I’ve always wondered how stylists really work. Do they work with or against you?
I’ve seen the ‘style booths’ set up in malls and honestly, I don’t think much of the ‘makeovers’ they do. They seem to be interested in squishing women into whatever the latest release from a store is, rather than working with the person. Perhaps these middle-mall booths are paid for by the stores? I don’t know how it works.
I would love to spend some time with a stylist when I have the moolah. But there are a lot of things I require, and I just don’t know if a stylist would work with me on these.
I’ve complained before that I am totally between sizes. And not just between sizes, but between ‘regular’ and ‘plus’ sizes. So basically things are either tight or a shapeless sack on me. This makes shopping instantly tiring, because I have to not only take at least two sizes of clothing into a changeroom, but I also have to look in both the regular and plus size sections of a store. If they have both! I would be beyond thrilled if a stylist could narrow this part down for me!!
I never learned to walk in heels. I also can’t learn – I damaged a tendon in my ankle a few years ago and if I don’t wear supportive, sneaker-like shoes it’s uncomfortable to walk. If you can’t wear heels, the most common suggestion is ballet shoes. But they don’t meet my support requirements. And I have wide feet. And I’m a size 10-11, so ballet shoes very rarely fit me (I’ve literally found one style, ever). I don’t need orthotics, I just need decent support. That seems to leave me with clunky looking shoes designed for people who stand all day, like nurses. I sometimes luck out with standard shoes, but most of the time wear something sneaker like, such as Colorado walker shoes. I was recently recommended Birkenstocks so that’s on my “to check out” list.
I don’t like the stuff. I haven’t worn it in about 10 years. Barely wore it before that. Brisbane is a humid place. Gooey stuff sliding off my face is like fingernails down a blackboard to me. I’m sure if you add different products or layers, the makeup stays on. But I tend to crawl out of bed 10 minutes before I leave in the morning, so that wouldn’t work.
I hate having my hair done or brushed. It’s thin, though not as thin as when I was a kid. My hair can best be described in a little story: I woke up, washed my hair, brushed it and let it dry. I went out to my car and drove 2km to the hair dresser. I parked across the road, walked in, sat down and as she started brushing my hair she said “Oh my gosh what have you been doing!? It’s so knotted!”
Are you a stylist/have you ever seen a stylist? What was it like?