Hi everyone, here's an extra special post. I had the opportunity to get real answers about the world of styling from celebrity stylist, Luke Storey. If you have ever wondered about styling this interview may answer some of your questions. Here's the first part of my interview posts.... ENJOY! How has creating School Of Style impacted your life?
The school has just been so fun for me over the last year and a half. It's been a tremendous learning experience just starting a company from thin air and having it actually work! There are certain things as a stylist that you just never have to deal with, that come along with owning a school. There is an unbelievable amount of administrative work, which for an "artist" type like myself is quite challenging. So the impact has been mostly in the area called "the office". In terms of actually teaching the classes, this comes very naturally to me. I have been training assistant for 10 years. The only difference is that I train between 10-20 at a time now, and they pay me rather than the other way around. The real satisfaction for me comes when I see our graduates out there doing their own jobs, or landing great assistant styling gigs. I got an email from one of our graduates from San Francisco a couple days ago, and she's in New York on a job with a HUGE stylist as I type. That's where the magic is in the teaching gig.
Stay tuned readers, I will post more amazing insight directly from my interview with Luke Storey!