What does a Stylist do?

Stylists work in the artful arrangement of items, including fashion or food, to prepare them to be sold for photography purposes, or for individual clients. If working in the clothing industry, a stylist selects an assortment of outerwear, shoes, and accessories suited to a client's preference and requirements. They will browse online and in brick and mortar shops to procure these items for their clients. If working in food, they will craft displays that are aesthetically pleasing designed to support the product’s sales.

Stylists have an eye for creative endeavors and stay informed about what pertains to the industry, including styles, ingredients, and trends. Stylists strive to create a finished product that is beautiful and well-received by their clients, and strive to build long-lasting relationships with their clients. Some stylists need an associate’s degree and to be skilled in creativity with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and solid organizational skills. A fashion stylist may be required to have a degree in fashion styling, design, or related fields and demonstrable experience as a stylist.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Test Equipment
Attention To Detail
Microsoft Office Suite
Effective Communication

Stylist Seniority Levels

Senior Stylist
Lead Stylist
Makeup Artist
10% made the transition
Beauty Consultant
24% made the transition
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Stylist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$31,049 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $31K
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