Three Ways to Look Your Best
In early 2023 it seems the word of the year is layoffs. Before I was a Texas Image Consultant, I worked in the office as a computer programmer. When someone was laid off it meant more work for me. When someone left my department, their tasks were divided among those who stayed. It wasn’t always pleasant.
I can tell you it is scary to work during these times since unnecessary services are usually stopped during financial turmoil. Following is some advice from me to those who may be facing layoffs but are not at that point, or even for those who are not laid off at this time, but are unhappy about how their company is projecting for the upcoming quarters?
Texas Image Consultant Advice for Your Best Image
First, I believe you should always put your image first. First impression happens very quickly, so it’s about how you are presenting yourself to the world, not what you know or what you say. This does not just mean dressing in the latest trends. At the very basic level, it means having impeccable hygiene and self-care. That means showering daily, wearing deodorant and sunscreen, washing your face, brushing your teeth, and making sure you don’t have bad breath.
Additionally, keep your hair clean and current. It’s surprising to me but I would say 8/10 of the clients I work with need a hairstyle/hair color update or a discussion about basic skin care and makeup and what that means for them. It is good way to update your personal image with minimum investment. People will notice, too.
As a Texas Image Consultant, I believe the second most important way to improve your image is a great smile! You should get good dental care. Check-ups, cavity treatment, and teeth cleaning are basic. Beyond that, if you are an adult who has had crooked teeth or other issues since you were a child, and they were never addressed at that point — it’s never too late. Many adults get braces, veneers, or other treatments late in life. I had Invisalign Treatment at age 60 and love the end result! Many orthodontists and surgeons have payment plans so the cost will not prohibitive. Your smile is one of the most valuable image tools you have!
The third most important way to improve your image is to make sure your clothes are clean and flattering to you. This is not the time to stand out with bizarre styles and colors. Dress for the job you want (like your boss’s job), whatever that is. Wearing your flattering colors makes your clothes look expensive. You will look great without spending lots of money. It is just as easy to buy a flattering color top as it is a bad color if you know your best colors. I feel that 75% of first impression is all about the colors your wear.
Need help improving your image? Reach out and book a first appointment with your personal image and color consultant, Elaine Stoltz (Certified Image Master).