Jess Mundy – Personal Stylist

I LOVE my job! I know how lucky I am to be able to say that. I honestly wake up every morning and look forward to going to work.

I’m Jess Mundy and I am a personal stylist and image consultant based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I help NZ woman update or change their image.

I work with NZ woman from all walks of life but they all have one thing in common, they need help with their image. And that’s what I do. As well as being a personal stylist and image consultant I am also a (now retired) hairdresser and make-up artist and am super pleased to say I am the only stylist in the South Island covering all areas — from top to toe. I love empowering woman by teaching them the skills for how to look and feel amazing every day.

It all started because I had terrible had terrible hair. Yes, I was one of those children with crazy frizzy incredible thick outa control hair. Therefore my career choice as a teen was directly influenced by my horrible hair, I thought “if I can learn how to do my own hair & have it look normal, maybe I can help other people too”. That is how I fell into the beauty industry. Starting with a need and fascination to fix my own hair then thinking how can I help others. I learned about makeup the same way, Purely selfishly needing and wanting the skills for my own benefit and now I teach woman how to update their makeup knowledge, techniques, and skills. I love sharing my knowledge with others, I’ve always felt girls in the beauty industry have so much knowledge that they keep trapped inside their heads, I want everyone to know what I know because if it helps you feel better about yourself then it’s worth it.

I trained as a Personal Stylist in Auckland 3 years ago with a plan to combine my 18 years’ worth of beauty industry knowledge and help guide woman through their image updates from head to toe and that’s what I do full time now. I travel around NZ meeting woman from all over who have one thing in common – they open their wardrobe and instead of feeling inspired to start the day they feel deflated. Sometimes it’s because their lifestyle and body shape has changed, usually due to having children and their wardrobe reflects their old life or sometimes they feel over stimulated in the malls with all the options and don’t know where to go first. Some feel like they are stuck in this age group where they aren’t “old or young” and don’t know what shops are for them. That’s where I come in. It’s my job to know what store or brand is designed for who, how to dress for your body shape, what colours suit you best and how to combine all of the above in an easy to emulate way at home so you feel amazing in your pieces & wake up with a clear plan on how to put each outfit together.

If you need help with updating or changing your image, feel free to get in contact with me or check out my website and blog or stalk my social pages: FB & Insta Jess Mundy Stylist.

I am also the new creative director and stylist for Christchurch’s prestigious Metropol Magazine. Be sure to check out the Spring 2017 edition to see me in action.