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Fashion Stylists

Overview

Photo styling is actually an all-encompassing term for the many and varied contributions that a photo stylist brings to the job. Primarily, the photo stylist works with a photographer to create a particular image, using props, backgrounds, accessories, clothing, costumes, linens, and other set elements. Much of the work exists within the print advertising industry, although stylists are also called to do film and commercial shoots. Fashion stylists are photo stylists who specialize in helping photographers and other professionals create fashion images. While fashion styling may seem like a vague and nebulous profession, it is an increasingly vital part of the fashion photography and advertising industries.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Senior Stylist, or Art Director, or Fashion Editor

Fashion Stylist

Merchandise Displayer or Assistant to Fashion Stylist

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