Image Consultant Certification

Stoltz Image Consultant Certification

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Online Class: Color Theory and Human Coloring: 5 hours (Prerequisite for Custom Color Analysis Certification)

Next Scheduled Classes:

February 19 and 21, 2024 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST 

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In-Person: Custom Color Analysis Certification: 21 hours

Limited to two students attending in-person class.



Online Class: Body Style Analysis and Styling Outfits Certification: 14 hours

Next Scheduled Class: Saturdays

February 24 and March 2, 2024

10:00 – 5:00 CST

See Details of Class below.

Email or call 817-924-8300.

 At the Stoltz Image Institute, you will learn all the secrets of how to become a successful image consultant. Classes are taught by the Institute’s founder, Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM, one of only fifteen Certified Image Masters in the world and a published author. Elaine Stoltz has been working as an image consultant for 30 years. Her personal experience of running a profitable image consulting studio enhances all of her classes as students learn from her great accomplishments in the image consulting industry.

How does it work?

With a background in education, Elaine has formulated a curriculum that focuses on meeting her students’ image consulting needs. All teaching materials are clear and effective, and students learn in a relaxed and interactive environment that is conductive to learning.

Color Theory and Human Coloring Certification:

This online Zoom class is 5 hours (two 2.5 hour sessions) scheduled when there is interest.

Topics covered:

Properties of Color

Resonances of Color

Harmonies of Color

Munsell Color Wheel

Properties of Human Coloring

This class is a pre-requisite for Custom Color Analysis that is a hands-on class and an excellent class when studying for the AICI CIC exam. You will find out if you would like to proceed training with Elaine’s Custom Color Analysis Certification.


Custom Color Analysis Certification

provide hands-on experience with real clients. Under Elaine’s expert eye, you will leave the Stoltz Image Institute with the know-how to launch a new career as a Color Consultant or achieve your career goals in your own image consulting business.


The Stoltz Image Institute is recognized by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) as a certified image training course. Graduates of the Stoltz Image Institute receive a certification of completion that fulfills the required training hours for a First Level Certification (CIC) through AICI.

Preview the Course

  • Color Theory and Human Coloring Certification Online Class
  • $ 250 Flat Rate
    • 0.5 CEU Credits
    • Color Theory and Human Coloring Certification
  • Custom Color Analysis Certiciation 3-Day in person Course
  • $ 4,500 Flat Rate
    • 2.1 CEU Credits
    • Custom Color Analysis Certification
  • Four 3-hour Online Sessions Course
  • $ 800.00 Flat Rate
    • 1.4 CEU Credits
    • Body Style Analysis and Styling Outfits Certification

The color analysis training section uses the most accurate and thorough color system available for women and men.


It includes the creation of customized color fans. No previous color training is needed, but this course is also excellent for consultants familiar with the seasonal systems and want a more thorough and accurate color system. Students learn to identify and select human body coloring as well as selecting flattering colors for the customized color fan. Each color is personally selected for the client’s fan. The Stoltz Image Color Set, ideal for  customizing the color analysis, is included in the class fee.


*All students will receive their own personal custom color analysis and a customized color fan. Female students will receive a cosmetic makeover.


No course certificates or AICI CEUs will be awarded until you have:

  • Paid course fee balance in full
  • Attended all registered class sessions
  • Successfully completed each session’s final project
  • Completed and turned in all session evaluations


Disclaimer About Certification

Please note that this course is a training approved by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Certification, earned through the trainer upon completion of this course, is entirely independent from AICI’s professional certification programs. (If you wish to pursue AICI Certification, please refer to AICI’s website at


Color/Style Workbooks for clients may be purchased form Stoltz Image Consulting.


Once you purchase the Color Set from Stoltz Image Consulting, you order your fabric color fans directly from the fabric company.

Customized Color Analysis Certification

Color Theory
Training the Eye to See Color
Elements of Human Coloring
The Color Analysis Process
Selecting Body Colors
Selecting Individual Colors for Clients
Creating the Fabric Swatch Color Fan
Women’s Color Portfolio

Section 2: Body Style Analysis & Styling Outfit Certification

The Female Body Style Analysis helps objectively identify the female body shape and determine the styles of clothing that will accent her best features. Dressing for her specific body shape is not a simple process and the techniques learned in this course can take a great deal of time and energy to master. But learning and applying these techniques will produce wonderful results. You will be able to shop easily for clients by looking at the garment on the hanger and immediately determine if it should be taken into the dressing room.


Styling outfits is very frustrating for some women. This service known as “Styling Outfits” is the most popular consult requested. As a consultant you must learn to create magic in the clients closet. Organizing the wardrobe in the closet and “shopping in her closet” styling new outfits that she would have never done is invaluable.


To earn AICI CEU’s for this course students must complete:

  • Attend all course sessions.
  • Sign the Stoltz Image User Agreement.
  • Complete their own body style analysis
  • Evaluate a wardrobe and style outfits in their client’s closet
  • Complete the AICI CEU evaluations forms.

Disclaimer About Certification

Please note that this course is a training approved by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Certification, earned through the trainer upon completion of this course, is entirely independent from AICI’s professional certification programs. (If you wish to pursue AICI Certification, please refer to AICI’s website at


Color/Style Workbooks for the clients may be purchased from Stoltz Image Consulting.

Elements of Line, Shape and Visual Design
Body Style Analysis for Women
Female Body Shapes
Body & Outfit Proportion
Create a Capsule Wardrobe
Dressing Unique Body Features
Selecting Hair Styles
Closet Organization
Wardrobe Evaluation

Real Testimonials

The reason I chose to train with Elaine Stoltz was because of her belief in hands on experience. Everything she teaches she backs up with a hands-on approach working with actual clients. This approach not only teaches you through a lecture, but also allows you to practice with a client while being supervised and being able to ask questions.

-Carrie LaShell

Elaine Stoltz Color and Style Training helped me start my career in image consulting from the beginning. She taught me in an innovative way that seven years later, I still use the color and style training concepts everyday with my clients. She is absolutely the best mentor I could ever have.

-Melsisa Sugulas

Just over a year ago, I was fortunate to have enrolled in your Stoltz Image Institute image consultant training. I chose you because of your earnest commitment to teaching and your incredible credentials. I made the right decision!

-Andrea Claster Greenspan

Elaine Stoltz

Your Instructor


Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM, is a certified image master with over 30 years of experience working with individual clients in a commercial studio setting. She specializes in certified training for personal image consultants. Her image concepts are easy to understand and put into practice. Using techniques conducive to learning, Elaine helps students understand and master the business of image consulting in a stress-free, lively, and interactive learning environment. She mentors her graduates after completion of her classes.

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