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Meet the Stylist 1 Video Transcript
Missy: Hello, everyone. Welcome to Elite Repeat’s Ask the Stylist. I’m here today with Nancy Dilts from Nancy Dilts Wardrobe Consulting.
Missy: And as you can see, we’re shaking it up a little bit. We decided to take advantage of this gorgeous day and be outside.
Nancy: We went on a field trip!
Missy: Which is awesome! We highly recommend. We’re drinking our chai teas from Cold Front, and we’re also going to shake it up in that today we’re going to MEET the stylist. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nancy, knowing Nancy, calling her my friend for over four years now, and I’m familiar with her business model, but it’s time that you guys kind of get to know her a little bit better. So, when we first met, we hit it off because our business models, our tag phrases were similar. Ours is “Look good, feel great,” and yours is …
Nancy: “Style for everyday: new to you, true to you.”
Missy: So let’s talk about the “true to you” part, because I know that your story didn’t start with, “Hey, I want to own a business and I’m just going to do styling because I think it sounds like fun.”
Missy: There’s a lot more to it than that.
Nancy: There is. So, my business came about because I was at the culmination of a very long personal journey with embracing positive body image. It took me until my forties to truly embrace and feel really good about how I looked and to love my body. My daughter, who’s now 16, she was very young when this all started, she was about four, and I realized that she was paying attention and noticing my lack of positive body image, and I did not want her to have the same life that I had had with that. I wanted her to be a confident girl.
And so I also realized that I needed to do that journey for myself to make that happen, not just for my daughter. It needed to be authentic. So I did that. I really … and clothes played a really big part of that. I realized that I wanted to share that with other people, especially women, because so many women are … they hate their bodies and it doesn’t matter what their body type is. I want them to see that clothes can be a tool for empowerment and a way to build that confidence and to embrace your body as it is today.
Missy: And I am fortunate enough to see Nancy work with her clients in our store, and it is amazing to watch the transformation, even in the short time that you’re with them. I think it speaks volumes about, you’re not doing this just for the heck of it. You are doing this because it’s part of you.
Missy: And you understand it, and it shows. The time that you spend with these women, I see a transformation even in how they feel about themselves and how they present.
Nancy: Absolutely. It’s the best thing ever when we find the right cut, color, and style that reflects their authentic personal style. Just the joy that you see on their faces, it’s just much fun. I just love it so much. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Missy: Well, I’m so lucky that we crossed paths, shall we say?
Nancy: Yes, for sure!
Missy: And that we get to work together. I’m learning a lot from Nancy every time I see her and I take away little bits of something each time. So, do you have something for everyone?
Nancy: So, this week, just take a moment when you look in the mirror, instead of automatically looking at your “flaws,” which there are no flaws, instead of doing that, the habitual thing, look in the mirror and just say, “You know, you are absolutely awesome just the way you are.”
Missy: Love it. Love it. So, there you have it. This is our first segment of Meet the Stylist. Next week, we’re going to talk about the second part of your business model, which is …
Nancy: The “new to you” part.
Missy: Right, which is where Elite Repeat also comes into play.
Missy: So, thank you so much for joining us. Look in that mirror and love what you see. Have a great week, everyone. We’ll see you next week.
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