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1 Unlock the Door to Professional Image By Iris Y. Soto EDTC 560 Erin Warham University of Phoenix Online.

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2 1 Unlock the Door to Professional Image By Iris Y. Soto EDTC 560 Erin Warham University of Phoenix Online

3 2 Objective Project a positive professional image that is critical in today’s fast-paced visual society and paramount to a company’s success. Project a positive professional image that is critical in today’s fast-paced visual society and paramount to a company’s success. Clarify the confusing concept of business casual to all employees. Clarify the confusing concept of business casual to all employees. This presentation will help develop confidence at the same time that will teach valuable tips on the do’s and don’ts of professional image, and why it’s important to your company’s image. This presentation will help develop confidence at the same time that will teach valuable tips on the do’s and don’ts of professional image, and why it’s important to your company’s image.

4 3 What is a Professional Image? It is dressing in an acceptable and preferred way according to your job or professional career. It is dressing in an acceptable and preferred way according to your job or professional career. Dressing appropriately for the professional environment and for success. Dressing appropriately for the professional environment and for success. It is not just about clothes but your whole look from head to toe. It is not just about clothes but your whole look from head to toe.

5 4 A total Professional Look It is about your –H–H–H–H aaaa iiii rrrr ssss tttt yyyy llll eeee –E–E–E–E yyyy eeee gggg llll aaaa ssss ssss eeee ssss –S–S–S–S kkkk iiii nnnn C C C C aaaa rrrr eeee –C–C–C–C oooo llll oooo rrrr A A A A nnnn aaaa llll yyyy ssss iiii ssss –A–A–A–Accessories –J–J–J–J eeee wwww eeee llll rrrr yyyy –E–Essential Makeup –N–Nail Care –B–Body Type – W– Wardrobe WWoman MMen

6 5 Dressing for where you are going….your appearance is the basis for everything else you do. Dressing for where you are going….your appearance is the basis for everything else you do.  Because you never get a second chance to get a good impression.  Because people get 11 different opinions about you the first time they meet you. She is successful…or she is not. She is capable… or she is not.

7 6 What is Business Casual Attire? It means feeling comfortable, but still looking capable and professional. It means feeling comfortable, but still looking capable and professional. –Avoid wearing T-Shirts with a logo or sleeveless shirts –Avoid wearing baseball caps or tennis shoes/sandals –Avoid sweats or shorts

8 7 Hairstyle--the Ultimate Accessory Invest in a good hair style Invest in a good hair style –Why spend $100 in a silk blouse and scrimp on a hair cut that you wear everyday. –Consult a professional hair stylist.  Choose a hairstyle that complement your facial shape.  Avoid big hair. Trim your hair or change your hairstyle regularly. Trim your hair or change your hairstyle regularly.

9 8 Eyeglasses Up-to-date style Up-to-date style –Take into account the shape, weight and color of the frames. Right shape for your face Right shape for your face –Eyeglasses frames should complement your eyes and hair –Your eyeglasses should not cover your eyebrows Trust the optical professional when purchasing new glasses Trust the optical professional when purchasing new glasses – or take along a trusted and honest friend

10 9 Four Steps to Skin Care Have a professional skin condition analysis done by a professional. Have a professional skin condition analysis done by a professional. Everybody, women and Men needs to the following steps every day—preferably every morning and every evening. Everybody, women and Men needs to the following steps every day—preferably every morning and every evening. –Cleanse –Tone –Exfoliate –Moisturize

11 10 Color Analysis for Men and Women Have a color analysis done by a professional Have a color analysis done by a professional Match your wardrobe and makeup according to your classification. Match your wardrobe and makeup according to your classification. –Cool  A person with blue undertones in their skin, hair, and eyes. –Warm  A person with golden undertones. If the latest fashion colors are not your best colors If the latest fashion colors are not your best colors  Use them as an accents on ties, scarves, or clothes below the waist.  Wear your best colors closest to your face.

12 11 Makeup Essentials Blend your best color as you apply it Blend your best color as you apply it Men watch out for the “five o’clock” shadow Men watch out for the “five o’clock” shadow –Keep an extra shaver at the office if this a problem.

13 12 Seven Essential Makeup Steps These steps will take only five minutes: These steps will take only five minutes: 1.Concealer 2.Foundation 3.Blush 4.Eyeshadow 5.Mascara 6.Lip Liner 7.Lip Color

14 13 Nail Care Clean and well groomed (Men and Women) A shorter length Neutral colors Weekly Manicure at home or by a professional

15 14 Four Body Types Body types makes all the difference in how clothes look on you. Body types makes all the difference in how clothes look on you. –Wearing the right styles of clothes for your body type You can look 10 pounds thinner instantly

16 15 The four Body Types :  Hourglass—equally proportioned  Rectangle—few curves and boyish figure  Wedge—Shoulder wider than the hips  Triangle—Carries weight in their hips and thighs.

17 16 Core Wardrobe Guideline Use what you already have in your closet Use what you already have in your closet –The key is to mix and match correctly Two business suits Two business suits –Neutral colors preferred  Workhorses of a wardrobe Two extra skirts or trousers (men) Two extra skirts or trousers (men) Five blouses or shirts (men) Five blouses or shirts (men) Pump shoes, polished shoes Pump shoes, polished shoes

18 17 Wardrobe--Women Tailor your clothes even if it is only ¼ of an inch Tailor your clothes even if it is only ¼ of an inch Skirts no more than two inches above the knee Skirts no more than two inches above the knee Use bright colors in accessories and blouses Use bright colors in accessories and blouses Hosiery should match either the skirt or shoes color Hosiery should match either the skirt or shoes color Sheer blouses with camisole Sheer blouses with camisole

19 18 Wardrobe--Men Tailored suit and neatly pressed shirt – –Sleeves ends right where his wrist meets his hand – –Not more than a half an inch of the shirt cuff shows – –Tie ends at the middle of bottom of the belt. – –Shoulder of the coat extends about a half an inch from his actual shoulder – –Length of his jacket ends just below the seat of this pants – –Trousers legs cover the top of his shoes in front.

20 19 Jewelry One or two of rings per hand One or two of rings per hand One pair of earrings, stud style One pair of earrings, stud style –Avoid dangling earrings at work –Avoid bracelet with charms that can get cut in any machine.

21 20 References Greenleaf, Clinton T. III and Stefani Schaefer. (2004) Attention to Detail—A Woman’s Guide to Professional Appearance and C onduct. Greenleaf Book Group LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Greenleaf, Clinton T. III and Stefani Schaefer. (2004) Attention to Detail—A Woman’s Guide to Professional Appearance and C onduct. Greenleaf Book Group LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Reese, Linda. Beauty Control Professional Image Consultant and Business Instructor. Work Style by Beauty Control, 1997. Reese, Linda. Beauty Control Professional Image Consultant and Business Instructor. Work Style by Beauty Control, 1997.


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