How many hours does it take to create a new image?
It all depends on the client. Everyone's needs are different. If you are very organized and are going to do most of the shopping legwork and setup your own appointments, then the average client usually takes between 3-8 hours. This can be done in two sessions.
I live out of town. How can we work together?
Since we are in Manhattan, NY, many out of town clients pack up their wardrobe for the weekend. You can make it a vacation, seeing a Broadway show or visiting our many museums. Before you arrive, we do a little work over the Internet with photos of hair, makeup, and clothing. This way, appointments in NY can be setup in advance. There is now a less expensive option, which is our new Internet service a virtual makeover done over the phone and by e-mail.
Do you go shopping with your clients?
Yes; we shop with many of our clients, taking them to stores that most target their needs. We find that doing a combination of personal shopping together with Internet shopping saves time. The benefits of Internet shopping are that you can cover a lot of area in a short amount of time. Afterwards, you can print the pictures and go to your local stores, looking for the same or similar items that we have selected.
How do you work with a hairdresser?
New York Image Consultant will discuss different options and find the ultimate style suited for you. We speak directly with the hairdresser, giving detailed instructions about the style and color you and we have in mind. You will have several photo options to show the hairdresser so that nothing is left to chance. If your style happens to be short hair now and we decide it needs to be longer, we will also select hairstyles to get you through the awkward in-between stages.
Specifically, is there a "look" you tend to go for?
No. Our image consultants have an open-minded approach that allows us to identify and maximize your strengths. The look we create is unique and appropriate for your personality, lifestyle and goals. A male client looking to climb the corporate ladder at IBM will want to portray a different image than an executive in the entertainment field.
How many clients have you had?
We have many, somewhere in the hundreds and always growing.
Who is your typical client?
There is no typical client. We have worked with males and females ages 18-80, in all career fields and levels including doctors, executives, entertainers, scientists, single mothers, and students.
Do you have any picture books or something of the sort to give me some idea of what your tastes are?
We do not keep a book, only the Extreme Makeover Photos you see on our web site. Everyone we work with is unique and one person's image will never be the same as another's. Also, our clients prefer confidentiality.