Cindy and I started Style for Hire based on a belief that everyone not just the rich or famous – should be able to get personal help with style.
Style for Hire is the natural outgrowth of the work I do on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear: helping people with unique bodies, tastes, and budgets develop their own sense of style; learn how to dress their body-type;and maximize the investment they make in their wardrobe.
I have seen the massive and unexpected impact of this process on people’s lives. Promotions have been won, first dates turned into second and third dates, marriages revitalized, confidence gained. The transformations that can arise from a few simple wardrobe changes are lasting and significant. Ultimately, the change we promote is not hemlines or colors, but our clients' improved sense of Self.
To make stylists accessible to everyone, I select, train and certify stylists around the country that meet my high standards of quality, honesty, and compassion. They will replicate the kind of experience I would provide in people’s homes - in a kinder, gentler, not-made-for-TV way - while bringing their own sense of style. We're launching in Washington, DC, but moving quickly to other metropolitan areas. If you'd like to hire one of our stylists, click here. If we're not yet in your area, and you'd like us to be, please give us your zip code so we know where to come next. If you are a stylist, and would like to be notified when we come to your area, click here.
I am a true believer in the idea that personal style is just that personal and unique. Our stylists will help their customers find their OWN style, and perhaps a bit of extra confidence in the process.
Stacy London: Co-founder and Stylist-In-Chief. No introduction needed for What Not to Wear's honest-because-she-loves-ya TV stylist, who's got a closet to make you weep, a taste for stilettos, a snarky wit and a wild wave of natural gray in otherwise jet-black hair. Stacy is our Go-To Girl for all things stylist related: assessment, training, certification, continuing education. Born and bred in NYC, she's also a smarty-pants: graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar in Philosophy. She went on to become a fashion assistant at Vogue, then Senior Fashion Editor at Mademoiselle before starting her own personal styling business, from which she was discovered by TLC, for a nearly-decade-long run on What not to Wear.
Cindy McLaughlin: Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. Cindy started Style for Hire when - as a California mother of two who was once a reasonably stylish New Yorker - she walked into her closet full of wash-and-wear, stretchy mom clothes; recognized she was having a full-blown identity crisis; and decided she needed professional help. She called her dear friend Stacy London (feeling very, VERY lucky to have one of the most stylish women in the country on the Red Phone), and Stacy came to her wardrobe's rescue. Over dinner afterward they had a meeting of minds, and Style for Hire was born. Cindy brings deep fashion industry knowledge and experience, most recently as co-founder and CEO of Abaete, a NYC-based women's apparel brand. She holds an MBA from MIT/Sloan and a BA from Mount Holyoke College. In a far less glamorous phase for her life, Cindy was a water/sanitation volunteer for Peace Corps Congo.
Style for Hire stylists participate in a rigorous assessment and training program before being certified and invited to join our agency. They come to us with their own unique fashion flair, styling experience, area knowledge, and manner; we train them in Style for Hire best-practices. Our stylists are educated regularly about recent trends,new areas of expertise and fashion-innovations; and participate in seminars and trainings throughout the year. Frequent client feedback on our website keeps our stylists self-aware and constantly improving.
Some stylists will train with us, and will feature our "trained by Style for Hire" logo on their Web sites, but will not be certified by Style for Hire. If you'd prefer a Style for Hire Certified stylist, please book him/her through this site.
Whether you book a stylist for Closet Audit, Closet Shopping or Personal Shopping, we make it easy and fun! A Style for Hire stylist will give you an honest assessment about what suits your body, and advice on how to make the most of what already hangs in your closet. S/he’ll send clothes that have low utility to charity or consignment, and take care of any that need tailoring or leaning. Since Style for Hire has close relationships with many local and national retailers and best-in-class service providers, you'll receive discounts when you shop with us, and special attention from our partners
By working with a stylist, you are making a long-term investment in yourself and your wardrobe. Smarter purchases means less money wasted on one-time wear garments, accessories and shoes!
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Style for Hire wants you to be completely satisfied with your decision to join us. If, for any reason, you are not totally happy with services rendered, contact us within 30 days of your last Style For Hire appointment. We will discuss your concerns and gladly refund up to 100% of the price of services. On the other hand, if we provide fabulous results for you, we want you not only to write and tell us about it, but tell your colleagues, friends and family as a way of saying "Thank You Style for Hire!" .
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