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 in order to improve personal or business images. They are employed by 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 openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 5260 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor 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.

The median employment income for 30% of Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

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

$11.55

Minimum

$12.50

Median

$21.17

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 in order to improve personal or business images. They are employed by beauty salons, fashion boutiques, modelling schools, image consulting companies, weight loss centres or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

The following is a summary of the main duties of some jobs in this group:

  • 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

For this work, 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

  • Completion of 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

45.5%

self employed

81.8%
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18.2%
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34.3

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

59.4%

employed full-time

6.2%

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

27.3%

Northern

18.2%

Cape Breton

18.2%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

50.0%

Other Services

20.0%

Accommodation and Food Services

20.0%

Information, Culture & Recreation

10.0%

Other Industries

What is the age of Employment?

42.9%

35-44

28.6%

65+

28.6%

25-34

28.6%

15-24

28.6%

55-64

Compared to: All Sales and Service

35.7%

25-34

28.6%

35-44

21.4%

55-64

Top levels of education

30.0%

College certificate or diploma

$13,714 median annual income
30.0%

Bachelor's degree

$10,414 median annual income
20.0%

High school

$12,830 median annual income

Compared to: All Sales and Service

40.4%

High school

$12,982 median annual income
19.9%

College certificate or diploma

$19,514 median annual income
18.8%

Less than high school

$9,486 median annual income
10.0%

Bachelor's degree

$20,807 median annual income
8.0%

Trades certificate

$18,797 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Aesthetician/esthetician and skin care specialist

This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to cleanse, depilate, massage, and beautify the human body and to function as licensed estheticians and skin care specialists. These programs 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

Cape Breton Business College

315 Jamieson Street PO Box 33 Whitney Pier

Sydney, NS B1N 3B1

(902) 564-2222

Academy of Cosmetology

363 Windmill Road

Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J2

(902) 469-7788

Hair Design Centre Limited

278 Lacewood Drive

Halifax, NS B3M 3N8

(902) 455-0535

Hair Masters

26 Archibald Avenue

North Sydney, NS B2A 2W3

(902) 794-2460

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology

77 Crescent Drive, Suite 4

New Minas, NS B4N 3G7

(902) 365-3933

Victoria Court Career College

14 Court Street, Suite 101

Truro, NS B2N 3H7

(902) 843-3868

Makeup artist/specialist

This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to professionally apply cosmetic makeup preparations and perform complete and specialized appearance 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. These programs 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

363 Windmill Road

Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J2

(902) 469-7788

Hair Design Centre Limited

278 Lacewood Drive

Halifax, NS B3M 3N8

(902) 455-0535

Eastern College - Halifax

6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111

Halifax, NS B3L 0B7

(902) 423-3933

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Professional Organizers in Canada
468 Queen Street East, LL-02
Toronto, ON M5A 1T7
Association of Image Consultants International
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
Saint Paul, MN - USA 55114 
Tel: (651) 290-7468
Fax: (651) 290-2266

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