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Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants

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NOC:6561
Occupation:Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants
Category:Sales and Service

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 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 jobs in this group.
Other considerations:

Experience and expertise in fashion, art, modelling or related fields is usually required.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Undetermined

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)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Image, Social, and Other Personal Consultants55xxx
Minimum:  N/A
Median:  N/A
Maximum:  N/A
Minimum:  N/A
Median: $16,051
Maximum:  N/A
Occupations in Sales and Service102,605Decline slightly5,260Moderate
Minimum: $10.70
Median: $12.50
Maximum: $21.17
Minimum: $2,949
Median: $16,629
Maximum: $45,086
Image, Social, and Other Personal ConsultantsCompared to: Occupations in Sales and Service
Percent employed full-time50%59%
Percent self-employed2%6%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentImage, Social, and Other Personal ConsultantsCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
SouthernN/Ax12%$30,581
Northern27%x16%$33,660
Cape Breton18%x13%$32,974
Halifax36%x47%$41,209
Annapolis Valley18%x13%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeImage, Social, and Other Personal ConsultantsCompared to: All Sales and Service
% Employed% Employed
15-2429%x
25-3429%36%
35-4443%29%
45-54N/Ax
55-6429%21%
65+29%x
Median Age3437
GenderImage, Social, and Other Personal ConsultantsCompared to: Occupations in Sales and Service
% Employed% Employed
Female82%60%
Male18%40%
EducationImage, Social, and Other Personal ConsultantsCompared to: All Sales and Service
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high schoolx$5,92718.8%$9,486
High school20.0%$12,83040.4%$12,982
Trades certificatex$15,1148.0%$18,797
College certificate or diploma30.0%$13,71419.9%$19,514
University certificate or diplomaxx1.6%$18,279
Bachelor's degree30.0%$10,41410.0%$20,807
University advanced certificate or diplomaxx0.5%$15,716
Master's degreexx0.8%$20,769
Doctoratexx0.0%$17,318
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryxx0.1%$17,368
Total100%100%
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.

Sources

Employment Requirements & Contacts

Regulations:
No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile
Useful contacts:
Professional Organizers in Canada
468 Queen Street East, LL-02
Toronto, ON M5A 1T7
inquiries-poc@organizersincanada.com
Association of Image Consultants International
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
Saint Paul, MN - USA 55114 
Tel: (651) 290-7468
Fax: (651) 290-2266
info@aici.org

Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Adult high school/secondary diploma programs
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the high school level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
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Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Blanche.Theriault@usainteanne.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus
50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
(902) 825-3491
avc.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
cumberland.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
(902) 491-4900
akerley.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
burridge.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
kingstec.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
(902) 543-4608
lunenburg.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3
(902) 491-6722
it.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
pictou.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus
PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 875-8640
shelburne.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
strait.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street
Truro, NS B2N 1X5
(902) 893-5385
truro.info@nscc.ca
Program Name:Aesthetician/esthetician and skin care specialist
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises 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.
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Cape Breton Business College
315 Jamieson Street PO Box 33 Whitney Pier
Sydney, NS B1N 3B1
(902) 564-2222
info@cbbc.ns.ca
Academy of Cosmetology
363 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J2
(902) 469-7788
academy@ns.sympatico.ca
Hair Design Centre Limited
278 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, NS B3M 3N8
(902) 455-0535
info@hairdesigncentre.com
Hair Masters
26 Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, NS B2A 2W3
(902) 794-2460
angelaiannetti@hotmail.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
burridge.info@nscc.ca
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
info@victoriacourtcareercollege.ca
Program Name:Makeup artist/specialist
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises 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.
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Academy of Cosmetology
363 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J2
(902) 469-7788
academy@ns.sympatico.ca
Hair Design Centre Limited
278 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, NS B3M 3N8
(902) 455-0535
info@hairdesigncentre.com
Eastern College - Halifax
6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111
Halifax, NS B3L 0B7
(902) 423-3933
Additional resources:

There are no additional resources for this occupation.