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6561 – Image, social and other personal consultants

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.


Example titles

  • Etiquette consultant
  • Fashion and wardrobe consultant
  • Fashion colour consultant
  • Image consultant
  • Make-up consultant
  • Public speaking consultant
  • Wardrobe consultant
  • Wedding consultant
  • Weight loss consultant

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following 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.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Specialized training courses are available for colour consultants, make-up and skin care consultants, weight loss consultants and most other occupations in this unit group.
  • Experience and expertise in fashion, art, modelling or related fields is usually required.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
6 – Sales and service occupations
Skill level
C – Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
65 – Service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations
Minor group
656 – Other occupations in personal service
Associated Career Handbook profiles
6561.1 – Image consultants 6561.2 – Make-up consultants 6561.3 – Colour consultants 6561.4 – Wedding consultants 6561.5 – Weight loss consultants
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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