Years of experience and titles given by client?
5+ years of experience. Clients have called me – Fairy Godmother, Wardrobe Manager, Ambassador of Elegance, Confidence Enhancer, Wise Trainer.
What makes a Good Image Consultant?
A passion for the science of image management, styling, and fashion is a must. Consistent study, practice, and application of this energizing art. Genuine love for people. Understanding them and their personalities. Being emphatic and at the same time, being able to stretch their comfort zone to enhance them to their ‘New Version’ with total ease.
What are you known for?
My fashion and communication expertise. People find me very poised and presentable. They say, I happily share knowledge and I have a big heart. I have also been complimented for being headstrong, persistent, friendly, positive, and caring person.
How did you become an Image Enhancer?
During my 4th grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. It was the beginning of a rollercoaster ride. Back in the nineties, dyslexia was something that was looked down upon. Not many people knew what it was, neither did my parents nor did I.
Being teased, shunned, and hated in school, I felt like a victim. I didn’t like going to school because I was made to feel an outside, inferior, and incapable person. My teachers did not have faith in me and told my parents to take me to a special school.
It left such an impact in my mind and heart that I felt being diagnosed with a terrible disease. During this time, I came across an intriguing quote that totally changed my life. The quote was “The Miracle is Within You”. This thought kept on ringing inside my head.
I felt an ‘aha’ moment. I realized that I had no self-image. Why will someone believe in me, if I did not believe in myself.All we need to do is be our own hero and that’s exactly what I choose to become.
At the age of 19 years, I came across image consulting through my mom’s research and intuitively knew this was my medium to achieve my game plan. And my game plan was to change the image people had in their minds for special and differently abled people.
I wanted them to feel proud of who they were and are and what they can offer to the world. I had to be an example. Through image consulting, I am able to enhance their self-image, confidence, and inspire them to be the best version of themselves.
At the same time imprinting and inspiring others to enhance their self-image through internal dialogue, self-belief, and packaging themselves with finesse.
I would like to thank my parents and my awesome mentors Suman Agarwal and Judith Ransband for their never-ending support and guidance.
My Hope. Faith. Love
Master Image Consultant – Federation of Image Professionals International, UK
Image Master (CIM) in the Association of Image Consultants International
What did you do before image consulting?
I was a student of sociology and entrepreneurship. While interning in creative designing, I realized I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I have also been privileged to work with influential magnets of the fashion and media industry.
Do share a selected client list.
All the Brands of the House of Anita Dongre i.e. AND , Global Desi, Anita Dongre Grassroot, Anita Dongre Bridal, Anita Dongre Men. Other brands include Image Consulting Business Institute India, BMW India, Jindal group of companies, Rotaract clubs across Mumbai, Mayoor Private School, Abu Dhabi and numerous HNI clients across India.
What’s the best and worst thing you enjoy the most of your job?
I love the thrill of enabling others to become more fashionable, stylish, and confident. Sharing with them the latest trends, support an inside-outside mindset makeover, enhance their interpersonal skills and heighten their self-image.
Also, love transforming the retail staff to become fashion ambassadors by enhancing their abilities to help shoppers make the right buying decisions. The worst thing about my job is that I can’t buy all the designer stuff just because I like them.
What are your achievements?
Since the last 5 years, recognized as India’s Youngest Internationally certified Image Consultant. I also hold a title of a Senior Associate of the Image Management Professional’s Association and deliver Expert Master Classes across India. Have trained more than 2000 people and provided personal consulting to more than 250 people.
What’s your goal in your business?
I really want to make people realize the effect of their self-image on them and on others. I want them to realize, how it impacts their personal and professional life. I want maximum people to be able to tap into the power of affordable luxury. My goal is to help people discover their personal style and enhance to their best version.
Benaisha, anything that you love apart from your work?
I love painting and reading self-help books. And I wish I had more time for this. Besides having a penchant for chic shoes, stylish clothes, and elegant jewelry, I also love chocolates, anything that’s pink, and I am ready anytime for an adventure travel.