Stylist Reviews

StyleMD allows users to leave reviews through a traditional star rating and review system. We encourage all stylist to have new and previous clients leave reviews in order to build credibility among the community. A user does NOT need to have purchased a session from you through the StyleMD app to leave a review but they do need to use the app to leave a review.

In order for someone to leave a review have them go to your profile, tap on the about section and scroll to the bottom right corner where they will see a link to "Leave a review". Reviews will be showcased prominently and users will eventually be able to search by rating so make sure to put your best foot forward with every client.

In the unlikely event you need to dispute a review for whatever reason you may contact support@stylemd.co.

 

Verified Stylists

StyleMD takes a proactive approach to identifying some of the most qualified and experienced professionals that have created profiles on the StyleMD app.

Our mission is to become the standard for anyone seeking personalized and affordable approach to achieving personal style goals. To do this, we want to make sure we are matching user requests with stylists that best fit their needs. We also recognize that personal styling is an art and science and we want to recognize and highlight those individuals that have a clear dedication to their craft.

We review stylist profiles on an ongoing basis and if they meet the high standards of our lead stylists, we'll add the term "verified" to their profile and they will show up under verified search within the app. Below is a general description of what is required to be verified and we invite anyone who would like to be considered as verified to send us a note for consideration. 

Verified Stylist
A verified personal stylist on StyleMD is someone well versed in personal styling and client interaction. They must represent themselves with the highest level of professionalism on StyleMD, and must have verifiable experience in their field. In order to maintain verified status, stylists must be proactive and on time to all appointments and meetings with their clients and/or notify them at least 24 hrs in advance if they are unable to keep a scheduled time.

Verified stylists should have a background in apparel, with at least 3 years of professional experience as a stylist or in a related field. Education or training in this field is preferred. Photo representation of work is required on their profile, as well as a clear focus of who their target clientele is. Verified stylists must have clearly defined rates and service packages along with a connected account. Blogs and personal websites are a plus but not required.

Think you should be verified? Send us a note at stylist@stylemd.co and let us know why.

Search through vetted and verified professional stylists or view our entire community to find your perfect personal stylist. 

Creating a great portfolio

People on StyleMD are looking for a personal connection with a stylist that fits them. We designed our app so it would be easy for people to do just that - find the perfect stylist for their own unique goals and budget. This means they want to see what your idea of style means so they can see if it matches up with their own. 

 Remember the old adage: "If you're talking to everybody, you're talking to nobody." 

To get the most bang for your buck, it's important for you to tailor your profile to your ideal client.When picking your specialties, keep in mind what you're awesome at. Also, think about WHO you want to work with. 

How to pick great photos:

1. Pick photos that match your strengths
The rooms that rent most often on Airbnb are those with great pictures. There’s no difference with StyleMD. Our customers spend a lot of time looking at portfolio images to see what you have to offer.

Take pictures of outfits you have personally styled. Create outfit layouts using any of the popular platforms out there. Your outfits should represent the styles and categories you've chosen. If you're styling for men, make sure you have outfits for men in your portfolio.

2. Keep it uniform
It’s important your profile looks consistent and visually appealing. Create images that have a similar style. Think of this as your branding strategy. How do you want to represent yourself and your work as a professional stylist? We don’t recommend mirror selfies. These images tend to disrupt a professional-looking profile.  

3. Tag your photos for what your target clients are looking for
We're constantly working on improving our search and discovery features  so you can better reach our customer base. 

You should be thinking about what your ideal clients are searching for. If you're an expert at styling plus-size or petites, tag your photos accordingly. Now it's time to take your portfolio to the next level. Open up StyleMD to get started. 
 

Sample portfolio image with tags, uploaded by StyleMD stylist Anna Recker

Signing up as a Stylist

The same StyleMD app manages both customer and stylist account creation so depending on which link you use to sign up, the experience is very different. If you are a stylist, you must use the links at the bottom of the screen, as pictured below. 

 

Promoting Yourself on StyleMD

Each stylist on StyleMD has an associated deep link (i.e., a dedicated URL) that potential customers can find you on and off the app. If you want to promote yourself using this link you need to know your stylist ID. If your ID happens to be 214 (which is Jacqueline Rose FitzGerald's amazing profile), your URL will look like this: http://ios-stylemd.stylemd.co/stylist/214.

How do you find your ID? Locate the Promote link on your profile and select copy or text/email yourself the link. See the image below:

Creating the right Product Packages

StyleMD sets a default $5 intro package for all stylists. You can see this package by tapping on the packages icon from your profile. Create your own packages in order to differentiate your services by price, product offering and availability. Let's take a quick look at how to create new packages: 


It's important to remember your audience when creating packages. In general, potential clients are not aware of what a stylist can do for them so you need to both educate and sell them at the same time. To do that you need to understand who your customer really is. Are you targeting the budget conscious or upscale consumer? Are you focusing on male or female - and do your images reflect your focus?

Create focused product descriptions that reflect the core services you've selected for that package. For an example of a good and bad product description have a look at these images:

In the STRONG example we see a clear concise description of what the client is purchasing. There is also a unique upsell for the messaging component of the package. This could even be an interesting new standalone product offered - you'll never know until you test it out.

In the WEAK example we see a few things that could cause confusion among the client. First, we see multiple product price points under one package. We also see a vague description about what the customer will get. In a mobile app, confusion is a conversion killer so you need to make it as easy as possible for potential clients to understand what they're getting for their money.