Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants

(NOC 6561)

in All Sales and Service

Image, social and other personal consultants advise clients on their personal appearance, speaking style, manners, or other behaviours to improve personal or business images. They work for beauty salons, fashion boutiques, modelling schools, image consulting companies, weight loss centres, or they may be self-employed.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate 10325 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 17495 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common.

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$16,051

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$15.00

Median

$25.60

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Image, social and other personal consultants advise clients on their personal appearance, speaking style, manners, or other behaviours to improve personal or business images. They work for beauty salons, fashion boutiques, modelling schools, image consulting companies, weight loss centres, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

Image consultants:

  • Advise clients on hair colour, hairstyles, make-up, clothing, and accessories.
  • May advise on posture, general appearance, and manners, and provide courses and seminars on business and social etiquette.

Make-up consultants:

  • Advise clients on type, colour, and application of make-up.
  • Colour consultants:
  • Advise clients on choice of colours for clothing that will complement their appearance.

Wedding consultants:

  • Advise clients on the selection of wedding gowns, floral arrangements, banquet facilities, wedding invitations, and other items related to weddings.

Weight loss consultants:

  • Administer commercial weight-loss programs, advise clients on diet and exercise, and provide related support services.

Sample job titles

  • fashion consultant
  • image consultant
  • professional image consultant
  • public image consultant
  • public speaking consultant
  • wardrobe consultant
  • wedding consultant
  • weight loss adviser

Skills

  • You must have good manual dexterity, imagination, and creativity. Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are definite assets. You should be tactful, patient, and able to follow directions closely. You must be in good health. Business skills are a definite asset.

Job requirements

  • High school is usually required.
  • Specialized training courses are available for colour consultants, make-up and skin care consultants, weight loss consultants and most other jobs in this group.

Other considerations

  • Experience and expertise in fashion, art, modelling or related fields is usually required.

By the numbers

Quick look

55

employed in 2016

50.0%

employed full-time

50.0%

self employed

90.0%
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10%
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34.3

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

56.4%

employed full-time

5.8%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

36.4%

Halifax

N/A
27.3%

North Shore

N/A
18.2%

Annapolis Valley

N/A
18.2%

Cape Breton

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

45.5%

Other services (except public administration)

18.2%

Accommodation and food services

18.2%

Professional, scientific and technical services

18.2%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

What is the age of Employment?

23.0%

55-64

23.0%

25-34

23.0%

15-24

15.0%

35-44

15.0%

45-54

Compared to: All Sales and Service

30.0%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

17.2%

25-34

16.1%

55-64

13.8%

35-44

Top levels of education

30.0%

High school

N/A
30.0%

College Diploma

N/A
30.0%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Sales and Service

39.8%

High school

$15,705 median annual income
19.7%

Less than high school

$9,866 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$20,644 median annual income
9.9%

Bachelor

$21,262 median annual income
8.0%

Trade Certification

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to cleanse, depilate, massage, and beautify the human body and to function as licensed estheticians and skin care specialists. They include courses in skin anatomy, physiology, and health, principles of nutrition, decontamination and infection control, health and safety, facial and body massage, body wrapping and spa treatments, temporary hair removal including waxing and tweezing, colour and skin analysis, client consultation and care, applicable laws and regulations, business practices, and sometimes related alternative healing regimens.

Institutions providing this program

CBBC Career College Inc. - Sydney Campus

Sydney, NS

Academy of Cosmetology

Dartmouth, NS

Hair Design Centre Limited

Halifax, NS

Hair Masters

North Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology

New Minas, NS

CBBC Career College Inc. - Halifax Campus

Halifax, NS

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Makeup Artist

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to professionally apply cosmetic makeup preparations and do makeovers including hairdressing, wig work, masking, temporary prosthesis applications, cosmetic applications, and related costuming for leisure or for professional stage, camera, clinical, or security purposes. They include courses in period and contemporary hairstyling and costuming, wig work and hairpiece application, synthetic hair and masks, cosmetic preparations and treatments, makeup artistry, attachment, removal, and camouflaging of prostheses, health and safety, client consultation and care, preproduction and postproduction operations, set and crew conduct and relations, script, instruction, and prescription interpretation, labour relations, and business practices.

Institutions providing this program

Academy of Cosmetology

Dartmouth, NS

Hair Design Centre Limited

Halifax, NS

Eastern College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Professional Organizers in Canada - Atlantic Chapter
Atlantic, Canada
Association of Image Consultants International
Saint Paul, MN - USA

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.