Personal Stylist Training


Are you ready to be CREATIVE and EMPOWERED?

Are you ready to take your life into your own hands and CREATE a life and BUSINESS YOU LOVE?

Are you looking to break into personal styling or up-level your current styling business?


Currently you may feel:

  • Ready to professionally help others with their style. Friends and family often compliment your great fashion sense and ask for your help when they go shopping.
  • Like you want to help women embrace their style and feel good about themselves.
  • Passionate about the fashion industry and are looking to break into it.
  • Excited about creating a full-time business in fashion.
  • Lost on where to start when wanting to become a personal stylist or how to grow your existing business.
  • Unsure of what information you need in order to get started, how-to communicate and handle clients, how-to price your services, and get clients for your styling business.
  • Unsure of what the body-types are and/or how to flatter each shape, or how to dress someone else’s shape.
  • Ready to step into your own. You’re ready to be in control of your schedule, time, and income.

 If you resonate with any of the above…




All of the aspiring stylists I’ve helped over the years have felt the same way. They’re ready to embrace their creative flair and help others feel beautiful as they empower them to do the same.

I’ve been able to show stylists how-to style women in an authentic, real way that suits each individual they come across, while also running a business that feels good to them.

I LOVE helping aspiring and working stylists navigate this industry so that they are able to create a business they love, an income that supports them full-time, while also helping women look and feel beautiful everyday. I cannot wait to-do the same with you!




A few years ago, Christie Ressel basically changed my entire outlook on clothing, fashion and the importance of forward your best personal image. Without a doubt, using Christie’s services has been one of the best investments I have ever made in myself. Once an aimless shopper trying to squeeze in to the next “trend”, Christie made me realize that I didn’t need to do a complete overhaul of my wardrobe, or make drastic changes to achieve my own look. From clothing to shoes and accessories, to pairing pieces together I never would have imagined doing, I now dress with confidence knowing that I can look good and be totally comfortable in a style that expresses who I am.

As someone who spent years on television, it was always important to have a put-together look that was both professional and expressive of my own style. But the things I’ve learned from Christie have transcended every aspect of my life. Shopping now has never been more fun. I’m more conscious of what I buy, based on being able to zone in on my colours and flattering fits. I can immediately identify what I know won’t work or what to pass on.

Since meeting with Christie, I have lost count of how many times friends, family, coworkers, even complete stangers, have come up to me and commented on my “well put-together look”. Hearing that never gets old!What’s so great about Christie is that she not only brings an in-depth knowledge and expertise of her field to the table, but always includes elements of fun and flair to her work. She is an absolute dream to work with and be around. Christie’s positivity and caring attitude is infectious and her passion clearly shines through in every thing she does. Let me put it this way. Thanks to Christie, I realize now that it’s not only about buying the right sweater or boots. Nor it it about having the latest fad hanging in my closet. It’s about knowing how to use and maximize what you’ve got, and feel good about it. That’s true style. Please, do yourself a favour and let this woman work her incredible wonders on you. I promise, you will not be disappointed. – Jackie V.

The best two words I can give you about Christie? HIRE HER. I first hired Christie while I was on maternity leave with my second baby. I was 6 months post-partum and hadn’t really bought any “real” new clothes since I was pregnant with my son 3 years before. My closet was a mish-mash of disposable pieces I purchased to get me through whatever season I was in, and nothing worked together. There was no cohesion in my closet and I was turning into the frumpy “lululemons and a t-shirt” mom.

Simply by wearing the appropriate colours for makeup and clothing and buying clothes that fit properly, I felt like a new person. Friends and family immediately commented that I looked years younger and pounds lighter; an impressive feat when dealing with a toddler and an infant all day. One great thing about Christie is that she didn’t try to change who I was; on the contrary, she really listened to what I said and brought out who I was and what I was comfortable in. She pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit to encourage my to try new things and I look better as a result. (I now actually wear accessories, thanks to her.) She works miracles in stores, pulling together outfits you would never have managed on your own.

As skilled as she is with makeup, determining your colours and being a shopping whiz, Christie is one of the most fun, personable and genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She makes you feel as if you’re out shopping with your best friend. My makeover with Christie left me feeling 10 years younger and 20lbs lighter! Everyone needs to work with her – do it for yourself! – Melissa G





I’ve been a successful stylist for over a decade now and work with women of all ages and sizes; helping them look and feel beautiful, inside and out. I have been the go-to expert for style advice for numerous media outlets across North America such as: CTV News, Breakfast Television, Global News, CBC’s Steven & Chris, Huffington Post, CHCH, Cosmo TV, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator and many more.  I’ve delivered hundreds of workshops to corporations, women’s groups, and schools discussing self confidence, style, and image all over North America. Here are a few places I’ve been featured as a fashion expert:




Exclusive trainings from Christie:
You’ll receive 8 module trainings from Christie Ressel centred around how-to be a personal stylist and create a a business you love. Each module will have a specific top that is covered each week.

