not a wardrobe stylist (hired by productions, publications, etc. to be a part of the team selecting a look for a specific project or event) or a personal shopper (someone who is generally well versed in putting together looks for one particular store, designer or brand).
Why should I hire a personal stylist?
There are many reasons our clients seek out the services of YCS including a major life event or change, a need to update or revamp their wardrobe, a new job or career change, a dislike of shopping, the desire to understand how to dress for their body type, etc. The one thing all of our clients have in common is that they want to feel more confident in the clothing that they wear and the way they present themselves to the world.
What factors should I consider when hiring a personal stylist?
Hiring a personal stylist can be a new and exciting experience. When hiring a personal stylist you should consider:
- Your budget for styling services and new clothing, if applicable
- If you are willing to make the investment of time, energy, effort and money into the process of elevating your style
- How quickly you want to make a change in your style
- How flexible you are to clothing and experiences that are outside of your norm
Where are you located?
Your Chic is Showing is based in the Washington, DC metro area and proudly serves clients both in-person and virtually all over the world.
How do I know if you are the right fit for me?
Before we begin an engagement, you and I will have an introductory consultation to discuss your style goals and needs, desired outcomes, and I’ll answer any questions you may have. We will also use the time to talk about which services best meet your needs. After that consultation, we will decide if it makes sense to move forward working together.
Generally speaking, my most successful clients are those who are looking for a partnership, are open to new ideas (include styles, brands, etc.), and do not have a rigid set of “rules” to adhere to; as compared to someone who is looking for a personal shopper or to be told what to wear all the time. My partnership with clients is collaborative, iterative, honest and fun. If you want someone who will help you discover and own your personal style, help guide you to presenting the best version of yourself, and who will introduce you to new ways to maximize your wardrobe then this could be the start of a beautiful friendship!
Booking, Appointments and Cancellations
How do I book an appointment?
To begin your personal styling experience, you will complete a brief introductory questionnaire and request to book an introductory style consultation. At your introductory style consultation we will review your questionnaire, discuss your style goals, talk about which services will best meet your needs. It will also be a chance for you to ask me any questions that you may have.
Should you engage Your Chic is Showing for services, you will receive a client agreement and an invoice. Upon execution of the agreement and payment of the invoice, we will schedule our time together to fulfill your services.
Please note: All style consultations require a $25 deposit. All deposits are credited to your styling package or refunded after your consultation, should you choose not to engage Your Chic is Showing. If you are a “no show” for your appointment then your deposit is non-refundable.
What is your cancellation policy?
Prospective clients may reschedule introductory Style Consultations using the link provided in the confirmation email.
Clients may reschedule personal styling appointments at no additional cost more than 24-hours ahead of the scheduled appointment. Any client who reschedules an appointment within 24-hours of the scheduled booking will be subject to a rescheduling fee of $75.
We encourage prospective clients to reschedule introductory Style Consultations should there be a change in schedule or emergency. If an introductory Style Consultation is canceled with less than 24-hours notice, the deposit is non-refundable.
Clients are encouraged to reschedule their personal styling service if they are unable to make their scheduled appointments. We kindly request clients cancel any personal styling service more than 48-hours ahead of the scheduled appointment . All payments are non-refundable.
All travel within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC is complimentary. All travel fees are non-refundable, and a rescheduled travel appointment will require payment of additional travel fees.
What is your expedited service policy?
Any service(s) that is rendered in 30 days or less is subject to a one-time, non-refundable expedited service fee. The one-time fee for expedited service is due and payable at the time of contract signature unless other arrangements have been made and agreed upon by both parties.
How much do your services cost?
The investment for most styling services begins at $1,500. To learn more about pricing please use the links below:
How can I pay?
Payment can be made directly via cash, check, debit/credit card, ACH transfer, or Square.