FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got a question? It might be below! If you can’t find the answer to your question, feel free to ask on my contact page.

Absolutely, I’m happy to help any and all genders with their personal style or image.

I’ve worked with children, teenagers, adults and elderly men and women who want to enhance their style or professional image. There’s no age restriction to work with me, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in their session.

All personal styling packages are one-on-one experiences, if you would like to bring a friend along you will need to book a group session in which each client will have time to focus on their style. All personal shopping, wardrobe and style makeover sessions are single client packages. Bridal, Groom and some image related packages allow friends/colleagues to sit in.

All group sessions are custom built to cater to your needs. This can be in the form of a home workshop, a shopping tour or a group styling session to learn some tips for the season. Visit the contact page or call Alarna Hope to discuss your needs for your group session.

So that we can make the most of our time, I choose large shopping centres in popular areas to ensure the largest selection of garments as well as a full selection of sizes.

When it’s time for your shopping session, we’ll be heading to one of the following:

  • Bondi Junction Westfield
  • Sydney CBD Westfield
  • Stockland Shellharbour
  • Wollongong Mall

If there are certain stores you would like to visit, this can also be arranged.

Yes, but to avoid missing out on a weekend booking, try to book at least three weeks in advance as weekends are my busiest time.

Yes. I can purchase your items for you, without you being present. To make the best choices for your style and budget, we would need to complete a face to face consultation to minimise the purchase of clothing that doesn’t suit or doesn’t fit.

If you need help on a regular basis or have a busy lifestyle, weekly visits to lay out outfit options, personal shop, organise your wardrobe and help you pack, can be arranged.

Please note: When shopping without my client, I will only purchase from stores with a refund or exchange policy, unless otherwise agreed by the client.

No, personal shopping sessions are only available as full or half days.

None of the services I offer include your shopping budget. My fee is for my services and guidance only and you will need to arrange your own budget for the session.

When you make a booking you’ll receive an invoice which can be paid via online banking. If you would prefer to pay via PayPal, you are welcome to. Please note, I don’t accept cash or payment on the day for security and scheduling purposes.

Training & Employment

Yes, I’ve studied Fashion Design, Styling, Image Consulting, Menswear and Fashion Business at various institutes around Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, USA. I’m also a frequent contributor to a range of fashion news related publications and a teacher at Orana Fashion Business College.

I don’t currently offer any courses or mentoring in Fashion Styling. If you would like me to teach you in this area, I teach Fashion Styling at Orana Fashion Business College in Ultimo as part of their larger Fashion Business course.

I don’t currently accept work placement students and currently have no role vacancies but when I am hiring, I’ll always make a post on Seek or Pedestrian Jobs and will advertise on my social media outlets. Resumes sent through the contact page, texted or private messaged through Instagram will not be considered. Please follow the standard application process with the job platforms listed.

Booking/Purchase Terms & Conditions

  • SERVICES: We don’t offer refunds after any personal or commercial services have been conducted or have commenced. This includes full refunds for services due to proceed within three days. However, if you can no longer make your session due to unforeseen circumstances you can reschedule your appointment as per the rebooking policy.
  • E-PRODUCTS: Once any e-products or downloadable content has been purchased and downloaded, no refunds will be given for change of mind, incorrect choice or unwanted gift purchases. If you believe your purchase was made without your knowledge or consent, please contact your banking provider and I will be more than happy to assist them.
  • DATED PRODUCTS: Any products that are dated, such as The Busy Bitch Planner can be exchanged for its original price minus postage within 14 days of purchase with proof of purchase provided the planner has not had its clear plastic protective wrap removed and is in its original condition. Refunds will not be granted for incorrect choice or change of mind purchases.
  • VOUCHERS: Please see the Gift Vouchers tab below.

If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment with Alarna Hope, we’ll gladly refund your payment, minus a 20% appointment holding fee, if more than 72 hours notice is provided. If however, you are unable to make your appointment and fail to communicate your cancellation within the notice period, this will be considered a ‘no-show’ appointment and your service will not be refunded.

If you are unable to make your appointment for services due to commence within 72 hours, you will incur a 20% rebooking fee, provided you communicate your unavailability to Alarna Hope. Failure to notify Alarna Hope will result in the full service being charged.

For services outside of this window that have not yet started, you won’t incur a rescheduling fee and are welcome to reschedule to another date.

If you fail to arrive at your appointment within the first half hour of your booking, your booking will be cancelled so other clients aren’t impacted.

Your service fee will not be refunded if you do not let Alarna Hope know within the cancellation period that you will not be attending the appointment.

If you have missed your appointment due to an emergency, it will be up to the discretion of Alarna Hope as to whether the service fee will be refunded of if your service will incur a rebooking fee. Those who fail to communicate at all as to why they did not arrive for their booked session will not be offered another booking.

Vouchers cannot be refunded nor are they redeemable for cash, you can, however, exchange the service listed on your voucher for another, provided the difference in price is paid for.

If your voucher is lost or stolen please contact Alarna Hope immediately. If your voucher has not been redeemed you will be issued with a new voucher.

From November 1st 2019, all personal service vouchers sold expire three years from the date of purchase. If your voucher was purchased prior to this date, your voucher has a one year expiration date from the date of purchase. If you don’t make your booking within your allocated time period and your voucher expires, it is non-refundable.

From November 1st 2019, your voucher can be interchanged amongst services for the value it was purchased at. For example, if you were given a Style Makeover voucher valued at the time for $1650, you may instead book multiple shopping sessions until you have reached the value of your voucher. You may not exchange your voucher for a session of higher value.

Alarna Hope always aims to find everything you’re after but does not guarantee to find and supply every item on your shopping list. All items are subject to in-store availability.

If you fail to notify Alarna Hope of any allergies, disabilities, specific needs or wants relating to your service (eg: can only shop in certain stores), prior to your session then Alarna Hope is not liable for fulfilling these needs. If you are shopping for a particular event, media appearance, you are to notify Alarna Hope prior to the session. Any weddings or media appearances will be charged with their specific services.

Due to the large amount of verbal information given in one-on-one Style Makeovers and Wardrobe Makeovers, Alarna Hope provides additional style and colour information in PDF format after the completion of the session to ensure all clients have access to information regarding what suits their style.

It is the clients responsibility to read this information and implement the learnings in future shopping sessions when by themselves. Clients receiving this information are not to distribute this information to any third parties without prior written consent from Alarna Hope.

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