Body-Type Training:
In-depth information on how to style every body-type and other critical factors to think about when dressing your client such as necklines, personality style, sizing, bone structure, texture, fabric choice, and so much more.

Business Clarity:
Learn how to price your services at any stage in your career! You’ll also be taught how different client sessions unfold (personal shopping and wardrobe), how to attract (and identify) regular clientele, how-to communicate with your clients, how-to market yourself, how-to use social media, how-to grow your business on as a side-hustle to a full-time job and more!

Stylist Secrets:
I’m going to give you insider secrets on how lines manipulate the body, what necklines are best, how-to use accessories, how-to mix and wear colour, and how to use it to your advantage so you and your clients always look put together and on-point when you get dressed.

Personality Style:
Ever wonder why some looks/outfits suit some people so well but can look horrible on others? I’ll help you identify what personality style your clients are so that you can easily select pieces that suit your clients every time you shop. Learn how to figure out what someone’s style is like and what their taste is just by looking at them! Really.

Peer to Peer Support:
Connect with like-minded Personal Stylist Training students in a private Facebook group where you can ask and answer questions, share your story and find tons of encouragement! I stop by almost daily; answering questions, giving feedback, teaching and encouraging you all.

How-to use your unique tastes and personality and translated it into a business and client list you love.

Strategic homework:
Each week to help you navigate your way through the material.

A New Training Workbook Each Week:
The workbooks will help you map out ideas, provide you with notes, and allow you to work-through each week’s training.

Membership Site Exclusive Access:
You can access the membership site at any time from your computer, tablet or phone.

Lifetime access:
View the trainings as many times as you want, anytime you want. You will also get any updates made to the course in future.

BONUS: I’ll give you forms that I use with my own clients. You can use them in your own business as well to help get you started.

BONUS: Transcripts of each of the training modules! If you’re someone that learns better through reading rather than watching, no problem

BONUS: A bonus LIVE Q&A at the end of the training in the private group for the Personal Stylist Training course! You’ll have access to me during this live to ask me any questions you may have. I can’t wait to chat with you!

BONUS: You will get access to the Body-Type course for extra information when classes begin.




Going through the style process with Christie is transformational. I am a mid-fifties professional who felt stuck in a rut with my style – not sure how to dress for my changing body and age, and how to shop for styles of clothing that would flatter and enhance my style. I came across Christie while doing an on-line search. Not only did she fulfill my hopes and expectations, but she exceeded them. I chose the Full Makeover package.

When speaking initially to Christie on the phone and during the first home visit, I knew that I had made the right decision. Christie has a whole set of personal skills that make working with her a pleasure. She is bright, vivacious, funny, positive, and open. In addition, she has extremely strong professional skills and applies them from the first telephone call and onwards. She knows her stuff and steers you with an able hand through showing you your most flattering colours, teaching you how to apply your make up, reviewing your closet, shopping in the stores, and remixing clothing in your closet. She determines your best colours, explains the best styles for your body shape, shows you how to put together items in your wardrobe in new and interesting ways – the list goes on and on. She also teaches you along the way and leaves you with the knowledge and tools so that you can more confidently continue the process on your own- knowing she is merely a text away in case you are in need of some quick advice. She doesn’t impose or try to make you someone that you are not but she does encourage you to be open-minded and to take some risks. She gets to know you and your style and enhances who you already are.

Daily compliments from family, friends, and co-workers are just an added bonus. Hiring Christie was not something that I needed to do. It was something that I wanted to do. It was also something that I was so glad that I did. I plan on collaborating with her again for my spring/summer wardrobe. Working with her made such a difference to my outer appearance, but it is the difference that I feel inside that I value the most. Thank you so much, Christie. – Mary B.



*The modules each week can range from approx. 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Week One:
What does a personal stylist do (and what don’t they do). We’ll also discuss the fashion cycle, how-to determine trends, discuss why people dress the way they do, body-image, image theory, your personal image as a stylist, and how to run-through a consultation with your client successfully.

Week Two:
This week, we’ll be discussing the body-type in-depth as well other factors to take into consideration when it comes to your clients style such as their bone structure, somatotype, facial shape, design elements and more. We’ll go over all of the principles in great detail and discuss how you will be able to identify yours also. How-to dress each shape will also be discussed in-depth with examples of each.

