Doyle Designed, The Salon Committed to Change
Image and Success
By: Doyle Sims
Success is measured not only by our accomplishments, but also by our image. Respect the value of your first impression, and appeal to senses of others. People judge you within the first few minutes of meeting you. They make assumptions about who you are based on you looks and your clothing.
Projecting a professional image is crucial to attaining success. People will take you seriously if your look is polished and pulled together. Modify your clothing, accessories, makeup and hair color to align with the season. For example go for lighter (in color and weight) clothing, hair and makeup in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, gravitate toward darker and warmer colors of clothes, hair and makeup
Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. Try not to let your emotions affect your appearance. Avoid dark colors when you are in a bad mood. Instead, choose bright and cheerful clothing and accessories to elevate your mood. If possible, try to keep a new clothing item or accessory in your closet for those times when you need a lift. It doesn’t have to be anything major; a new blouse, a new bracelet or a new pair of shoes! Try not cutting the tag off until you are ready to wear the item; this will allow you to approach the day a fresh outlook!