Week Three:
How-to identify your personality style. We’ll go over what the different style personalities are so you can discover what your clients is and how to incorporate that into their closet and personal style.

Week Four:
Let’s talk about how to accessorize. How can you dress up any look or how can you dress it down? What kind of accessories should your clients get? How many accessorizes should your clients wear? Can you wear evening accessories during the day? I’ll show you how accessories can completely impact your look.

Week Five:
Let’s chat about the levels of dress. We’ll breakdown the nine levels of dress in-depth (from Business to Formal) to make sure each time you dress your client they make the right first impression in any situation or event life may throw at them.

Week Six:
Ever wondered how a closet session unfolds? We’re going to talk about how-to do a success closet audit, closet basics your clients should own, how they can mix and match their clothing to get more versatility, and how you can help them create looks they love.  In addition, we’ll also talk about how to create a proper shopping list for them based on any gaps they may have in your closet. We’re also going to talk about shopping! I’ll break-down how-to personal shop with your clients and the different approaches stylists can take so that you can choose one that best suits you and your clients. We’ll discuss where to shop, how to make sure the session is successful, and how to build relationships with stores you bring your clients to. We’ll also chat about how to shop and create a style for any budget your client may have.

Week Seven:
Let’s talk business! Although we’ll have discussed the services and your clients throughout the course, this week is going to focus all on the business side of personal styling. This week, we’re going to cover how to get started so that you can start seeing clients a.s.a.p., how-to brand yourself, how to identify your ideal client (and attract them!), and setting your fees at all levels you’ll move through in your business (beginner, intermediate, and expert) so you’re paid well for doing what you LOVE. We’ll also explore how-to market yourself, how to use social media to leverage your business, service ideas you can use in your business to sell to your clients, and how-to schedule your time with clients.

Week Eight:
IMPLEMENTATION WEEK! This is a strategic week created for you to work on anything you need before we wrap up. Get your business ideas down, write down service ideas, finish your homework — whatever you need.

Week Nine:
We’re going LIVE in the private Facebook group for the course (the video will be forever saved and available for replay in the group if you don’t have time to join the LIVE session). We’re going to talk about how-to grow your business while working a full-time job (the hustle is real!), your clients experience with you (and why it’s so important),  how often to check-in with your current clients, and let you ask me any additional questions you may have. We’ll have a glass of wine and get chatting together!




This course is held completely online! I’ll give you all of the materials mentioned above.

The first seven teaching modules (30 mins – 2 hours each in length) have been recorded for you in a video format. The one module will be recorded live with you in Facebook. You have completely unlimited replays to watch whenever you’d like.

You will receive access to the Private 2018 Personal Stylist Academy Facebook group just before the course begins. I’ll email you the link to it just prior to the launch.

This course starts on March 4th, 2019.

You will receive access to Week One on this day (and will received a notification email). You will be given access to Week Two, 7 days after that. Module Three will be open for you 7 days after that.

The course content is yours to keep and review whenever you’d like.



  1. Will the course be mostly self-directed or do you plan of giving personal feedback too? The course will largely be self-directed. However, I will be available and will be providing feedback in the private Facebook group throughout the course: answering questions, providing feedback, and empowering you with your style. Plus, we’ll have our LIVE session in the group at the end as well!
  2. Am I too old to become a personal stylist? Absolutely not! I’ve taught students of all ages.
  3. How often will this program be offered? This course will be typically be available once a year only, however, due to the high demand, I will do one more offering in the early fall of 2018.
  4. I’m super busy right now. What if I don’t have time to take the course now? A module will be delivered each week, but is up to you when you start. You have this content forever. And you can take the course completely at your own pace.
  5. Are you offering a payment plan? Yes! You will find the payment options at the bottom of this page.
  6. What can I expect from this course? A comprehensive step-by-step explanation on how-to become a personal stylist. Everything you need to help you hone-in on how to create a personal styling business is laid out for you. A personal style coach who’s been through it all to help encourage and guide you through it. I have over a decade of styling experience that I’m ready to share with you.
  7. How long will it take me to create my personal styling business? Some people will begin to create their styling business within the 9 weeks of the course by following along each week. Some people will take a few months as they work through the material at their own pace. Others will take longer than that if they like to take baby-steps. There is no rush; it’s entirely done at your comfort level and how much you want to push to get into the market.
  8. Can you guarantee specific results? I love this course process and I deeply believe in what I teach. The testimonials on this page are from real live people who have hired me as clients, followed my recommendation and got great results. I’ve been in this business for over a decade as a successful stylist and can’t wait to help you do the same!

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DISCLAIMER: Because I have to say this: I can’t guarantee or warrant results. The testimonials on this page may not be typical for all students.


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